I have been using Provigil for years now....2 a day in the morning.....and they are no more addictive than the Savella that i take for Fibro pain!!!! Provigil is not like Adderall or Benzedrine or those type of drugs. It is in a different Class of drugs, if you understand the Classes of controlled substances. With Adderall and the Benzedrine drugs, you can only get one month at a time and require a special FDA script. With Provigil, it can be written with refills on a regular script pad.
Fibro sufferers who may or may not take pain meds for the condition suffer from great fatigue! Moreover, they need something to assist them with the inertia caused by the fatigue and the accompanying depression that can spiral due to the ongoing malaise. There is no shame, nor should there be any fear or stigma attached to legitamate medications which have been created to releive pain, fatigue and depression. This is the 21st century!!! Why suffer if we don't have to!!!!View Thread
Klonopin (generic is Clonozapam) is used for many different maladies.....it can be prescribed for depression, in my case it was prescribed for the terrible nerve ending, burning pain that i just could not tolerate and found no relief from w/other meds. It is also used for anxiety. I have had no trouble using it, as needed. It does not make me edgy or in serious withdrawal to go on and off it, as needed. Although, i am obviously under a doctor's supervision.
In fact, years ago, when i was in remission from my CIDP, which unfortunately lasted only 4 months, i weaned myself off all drugs except topamax, because i still needed it for leg spasms. I had been taking percoset, then methodone, then oxyconton over a period of three years and so i was going to be in withdrawal. My pain DR. prescibed Klonopin to help me with the withdrawal symptoms and it really helped tremendously. I took them for about 3 weeks. I remember that i was anxios, had a short attention span, felt impatient with people, and couldn't sit still and do nothing for a very long period of time. In other words, if i went out to dinner w/a group of friends, as soon as i was done eating, i wanted to leave the restaurant. No making small talk or sitting around looking at the scenery...i was fidgity. The Klonipin helped take the edge off. In a month, i was fine....off all drugs.
It's a good drug...depends on your personal chemistry and your situation, if it is appropriate for you.
Burning Pain is a killer.....almost nothing touches it.....i find that Klonopin really helps......and the Voltaren Gel also helps on back and shins, arms and hands, and even behind the knees!View Thread