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Adderall XR to Nuvigil, anyone?

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Greetings,

My pdoc is switching me from Adderall XR 30 mgs. to Nuvigil. He's doing so because the Adderall doesn't seem to be working for me anymore. I also have extreme fatigue and lack of motivation to even get off the sofa. I've fallen behind on everything (i.e. house is a disaster, laundry is piled up like never before, etc.) so I'm in high hopes this switch will be a positive one!

If anyone has made this switch, or has any positive experiences regarding Nuvigil to share, I'd greatly appreciate hearing your stories. Thanks, in advance!

~Craziness

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I've made that switch. The two meds are not comparable, which is not surprising since they're used for different things. I couldn't take Adderall XR anymore. Nuvigil doesn't seem to give me the same side effects. Oh, and I believe Nuvigil is not generic at this point in time. I think Provigil is now generic. Not sure if this makes a difference to you or not. It certainly does for me.

Nuvigil was sort of like Adderall Lite for me. Not even close to the same experience but that's what I need at this point in time.

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It is somewhat apples and oranges comparing the 2. Try a higher dose, I took Provigil, Nuvigil's brother and it took 400 mgs. Provigil made me awake which goes a long way toward helping ADD and mood, still it is not amphetamine, like Adderall. On Provigil I could lie down and take a nap but that would never happen on amphetamine.

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Thanks for your replies, sylvan and notfred! My pdoc is going to provide me with samples, so yes, that does matter, sylvan. I'm very grateful for that, as I'm sure my insurance wouldn't cover it. I appreciate hearing that you had a positive experience, and hope that you continue to have good luck with it!

The Adderall seems to have stopped working completely for me, and I failed to mention I already take 2 per day. I can, literally, take one and lay down and fall asleep for several hours. Quite the opposite of what you've experienced, notfred. While it may be a long shot, it's one that I feel I must at least try at this point. I just hope it allows me at least a few hours a day without the debilitating fatigue.

Thanks again to both of you! I appreciate you taking time to reply!

Best,

~Craziness

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Sometimes stimulants can interfere with people's sleep because they can cause limb twitching and/or Restless Leg Syndrome. The lack of restful sleep could cause the fatigue.

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Can I ask how your experience went? I’m switching this coming Monday from adderall to nuvigil, and am not sure what to expect. I am in the exact same boat. Adderall doesn’t work for me anymore. Falling asleep CONSTANTLY, and can never shake the fatigue. Really hoping that nuvigil is the answer to my prayers. 

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