Modafinil: The Rise of Smart Drugs

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People familiar with The Bulletproof Executive soon come to realize that it comes from an obsession with things that cause a big impact with little effort. Call it enlightened laziness or the relentless pursuit for personal perfection, if there is any difference between them. It’s time to write about Modafinil, the performance-enhancing smart drug that belongs in your bag of biohacker tricks, at least some of the time. This post shares the experience of several people who use it, including first-time users and an interview with a biomedical engineer who, like me, is a long-time Modafinil user. Read to the end for warnings.

I’m not shy about the fact that I use smart drugs and have for years. I used Modafinil (aka Provigil) when I got my Wharton MBA while working full time at a startup that sold for $600 million. I even hazard to mentioned it in my LinkedIn profile which made more than a few Silicon Valley exec friends open up to me that they had used it, at least on occasion.  More and more people are becoming aware of the positive effects Modafinil can have on their cognitive performance and overall wellbeing.  Students are starting to hack their intelligence too.  There are numerous stories about college students using Modafinil to get an edge on their schoolmates. It worked for me as a student.

Unlike some college studying tricks, there’s a good deal of evidence to back up the effects of Modafinil.  It has been shown to increase your resistance to fatigue and improve your mood.  In healthy adults, Modafinil improves “fatigue levels, motivation, reaction time and vigilance.”   A study published by the University of Cambridge found Modafinil to be effective at reducing “impulse response”, i.e., bad decisions.  Modafinil even improves brain function in sleep deprived doctors.  There is some evidence Modafinil only helps people with lower IQ, but after years of experimenting (and upgrading my IQ), it doesn’t feel that way. In fact, we have another post coming up outlining how Modafinil works.

I’m a fan of using food and supplements before drugs, but unlike some health experts, I’m not dogmatic about it. I decide to use something to improve my performance or health by looking at risks and rewards. It’s the same calculation whether I’m looking at a laser to speed wound healing (really) or a food, drug, herb, or supplement. Drugs usually – but not always – have more risks, but if varies by drug.

Recently over lunch with a few friends, including a very successful television producer, a top artificial intelligence researcher, a hypnotherapist, and a published author, I shared some info about how I used Modafinil. All decided to get some (with prescriptions or legal mail order). The next week, as I expected, I had some excited phone calls.

  • In one night, the TV producer finished a proposal for the Dalai Lama Foundation that had been evading completion for months and believes the proposal is far better than it would have otherwise been.
  • The AI expert said he was able to make new connections he hadn’t made before and suggested Modafinil should be widely available.
  • The author powered through his writer’s block and made more progress on his current book than he had in months.
  • My hypnotherapist friend felt she had huge breakthroughs in cognitive performance and made new connections in her mind on a new hypnotherapy technique she is perfecting.

These aren’t unusual responses to Modafinil. The reason you don’t often hear about them in mainstream blogs is that people are worried they will be seen as “cheating” or somehow weird. I admit it, I am cheating, and I’m weird too. But you’re reading this anyway.  I get these reports from people because I “outed” myself as a Modafinil user.

I recently interviewed Jonathan Reilly, a biochemical engineer and longstanding user of Modafinil, about his experiences with it. He eloquently explained what it did for him, and I’ve done my best to record it here.

Jonathan is a very successful biochemical and biomedical engineer in LA who works on med devices and does project management. He used modafinil for years but switched to a newer analogue of it called Nuvigil. As he explains, “I un-f*ck things for a living. On Nuvigil, I can see connections in a system even when I don’t know the process I am troubleshooting.” He says it helps with systems thinking, one time letting him double the capacity of a manufacturing line in one week, even though he didn’t know much about what was being manufactured.

Interesting. Applying systems thinking to the process of upgrading myself is what led me to create the Bulletproof Executive. I have no doubt that Modafinil has helped me make some of my personal breakthroughs.

When he started taking Provigil, Jonathan says he felt like he was in a scene from “Flowers for Algernon,” the famous book about a retarded man who becomes a genius using technology.  Except Jonathan was already successful and certainly not lacking in cognitive skills. He says, “For the first time in my life I felt like I was awake; I got stuff done that I had put off, and I felt optimistic and energetic.” But he says that Nuvigil is, “like 2x Provigil.” (Sadly, I haven’t tried Nuvigil because it’s not available in Canada where I live.)

He continues, “I’m not an 8 am morning person. I naturally perk up at 11 am and do great to 3:15, then nap, then I’m good from 7pm-10pm. Those aren’t hours that work for my career. Modafinil lets me go to bed normally get up and get to work functional and coherent in the morning. In my work with implantable devices, everything starts at 6:30 am, so you have to be there when it’s open.”

“Career-wise Modafinil has let me work at my best at any hour of the day. I’m inquisitive, I’ll dig, I’ll write great things. It makes any time of the day high performance. I don’t have the ‘I am a great golden god’ feeling but I feel good all the time.”

“It  has let me see connections I wouldn’t have seen before. Is it because I’m more awake? Or some activated level of understanding unavailable without lots of sleep and nutrition. Without it, I’m still good, but it’s a bandwidth expander. It lets you step back and learn things. The effect doesn’t go away when the chemical leaves your blood. The connections it gives you stay with you. It helps me have a rational not emotional response to irritants.”

More recently, Modafinil was featured in an article from Tech Crunch titled,

How Many Silicon Valley Startup Executives Are Hopped Up On Provigil?

I have two answers, “Not enough” and “More than are admitting it.”  Here is a quote from the author,

“For me the most memorable thing was that I was about to brush my teeth and realized that instead of passing the toothpaste from one hand to the other, I had tossed it.  The effect for is an extra dose of energy or jauntiness, not a speediness.”

Another actual user of modafinil was a writer who needed to draft a proposal for the Dalai Lama Foundation.  After taking 70mg of modafinil, he smashed through his writer’s block and finished the proposal.

“I can say categorically that 1/3 of a pill (70mg) helped me break through a writer’s block I was having to complete a draft proposal for the Dalai Lama Foundation.”

—Edits below added based on feedback and reader requests—

Modafinil is not addictive, although there is some debate about that. It has a risk of abuse, however – some people use it to stay up for way too long, which will probably make you sick. Even if you extend them, there are biological limits.

