Provigil and fibromyalgia

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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Information from the manufacturer

Provigil (modafinil) is a memory-improving and mood-elevating psychostimulant.

It enhances wakefulness and vigilance, but its pharmacological profile is different from amphetamines. Modafinil is less likely to cause jitteriness, anxiety, or excess locomotor activity - or lead to a hypersomnolent 'rebound effect' - than traditional stimulants. The normal elimination half-life of modafinil in humans is between 12 - 15 hours.

Modafinil induces wakefulness, in part, by its action in the anterior hypothalamus. Its dopamine-releasing action in the nucleus accumbens is weak and dose-dependent; the likelihood of a euphoric response ('abuse potential'), dose-escalation and tolerance is thus apparently small.

Modafinil is proving clinically useful in the treatment of narcolepsy, a neurological disorder marked by uncontrollable attacks of daytime sleepiness.

Some practitioners use this drug to combat FM-related fatigue.

Because it is not FDA approved for FM fatigue, insurers generally don't pay for it.

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