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Do Stimulants Help?

Do Stimulants Help?

When I was first diagnosed beginning of high school, my doctor had me try a couple different treatments. One of them was Ritalin, but I was wary of pills and didn't want to go that route. College has really been testing my limits, and I'm starting to fall behind. Do stimulants help any of you guys? Which kinds help the most? Do side effects outweigh the pros? Thank you!

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Nothing has worked for me!

posted 8 days ago

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 take Nuvigil & Adderall in the morning. Sometimes I split the Nuvigil up for ½ in the morning & other ½ a couple hours later. Maybe as someone else suggested changing medications.

posted 5 months ago

My Medication Doesn't Always Work

My Medication Doesn't Always Work

I take 40 MG of Adderall XR twice a day and have been for a long time. Now my morning dose isn't always effective sometimes for 2-3 hours ornot at all. The 2nd dose still does ok. I can't continue to live like this and my sleep Dr didn't pay any attention and just made me an appt for next year!! I'm so frustrated.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I have been on Dexadrine(ER, 15 mg.) during the day,for years and it works well for me and if I have a evening activity ,I take a 5mg at 2p.m. to get through the p.m. !

posted 9 months ago

How Well Does Modefil Or Provigil Work For EDS And /or Cateplexy?

How Well Does Modefil Or Provigil Work For EDS And /or Cateplexy?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I wish you the best of luck with med school. I worked 7pm-7am for 30 years as a nurse & never felt rested. I wasn’t diagnosed until I had been on days for 5 years. For nurses in the hospital, taking a… read more

posted 3 days ago

Nuvigil- Will I For Sure Eventually Need To Add Medications?

Nuvigil- Will I For Sure Eventually Need To Add Medications?

I have read many stories online of people doing well on Nuvigil for awhile, but then as time goes on having to add a "booster" medication halfway through the day. I want to know if I should expect this, or not. Has anyone been on Nuvigil for a long time with no decrease in effectiveness? Some sources also suggest taking a couple days off the medicine to curb resistance. Has anyone had experience with that?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I have taken Nuvigil & Adderall for around 12+ years now. They both work good still, but it also depends on what I'm doing that day & how active I am. Also it doesn't matter sometimes if I've taken… read more

posted 5 months ago

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:

Yes I have tried about everything nothing works, I can sleep through it all.

posted 8 days ago

Treatment Options If Your Doctor Can't Help.

Treatment Options If Your Doctor Can't Help.

Many years ago I was a long haul truck driver and we used Benzedrine and Dexedrine to stay awake, I know the source for these drugs has probably vanished but has anyone possibly tried either of them ?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

brand name is vyvanse I think. its got something else in it too.

posted over 1 year ago

Type 2 Narcolepsy

Type 2 Narcolepsy

Hi everyone 👋🏻 Wondering if anyone else here has type 2 narc? (Narcolepsy without cataplexy) I’ve tried researching it but even less is known about type 2 than 1. Just going through the motions..

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I was told I have narcolepsy from a doctor but never had the sleep test to see what kind I have!

posted 25 days ago

What Narcolepsy Meds Work For You?

What Narcolepsy Meds Work For You?

I've tried almost all of the narcolepsy meds and nothing worked. I'm on Adderall 20mg 3 times a day... which barely work all day, and I take Trazodone 150mg at night (which work great) to sleep.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Have you tried Xyrem or Xywav? Or for daytime, Wakix? Wakix is the first non stimulant narcolepsy med on the market that works directly with your sleep/wake hormone, hypocretin. Changed my life!

posted 19 days ago

Did Anyone Else “diagnose” Themselves First?

Did Anyone Else “diagnose” Themselves First?

Has anyone else figured out that they had narcolepsy before their doctors? I always have trouble getting my doctors to truly listen to what I’m saying, and for them to not say that EVERYTHING wrong with me is because of my anxiety/mental health. No one would listen, so I talked to my psychiatrist and told HIM I was pretty sure I had it, told him my symptoms... HE referred me to a sleep specialist, I did the studies, and now it’s confirmed. I’m 32. I’ve been having symptoms since I was a kid. 8th… read more

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I self-diagnosed myself when I was in 6th grade. I remember not being able to stay awake during any of my classes. My friends and the kids that I went to school with had made fun of me for… read more

posted 6 months ago