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Hello, I'm new on this. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Cpap doesn't seem to help. Sleep doc put me on Nuvigil which sounded great at first. Started with 1 125 mg pill. I never really felt any more awake on this stuff. I just feel like I wanna scream my head off and punch the living $hit out of something(I have done both these when no one was around. I feel like complete $hit). I'm a mellow person but nuvigil is making me feel really agitated, really aggravated. I was loudly cussing in my car today because my phone rang. When I pass someone on the street I think to myself "what an a$$hole" for no reason at all. I've only been on this stuff for 8 days. I don't take it on non work days. I really don't feel like I can stand to be on this garbage one more second. I never took pro vigil (my iPad won't stop goddamn spell checking) but I know they rose the prices to get people on nuvigil, which is still very expensive. Anyone else have this problem? And anyone know of other different meds that might help. Thanks.

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I take nuvigil 125mg 2x a day and have anxiety panic attacks, foggy head at first it was great. Now doc gave ritalin

for the extra kick i need if i need to drive. Which does seem to help a little. When the nuvigil

wears off i am i crazy person. Not bipolar crazy which i di have. I also get nausea and every

smell makes me wanna puke. Aggrivation yeah lots of that too. I will generally take

clonazepam to calm me. For the most part it keeps me awake i was diagosed

narcoleptic after i went to dr first try when sent for sleep study. Anyone else felt the axnxiety

and a panicky crash when nuvigil wears off?

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I just started. I'm on anti-depressants, 150mg of Welbutrin and 20mg, well 30mg of Celaxa now, just started today. When I was on 300mg of Welbutrin, it was starting to work, but I then started having bad manic episodess, we went back to the 150 and started celexa...this has pretty much done nothing for me, so just today my dr. up the celaxa to see what happens, she also gave me nuvigil for motivation. This is the very first day I have taken it. I am also very new to meds. So, I went about the start of my day, had a cup of coffee, then said you know, what let me try this...so I took a whole pill, I'm assuming its at whatever the lowest dosage is. I am definitely feeling the same stuff! Very aggitated, I'm alert, but can't get anything done (like with Welbutrin, until it got to be too much in my system). I'm debating about taking a Xanax, which my dr. said would be ok.

I was wondering if people have tried taken 1/2 or even a quarter of a dose to see if that....helps...

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People have gone lower dose on the stuff to start, yeah, it's certainly been tried. I will again stress that I've heard reports that nuvigil is just a little more intense than provigil and you really might find provigil activating ENOUGH AND It's cheaper. Just a thought.


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