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Nuvigil

My doctor recently prescribed me Nuvigil for my massive fatigue.  Any bad side affects anyone has been having? I am also on copaxone and had a reaction a couple weeks ago that scared the crap out of me so I dont want that to happen again
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I've been taking Nuvigil for a couple of months.  I was on Amantadine first, but it stopped helping me.  I only take a half usually about lunch time because that's when fatigue hits me the worst.  The only side effect I've had from it is trouble falling asleep if I take it too late in the day.  Other than that I have been very happy with it!

Hope it helps!
Chris
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Just a quick P.S.  I also had a reaction to Copaxone and am no longer on it!  I also don't take the Nuvigil on the weekends if I have the opportunity to nap a little during the day.
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Did you both get it thru/paid for by your insurance?  I've heard they won't cover it unless you have nercolepsy.  I have Cigna.  I've been on Amantadine for a year and a half and it definitely could be way better. I'm soooooo tired all the time.
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I recieved a voucher from my doctor for a month free to try it.  I have noticed that I have a lot of anxiety since I've started to take it.  I want to give it a little time before I decide for sure if I want to continue I just wated some other opinions.

I have only had the one reaction to Copaxone.  t was scary and the shots are painful but other than that I like it.

Thanks everyone!
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I had the heart attack like reaction 6 months into taking my Copaxone.  That happened about a year and a half ago. Since, then that hasn't happened again. I thought I was going to die. It was pretty scary.  I'm still taking it, but I was a bit gun shy doing that same spot again for a while.
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My insurance initially said 'no' to provigil because I didn't have narcolepsy. So I tried amantadine and I reacted badly to it. Then my neuro appealed and provigil was approved. I don't know what he said in the appeal, but you might mention this to your doctor. Provigil has gone generic recently and got cheaper, so I don't know if it is any easier to get than nuvigil.
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I was on Provigil for  years never been on Nuvigil but it is probably similar only side effects I ever had was that if I took it too late I couldn't sleep that night one time I did look up the side effects for provigil and back ache was one of them but im not sure if I ever had that or not...was definitely one of my favorite MS drugs
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