Meds. for daytime fatigue

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I have chronic fatigue, I recently tried Vyvanse and for a few months I felt like a new person. For some reason it just stopped working. I read about a medication called Nuvigil, unfortunately my insurance is giving me a hard time, refusing to pay for it. Has anyone else tried Nuvigil and if so how did it work for you! Thanks, would love to hear others opinions on this medication!

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    I'd be extremely careful. I tried stimulants when I first realised it was ME/CFS and ran into almighty trouble after a few days.My understanding is that ME/CFS has already sucked most of the energy from the body so stimulants will be sucking out what little is left. IMHO you are asking for trouble taking them.
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    I don't know about those meds but I tend to agree with Imustimust's post, that taking stimulants can't be a good idea for people with ME as they probably add to the boom and bust cycle that we experience.

    But I take Ginseng and Kola nut (Kola vera or kola nitida) and they help with energy but don't burn me out afterwards.

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    Coenzyme q10 does it for me. Never had any side effects. Been taking it since 1999.
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      I would introduce 30mg then increase gradually until you find your level. I'm taking 120mg per day. I would take more if I could afford it. If I'm going to have a busy day, (with rest breaks Inbetween of course), I take extra. I don't feel it helps on the day but it helps to avoid 'crashing' the following day. Hope this helps. 

      Ps there's a lot of research about co q10 on Internet. 

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    My daughter takes adderall 10mg in the am, 30 XR lunchtime , 10 mg late afternoon. It setves multiple purposes, fatigue, raises her bp and heels with her brain fog.
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      I would have thought so. It amazes me that Adderall is handed out willy-nilly to children for supposed ADHD
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      It's very worrying! eek

      Vicky there are alternative ways of getting energy, such as Q10, Kola vera, or kola nitida (commonly called Kola nuts but it's a berry), Ginseng, NADH, which is a supplement.

      It's surely better to think long term rather than short term energy, and long term healing.

      I'd never resort to any form of speed for my ME as it;s not going to heal me and when I stopped there could be a lot of damage from over-exertomg my body artificially and when it's just not ready.

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    I asked my pharmacist if she knew anything about Vyvanse and she didn't but looked it up for me. It seems that it is a US drug so isn't licensed for use in the UK anyway.

     

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      Vyvanse is used for ADD or ADHD.  It can be very effective to help you with brain fog or energy.
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      Vyvanse is Amphetamine too! Of course it'll help short term but it's false energy, it doesn't heal and it'll take it's toll long term. See my comment to Imustimust above.

      Coffee's similar, a quick fix that does you harm because of the spiking and falling, same with refined sugars.

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