There is an extremely rare condition (about 5 cases per million people) called SJS, or Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, in which people with genetic susceptibility can develop a dangerous life threatening rash. SJS is most often triggered by antibiotics, followed by analgesics, cough and cold medication, NSAIDs, psychoepileptics, and antigout drugs. Cocaine, phenytoin, and Modafinil can trigger it. More info here.

Even though the risk is low, you might want to get a genetic test before you use any of those drugs, including Modafinil. If you have one of these SNPs, you may have an increased risk, and to have the lowest risk, there are *a lot* of drugs you should avoid including some basic antibiotics…and Modafinil.

  • HLA-B*5801
  • HLA-B*1502
  • HLA-B*5801
  • HLA-B*44
  • HLA-A29
  • HLA-B12
  • HLA-DR7
  • HLA-A2
  • HLA-B*5801
  • HLA-A*0206
  • HLA-DQB1*0601

I never got tested, even though I have a higher autoimmunity response than most people, because the incidence is so low. The full results are not available on the affordable genetic testing site 23andme, but you can ask your doctor to order at least some of these tests through Quest Diagnostics. I don’t know anyone who has done these tests.

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  • anonymous

    This sounds great actually, but looking it up there seems to be a long list of side effects, can you relate your experiences with any chronic or occasional side-effects for those of us thinking about following your lead? Thank you.

    • Jonathan Reilly

      The only side effects I’ve encountered with Provigil was a slight bit of irritability and a low level headache after 4+ days of continuous use. When I switched to NuVigil these side effects went away and were replaced with a heightened interaction (vertigo) between NuVigil and Caffeine.

      • Stephanie

        I’ve had headaches with it too, every time I use it. I gave Modafinil what I considered a decent trial period to work out the side effects – 3 weeks – but they didn’t go away or decrease in severity. I begged my doc for the script after my R.N. best friend told me how it had changed her life so dramatically. She said she’d gone from barely being able to lift herself off the coach by 10am every day, to being a “whirling dervish”, getting so much done in a day, up until 10pm every night, then getting a beautiful, sound sleep, that her husband started calling the medication her “energy” pills and he would ensure that she was never without them, no matter what…

        I suffer from many medical ailments, including a permanent, apparently unfixable herniated disc that’s impinging on the nerve going across my entire left flank (for which I receive 70 Botox injections at a time every 10 weeks, with no anesthetic or pain block…), Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Syndrome, etc, etc.

        So, as you can imagine, I am on pretty heavy duty pain meds that make me pretty sleepy, and the CFS, IBS and Fibro don’t help matters at all… I thought Modafinil would be my “wonder drug” and “save” me, but it didn’t. Not by a long shot.

      • Stephanie

        So, my family doc actually prescribed me 200mg, at the start! And he prescribed 1 in the morning and 1 before bed! Of course, I didn’t take it as he prescribed. I’m not an idiot… I read up on it quite a bit before asking for it and also asked my nurse friend many questions, so I knew that if I took it before bed I’d most likely be wide awake for 24 hours, continuously if I kept taking the pills every day. Not a good way to get healthy for a person with all my medical conditions!

        200mg, even taken in the morning (and yes, I found Modafinil MUST be taken no later than 7am or there was no way I’d get to sleep at a half-way decent hour of the night), was way too much for me. I found it gave me bad headaches behind my eyes, made me feel nauseous, and scariest of all, made me so dizzy every time I tried to stand up I had to lie back down again or risk falling down or throwing up from the dizziness. Nice, eh? Like I said, I gave it a decent 3 week trial, most of it on the 200mg level, then the last part of it on the 100mg level. The positive things I noticed were that I slept so much better at night, with no dreams whatsoever, which was a bit of a bummer, because I really like my dreams, but I was getting a good, solid few hours of sleep, all at once! Along with that, I couldn’t nap during the day, no matter how hard I tried or how much I wanted to! That was a positive and a negative. It made my night sleep so much better, but I gotta tell you, there were times I was just so exhausted and I desperately wanted/needed to sleep, but just couldn’t due to the Modafinil. And, due to my CFS/ Fibro, when I get run down/exhausted, everything on my body hurts 1000 times more, so you can imagine what those Botox injections directly into the damaged nerve in my back are like…

        My final say on Modafinil? Don’t have one yet… Started re-testing it today – @ 100mg @ 7am – promptly put me to sleep for a few hours – haha! – and then kept me up for the rest of the day, but I’m still up now, @ 1:17am, so we’ll see. I’ll update further on in my progress…

  • Could you talk a little about the negatives (in your experience or otherwise) please?

    • Takecare111111

      modafinil and other stimulants shouldn’t be used by all types of anxiety disorder patient.however,I felt modafinil(provigil) is more efficacious and safer than armodafinil(nuvigil).modafinil’s side effect was slightly increased BP and dry mouth and armodafinil’s side effect was high BP,agitation(can cause accidents/can’t wait for my turn),hypomania.though I’m healthy person.modafinil has slight mood elevating effect at 400mg(but it acts as opposite in any anxiety disorder patient).yes modafinil doesn’t inhibited my sleep.

    • Ellen

      Nuvigil – prescribed by my doctor – gave me one of the worst headaches I have every experienced. (And I suffer from migraines, which is perhaps the problem – I may be extra sensitive.) I tried it three different times and each time the effect after about 8 hours was a weird raging headache that took a long time to resolve. Won’t touch it again.

  • Sounds great….So where can we get some? :)

    • Anonymous

      You know, asking a question like that is begging for a spammer to visit you. But whatever; you may find http://www.gwern.net/Modafinil#suppliers-prices useful.

    • Josh

      Modup.net if you’re from the US and the other countries listed on their site. ModafinilCanada.com if you’re from Canada.

    • Guest

      edandmore dot com

    • Peter Tomaski

      Sunmodalert, Onedollarthings and Modacat are the top best suppliers

  • What doses do you recommend taking?

    • Jacob Hebrew

      After having fatigue and brain fog for months, I finally decided to try modafinil. I took a pill on my first day after breakfast. I could feel it affecting me within 2 hours. It was definitely giving more motivation to work and helping me focus. Its effects stayed for about 10 hours and I was able to sleep by 12am. I feel much more efficient & I’m really happy with the results. So, I suggest 1 pill a day will be just fine to begin with.?
      And for those who my be wondering who may supplier is.. It’s modafinilmart . com

    • Carey Hardy

      As suggested by my colleagues, I’m taking the pill twice a day & I’m loving how it’s impacting my life. I had ordered modafinil from modafinilmart . com. I found the price just fine and the fact that it’s a Sun Pharma product made it irresistible. I kept in touch with the support team due to my insecurity but they were very helpful and updated me with the order status every 24 hours. The product got delivered to me without any hassle within 8 days (I live in California). The packaging was pretty neat and the best part was that the product name wasn’t mentioned on the box.
      I’ve been taking modalert for last one week now and it makes me want to work and get stuff done!

