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Has Anyone Else Read That Narcolepsy Is Commonly Treated With Stimulants? Ex. Adderall

Has Anyone Else Read That Narcolepsy Is Commonly Treated With Stimulants? Ex. Adderall

I have been struggling with my sleep and staying awake for a long time. My boyfriend of a year (and some change) has tried to help by seeing if taking one of his Adderall pills would help me stay awake. I've found it puts me to sleep right the same as my Xanax does. Another friend suggested I try Vyvanse. I have heard Vyvanse is different but not sure in what ways. I tried a tiny amount on a day where I was struggling to stay consistently awake, and it worked. No side effects, just normal… read more

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I hope the dr will find something that works for you. Just remember that what works for someone else may not work for you. I've taken Provigil before and it did not make me jittery. I have anxiety and the Adderall did make me anxious for the first two weeks, then it seemed to ease up.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

The issue I have with stimulants is that I am on antianxiety medications, Xanax and Abilify which ease my anxiety symptoms but increase my sleepiness. My concern is that taking stimulants will cancel out the effects of the Benzodiazapines and I'll just be left anxious and awake

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Also, when I take it, I still fall asleep quite a bit. The doctor is going to put me on xywav to sleep and a higher dose of Adderall. If that doesn't keep me awake, she will proceed to try other stimulants (i.e. Ritalin, Provigil or Nuvigil). The last two are not stimulants but help to keep you awake.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Yes. I'm on Adderall and the doctor is still adjusting the dosage.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I use this, it is the only thing that works

posted 11 days ago
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