Real talk. Do any of you have a sleeping disorder like idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy and have to take stimulants? You know, to keep you awake?

[BTW since some of you are actually in the fields of science, are any of you familiar with sleep disorders?]

Or I suppose if you take them for ADD, you can answer some questions.

  • Questions:
  • 1. What do you take them for?
  • 2. Which ones?
  • 3. What side effects do you have?
  • 4. Do they actually help you?
  • 5. Any advice to curb side effects?
  • 6. Have any of you taken provigil? What were your experiences?**

*Note I don't want to hear anything about people taking them for fun. It's makes me really mad, because some of us take these stupid drugs just to "even out the playing field" or whatever. You know, so we can keep up with everyone else. For those with sleep disorders, of course, it's both literal and figuratively.

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**I ask about this one specifically, because I have tried it once. I only took it for two weeks at a really low dose and I had the *worst* headaches. And I did not stay awake, or feel alert, or anything like that. But I have read that people with narcolepsy seem to love it? Argghhh. I hate all stimulants, for the most part.

BTW since some of you are actually in the fields of science, are any of you familiar with sleep disorders?

*this is not mandatory, or anything...answer what you choose/are comfortable with

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Thank you! If I get any responses. Probably not...