Provigil + Mslt; Stop Only On Day Of Test??
Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:47 AM
Well, at my last visit to his office, the doc told me I should be off the Provigil for at least a few days if not a week for more before the test, but he said he wasn't really sure and advised that I call the sleep disorder clinic and ask them. I did, and the woman I spoke to consulted with one of the sleep docs, who said I'd be fine to take it up until the day before the study, just not on the day of it.
Does this sound typical? I'm a little surprised, and wish I'd planned this better. I decided to stay off it for a few days and haven't taken any for the past couple days, which makes it pretty impossible to work my office job. I guess I could have just listened to him, but I'm really concerned that after waiting so long for this to be scheduled (and waiting the 15-20 to figure out what the heck's wrong with me), that the test will not be accurate because of Provigil in my system. Agh! Any thoughts, anyone?
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:09 PM
We'll see what the doc says on my follow-up visit.
Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:48 PM
Haha. I had 2 studies. Both were "negative" but no one recorded my cataplexy. The first one was done under a public restroom and every time someone flushed the toilet, I'd wake up. "Noise" was noted in the report. And I had to sleep on this hard bed in a cold room with nothing but a sheet. Seriously, if anyone tests "N" in that lab, you are REALLY severely N and my sympathies. The second one I won't mention where it was done. It just undermines my credibility. But I assure you I do have N. Don't despair if you get a "negative" test result. 30% of PWN test "normal" on sleep tests. I mean, who can sleep with all sorts of things shoved down our noses and cemented to our skulls? It's not that great a test IMHO.,
Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:52 AM