Sep 30, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: At tne end of 2016, I quit working at UTC full time. When the days get shorter in August, something happens to my mood. This year was different because I didn't have to work. The Psych Dr said to try adding 30 mg of Cymbalta later in the day to get rid of the "zaps". This happens because the brain needs more antidepressant. I also added 200 mg modafinil per day. It has been 1 week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The jury is still out. If I was working full-time, perhaps I would need 300 mg/day. I think the key is to not take long naps that end up keeping you up until 2am.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am starting at 100mg/day. Maybe the Rytary helps with wakefulness? Must wait until the dead of winter.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2015 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 300mg/day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 8, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started on Nov 1. 2014 this season. 300mg modafinil. Yes, I n case I start to doubt if the drug is helpful--it is. Caffeine does not help me feel better. More sleep does not help me feel more lively.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been take this seasonally. Note that the "plan" price at Express Scripts was about $1000 for 90 day supply (any dosage); my insurance price was about $100. Now, my insurance price for the same 90 day supply is $20 and I think it's because of generic/patent status.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still take this in the fall (when the days are just starting to get short) like the end of August. I then stop in March. I have used Nuvigil or Provigil. If I decrease dose, i am sleepy during day. If i maintain does, it is very easy to stay up until 1am.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 23, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with sleepiness during the day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 13, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I liked Provigil. It counteracted the sleepiness from Cymbalta prescribed by the psychatrist, but the dosage wasn't enough for sleepiness from Mirapex prescribed by the neurologist. Medco wouldn't up my dosage.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 2, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This works. My Rx ran out, then Medco wouldn't allow me300mg/day. then the dr. subscribes a new drug Nuvigil for250g/day. Note that Provigil will go generic soon, and the cost will decrease.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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