Provigil Withdrawal And Detox
Provigil is a medication that is given to patients who suffer from extreme sleepiness due to sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and shift work sleep disorder. Provigil is thought to be an effective medication for sleep disorders because of its effect on the sleep-wake cycle. It is important, however, to not take Provigil if you who have not been diagnosed with a sleep disorder. Provigil does not cure sleep disorders nor will it guarantee to get rid of your sleepiness entirely.
Taking Provigil can produce some side effects. Common side effects of using Provigil are nausea, headache, nervousness, dizziness and difficulty sleeping. Though they are relatively uncommon, it is important to know serious Provigil side effects in case you need to identify them in an emergency. Serious Provigil side effects include a fast or irregular heartbeat, agitation, confusion, depression, hallucination and thoughts of suicide. Seek medical attention immediately if you begin to feel chest pain after taking Provigil.
If you are looking to detox from Provigil, you must discontinue your treatment. Talk to your doctor about the best way to move forward with this, as you should never adjust your Provigil dosage or treatment schedule without your doctor’s permission. In most situations, your doctor will gradually lower your Provigil dose over time to give your body proper time to adjust to less of the Provigil.
Most people do not report many Provigil withdrawal symptoms after they stop their treatment. Though Provigil withdrawal symptoms are uncommon, a select number of patients have experienced withdrawal symptoms such as poorer concentration, low energy, depression, fatigue, shortness of breath and sleepiness after stopping Provigil treatment.
Make sure you keep a list of your current medications handy and share this with your doctor. This list should include any herbal products, over the counter drugs and even substances you may take recreationally, as these all have the potential to cause an interaction with Provigil. Substances that interact with Provigil include street drugs such as methamphetamine and MDMA, also known as ecstasy. Products like cough-and-cold medications and diet aids have been shown to raise some Provigil patients heart rate or blood pressure as well. Do not ingest large amounts of tea, soda or coffee, as caffeine has been shown to increase the risk of experiencing Provigil side effects.
Some female Provigil patients should be aware that taking Provigil may decrease how effective hormonal birth control methods are such as pills, patches and rings. If you notice any spotting or breakthrough bleeding while you are taking Provigil, this may be a sign your birth control is not working as it should. This, in turn, can result in pregnancy.
If you or someone you love is struggling with Provigil addiction or another type of substance use disorder, get help as soon as you can. The Recovery Village offers a variety of resources and treatment programs that can be tailored to fit every patient’s needs.
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