Thanks for this input. I had always wondered about the drugged wakefullness versus a good nap. You have addressed that nicely. I do use medication for the sleepy brain thing. That is what I had a problem with, clarity. I take a relatively low dose of adderall just to wake me up in the morning hours. The hardest part of my day (the part where I need the most clarity) is that 8 to noon time slot. My adderall works just about that long. Right around 2 ish I have a definite low but by then my hard work is done and I can slow down. I am home by 3:30 and I can rest or not as I see fit. I don't really nap in the afternoon but I am definitely not at my most wide awake.
The adderall is short acting - about four hours if you don't takt the xr formula. The xr formula works about 8 hours.
It’s my understanding that provigil is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shift work sleep disorder… it is used off-label for MS fatigue, and many insurance companies won’t cover off-label prescriptions (esp non-generic expensive ones). My insurance company required an additional authorization from my neuro (not just his rx) before they would approve it for me. However, I’ve read about people with MS who are unable to get this med covered at all. I hope you’re able to sort this out and get your med.
Ahhhhhhhh that is interesting. Good information there Sunny! I had no idea it was used off-label. And due to the fact that it is not a life saving drug and it simply treats symptoms seems to give insurance companies a bit of leverage there.
My neuro offered to me so I figured it was pretty standard. I like my adderall though and turned it down.