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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Nuvigil oral.

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341 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
1/11/2016 3:14:53 PM

Reviewer: prettysenshi, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The first two days of this medication were amazing; after this, I suffered from massive migraines, dizziness, trouble breathing (chest tightness), heart pounding like it was going to jump out and do circles around me. Needless to say, after only a week, I will be stopping this medication.

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
11/25/2015 9:01:27 AM

Reviewer: kct, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have bad faigue and brain fog from fibromyalgia and inflamatory arthritis. I 've only been on this 1 week and wow what a difference.Only issue is waking up at night which may be doasge related. Going to look into melatonin.

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
9/18/2015 2:54:52 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It didn't help me stay awake, caused bad depression and anxiety, couldn't concentrate, and really fogged my brain. My depression and anxiety got so bad that I took myself off. All the other meds I have tried for narcolepsy have caused the same thing so I would rather be sleepy all day than be depressed.

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
8/8/2015 10:59:14 AM

Reviewer: lhering216, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been narcoleptic for years (fall asleep during the day). Recently I have the need to drive long distances with my wife and my doctor prescribed nuvigil to help me to avoid sleep episodes while driving. It's godawfully expensive but... it works! I only use it when I need to drive all day with my wife but when I do I don't sleep during the day, have no problems sleeping at night ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
7/13/2015 1:55:29 PM

Reviewer: flatbeder, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have been taking this drug for quite some time and it does help with the sleepiness during the day. I was falling asleep 10 to 5 times a day and most dangerously while driving. It has helped so much but work with YOUR DOCTOR FOR DOSAGE! i take a 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at noon to get me through the day and still sleep at night. Bad thing is my insurance doesn't pay for it so it is very co ... Show Full Comment

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