Could you please share your personal experience or any recommendations for taking Provigil (modafinil) on a daily basis?
I have been recently prescribed it for my sleep disorder as I have been struggling to wake up and remain alert even after getting an adequate 8-9 hours of sleep regularly.
If you have any experience taking Provigil, I would love to hear your insights on how it has helped you. Additionally, any advice on the optimal dosage and timing of taking the medication would be greatly appreciated.
As with any medication, there may be potential side effects, and I would also like to know what to expect in terms of those. It is crucial to be informed and prepared when starting any new medication, and hearing from someone with firsthand experience would be very helpful.
Thank you in advance for any input you may have. Your insights could greatly benefit my treatment plan and overall well-being.
It is highly probable that you have commenced the consumption of a low dose, typically 100mg or 200mg per day.
It is recommended that you consume this medication in the morning and evaluate how you feel throughout the day. It is highly likely that you will still feel extremely drowsy during the afternoon.
We suggest that you inform your sleep doctor about any adverse effects and also get your blood pressure checked to ensure it is not affected. The doctor will probably keep you on a low dosage for several weeks to monitor any side effects that may arise.
It is essential to document these side effects and report them to your doctor, as some may require an alteration in medication, while others can be easily tolerated.
If you still experience excessive sleepiness, you may need to split your dosage. We suggest taking 100mg at 8 am and the remaining 100mg at 12-1 pm.
You can then request an increase in the dosage by 100mg, and if you continue to feel sleepy, you can escalate it to 400mg (200mg in the morning and 200mg in the early afternoon).
In some cases, the medication may not induce a fully awake state, and you may still feel the need for a nap, regardless of when you took it.
It is strongly recommended that you do not consume any herbal remedies or vitamin concoctions simultaneously.
The purpose is to gauge how Modafinil works independently.