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[QUOTE=saxgirl]True, but the apnea is treated & I still have ADHD.[/QUOTE]

Well you did say that your sleep apnea treatment helps your ADD, was just a thought ya know. :)
[QUOTE=free~spirit]Well you did say that your sleep apnea treatment helps your ADD, was just a thought ya know. :)[/QUOTE]

Sorry, I meant I use a bipap machine to treat the sleep apnea. Even after the apneas were gone, I was still too sleepy, so I got provigil. You're right though, it's hard to tell if the improvement's from being awake or from the provigil.
[QUOTE=sflaboy25]i am currently taking 450mgs. wellbutrin and have never experienced any stimulation what-so-ever from it....my body has a very high tolerance for drugs. i am going to see a new doctor next month and he wants to put me on dexedrine so i am excited about that. my current doc. keeps on giving me antidepressants and none of them worked but he just doesn't get it LOL[/QUOTE]



Interesting cause my main med is Wellbutrin SR @ 400mg and it takes the 'foggyness' away well for me. Foggyness is my main AD/HD symptom, if I didn't have brainfog then I could easily use the old psych theory of "intellect over emotion" for every other symptom.

What type of AD/HD do you have? The reason Wellbutrin probably works for me is because I have inattentive/Limbic ADD.

Have you tried Ritalin or Concerta? One thing I have noticed is people who Wellbutrin doesn't work for usually have success with the methylphenidate stimulants.
[QUOTE=brainf0g]Interesting cause my main med is Wellbutrin SR @ 400mg and it takes the 'foggyness' away well for me. Foggyness is my main AD/HD symptom, if I didn't have brainfog then I could easily use the old psych theory of "intellect over emotion" for every other symptom.

What type of AD/HD do you have? The reason Wellbutrin probably works for me is because I have inattentive/Limbic ADD.

Have you tried Ritalin or Concerta? One thing I have noticed is people who Wellbutrin doesn't work for usually have success with the methylphenidate stimulants.[/QUOTE]

actually wellbutrin by itself doesn't do a thing for me..but i am combining it with 300mg effexor xr and 200 zoloft daily....still am very depressed and no help with add...i am finally going to see a pschyatrist next month, because i could not afford one before, and he and i decided that dexedrine would be a good med to start...not sure what kind of add i have. i forget everything, can't finish anything i start, am tired all the time, and many other things that would take an hour to write down LOL
[QUOTE=vasdef]Just recently I've been diagnosed with Narcolepsy. My doc has prescribed Provigil to keep me awake during the day. I suspect that I might have a.d.d. and have heard that Provigil has been used for people with a.d.d. Does anyone here take Provigil for a.d.d. and if so, I would like to hear about it. Thanks[/QUOTE]

I am in my 30's, male, 190 lbs, with ADD inattentive type, recently diagnosed. I began self-medicating with provigil before I knew I had ADD; this is what led to my diagnosis. I took 50 mg. 2-3 times/day and it was highly effective at helping me concentrate at work and initiate and complete tasks. Provigil also made me a little more desirous of interpersonal interaction: I found conversations more interesting. I'm not sure if this was because I was paying attention to them more of for some other reason, but I felt slightly more outgoing while on provigil. The effectiveness in terms of task initiation and completion seemed to wear off, however, after three to four months. I increased my dosage to 100 mg. 2 times a day but had trouble with my short-term memory and felt a little spacey so I returned to 50 mg. It was highly effective at keeping me alert, and enabled me to work into the night with no loss of mental acuity, without interfering with my ability to fall asleep when that is what I wanted. Prescribed doses for sleep disorders are often 400 mg. or more per day, so my side effects at 200 mg. might have diminished if I had maintained that dosage for more than a few days. I noticed provigil's benefits the first day I took it. I am now trying other medications to find the best one for me, but may try going back to provigil for a few months if none of the others work for me; I am finishing up my first trial of another medication but will be trying something else shortly. I believe that provigil is currently in either phase-II or phase-III testing to obtain an indication for ADD. I noticed no adverse side effects other than what I've described above, but it is known to diminish the effectiveness of oral contraceptives in women.
[QUOTE=brainf0g]Interesting cause my main med is Wellbutrin SR @ 400mg and it takes the 'foggyness' away well for me. Foggyness is my main AD/HD symptom, if I didn't have brainfog then I could easily use the old psych theory of "intellect over emotion" for every other symptom.

What type of AD/HD do you have? The reason Wellbutrin probably works for me is because I have inattentive/Limbic ADD.

Have you tried Ritalin or Concerta? One thing I have noticed is people who Wellbutrin doesn't work for usually have success with the methylphenidate stimulants.[/QUOTE]

my regular pdoc will not prescribe me stimulants but i have an appt. with a pschyatrist later this week and he wants to start me on dexedrine so i am really excited....for as long as i can remember (i am 26) i have been suffering from add/depression and have not found any antidepressants to be effective.
i pondered about trying strattera but due to the high amount of men reporting sexual side effects, i refuse to go on that...talk about making me more depressed!!! no sex drive and impotence at 26 is not fun.
my appt. is on thursday so can't wait!
I have been on CPAP for over 7 years. I, too, don't have the apeas anymore, and am STILL a zombie with a morning headache and hangover feeling EVERY morning. Functioning in the a.m. makes me feel 100% worse, as in more headaches, achy and worn out feeling. I schedule everything in the afternoon, and to ME that is early in the day. I start to come alive in the evening, but I force myself to keep to a normal sleep schedule. Though, some would say it's not normal, as I need at least 10 hours! My most sound and dream filled sleep is from about 4-7:00 a.m. I ALWAYS wake up during a very vivid dream. Every day!

I have anxiety and don't intake any caffeine in the last 20 years, so I 'm really afraid any of these medicines would send me to the ceiling or make my hair stand on end.

I DEFINITELK fit the inattentive portion of ADD.

Any thoughts?





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