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What kind of a doctor prescribes provigil/similar meds? What are the indications? I have sleep apnea, persistent fatigue. Use cpap nightly.

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Dr. Wesley Dennis
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Provigil use

A sleep medicine specialist can prescribe Provigil or similar stimulants.
They are indicated for narcolepsy or other disorders associated with excessive sleepiness, such as sleep apnea. Fatigue can also be helped with Provigil or a similar drug nuvigil.

In brief: Provigil use

A sleep medicine specialist can prescribe Provigil or similar stimulants.
They are indicated for narcolepsy or other disorders associated with excessive sleepiness, such as sleep apnea. Fatigue can also be helped with Provigil or a similar drug nuvigil.
Dr. Wesley Dennis
Dr. Wesley Dennis
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2 comments
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
It is a good idea to make sure sleep apnea is truly treated before taking stimulants or Provigil. Also some people have other sleep disorders or problems that should be evaluated and treated to resolve sleepiness
Dr. Gary Lederman
You may consider finding a sleep dentist and get fit for a MAD advancement device
Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hypersomnia

Physicians trained in neurology, psychiatry, and sleep medicine frequently prescribe wake promoting medicines.
Some primary care physicians are comfortable using these medicines. If you are not seeing a specialist i would discuss this with your primary care first.

In brief: Hypersomnia

Physicians trained in neurology, psychiatry, and sleep medicine frequently prescribe wake promoting medicines.
Some primary care physicians are comfortable using these medicines. If you are not seeing a specialist i would discuss this with your primary care first.
Dr. Thomas Stern
Dr. Thomas Stern
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