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Author: Jim2B Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 757795  
Subject: Re: Viagra for the Brain? Date: 4/9/2013 12:57 PM
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Foolman,

I have used Provigil (as prescribed due to sleepiness issues) and did not like it, at all.

I felt drugged the whole time. In a way it felt like being drawn tight as a bowstring - alert and able to function but without the normal depth of memory, insight, and ability to get to my mental faculties like I normally enjoy. Think caffeine overdose late at night without the jitters and shakes.

About the only thing I found in its favor is that it helped me keep awake when I needed to keep awake.


After years of trying to figure out the issue, we discovered epona's legs jerk in her sleep. Since at that time we slept on a spring mattress, each leg jerk was waking me up, but not enough for me to be conscious of being awake. Anyway, I was not getting *any* sleep. In my nap study, the longest it took me to fall asleep was 1.5 minutes (after having taken 5 naps that day). The shortest was 20 seconds. I was D@MN sleepy.

We switched to a foam mattress and now everything is glorious, and I would never take Provigil unless I had to.
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