Britney Spears Has Been Doping in Her Fight Against Mr. Sandman

October 25th, 2007 // 10 Comments

“Everything’s going to be OK,” I imagine that’s the phrase poor Britney Spears has to keep reciting to herself over and over to keep from just going ape-shit and shaving off head and beating us all with umbrellas again–that is, if she could stay awake long enough to do so. Britney’s been needing some extra help these days, just to keep her eyes open. Paparazzi managed to sneak a photo inside Britney’s open purse the other day, revealing that the starlet was carrying around Provigil. The prescription drug is given to patients who are either suffering from extreme sleepiness throughout the day or downright narcolepsy. However, Dr. Mark Milstein, a neuroligist based in New York, assured Us Weekly that it’d not addictive.

“This medication won’t give you a ‘high,’ like a stimulant would.”

Back in the day, when I was working a boring office job, all I needed was a constant IV of coffee and some paperclips to prop my eyes open because I hate taking medication. It makes you look crazy, unlike my subtle method.

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By Lisa Timmons
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  1. charl

    Well, Provegyl is also used to cure cocaine and meth cravings and also, yes it gives you a mild high if you up the dose just a little bit.

  2. Laurie

    Yep, Provigil is prescribed off-label to help people get off cocaine or meth. It’s also prescribed sometimes for depression (especially if antidepressants didn’t work) and ADHD. I’ve taken it before and it made me feel kinda wired and anxious. I didn’t like it at all. I know other people who take this for depression, though, and it works really well for them.

  3. S

    Yep. Totally used for treatment of coke addiction.

  4. MsTriste

    In addition to above uses, wikipedia reports it’s also used for weight loss and ADHD.

  5. nastybugger

    while I didn’t know for a fact that it’s used to treat coke/meth addiction…

    …I was going to say that she’s probably having a hard time keeping “up” now that she’s not keeping herself up with meth and coke.

    I imagine that besides the physical withdrawl symptoms, her energy level must be WAY down if she’s not using those other stimulants anymore.

  6. anonymous

    I’ve taken it for fatigue (possible chronic fatigue syndrome) and for me I couldn’t feel a thing. I don’t think it really even helped me with fatigue. I mean, there is no high whatsoever. I really can’t imagine anyone getting addicted to it.

    But I had no idea it was used to treat drug addictions. Or for weight loss. I didn’t lose any weight…sucks.

  7. anonymous

    I’ve taken it for fatigue (possible chronic fatigue syndrome) and for me I couldn’t feel a thing. I don’t think it really even helped me with fatigue. I mean, there is no high whatsoever. I really can’t imagine anyone getting addicted to it.

    But I had no idea it was used to treat drug addictions. Or for weight loss. I didn’t lose any weight…sucks.

  8. tracie

    Well lets look at what we know or suspect, Britney has had erratic behavior, possibly depression. As well she has had a bit of trouble loosing all her baby weight coupled with the not sleeping. Sounds like Britney may have an under active thyroid gland or possibly graves disease (affects the thyroid) and quite possibly given her age there is a family history of thyroid disease. A simple blood test can determine if thyroid levels are out of whack. Why must people always believe the worst, my god your not only affecting her life but as well her children’s and her families let the poor woman breath, give her a chance to recover regroup get her focus back and get things on track, as soon as she starts to there is a photographer hoping to score a buck by trashing her, all I have to say is I know I can sleep at night knowing i haven’t profited by others problems. CAN YOU SAY THE SAME STALKERATZIE, OOOOPS YOU NEED A CONSCIENCE TO RESPOND TO THAT LAST PART TRUTHFULLY DON’T YOU.
    As for miss spears i wish her all the best with what ever issues health or otherwise and hope to see you recover and have all your dreams come true.

  9. Sue

    Hells bells I dont need any medications to get me high. I just drink coffee and Im hyper big time….lol

  10. I need more cowbell!

    Laurie and Charl, you are medical marvels then! Whoever prescribed this medication to both of you needs to have their license yanked immediately as well. This drug has been misused to no avail by idiots who thought it would cause them to lose weight since it will help you stay awake. In all of the clinical trials, provigil never accelerated anyone’s heart rate. I have taken Provigil for almost 2 years now, and since most of you are too lazy to even LOOK at the website, here are a couple facts about this drug. 1) It does NOT promote weight loss. 2) It is a central nervous system stimulant-not an amphetamine. 3) The cns effect aids patients in staying awake-only. This is not speed-you can take 3 or 4 at a time and it does not increase the effect. It does not effect heart rate or metabolism.

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