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Re: Wellbutrin SR vs generic - try Provigil wendy b.

Posted by zenclear on February 12, 2003, at 22:28:49

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin SR vs generic - try Provigil PhoenixGirl, posted by wendy b. on February 12, 2003, at 21:06:46


> I am not sure about differences between dosing your wellbutrin throughout the day, or keeping levels constant with the SR version. It would be simple to just try both and see which works best for you.
> For the other symptoms, like the lethargy, I highly recommend Provigil (modafinil). What they call a "wakefulness agent," prescribed for narcolepsy, but also increasingly for depressive symptoms like anhedonia and tiredness. I am on 400 mg of Wellbutrin SR per day, too. The Provigil has made a huge difference in my daily functioning, including practically eliminating my longstanding depressive hopelessness... My doctor says that anyone he has prescribed it for (mostly for attentional problems) just stays on it, he doesn't have any patients who tried it and then went off; they all seem to derive benefits.
>
> My very best,
>
> Wendy

Do you find that the Provigil causes any skin problems, eg, dryness, irritation, etc? I tried it very briefly, and I experienced terrible dryness. So I stopped.

Also, if you skip a day, do you experience any letdown effects? Some people have told me they experience terrible headaches.

Many thanks,
Zen.


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