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Do You Find That Caffeine Helps You?

Do You Find That Caffeine Helps You?

I basically live off energy drinks to keep me awake... but honestly I feel like it’s more of a placebo effect than the caffeine doing the job. Now I have kidney stones! So, obviously, energy drinks are BAD. I don’t know what else to do! I’m already on modafinil, but it doesn’t seem to be very effective.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I find that caffeine helps to get me home from work. Taking naps when working 40+ hours is not possible. I take my Ritalin at 5am when I get up, Modafinil at 7am & 2nd Ritalin @ 11:30. That keeps me awake through the afternoon. Then coffee or Diet Coke on the way home. I’ve had 4 auto accidents before I was diagnosed with narcolepsy.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Your dr should be able to tell you . I take Adderall & it works fine.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Ha caffeine can put me to sleep. Funny once it worked good.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

and I agree... Caffeine has always been a lifeline and one of the strongest defenses... oversleeping puts me on my ass for days!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I find that adderall , and other amphetamines, both help me and I can sleep on them (seem to get the opposite effect of higher stimulation than the general pop) This makes sense to confirm my ADHD and it's definitely helped me to concentrate/focus and my general affect (others have told me). However, the more you take, the less it works...
Modifinal was a godsend to me initially but likewise, after a point, I seem to frow a tolerance to it which my doctor had said would not happen.

I'm wondering now if people with dual diagnosis of ADHD and narcolepsy/excessive daytime sleepiness have tried a combo of the two which I have not been prescribed.

I wish Desoxyn was easier to be prescribed bc unlike Adderall, I didn't get irritated when I ran out and found it easier to sleep on and felt more myself. But the stigma around is tremendous and its got bad side effects. Not sure if they are worse than adderall.

posted almost 2 years ago
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