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Nuvigal or Provigal
pixe5 posted:
Hi all,

I am going to see my sleep doc who diagnosed me with sleep apnea to see if he can prescibe Nuvigal or Provigal for me. In addition to giving you more energy I have heard that it can help with bipolar depression.

Has anyone here tried it for depression? Does it work?


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Mandi_moo1982 responded:
Hi pixe I have been on nuvigal and now I am off it. I was on it because I could not wake up enough at work. it helped alot to wake me up but it gave me a migrine so my pdoc does not have me taking it right now.
ddnos responded:
Hi Pixie,

As you know, I take Provigil, and though I don't take it for depression, it definitely DOES help me re that!

When I take Provigil, it not only keeps me from sleeping excessively, but it elevates my mood. I've had times where I've wakened in a good mood, and then within 5-20 minutes, I practically shut down both physically and emotionally...when I take a provigil during those times, because it doesn't work instantly, I will take one, go to bed (sound strange, huh? lol) and then sleep for about an hour, wake up a new person! It does that even when it's not that extreme - I know I will need to take one in the morning, am feeling a bit blah, then within maybe a half hour or so, my mood is elevated. But you don't feel like you're on drugs - in fact, you can't tell you're on anything (physically speaking) - it just works. THough of course, I do realize that it's not going to work for everyone. But it's been a life saver for me! It saved me from losing my job back in '07. I take it on as needed basis - lately a bit more than usual, but that's because I'm not working.

GOod luck!

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Anneinside responded:
Do you have a cpap machine? I also have sleep apnea and medication has never been discussed, just regular use of the cpap. It works well and after awhile it has become easy to use.

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