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Shoulder And Upper Back Pain With Slight Fever

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I was diagnosed with narcolepsy a week and a half ago.  Yay!!  I started Nuvigil 150mg the day of diagnosis.  After one week, I increased to 250mg.  I had mild side effects with the 150mg which subsided after a couple of days.  Since the day I increased the dose, I have had shoulder/upper back pain and an intermittent low-grade fever.  My doctor said it is not related.  Has anybody else had side-effects like this?  I don't know if it's the increased dose or a coincidence and unrelated.  

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The shoulder/upper back pain could simply be from increased muscle tension as a result of the stimulant, sure. Low-grade fever shouldn't be present unless you're having a bad reaction to the medication. You'll want to watch for flu-like symptoms or a rash. You posted on Oct. 19 so by now you should know whether or not it was a medication reaction or something else. Best of luck!

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Thanks Chemist.  I have neither the flu nor shingles (I must be turning into a hypochondriac).  The fever finally went away.  However, the Nuvigil side effects have only increased - mainly horrific anxiety and inability to be motionless - and I am still suffering from this shoulder/back pain.  I stopped taking Nuvigil and am waiting for my doctor to get back from vacation.  What fun this all is...Not.

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I took Nuvigil and didn;t have any increased muscle tension, but, like they say, everyone reacts differently.

 

Besides no side-affects, it didn't have any main affect for me , either.

 

I hope it works for you and your tension goes away.

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Thanks supertired.  I stopped taking Nuvigil altogether and realized that changing my Lexapro dose at nearly the same time was probably the cause of a lot of problems.  I'm going to retry the Nuvigil and start at a lower dose and work my way up more slowly.

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