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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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