Need info. on Provigil/Cymbalta

What has worked better for you in the treatment of your depression/anxiety?
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Cymbalta - 66.7%
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Wellbutrin - 33.3%
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Zoloft - 0.0%

 
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tiredashton
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   Posted 4/29/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I take 90 mg of Cymbalta every night for depression and anxiety.  My doctor recently prescribed Provigil to me for "motivation during the day"..He also gave me sleeping pills so that I would sleep through the entire night(Ambien 12.5 mg), but I do not take them because they knock me out, and there is no hope of waking up on time in the morning.  I also tried reducing the dosage of the sleeping pills, and I felt absolutely nothing, and I still could not sleep.  After taking Provigil for about 4-5 weeks, I have begun to have extremely vivid dreams.  I used to have nightmares when taking just Cymbalta, but now those dreams have changed since Provigil has begun to run its course.  I wake up seriously believing that the things that occured in my dreams are real.  I have episodes of dreams, probably more than 10-15 a night.  I have been taking Provigil at night, and since I have recently researched the medicine further, it seems as if the proper way to take it is in the morning...is this true?? This could be a possiblity as to why I am having such difficulty in having a regular nights sleep.  I am tired all day, and at any point of the day I could fall right asleep-no problem..does anyone suggest anything else for this same problem I have??  The depression side is a lot better, Cymbalta has really pulled through.  I do have crazy mood swings though, usually when I skip a day of meds.  I just want to feel on the inside how others look on the outside: normal.  I can't get through a semester's college without failing..I have trouble staying focused at work..sleep is my #1 hobby.  Please help.

els
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   Posted 4/29/2006 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi tiredashton,  Oh my!!  I used to be on Provigil for Multiple Sclerosis fatigue for a few years.  It is a stimulant and should be taken in the morning not at night.  Did your doctor tell you to take it at night?  No wonder your having so many problems.  I don't know much about Cymbalta but if you take it at night and your Provigil in the AM you should be okay with this.  Then if you have trouble sleeping take a small dose of Ambien but you have to take it early where you know your going to get at least 8 hours of sleep or else your going to drag the next day.  I hope this helps.  Welcome to Healing Well forum...we are glad to have you... :-)



tiredashton
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   Posted 4/29/2006 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for replying!  Well, I'm not quite sure what my doctor told me..I am sure he probably told me to take it in the morning..but I can't remember much these days..haha!  I have been doing this ever since I have been taking it (a few weeks) and I feel totally weird..like this isn't my body.  Hopefully that will solve everything..hopefully..

els
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   Posted 4/30/2006 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I truly hope it helps things for you....please do keep us updated and feel free to post anytime...we look forward to hearing more from you.... :-)


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   Posted 4/8/2011 2:00 AM (GMT -7)   
cymbalta is usually prescribed as a morning med. cheers, jamie. was for me.
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