I got a prescription for Nuvigil from my MS dr. , she has noone else using it yet, so i am her first. As soon as the insurance Co. approves it i will try it and report back to you..as long as i remember.
I tried a free 7 day supply of Nuvigil; I found that it lasts longer than Provigil, and seems pretty powerful.
I found myself a little irritable, and had some rapid heartbeats, but that's something that can happen with me if I take a decongestant, so I wouldn't say that you would have the same side effects.
I would suggest that you take it pretty early in the morning, as I really had a hard time sleeping, even with meds to help that.
If your insurance won't cover it, try getting a coupon for a free 7 day trial from Cephalon, the company that makes it. Your Dr. would have to write a different prescription for it, but then you could give it a try without trying to find the money to pay out of pocket.
I hope your insurance covers it, it works great for you, and life gets better.
II've been using Nuvigil for several months now. I love it. For my body it is much better than Provigil. With my mail order pharmacy the cost for 90 days (1 pill per day) is $970.20 without insurance and with my insurance the cost to me is $220.91. I believe this one is worth every penny.
My insurance had never approved Provigil so my doctor was giving me samples. The Nuvigil is lower in cost so my insurance company approved it without much of a fight.
I was only able to take a small dose (cutting the pill so 50mg - 100mg with permission from the manufacturer and my doctor) of Provigil. With that level I was able to "function" but I was still limited.
On Nuvigil I noticed a difference the first day. All of a sudden my mind was clear again. I am fully alert. Wow is all I can say. The biggest "side effect" is that Nuvigil mentally made me my old self. However, my body has lost conditioning. So I was frequently tired to the point of muscle collapse. Now after 3 months my conditioning is coming back and I am doing so much more each day.
I've been surprised by the difference. I thought I was doing ok on Provigil however on Nuvigil I can see the difference. Provigil allowed me to exist in life, Nuvigil allows me live my life.
I hope your experience is as positive as mine has been. Cheers
I sure hope i experience the same, when i first started on Provigil i experienced the clearness of the mind, but it dwindled away eventually. I can't wait to, hopefully, feel that again.
My provigil cost $576. or there about and I pay $80.00 now. It sure p****d my insurance company off but they ended up covering it. Curious how much the nuvigil costs, but I only pay $80. at the most on the very expensive drugs. I will look on the aetna website and see what it says.
I will post on here after I get it and let you know.
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