Health QuestionsCategory: TreatmentsProvigil and caffeine
Gianna asked 3 years ago

I’m about to start a trial with Provigil. My concern is I now drink A LOT of caffeine in all it’s glorious forms. Should I wean myself off of it? I have started to wean a bit, I’m just wondering if I should get off all the caffeine or not. I’m just thinking I shouldn’t confuse things with two stimulants.
 
On the other hand I’m really excited to start this as I am horribly fatigued and depressed.
 
(some backround info…) I’m bipolar and take a killer sedating combo of meds. I’m currently depressed and have not responded to anti depressants.
 
Anyone care to share info?
 
thanks

4 Answers
jookeyman answered 3 years ago

Re: Provigil and caffeine
OK Gianna, where to start?
 
I’ve been taking Provigil for about a year now. 200 mg. every morning religiously. I take it right after my mug of joe. Provigil doesn’t do squat for me now as far as warding off sedation from my med combo. I supplement it with a few diet cokes during the day. At first I would say yes, it did cause a few problems but now I don’t think so.
 
It all depends on where you’re at. Starting off I would watch it. It if poops out go for it. It really is too expensive to take if it doesn’t work. I just have a large stash so I keep taking them.
 
Peace
 
Jook

Anonymous answered 3 years ago

Re: Provigil and caffeine
Quote from jookeyman on 17. May 2006 at 21:20:

OK Gianna, where to start?

I’ve been taking Provigil for about a year now. 200 mg. every morning religiously. I take it right after my mug of joe. Provigil doesn’t do squat for me now as far as warding off sedation from my med combo. I supplement it with a few diet cokes during the day. It really is too expensive to take if it doesn’t work. I just have a large stash so I keep taking them.

Peace

Jook

Jook I love you like a brother because your advice is always good.
I stopped caffeine cold turkey and after day 2 or 3 of the most vicious migraine from hell I traded a dollar for a cold mountain dew that was like 2 months ago, but the relief was instantaneous.  Since then I have had 1 and 1/4 mtn. dew’s and a sip of cola (yech)  I take 100 mg. religiously in the morning and a half pill in the afternoon if i’m spent.  
I would advise starting the med first and seeing how it goes. max

jookeyman answered 3 years ago

Re: Provigil and caffeine
Quote from derailed on 22. Jun 2006 at 18:56:

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I stopped caffeine cold turkey and after day 2 or 3 of the most vicious migraine from hell I traded a dollar for a cold mountain dew that was like 2 months ago, but the relief was instantaneous.

 
Hey D-
 
ROTFLMFAO!!!!
 
Thanks for the laugh, man!!! Do the Dew will kick ya everytime. I use to be hooked on that stuff. Those were the days.
 
Oh, by the way, Provigil works again after I added Risperdal to the mix. Is that weird or what?
 
Thanks again
 
Jook

elvisluvsyu answered 3 years ago

Re: Provigil and caffeine
I’ve been taking Provigil for about 6 months. I have had no adverse reactions related to caffeine. I’m a dedicated caffeine addict and can’t imagine stopping. I drink 1-2 cups in the morning along with 400mg of Provigil. Keeps me perky all day.