Narcolepsy medics

c_thomas_wild at my-deja.com c_thomas_wild at my-deja.com
Sun Apr 9 14:32:24 EST 2000


In article <8ba5bd$gn5$2 at wanadoo.fr>,
  "l.leprince" <l.leprince at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> I was diagnosed Narcoleptic about 1 year ago and Neurologist told me
to take
> Modafinil 300mg/day.
>
> Today, I take 600mg/day and still do not feel good, fall asleep every
> morning when going to the office, and I also take 100mg Efexor
> (anti-depressant).
>
> Yesterday I met a specialist in sleep disorders who told me to stop
the
> efexor gradually and also to stop the modafinil. I will be treated
with
> methylphenidate (ritalin).
>
> What are the side-effects of the amphetamins in general and of the
ritalin
> in particular ?
>
> Thank you.
>
You might consider posting to alt.support.attn-deficit where CNS
alerting agents/medicines like Adderall, Caffeine compounds, Cylert,
Desoxyn, Dexedrine, and Ritalin used to treat the ADHD syndrome are
discussed. ADHD is the current (year 2000) name for what has been
previously termed:
ADD
Hyperactivity
Hyperkinesis
MBdysfunction
MBdamage
MBD
The current edition of the PDR available through the local library
system lists medicines like Ritalin and what their side-effects are.
Some of the ADHD medicines are used to treat syndromes other than ADHD
including Narcolepsy/other conditions.  There are online newsgroups for
both Narcolepsy and Sleep Disorders also (which focus more on Narolepsy
and Sleep Disorders vs ADHD).


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