      • Boris Denk

        I just used coupon MODA10 for a 10% off :)

    • Margo Crawford

      I took a pill on my first day after breakfast. I could feel it affecting me within 2 hours. It was definitely giving more motivation to work and helping me focus. Its effects stayed for about 10 hours and I was able to sleep by 12am. I feel much more efficient & I’m really happy with the results.?And for those who my be wondering who may supplier is.. It’s modafinilmart . com

    • Carcoon Cthun

      200mg a day for modalert! its a generic version of modafinil. A website (duckdose) sells them and ships to US.

    • Carey Hardy

      After having fatigue and brain fog for months, I finally decided to try modafinil. I took a pill on my first day after breakfast. I could feel it affecting me within 2 hours. It was definitely giving more motivation to work and helping me focus. Its effects stayed for about 10 hours and I was able to sleep by 12am. I feel much more efficient & I’m really happy with the results.?
      And for those who my be wondering who may supplier is.. It’s modafinilmart . com

      • OzSydDr

        !0 hours is not even close to how long it lasts, please do not deceive people or spam for selling this via your website.

        Half life is around the 12 hour mark. Which does not mean people will feel this up to then (apart from difficulty sleeping.)

        Just FYI caffeines half life is 8 – 9 hours (on average) and peak efficiency is around the 1 hour mark and most people will feel it stop working after 2 – 3 hours.

      • Henry Matthew

        Yeah I ordered from drmodafinil . com 9 days ago. Used coupon code DRMODA10. Going to take one tomorrow. Will share my experience soon!

  • Michael

    A few questions (interesting topic) –

    What brand do you take? What kind of dosage do you take, or do you have to vary it? How many days a week? Allegedly you really should not drink alcohol for at least 36 hours after taking Modafinil, as it’s not a pleasant experience, do you know if this is true? How do you manage to eat 4500 calories a day when one of the side effects is lack of appetite? Is it not true that Modafinil and NuVigil somehow set the brain to ‘stay awake’ (lack of REM) during sleep, causing a diminished performance overtime if you are not using a CES machine? Do you have any concern about long-term effects (considering your thoroughness in other aspects I’m sure you’ve seen the research!)? I personally seem to get the low-level headache much quicker and on a lower dosage than you do, does this mean my physiology has to adapt or I’m not compatible, or I’m using the wrong brand e.g. not NuVigil? What is this ‘vertigo’ interaction you describe? Is Modafinil conducive to learning or does it simply keep you alert, as I remember reading that it can diminish long-term memory production whilst your on it (I have seen the research about the improved memory recall, but nothing about production) – although this could be alarmist?

    Thanks again for a great site!

    • Michael

      It also just occurred to me, it also makes your urine reek. Or at least it does for me, unless it is the brand I’m currently using! Do you have this same issue?

  • Steve

    I’ve seen a couple of sketchy online pharmacies that have 60 100mg tablets for around $90, how much does Modafinil cost from a normal pharmacy with an actual rx for it?

    • Francispaulson

      Steve, I read an article by a London journalist 2 months ago that made Modafinal seem identical to the expirimental drug used by Bradley Cooper in the movie LIMITLESS. After about 2 weeks of research I bought some Modalert made by Sun Pharmaceuticals in India. I believe that what I received really was Modalert, a generic form of Provigil…
      But to me, some-one who has a 40 year history of actively experimenting with stimulants, it came off as a weak, bufferred, amphetamine. I was Not driven to clean my apatment, Not driven to finish my great novel, I did NOT learn a different foreign language in a weeks time, and I did not become physically motivated to work out hard and fast. I did NOT lose a lot of fat… Hell! I didn’t losed any weight at all!

      Unless Provigil is radically different than the modalert, I fear that we are all being taken for a ride…

      • Francispaulson

        Uh, as you can see, Modalert has not really helped my typing much either! Sorry for those errors.

        Cost? Sun Modalert costs about $135.00 for 30, 200 mg pills. USA made Provigil runs about $800 for the equivalent amount. I found that the proper dose seems to depend on your weight, and how often you use it. For example, a 200 pound man just starting off should see some increase in wakefulness and focus of mind with a 200 mg pill. I needed 300mg to compensate for my fat ass.
        Listen, as far as I can tell, at least subjectively, 25 mg of ephedrine hcl taken 3 times a day will give you the energy, drive, and focus that many of us were looking for with modafinil. You can still purchase a 6 month supply of ephedrine hcl, 8mg per pill, in Canada for about $100.
        Don’t fall for the hype!

      • Dave Asprey

        Francispaulson, thanks for your comments! Modafinil is closest to the Limitless drug; I’m certain the cameraman or director tried Modafinil. The “brightness effect” they used was so familiar to me.

        I don’t think you got real modafinil from your online pharmacy. It feels nothing like an amphetamine. I’ve tried prescription amphetamine and there is no comparison. Modafinil is not even in the same category as amphetamine – totally different experience. Amphetamines are not something I recommend to people who want to be Bulletproof because they have all kinds of side effects.

      • J D

        You might be right. A friend gave me four 200mg generic Indian modafinil, and I took 200mg day 1 and 100mg day 2, then stopped because I have a headcold. I did get a lot of technical work done on day 1 @ 200mg, but right now I am calling that a simple goal that I met. Tomorrow (Friday) I think I will feel a lot better and hit 200mg again per day until I finish my short trial.
        Great offer for nuvigil at nuvigil, by the way.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll add to those asking – downsides and side effects?

  • Mark

    Organic?…Natural?…Disappointing.

  • Is this the same stuff you gave my friend Nilesh before an exam? If not, what did you give him?

  • Jacob Haskins

    So, this seems like a cool hack. But, I have moral problems with consuming synthetic hormones/neurotransmitters and with taking prescription drugs as if they were candy.

