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I was given some Provigil, 200 mg but told to start with 100 mg, and I can't see that it's doing anything.

It was to be a mood enhancer and help offset the fogginess of a/c meds.

Did I read somewhere it helps you lose weight?  I'm overweight and if it works for that, maybe it's worth taking even if it's not great for the other purposes.

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Again I'm going to semi-quote Jerod, who claims that Provigil was his best-antidepressant ever.

As for me, it helped me with my narcolepsy (and ancillary to that, the BPII depression), though I still have REM latency.

As far as I remember, I believe that 3-month FDA trials with Cephalon showed an average ~1-2 lb. weight loss in narcoleptic patients.  That's not much.  But, it might take a while for the 200mg (the dose that I'm currently on, as well) to kick in.

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I didn't notice much of anything on 100, but 200 mg Provigil has certainly helped clear the fog and I feel more awake during the day becuz of it.

It's either that or the little boost it adds to the mix -- but since going up to 200mg my mood has definately improved.

As far as weight reduction .... well, I haven't noticed any changes with Provigil.  Cymbalta, however,  has been working well in this area.

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I take Provigil to counteract the drowsiness from Seroquel. I don't notice any added mood stabilzer effect but then I am on other meds too.

I do know someone who takes Provigil for narcolepsy and person was very surprised and happy that Provigil did seem to boost/improve mood.

I have never experinced any weight loss on Provigil, but as always YMMV.

Erika

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Hi Shirley,

I started on 100mg and went up to 400mg/day before all agreed that it did nothing for me, not so much as a fart! I didn't lose any weight on it, but as Erika says, everyone's mileage varies.

lily

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