scarykid Posted April 26, 2009 Share Posted April 26, 2009 I have clinical hypersomnia. I know hypersomnia is a catch-all-diagnosis for other sleeping disorders like DSPS and narcolepsy. But no im actually a real hypersomniac. I need 12-14 hours of sleep a day. If i wake up before "my time" my blood pressure is low, my temp is low, my melatonin is high and i fall asleep during normal activities like driving. Which is bad very very bad (im to the point where if it happens again i will get my license revoked for however long they decide). Anyway... A stimulant would really help. I cant sleep 12 hours a day with a job and part time school. Not happeneing. SO when I do wake up "like a normal person" a stim would really really help. My pulminary doctor prescribed me provigil. And of coarse provigil is only FDA approved for narcolepsy. And i technically dont have narcolepsy. so i was denied by the insurance co. Im suppossed to get a letter of why ive been denied and then my pulminary doctor would retry the insurance. i can not pay the 600$ a bottle for this med. no way. so...what do i do? im calling my doctor on monday to see if HE got the letter because i never did. and if he re entered the prescription. that should answer some questions. but its kind of lost hope. i mean...i was on provigil for ADHD at one time and it got taken away because i was denied by the insurance. so is the only way to get this med is to actually be narcoleptic? or how does that work? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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