    Reading about Modafinil, I found that it is suspected to work because it increases dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin[1]. It turns out that there are various foods that also increase those chemicals’ levels, and (at least) one food that increases all three. Banana fruit increases serotonin[2]. Banana peel contains significant amounts of dopamine and norepinephrine.[3]

    I wonder if bananas could act as a natural analog of modafinil?
    Some precaustions would need to be taken, like rinsing it first in water to remove any excess dirt and then in vodka + grapeseed extract to kill any remaining bacteria and fungi. Also, consuming it with cinnamon to dampen the body’s insulin response to the banana’s fructose would probably be wise for the Bulletproof Dieters here. Also, to eat the banana peel easily, the whole thing would probably need to be blended into a mush.

    [1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modafinil#Pharmacology
    [2]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seratonin#Effects_of_food_content
    [3]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norepinephrine#Nutritional_sources

    • Dave Asprey

      That is hilarious but very biohacker, Jacob. Banana extract maybe, but the fructose (and mycotoxins) in bananas would be major health issues.

      I wonder if our ancestors, living in caves, had debates about whether they had ethical issues about using fire to stay warm? It wasn’t natural; it was synthetic (after all, God made it…). But I’m pretty sure my ancestors are the ones who chose fire. :)

    • Jimantha

      I have no problem with synthetics. More human than human is my motto.

      That said. Apple bananas from Hawaii will brighten anyone’s day and certainly give you a boost. But, certainly not the same effect as Modafinil.

      • Dave Asprey

        There is also the problem of digesting the neurotransmitters that may be in banana peels…
        But I have moral issues with eating fruit that doesn’t grow near where I live. 😉

        • Tara

          Is the wink sarcasm, I can’t tell. Moral issues with non locally sourced fruit, but off label drugs tested on animals for which you most certainly lied to your doctor about is okay?

    • Jjl7

      I’ve heard that you can just roll-up and smoke the banana peel…

  • Nootropicsmartdrugs

    I couldn’t agree more. Everyone wants to improve their mental capacity, and in the modern world where there are an endless number of distractions it is important to be able to focus on the task at hand. But the misuse of prescription drugs is not the answer, and if anything casts a shadow of the debate of smart drugs. Thankfully they have started to create alternatives using nootropics and other natural smart drugs that are being called Adderall Alternatives. Hopefully this new wave of smart drug will change the debate about smart drugs.

  • Hank

    Many of the same questions as Michael – studies on long term side effects (particularly worse long term memory and REM sleep), possibly kidney/other damage if taken around the same time as alcohol (3 days?), dosage suggestions, ways to get trusted “clean” sources (rather than just googling random shipping services), etc.

  • Joe

    Great info! Have you tried Piracetam?

  • Maybe Modafinil just increases the probability that you will think any given thing you do will turn out great.

    …What? you didn’t have any snarky comments yet, so I thought I’d make one. 😀

  • Bram

    Here in Belgium, doctors only prescribe provigil in some cases of narcolepsy. It costs 134 euros for 100mg
    http://www.bcfi.be/ggr/index.cfm?ggrWelk=/nindex/ggr/stof/IN_M.cfm

  • Howard

    Provigil and Nuvigil are prescription-only. I have had some positive results with adrafinil, which is only available from overseas. All of them are expensive, even the adrafinil, which is over $1/tablet for a recommended dosage of 4 tablets a day. At that dosage for a couple of months, it may cause liver damage, which nuvigil apparently doesn’t — but a daily dose of nuvigil is on the order of $10 — if I could get it, which I can’t, because my VA doc won’t write a prescription for it.

  • Fascinating. How do you ask for the prescription? Just a straight up, “Doc, can you give me provigil/nuvigil?”

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  • Steve

    Great article, enjoyed reading this!

    http://www.helpmestudy.net

  • Jimantha

    Modafinil is not for everyone. And if you are used to other stimulants it will seem weak to you. The best way I can describe it is when you have that first cup of coffee in the morning and your mind goes from sleepy to suddenly awake and functional.. That is how it is, but all day long.
    It doesn’t feel like amphetamines, it just feels like you are well awake and normal

    I suffer from excessive sleepiness. I was always falling asleep at work, I could barely function drinking 5 pots of coffee a day and nearly killed myself every time I tried to drive because I would fall asleep.

    After seeing a doctor about my sleepiness and getting Provigil I got promoted 4 times in less than 12 months and now hold an executive position. I don’t feel it really increased my IQ, It just allowed me to unlock my full potential without being hindered by constant tiredness.

    • Dave Asprey

      Wow, 4 promotions in a year! Provigil at work… 😉 congrats.

      • BARF

        What’s your take on Modvigil?

        • Michelle

          I got modavigil from modup.net and its exactly the same as Provigil which cost me $40 a pill.

      • Eric Horn

        Hey Dave, I use the VA, how can I talk my doc into prescribing it?
        I am having trouble staying awake during the day and have myoclonic body jerks. Any advice…Thanks man

        • chase_chad

          Eric, I got mine from the VA. I told them I work graveyard… done and done. They didn’t call my work…

  • zman1593

    How does Ritalin compare with Modafinil in terms of efficacy and side effects? I have previously taken Ritalin for ADHD. I haven’t taken it in a while and I just tried it again after having started drinking BP coffee, and the interaction between the caffeine and Ritalin makes me feel jittery. Does this not happen with modafinil? Thanks

  • Rob

    Have you considered that both you and your friends were all experiencing a placebo effect.

    Btw I take Modafinil daily for the purpose it was intended for – treating sleep disorders. If I had a choice I wouldn’t take it at all – it raises your blood pressure and most certainly screws your liver over time.

    I’m sorry to say if you think taking powerful drugs when you don’t really require them to function if a good idea, then you need more help than modafinil alone can provide.

    • Adam L

      In this article: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/brain-and-nervous-system/medicines/provigil.html

      A change in blood pressure is an uncommon effect, only affecting between 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000 people.
      If you have noticed an increase in blood pressure, you should report this to your doctor if you haven’t already.

      This article: http://livertox.nih.gov/ModafinilArmodafinil.htm
      reports that there is no evidence that Modafinil causes any damage to the liver.

      I think you misinterpret why they take Modafinil. It is not a *requirement*. As stated in the article, the Biochemical engineer is sharp as it is and could make do without it. However, he would like to get better performance, which he has.
      And with people all around the work experiencing the same effects, I find it unlikely that they were simply experiencing a placebo effect.

      If you are using Modafinil for its intended purpose, narcolepsy, then chances are that you won’t be feeling it to the full extent of non-narcoleptic people. Meaning you have your own preconception of the effects which doesn’t match up with those who aren’t narcoleptic.

