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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily charact...
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Other name: Modafinil (Modafinil)
Other name: Concerta (Concerta)
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Modafinil (Provigil, Alertec, Modavigil, Modalert, Modiodal, Modafinilo, Carim, Vigia) is an analeptic drug manufactured by Cephalon, and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the t...
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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le...
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Modafinil (Provigil, Alertec, Modavigil, Modalert, Modiodal, Modafinilo, Carim, Vigia) is an analeptic drug manufactured by Cephalon, and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the t...
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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le...
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adderall XR, Vyvanse and Ritalin
I have recently read post about different medications for ADHD. I have been on Adderall XR 20mg in AM then Adderall SR at noon which caused an initial "rush" or euphoria that high feeling you get when you first take adderall then I was dealing with terrible crashes and irritability no appetite not to mention the enormous rise in my BP (blood pressure) after about 3 weeks and a very hard time trying to sleep (SOOO tired but couldnt sleep) after being awake for 42 hours I was convinced that adderall was not going to be the medication to help with my ADHD. After seeing my psychiatrist they put me on Vyvanse 30mg twice a day and i have to say that it started out ok, I felt good and everything in my mind seemed more clear and easier to learn new things and helped with my memory problem a tiny bit as well. As for the side effects with the Vyvanse It was almost none i had a good appetite and was able to fall asleep each night with no problem but then after on it for about 2 months I started getting very very dry mouth (more than usual) and strange bumps on my tounge that gave a funny taste to everything i ate or drank as well as a slim coating that covered my dry taste buds. So the Doc says it was a "rash" on my tongue and took take me off of the Vyvanse. Now i am currently on Ritalin SR (generic methylphenidate) 20mg 3 times a day and coming from the Vyvanse which gave me a longer lasting "working" effect I feel a faint boost maybe like if I drank 3 cans of Monster (energy drink) which is okay for now but with all of these medications i have tried, all of them gave me a crash (adderall the worst) and irritability. To conclude I was wondering if anyone has taken or is taking Provigil and has tried any of the other medications i have listed as well? If you would give me some feed back about which of these medications worked best for you.. I am considering the Provigil but i would like to find out more. Thanks!
Dr Joey
January 21, 2015
ADDERALL is and always was a garbage drug. Shire quietly removed a quality, therapeutic equivalent for Dexedrine 5mg (and added a 10mg tab) as soon as Adderall's deceptive advertising — all of that easy onset crap NEVER was supported by valid and reliable research — convinced every type of doctor BUT the psychiatrists and neurologists that this irrational mixtures of d- and dl-amphetamines was "the cure". Dextroamphetamine i(or methylphenidate in milder cases) is the drug of choice for ADD/ADHD

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I have suffered from hypersomnia for over four years, have many different types of sleep studies and tried many different combinations of medication. PLEASE HELP!!! Methylphenedate being the only stimuant i have tried i am only finding very temporary relief followed by days of complete zombienism, as i call it. I am litterally desperate to find any other medication that keeps me from falling asleep but avoids the etreme iritable and physically strung out feelings. I need an answer that provides me with a clear, present and unanxious feeling from 6-6 each day. Maybe its a mirage but its something i witness in people without hypersomnia so i am still searching. I have no ins at this time am unable to work, drive or be an active part of society. PLEASE HELP with any information on a medication even relative to the description above, my family and i will be eternally greatful, honestly
kmphillipscats3
May 22, 2014
Methylphenidate has a lot of consequential issues. The side effects cause more side effects.
It is registered as an over stimulant. So I will wake you up, set off severe depression by suppression some much needed brain chemicals, then stir it all up so you can't sleep, then disorganizes your thinking and concentration. Talk to the manufacturer, they can explain it better than I can. But I did, and now I understand why with some people it wakes them up but makes them want to kill themselves. Not
viki
February 28, 2014
try Provigil

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I switched to Ritalin, which is working better. It seems...
" ...last Nov. and used Provigil from January to August. It worked great at first, but after four monthes it began to wear off. I started taking 400 mg, and it had no effect, so I switched to... "

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alin, because ritalin makes my anxiety worse. Sassanik...
" ...a resistance built up against provigil. You can take it for ...you. When I adjust my provigil it makes me have trouble ...and 600mg. It also makes my dry mouth worse. For me provigil is... "

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on Ritalin now and although it does help, it's not great....
" ...as Ritalin? I'm on Ritalin now and although it does help, it's not great. Provigil only... "

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of any med before it works for me but these didn't work...
" ...300mg/day. I also tried Ritalin which did absolutely nothing. It takes large doses of any med before it works for me but these... "

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then put me on Ritalin which worked well for me. After...
" ...just stopped working. My neuro then put me on Ritalin which worked well for me. After about a year I've just now switched back to Provigil and it seems... "

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t away, but when the Ritalin wore off, I felt suicidal....
" ...afternoon. My doctor prescribed Provigil, which worked for a while. I was taking 300 mg a day (200 in the am and 100 at noon) and began to have headaches and a severe runny nose. So my doctor... "

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and has helped me(with the D., tho the sedation remains...
" I tried Provigil to counteract the sedating effects of my meds, but the benefit was small to nil, with no side effects. I have also taken ...a milder amphetamine than Ritalin and has helped me(with the... "

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't have any adverse side effects from Ritalin. I was al...
" ...I had to see my neuro every 3 months and pick up the prescription personally every month. I went back on Provigil because they both worked similarly for me and ...issue with prescriptions. I... "

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