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Anxiety medication with prescribed stimulants?

Hello everyone!

I am 18 years old and I recently started Nuvigil, a new medication for those with chronic sleep disorders. I need it to stay awake, but unfortunately it exacerbates my previous anxiety conditions (which were under control after a bout of therapy and relaxation techniques). Before, my anxiety was mostly feelings and occasional panic attacks, physical things, and whatnot. Now, the meds give me high anxiety with more severe symptoms, such as heavy chest, rapid breathing, panic attacks once in a while, lump in throat feeling, mild chest/arm pain, etc. The symptoms are tolerable but uncomfortable. I feel like a weight is on my chest, but I need this medication to stay awake (I have tried going off of it and I am miserable).

My question is, does anyone know or take similar medication (Nuvigil, Provigil, other amphetamines) with an anti-anxiety med?  If so, what? Has anyone had a similar experience? I have felt like crap for 3-4 years before I started taking Nuvigil, and if the anxiety problems would go away, I would feel so good!
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Before assuming this is medicine related, see your doctor and tell him about the heaviness in your chest, and all your other symptoms.  This medication obviously is not a good one for you, but don't stop it abruptly, go back to your doctor and discuss all this with him.
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