      • Leon Ousby

        Your liver enzymes will swell over a period of time as all intakes are filtered through our life force liver. Feed it crap and work out the math.

        • John Hurley

          I’ve actually just been perscribed Modafinil for ADD. I coincidently get liver checks via blood monthly for another medication. Let’s see if this changes anything.

        • Lumpy

          Any word?

      • William Carr

        I’ve been using the Indian Modafinil for just over a week.

        My Doctor’s visit yesterday yielded a BP of 116/68.

        Well, a month ago it was 132/76.

        I’m a bit puzzled.

        • heafy

          day to day fluctuation. the modafinil has had no effect.

        • Check your machine – pressure readings vary by 20 pts if out of calbration. It is not just setting the dial to zero, which many staff people think. Also actual BP varies based on factors – meds, etc.

    • Matthew

      Rob your down playing how beneficial modafinil is. I just received an order of 100 tabs from modup.net and trust me its not placebo, this stuff is amazing and I thank Dave for sharing it with the community. I can see cognitive enhancers such as modafinil being as normal as a cup of coffee in the morning. I had no side effects other than a mild headache, which goes away if you stay well hydrated.

      • MBBS

        MED STUDENT HERE… I regret to say that I am a bit lazy. Not a good quality to have in a medical student. For my first year,which consisted of 4 blocks each of which has a block exam and then one final UNIVERSITY exam thats 70% of the grades ; 4 blocks make up 30%.

        I pay attention in class but NEVER study or read during my free time. I take 100mg of modafinil the day before the exam and power through the entire years work. Disclaimer – this is incredibly irresponsible and stupid but i managed to get grades ranging from a pass to an above average with 1 nights work. Note that i mentioned that I do pay attention in class though.

        I find it incredibly easy to commit information in the forms of flowchats or lists to memory while on Modafinil. Definitely not a placebo, but not a MIRACLE drug either – use responsibly

        • kate

          How sad that you’re lazy never study and you’re the future of medicine.

        • Guest

          We are all humans.

        • Rick

          hes the type that says, “oh its just a virus, pretty normal at this time of the year” and then fucking turn zombie

        • heafy

          so. kate, guest and rick. what qualifications do your opinions on MBBS’s work ethic come from?
          i found his comment helpful?

        • Guest

          Remind me NEVER to seek you out as my doctor!

        • vetiarvind

          Seriously, that’s a terrible idea. If you’re a student, please I implore you for the sake of your patients, put your time in. Use a supplement to get that A+ instead of just an A that you would get while putting in hard time.

        • JRMD

          Wow, listen to all these sudden-critics, who feel *their* use of modafinil is perfectly legit, whereas this med student should be ashamed of him/herself. A bit of doctor-hating, I suspect – as a doctor myself, I see it all the time, especially in blogs. Modafinil is performance-enhancing, so why shouldn’t he use it, if it’s OK for someone like yourself? Either way, he’s learning the material and doing better. Personally, I wouldn’t take a drug to do better, but I can see I’m in poor company here where folks clearly enjoy using substances to alter how they feel and perform.

      • Riley

        Thanks for sharing the link, I’ve been looking for these online for over3 years now since the supplier i used closed down. ORdered and now waiting for these magic bullets. I used to take them before a heavy night of drinking and I never got that alcohol slump

    • Jason

      I couldn’t agree more. The fact that synthetic drugs are promoted as if they were just a supplement like fish oil is beyond ridiculous. All drugs have side-effects, which can sometimes be profound and even life changing.

      • Joseph

        As do natural drugs. Try a dose of psybicillin and see if you’re ever the same.

    • vetiarvind

      There was a test where modafil enhanced performance to a control group that took a placebo. Sorry that I don’t have a source (i’m too lazy) but just wanted to refute your theory before everyone goes around saying modafinil is bunk.

    • Joseph

      Projecting your own biological makeup onto other people is just dumb. It’s also what Asprey is doing. Modanifil is going to do different things to different people. Placebo is just a joke when it comes to this drug. I feel like what they explain crack feels like. My productivity shoots through the roof but I also crash hard. That,sir, is no placebo.

  • Bill

    What are your thoughts on ampakines?

  • Joshua

    I have experience with both Provigil and Nuvigil.

    The best way to know if either are for you is to buy it in bulk using the manufacturers discount, available from the cephalon website.

    Have your nearest compounding pharmacy fill the prescription and compound either into 10mg capsules. Use multiple capsules of this precise amount to determine the exact dose that is right for you.

    This is important because the recommended dosages are meant to treat sleep and shift/wake disorders.

    Crumbling or breaking at home is not precise enough for this drug. You gotta get the dose just right or else you cross the threshold between benefit and amphetamine effects.

    I have determined that 40mg then 10mg every 2 hours is perfect.

    Nuvigil feels more like an amphetamine that provigil, which is ironic considering that it is meant to be to the newer formulation. But in this case, newer means molecularly newer and not necessarily better.

    Best of biohacking to all!

    • Dave Asprey

      Joshua, that’s genius! What a great idea! I love compounding pharmacists; they’re the O.G. Biohackers….well after those buddhists anyway. 😉

    • Howard

      I have not tried either of those, since I have not found an MD willing to prescribe them (despite my history of OSA and CPAP use). I have tried Adrafinil, with some curious results. One 300mg tablet seemed to have minimal effect, and two of them gave me a little boost, which increased slightly over the 4 weeks that I took it. The recommended dosage on the insert was 4 tablets/day, which I did not do for a couple of reasons, 1) it appeared to raise my blood pressure, and 2) it’s expensive.

      Surprizingly, when I discontinued it (mainly because of the expense), I did not notice any withdrawal or rebound. In fat it was as if I was still taking it, and the effect persisted for several months, before tapering off. I had a few left, which I took on a day when I had a poor night’s sleep before a long drive, and the effect was not as pronounced as I remembered from before, although I do think it made me a safer driver.

      My wife also tried some Adrafinil, but she reported very little effect (if any). This may be due to her gastric bypass; there are several drugs and supplements that she must have in specific forms (usually liquid chelates, sometime sublingual) in order that she can actually absorb enough of them to be effective.

      • Howard

        typo above: s/in fact/in fat/

    • MB

      Joshua – How do you buy in bulk? Do you just call and tell them you’re a manufacturer?

