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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have had idiopathic hypersomnia for years. osa negative. was prescribed nuvigil, insurance denied it. am on 20 mg adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but still fall asleep during the day for hours. wake up feeling awful-help?

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Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 45 years experience
See a Doctor: Please see a doctor. Get into an exercise regimen and also go for long walks. I have seen that Yoga and Meditation can help stabilize your hormones and balance your body and mind. It may take some time, but it is worth a try. It is free from side effects and it is free in several places.
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Dr. J White
Dr. J Whiteanswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
May be on wrong dose: If the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that you take is a tablet, then it is only designed to last 4-6 hours. So if your mornings, are super and alert but the afternoons are sleep city then you should visit with your doctor about either an xr capsule that lasts 10-12 hours or adding a second tablet about lunchtime. Nuvigil is still the rx of choice, so if your dr submits a PA with a dx of narcolepsy and the sleep study,
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Last updated Jul 5, 2014


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