Just a note on my experience with the Provigil. After I posted requesting the name of this drug and got the answer, I spoke with my doctor about trying it. She gave me a sample to last for 7 days. I found that it did help me to be much more alert and active during the day. When I called her office to let her know about the success, staff told me that they would let her know so that she could phone in the prescription. I thought, "great! Finally something that actually makes a difference!" Well, I soon learned that the diagnosis of CFS or FMS was not sufficient as the drug could only be prescribed for people who have had sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, etc. Was I disappointed! If anyone on this Board has taken this medication other than through samples from their doctor, how was the doctor able to prescribe the medication? I'd really like to be able to get a prescription so that my life will have more energy .. only 19 months until retirement ... I need the help!!!