Mar 15, 2009
(Started Apr 01, 2004)
Perceived effectiveness for MS (Multiple Sclerosis):
Not at all
Advice & Tips:
Be very careful if you take Provigil/Modafinil.
I took it from 2004-2009 with no terrible side effects, just dry eyes and dry mouth, and some days I didn't sleep at all.
But once my neurologist upped my dosage to double the amount, I began having voices in my head.
If you read about the side effects of this medicine, it states that hallucinations may occur.
Well, they did.
I went bat-shit crazy.
My husband had me committed to an area loony bin for 5 days so he could go to work, and not have to watch me every minute.
They readjusted my meds, put me on some other stuff to calm me down, and released me back into society.
I still had the voices in my head, telling me wacky things.
I had follow-up appointments with a shrink and a counselor.
I was really skinny until the shrink put me on antidepressants, then I ballooned up, way up.
He wanted to keep me on those drugs forever, but I got off them after a few months.
I didn't like being on meds that kept me from being able to have a beer or a glass of wine.
And, I still had the voices in my head. Those meds did nothing for that.
The psychiatrist told me I would have the voices with me forever.
Well, I got lucky.
My brother knew the hell I was going through, and he was planning a weekend at a lake and decided to invite me and my husband along for some good ol' R&R.
Sitting on the dock of the bay, er, lake, watching the water lick the stones, I noticed it was quiet. Wait, what? Finally?! Yes!
That's what I needed!
After 18 gruelling months of having voices yell at me, bitch at me, order me around, tell me to do utterly stupid things (I turned off the water heater before my husband got home from work, so when he tried to take a shower, all he had was cold water. Tell me to get in my truck and drive to the DMV and take off my license plates and turn them in...I did not do that! I only got part way there and couldn't get the plate off.
Totally idiotic stuff! There's a lot more, worse stuff, some I don't even remember, my husband tells me things that I did, and I am just dumbfounded.)
The moral of the story is be very careful! and don't double the dose!!
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