  • ARI

    So I have taken it a few times now: On an empty stomach, with food, before studying, before exercise. So far no reaction whatsoever. My wife seems to think a quarter to half pill is a functional dose for her, but a full 200mg dose does nothing at all for me. I’m about 200lbs, 15% bf. Mostly follow a combination of BP diet and IF. (bp coffee in the morning, whey in the afternoon sometimes, grass fed protein + leafy greens at night, 1-2 liters of water a day).

    Do you know if there are any sort of limiting reagents or catalysts with modafinil? Like how Choline works with other nootropics such as racetams. I didn’t find anything online, but you’ve had more experience. I’m about to go back to school after more than a decade out and was really looking forward to having this in my toolbag. I’d appreciate any help.
    Thanks.

    • Dave Asprey

      So weird…this is Pharma grade (not generic from India) and it works repeatable for your wife? It just may not be right for you. Check out low dose deprenyl for cognitive benefits too.

      • ARI

        It is from india, modalert 200s from mymodafinil, and has worked 2/2 for my wife. I grabbed some of the armodafinil as well, but haven’t experimented with it yet. I’ll check deprenyl out. Thanks.

      • Howard

        Deprenyl comes with some interesting warnings on the insert: “Adverse effects have included hypertension, nausea, confusion, psychosis, hallucinations, and increased dyskinesias.”

        • Dave Asprey

          It’s all about the dose…

        • Howard

          Yes, from what I was able to get from my reading, the effects are highly dose-dependent. Less than the “effective” dose gives you essentially no effect, and more than the “effective” dose is worse than nothing, and I didn’t find any clear indication about how to determine the “effective” dose. Not sure I want to play with something that has such a sharp J curve.

    • Gabriel
    • jk

      Piracetam is not limited to central cholonergic transmission, it potentiates AMPA glutaminergic transmission also. Furthermore ach centrally is not directly related to exogenous intake in diet, unless one is significantly depleted.

  • Endymion

    So you take modafinil daily? Although it is not officially documented as causing tolerance, there are many anecdotal reports of the effects wearing off with regular use – have you noticed this at all, or are its effects consistent?

  • Modafinil is the real deal. If there are any gym rats here I would suggest adding it to your supplement stack. The focus it gives you in the gym is unreal. Focus beyond focus.

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  • Steve

    Check out these glasses they are awesome — a big part of Vergence Labs mission is to extend and “enhance humanity”:

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    Thought you all might be interested, thanks!

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  • Alex Berghuis

    Dave, first of all, love the diet. My life and studies have significantly improved after implementing the dietary strategies you have recommended in the Bulletproof Diet.

    I am strongly concerned by the apparent contradiction between this particular recommendation and your puritanical dietary protocol. The apparently “harmless” mechanism underlying this drug’s efficacy is unclear at present, however, Modafinil’s pharmacological profile suggests a mishmash of reuptake inhibition throughout the brain. This does not in any way serve to promote the natural functionality of the human brain on a physiological level. Furthermore, the drug apparently enhances levels of glutamate in the brain-the same excitotoxic elevations of which have been clearly identified as an inherently neurotoxic process (i.e., MSG)! This appears to be the last thing one would want to consider if they were indeed interesting in promoting cognitive performance on a long-term basis. I can understand, however, how this might promote short term performance benefits due to the excitation of the hypothalamus and subsequently promote effective learning, memory, etc.

    Am I missing anything here, or is it somehow a brilliant idea to pop heavy duty pharmaceutical pills like candy to force academic success or vigilance? I have noticed this disturbing trend in my own academic environment, and to me, it’s yet another indicator of a disturbing societal trend towards arbitrary dosing of psychological “brain boosters” such as Modafinil or amphetamines.

    I also understand that performance is the primary objective in this instance, but the long-term ramifications of Modafinil use are not well understood. Consequently, a claim that one might be “suffering” from a “deficiency” of a substance that never will occur naturally in the brain is both irresponsible and, in my view, potentially dangerous.

    • Dave Asprey

      It’s a question of what your goals are. You are suffering from a deficiency if your goal is to feel great all the time. Everything you do is a trade-off. I believe that the trade-off of performance and quality of life versus potential but undefined risk for modafinil is well worth it. If your goals tend towards limiting performance and quality of life because you are more risk-averse, I totally respect that. With respect to glutamate toxicity, I have not seen evidence that modafinil has the same mechanism of action as msg. I am violently sensitive to msg but not too modafinil. (and that was the case before I started taking it!)

      • Leon Ousby

        Lost in a cave – Dave

        You’re talking proverbial **** and you know you are. You’re a dealer selling this chemically unproven drug by what you say on your blog. Valium in 1963 was the wonder drug and they couldn’t prescribe enough of it. In 1988 a document was issued to every medical practitioner and practice to slow down the prescribing of this benzodiazepine to pretty much stopping all together due to the millions of people that are suffering the long term effects from this family of drugs. The new wonder drug they were now being told to over prescribe and that’s 5 repeats or refills was for the SSRIs. The long term effects of Modafinil are unknown, just like swimming in uncharted waters. When’s the great white going to appear on the effects of this chemical.
        Chemical induced equals chemical imbalance and that my simple minded solider is simple psychology, chemical fractions and common sense. Take ecstasy or MDMA for the intelligent and you’ll love everyone… For a little while… Grow up.

        • Alpha Elite

          You do realize that modafanil has technically been around since the 1970’s right? I think if it was truly dangerous we would know by now. Major News Networks love to dig up every possible potential horrible effect and even the ABC news team could not come up with anything dangerous to dramatize.

          Look at the other things Dave is advocating for. He’s developed a specific and healthy diet to go along with all of this stuff. Its a life style and healthy eating is a HUGE part of any type of PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT. As well as spiritual and mental edge to be your best.

          Kindly present your opinion with some scientific data to back it up (This site is filled with credible references) and I will be happy to take you seriously. Other then that kindly stop your fear mongering and go Rage against the Machine else where as you have clearly done no real research.

          —An Actual Scientist

        • OzSydDr

          Alpha Elite,

          Just because the drug was discovered in the 1970’s this does not mean there have been clinical studies and trials done long term on this drug. In fact do a search (although being a scientists I thought you would of done this) there is no long term clinical studies out there for Modafinil for it’s safety or long term side effects.

        • your fellow human

          while i understand your verbs you must understand i never skydive without a chute nor do i subscribe to fear as a basis for reasoning and if simple does not work for you then clearing the air between your ears would be more benificial.

