I was lucky enough to be prescribed Provigil by my neuro due to constant tiredness and just wanting to sleep all the time which means I’m not doing my work properly. I started Provigil 11 days ago on a dose of 100mg once a day and then thought about increasing it twice a day. The problem being is that I have had none stop palpitations, feelings of anxiety and being scared. I didn’t think too much about it as I thought maybe I was imagining it but after being to the Doctor this morning about something else he took my blood pressure which was a little high but my heart rate was very high and avised not to increase the dose until he gets the results of the ECG that I have also had this morning and I back to see him tomorrow.
My question is will the side affects disappear or is this sadly the wrong medication for me? Is there any other medication I could try instead to stop me sleeping all the time so I can do my work better which requires a lot of thinking and I do not want to give up work as I do love my job.
I should add that in hindsight if I drink one coffee every day or every other day I will get palpitations also which is also a real shame as it does work keeping me awake but now only have one once a month.
Sorry for moaning but just wondering if there is any power foods or something that can give me energy?
Thank you for reading this.