Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Sorry if it's not.
I had an appt at my PM's office today. Re-evaluate meds and such. The front office is such a disaster but at least the people that actually do something for you are good. Anyway. I have a big problem taking Vicodin for pain. It makes me so sleepy that I cannot take a whole one and stay awake. At 1/2 I feel like I've had one or two drinks too many. At 1/4 (of a 500 mg dose) I can stay awake but it doesn't do much for the pain I'm in. They decided to put me on Provigil to try to combat the drowsy/sleepy side effects. Anybody every hear of or done this before?
Provigil is normally given to people with narcolepsy (I don't have it). I asked the pharmacist about it and he said that he didn't think it would help unless the dr thinks the Rx will alter my brain chemistry enough to combat the side effects of the Vicodin. I was given a coupon for a free 7 day supply plus another Rx for 30 more if it works. So I'm not out any money if it doesn't help.
Just wondering what anyone thinks or has experienced with this med. Thanks!