        • Tom Sussexe

          Leon you are an alarmist. Not all drugs have side effects. Modafanil is likely harmless and the benefits are awesome. The decision to take it is a no-brainer for those of us who want to improve performance.

        • Mason

          As a literalist, I can’t help but comment when I see people use the phrase “no brainer.”for me, just getting up this morning and taking a breath of oxygen was a “brainer.” Too funny!

          The hippies thought we should put LSD in the water. How about we just all eat right, exercise, and do our best?

        • rb

          Of course all drugs have side affects. Good and bad. Modafinil is definitely not harmless some people must just sleep through the negative comedown. It is also not always a productive day on modafinil for most people and if you take it every day the negative effects become present.

        • karebear

          hmmm it’s 4:32am I’ve been up for hours…not good

        • Mikhaila Corbett-Hassit

          I take 3 every day for my mild sleep disorder… I haven’t noticed many negative effects and especially not on a daily basis. There are possibly 2 or 3 effects I have encountered in my 2 years of taking this drug daily, some could be considered good, some bad: loss of appetite (I considered this good, this lasted a few months and is not present any more). Fixation (fixating on anything and everything I do, possibly to the annoyance of others but it means i’m completely invested in everything i do, whether its gossiping or essay writing). and occasional difficulty sleeping at night.. my brain is awake but my body is knackered. But this comes down to time of day of taking the drug- it takes about 12 hours for them to wear off, therefore it completely depends on when you take them. However, this effect is simply the drug doing what it was made to do, help keep you awake. It has completely changed my life and the long term side effects excite me more than they scare me.

        • karebear

          Ecstasy has a stronger effect but I feel some similarity only loving everyone take effort

        • Mikhaila Corbett-Hassit

          New to this discussion… just a thought; surely whether you are prescribed the drug outright or you get your hands on it online somehow and take it for your own personal use, the so-called unknown or long term side effects apply no matter what? Using this as a reason to dig at someone for advocating their positive effects seems void considering some, like me, are prescribed them for sleep disorders. I take 3 a day; yes I need them and yes for me they work incredibly well, but regardless the unknowns still apply. I’m 19; I have yet to discover if they will cause me problems getting pregnant. I have yet to discover if i find them addictive (they are labelled not as a stimulant, but as a wakeful-agent, suggesting that they are not addictive. for me personally if i don’t take them for a day, I dont crave them, but relying on them means that if i stopped taking them altogether i feel i’d definitely end up begging someone for them like some kind of crack-head). Will the cognitive benefits last long after i stop taking them, having taken them for a number of years? If there are so many unknowns then I am happy to be a guinea pig. I don’t know when i will stop taking modafinil or if i’ll ever stop, but being so young I may be able to track how it effects me over the years and stages of my life. Yes, it seems unorthodox to write about the wonders of modafinil on a website when it wouldn’t be so widely acceptable to do the same with say, ecstasy or cocaine. On a normal day, i’m the best version of myself, and with a hint of caffeine thrown in i feel like i AM on cocaine; not that i mind in the slightest. Possibly, instead of judging people who take the drug for non-medical use or for promoting it in some way, maybe we should accept it a little more? This drug interests me so much, partly because I take it (so therefore, my intrigue is heightened massively because that’s what modafinil does…) The things it allows us to do when we take it can be surprising and remarkable. I’ve never felt so in touch with my own mind. The real truth here is that there are 2 types of people, the ones who don’t mind swimming in uncharted waters to see what they might find and the ones who are scared of the possible great white lurking down below.

          -Not a scientist. But probably know more about the effects of modafinil than those scientists on here?!

      • Young Lion

        I take this drug for medical reasons. Have been for about 9 years. I am thankful it exists. It undeniably improves the quality of my life. I am also, however, AMAZED at the casual nature this drug is being promoted here.

        The fact that no-one actually knows how it works SHOULD be a concern. Were i not taking it it for a pretty debilitating condition, i would be very cautious about it’s use. The participants on this forum who have no pressing medical condition for taking it and are loudly proclaiming it’s safety is pretty bloody irresponsible.

        I am open-minded and curious by nature. I dig that this drug exists. It’s promotion, though, should be done with a sense of balance and a high degree of caution.

        Becoming pissy at anyone who urges responsible use of this stuff on this forum is childish, at best. Urging a cautious approach to it’s use is not some deficiency of mind, lack of adventurous thinking, or stilted life-view . . . It’s called being reasonable, and safe. And since the whole point of this site is to promote betterment of life, you’d think that’d be par for the course!

        Also, this oft perpetuated nonsense that this stuff is non-addictive is just that – nonsense. It sure as shit is a lot LESS addictive than amphetamine-like drugs, but it is not non-addictive. Below is an article, and a study that highlights this very clearly.

        http://content.time.com/time/h

        http://www.medscape.com/viewar

        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu

        If you’re gonna take it, that’s just dandy, but at least have an honest, adult discussion about it.

        • I hate to stick the only theory I’ve seen about what it is doing down here like this but anyway, I can say with pretty good certainty and reason that this drug is literally placing the conscious focus into the forebrain and doing so in a reasonably natural way. Human development theories demonstrate that we use different parts of the brain in combination, as we move through the phases of life. It is possible (for me, certainly) to by concentration alone adopt the same mental focus used by a target character that I want to portray – for writing or acting or study – but I can’t hold it past 45 minutes without getting a headache. Part of this is wetware – neural – adaptation. Anyway, the idea being that we have different levels of mental energy and these are filtered by their brain-pathways. If we literally can focus / amplify / whatever a specific pathway – well – that would be half the answer. The other half is how does it do this – and I can also say that there are similar effects from essential oils (specific to focuses – there appear to be a total of 88) … anyway – there’s your thesis outline doctor John.

        • OzSydDr

          Exactly. Well said. People who do take it, most have no clue how severe the serious side effects can be. Even more so than stimulants like amphetamines. Modafinil’s severe side effects kill people. That cannot even be said with Ritalin and Dexamphetamine.

          People ARE taking a way too casual approach to this drug, often without the education at all apart from some forum telling them how good it is. Most medical professionals have no clue how it works nor is there significant studies to prove it long term safety nor short term if you hit one of the severe side effects.

        • jl

          That was fabulous! Recently diagnosed with MS, but not wanting to medicate, I’m reading that <70 mg may bring my cognitive and creative measures back to a manageable par.

