RE: New Drug for Narcoleptics

James D. Wilson (
Fri, 21 May 1999 21:53:06 -1000

You are talking about Provigil, and I started taking it as an alternative to Ritalin two weeks ago. What do you want to know?

James D. Wilson
"non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem" William of Ockham (1285-1347/49)

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Brian Atkins Sent: Friday, May 21, 1999 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: New Drug for Narcoleptics

72 hrs without sleep!? Where can I get some?

Joshua Clingenpeel wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had any information on a new drug I have
heard is
> being developed for narcoleptics. I'm mostly curious because it has
> interesting effects on non-narcoleptics, in particular 72 hours
without the
> need for sleep, and then 8 hours of sleep to fully recharge. Just
> and I have mixed feelings on the idea.
> On the one hand, I could do so much more if I had 72 consecutive
hours in
> which to do it. On the other hand, one of the reasons I love
sleeping is
> because I get bored with being awake sometimes. That doesn't sound
> productive, but sometimes you run out of things to do...
> Pope Arhat Al-Hazred Mateed XXIII


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