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I think I have a high tolerance for meds, any meds (also illegal drugs). As you can see in my sig, I'm on the highest recommended dose of everything. Now I just started taking 400 mg Provigil from 300 mg. It.still.does.nothing.

Right now I take 200 mg when I wake up and 200 mg sometime in the afternoon. I've experimented with taking it at different times and taking the whole dose once a day, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

The only thing I've noticed is that it seems to potentiate the effects of caffeine a bit. Ans maybe make me sit more still in school. And I can feel a difference when I don't take it, so I guess it's doing something. But not enough. I can take 300 mg and then fall asleep for five hours. I don't want to be on a scheduled substance that does little more than coffee. So while it's better than taking nothing, there's still a lot to wish for.

But, this is my last ADHD med option, for various reasons, so I really need this to work. Is there any data about going higher than 400 mg?

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Hello,

I went as high as 400mg/day, and got nothing either. That's when I gave up, so I have no anecdotal data, even, on dosages higher than that.

I have no ADD meds either. Boy does that blow!

Helena, you're getting regular blood tests to make sure your liver is doing okay, right? I'm pretty med resistant too, but I tend to just go to the highest recommended dose, and if that doesn't work I take my ball and go home and go look for another med.

Have you talked to your doc about upping Provigil?

good luck to you,

lily

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i've still got some extra in additon to the 200mg i'm now prescribed. (400 did nothing for add, so i take 200 for binge control -- yay.) i could try taking more and see if that changed anything. dn't know how risky that might be, though.

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I think I have a high tolerance for meds, any meds (also illegal drugs). As you can see in my sig, I'm on the highest recommended dose of everything. Now I just started taking 400 mg Provigil from 300 mg. It.still.does.nothing.

Right now I take 200 mg when I wake up and 200 mg sometime in the afternoon. I've experimented with taking it at different times and taking the whole dose once a day, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

The only thing I've noticed is that it seems to potentiate the effects of caffeine a bit. Ans maybe make me sit more still in school. And I can feel a difference when I don't take it, so I guess it's doing something. But not enough. I can take 300 mg and then fall asleep for five hours. I don't want to be on a scheduled substance that does little more than coffee. So while it's better than taking nothing, there's still a lot to wish for.

But, this is my last ADHD med option, for various reasons, so I really need this to work. Is there any data about going higher than 400 mg?

have u tried cylert (pemoline)? it has some nasty liver warnings but thats one that people usually dont try

(EDITED: cylert was taken off the market in US in late 2005)

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I think I have a high tolerance for meds, any meds (also illegal drugs). As you can see in my sig, I'm on the highest recommended dose of everything. Now I just started taking 400 mg Provigil from 300 mg. It.still.does.nothing.

Right now I take 200 mg when I wake up and 200 mg sometime in the afternoon. I've experimented with taking it at different times and taking the whole dose once a day, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

The only thing I've noticed is that it seems to potentiate the effects of caffeine a bit. Ans maybe make me sit more still in school. And I can feel a difference when I don't take it, so I guess it's doing something. But not enough. I can take 300 mg and then fall asleep for five hours. I don't want to be on a scheduled substance that does little more than coffee. So while it's better than taking nothing, there's still a lot to wish for.

But, this is my last ADHD med option, for various reasons, so I really need this to work. Is there any data about going higher than 400 mg?

have u tried cylert (pemoline)? it has some nasty liver warnings but thats one that people usually dont try

(EDITED: cylert was taken off the market in US in late 2005)

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