I was prescribed amantadine for the first 2 years after my diagnosis and initially it seemed to help my fatigue, however over time I personally felt it was doing very little and so I had a word with my ms nurse and she in turn dicussed it with my neurologist who prescribed me modafinil 100mg bd. he prescribed me a months course and asked me to visit my gp and discuss my medication change and he also gave me a letter regarding the change.
My gp explained that because of the cost of the drug he would be willing to support the change providing it appeared to be improving my fatigue and contacted my neurologist asking him to provide an additional months supply as he felt 2 months on it would give a clearer outcome of it’s use. My neurologist was more than willing to do so and I have been on Modafinil for several years now. It does help and continues to do so which is a blessing as my ms is slowly deteriorating and my fatigue worse.
have a word with your ms nurse, we all do our best everyday to try and live as normal a life as possible with this illness and if a change in your drug regime will make that easier then all the better. You deserve that.