Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:56 PM
It's kind of funny, I am perscribed every month adderall xr + provigil but don't take them both at once. I take (or soon to be used to take) 2 x 20mg XR's a day, even though I am only perscribed 20mg/day. Reason being is that the stuff just kind of wears off if you are up for more than 18 hours a day. So I take on in the monring and one in the afternoon. So when do I take my provigil? Well, I take it when I run out of adderall. When I just up and stop taking the 40mg after 15 days, my body just wants to sleep for a week straight. I have no energy or what not and I'm always yawning. It's too be expected. But when I take provigil, holy smokes. I fell 90% again. Not 100%, but nowhere near 10% if I took nothing.
So I don't know if that's the answer you were looking for, but it's amazing for kicking the withdrawl simptons. However, I want to make a few more interesting obersvations. I believe it "masks" the withdrawl symptoms. What I mean by this is, if you just up and stop adderall, it will take a good 10 days (without taking other drugs) till you feel normal again. This is probably attributed to your brain saying "ahh crap, I guess I gotta kick up those noreph receptors and release some now that the orange pill isn't anymore". Now what if I take provigil for 10 days? Well, I fell better the first day I take it, but what if I stop taking it after day 10? I feel dumpy again... so it's my unmedical obersvation that provigil makes you feel better, but once you stop taking it (whether it's in 10 days or a year), you'll still go through the addreall withdrawl. It's my opnion that it just postpones the withdrawl symptoms.
Also to those that might wonder at me taking 2x of what I'm supposed to take, over the past year I have found that it just wears out my body because my body wasn't meant to be "focused" that long during the day. My eyes get incredibly dry, the light starts to get irritating (I look at the PC screen all day) and sometimes it screws with my sleep patterns. So I'm going to try going back to taking 20mg once a day and maybe I'll give the provigil a shot later in the day then. Just remember, as I will too, that lots of people have built a tolerance to provigil and so it's probably not good to take if you don't need it. And the same goes for adderall I try to keep telling myself. If you are going rock climbing or what not, you don't need to take adderall. Take it when you need it.