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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

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
2/26/2015 9:16:48 AM

Reviewer: howlinmouse, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Side effects have been more significant with this drug than any I have ever taken. They include mild nausea, pressure around eyes, dry eyes, and anxiety. Side effects may be due to interactions with omeprazole and/or duloxetine.

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
2/23/2015 7:36:25 AM

Reviewer: ladybug2535, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Mixed reviews for this med. I was on Provigil for a year, and had to quit due to excruciating headaches--which started near the end of that year and just got worse. Nuvigil also gives me headaches, but not as severe. This may be due to the fact that I'm on a relatively low dose and taking it PRN rather than daily. This decision was made due to the anxiety and impulsive behavior Nuvigil can ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Recurring Sleep Episodes During the Day
2/7/2015 2:13:42 PM

Reviewer: sillychick1972, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on Nuvigil 250mg per day for over 2 years. I have Lupus and Narcolepsy and my life was passing me by because all I wanted to do is sleep. I found this med to be extremely helpful. I am able to do everyday stuff now and keep up with my 7yr. old son. I am fortunate that my insurance pays 100% of the cost, however it did require a "hearing" to get approval. Now, they approve it ... Show Full Comment

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