Question about Sleep/Wake cycles
Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:11 PM
I am on Provigil now and absolutely hate it. It helps with concentration and focus, but not excessive daytime sleepiness, and it makes me extremely moody throughout the day, depressed? I feel like it is non-stop PMS systems that are just horrible. I am going to the doctor in a couple of days, I have read good things about Adderall on different websites. Any comments?
Also, has anybody tried Melatonin before bed? It seems that it regulates your cycles, which I would think would lower a person's EDS the next day.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:01 AM
I like provigal, even though it doesn't always do away with my EDS. It doesn't make me uber-moody, but I've heard from a lot of people of this happening to them.
You'll find something that works for you. Let us know how it goes, and what you discover.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 02:57 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:50 PM
I tried Ritalin first but coulnd't take it...it was making me very anxious and moody. I'm on Adderall right now and it seems to be helping a lot with the EDS, though I have lost about 15-20 pounds since starting it (I've been on it a month and a half). Adderall does decrease my appetite (a little) but I honestly think that the majority of the weight loss is due to actually being awake all day and moving around. Before Adderall, I was spending about 18 hours a day in bed or on the couch, on a good day. Good luck and let us know what works for you.--lisa
Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:55 PM
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:40 AM
Once diagnosed, I was prescribed, among many meds, Adderall. I read on this board that many people have great success. This is a great thing. For me, it was terrible. I paced back and forth and my mind raced so much that I broke down and cried in the middle of class because I couldn't even write my name at the top of my paper. . forget the rest of the assignment!
Truth is, it doesn't matter what my experience. Searching for the right treatment is searching for the one that works for you. Give it a shot. If you're like me, you'd be willing to try anything.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:39 PM
At the time I was also on Celexa, an anti-depressant.
I decided to do away with Celexa after being on it since I was a teenager because I figured I was always just misdiagnosed with depression.
And since I stopped taking the Celexa (six months ago), the Provigil seems to have lost its effect.
So, I'm thinking of getting back on Celexa.
I have tried adderall and had adverse side-effects. It made me extremely tired, dizzy and weak.
I tried ritalin and the same thing.
I have tired different types of vitamins, teas, herbs and such... and nothing really seems to work.
I could drink 5 cups of coffee and I don't feel a thing.
So, medications work in mysterious ways...
...just have to find the ones that work. Which can be time-consuming and frustrating.