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Anyone Take Amantadine?

Anyone Take Amantadine?

I'm considering asking my neuro if I can start this drug. The fatigue is getting to be a big problem for me, and it does seem like I catch every cold/virus under the sun or within a 20 mile radius of me. Amantadine is an anti-viral, right? And helps with fatigue? Will the anti-viral part keep me from catching extraneous viruses which could make my MS symptoms worse anyway, or is that just wishful thinking? LOL Any insight anyone can give me on this would be great! Thanks :)

edited, originally posted over 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

The nuvigil worked for a few months and then back to tired. But when I paired the two together- that works, for now any way!

posted over 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Nuvigil works great. taking about half of a 250mg pill each day. Can't say enough about how it's changed my day. Still work 50 hours a week. It was too difficult before. I'm fine until about 5-6pm, starting at 7am. that 2pm-3pm drag is still there once in a while, but it fades by 3:30 to 4pm.

posted over 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I take the amantadine and Nuvigal twice a day actually and it seems to help.

posted over 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have been taking Amantadine for several years now and I haven't had a cold or flu since I started it. It works great! As for energy it helps me a little but not that much. I usually have a 5 hour energy drink to get me to start moving, It also helps with brain fog. You can get the 5 hour energy without caffeine.

posted about 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

You take both Amantadine and Nuvigal? I'll have to check with my neuro to see if he can do that for me. I only take Amantadine and I can tell when I've missed a does but I still feel fatigued.

posted over 9 years ago
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