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Non stimulant meds for narcolepsy?
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Non stimulant meds for narcolepsy?

Are there any anti depressants or non stimulant/amphetamine meds that will help with the sleep attacks & day time drowsiness associated with narcolepsy?

I'm a naturally anxious person.. and going on something like Adderall (adderrall) or Ritalin is out of the question... unless maybe if I have to drive somewhere that day. Is there any way to correct the condition, like with antidepresants?
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provigil(modafinal) and nuvigil are non-amphetamine stimulants... nuvigil is the sustained release version. most health insurances will require a you to try other drugs like ritalin first or prior authorizations and after all that still have it cost a lot by having some type of deductible/coinsurance for either one of these.    anti-depressants will not help with drowsiness/sleep attacks.
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I was afraid of that :(
Thank you!
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