I've suspected that I have N for several months now after dealing with 15 years of debilitating fatigue. After finding this site (which has been a Godsend! Thanks all you wonderful people, you) I started seeing a doctor that specializes in sleep medicine. I've done one sleep study and have scheduled another with an MSLT.
On my last visit, the doc prescribed 150mg of Nuvigil and I wanted to jump out of my chair and kiss her. I eagerly slogged through the mess that is getting Nuvigil filled with average insurance. I was so excited that I was finally going to get some relief.
I took my first dose annnd... nothing. Had to lie down about three hours later and sleep per usual. Next day, I decided to see what taking two would do to me (yea I know, not the smartest move.) and still nothing. I checked the bottle to make sure that they had given me the right pills because there's just no way it could have no effect what so ever, right?
So now I'm wondering, did it take any of you guys a while to get any benefit from Nuvigil? Does it need to build up in my system for a little while like an anti-depressant? Also, what kind of relief did it give you (feel less sleepy, less physical fatigue, mental clarity, etc.)? Really looking for some answer because at this point I'm super disheartened.
Also, I was on either Adderall, Vyvanse, or Rittalin for about 2 years. I stopped taking any and all stemmies about a year ago. I'm wondering if I would still have a tolerance to them even now? Also, if neither one of the 'vigils will work for me, is my only hope going back on the stemmies again (excluding the possibility of xyrem)? I don't even know how I'd bring that up with my doctor without looking like a drug seeker.