      • karebear

        Not sure about quality of life. It is like having a strong cup of coffee. I’m not sure if it’s making me better or worse!

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  • Joe

    Interesting comments. I’ve suffered from an inability to focus (ADD?) on any one thing for an extended period of time for years and while in my previous job, where multi-tasking was the rule of the day, I used this to great advantage, where I could juggle multiple projects like balls in the air, since I’ve left to start my own business, life has been a bit difficult. Once I added apnea and hypertension to the mix, the drugs really drag you down, it became unsupportable.
    My doctor gave me a scrip for 100mg, Modafinil and I will say it has made an unbelievable change in my life. One thing is I’ve been able to balance the fatigue from the BP drugs with the Modafinil. One of the reasons my BP was so high (besides the obvious, diet etc) was that I refused to dose for BP as consulted because of the effects it had on my concentration and the fatigue and sexual performance side effects. I am sure I am not alone in this. Now I dose for BP at bedtime and take Modafinil in the morning. What it has done is allowed me is to clear thoughts. The best way I can describe it is, I awake with an endless stream of soft thoughts literally assaulting my brain and somewhat exhausted. Once I take Modafinil, it seems to quiet the racket and I am able to focus on the next task at hand, or even identify the most important task. My wife also mentioned that my mood has improved as have a few other things, ahem ;-).
    I do find though that it is important to plan activities. You can still end up clearheaded but muddling around if you don’t identify your day. Once you do, it easy to stay on task, whether it’s a novel, a painting or a blog or just the mundane tasks of everyday life.

  • Ling

    I like your ethos Dave! (why else did I surf up here?)
    Way to go. Will be reading your future posts with interest. :)
    L

  • felix

    Hullo!
    I have been consuming Modafinil for a long period of time (over three years) on an almost daily basis. Two days ago, i went to the doctor and he told me that my liver seems to be in swollen.

    Does anybody know if taking Modafinil for long periods of time may lead to liver failure?

    It seems there is a ton of pages where people tell their experiences while taking it but, is there any page where you can read .. “security steps” to take while taking it? For instance, i have read that alcohol is not recommended while taking Modafinil.

    Cheers,
    Felix

    • Cami

      I have been taking Nuvigil for about 18 months due to narcolepsy, and according to my doctor, Provigil can cause liver damage over a period of time but Nuvigil doesn’t have that problem.

      I can tell you that I had A LOT of side effects when I first started taking this drug (headaches, dry mouth, COMPLETE loss of appetite, stomach pain, dizziness, etc.), but my quality of life was so much better that they didn’t even matter. Alcohol is not something you should drink, especially in the first 2-3 months of treatment. If I drank (and I mean just one beer with dinner) I had severe stomach pain, and I was seriously crazy. Now I have no problem with a drink at dinner, but it took quite a long time for my body to get used to the medication.

      Please talk to your doctor before getting prescribed anything like this. Not only is it expensive (I pay about $300 per month for a 30 day supply AFTER insurance), but you really don’t know how it will affect your body in the log term. My doctors (and all of the research I have done online) can’t even tell me exactly how Modafinil promotes wakefulness. They just know that it works and it’s FDA approved. Just be careful what you put in your body unless it is out of necessity, like me.

    • karebear

      I’ve been enjoying small amounts of alcohol. I think it works better than the Modafinil

    • OzSydDr

      Yes it can.

      It effects liver enzymes a LOT. I took Modafinil and my liver enzymes went through the roof. That is an indication of liver damage. It is listed as a ‘rare’ side effect but it is actually more common and NOT solved like they lead you to believe from the old medication.

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  • Rudy

    A practical question that I don’t think has been answered yet: What should you say to your MD in order to get a prescription?

    I think this drug was originally targeted towards narcoleptics. If you don’t have that affliction, what will convince a doctor to write a script for you?
    Thanks.

    • Dave Asprey

      There are 2 other blog posts about that on here!;)

      Sent from my nobile phone. You understand…
      -Dave

      • JLLV

        What are the titles of them…can’t seem to find them from my phone.

        • JLLV

          Nevermind, they came up once I was at a desktop computer.

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  • Memphis

    Hey Dave,

    what about taking Ampakine in combination with Modafinil? Dangerous? Recommended?

    I personally love Modafinil and recently stumbled upon a newspaper article adressing Modafinil and Ampakine as supplements of the future. I agree in regards to Modafinil, but have never heard of Ampakine before.

    Thanks!

  • I have narcolepsy and have been taking Provigil for 9 1/2 years now. It is a real blessing to have this drug. I am hypersensitive to amphetamines and other stimulants that I took in the early days for my narcolepsy. Work was horrible, fighting to stay awake all of the time, since the only stimulant that I could tolerate was coffee, which made me very nervous and had limited effectiveness on my narcolepsy. I began taking 100 mg of Provigil and this was sufficient for a long time. I now take about 200 mg a day. Since I am retired, some days I take only 100 mg or occasionally I skip it altogether due to the cost. If I am going to be home all day and have no big demands on me 100 mg. works fine, but otherwise I take 200 mg or even 300 mg, depending on what I have to do. If I am making a very long drive, which happens rarely it is more than likely I will take at least 300 mg for that day or even 400 if necessary if that is what it takes to stay alert. I also take about 300 mg if I have a lot to do which requires driving and other tasks that require me to stay mentally clear and focused if I am sleep deprived due to sometimes being kept awake at night due to allergy and sinus problems. My prescription is actually for 400 mg a day, but it is extremely rare for me to take that much. I am 66 years old and it doesn’t raise my blood pressure much. I take a weak high blood pressure medicine and I sometimes suspect that I wouldn’t need anything at all for blood pressure if I didn’t have to take Modifinal most every day. Skipping it entirely really makes my quality of life suck, because I am constantly getting sleepy from about noon on and it makes it hard to enjoy passive activities like watching a TV or reading. One of the commenters seemed to think that it gave him liver trouble. After using this drug for 10 years and also taking a couple of other medications, my liver has suffered no ill effects. If one is taking illegal Modafinal instead of the expensive and legal prescription Modafinal that I take, it could possibly have fillers and impurities in it that might be bad for the liver. I once read a blog by someone taking the illegal stuff and he said that it made his pee smell bad. I have taken the legal drug for 9 1/2 years and it has never done anything to my pee, so there could be bad stuff in some of that non-prescription Modafinal. All and all, I would say that the legal prescription stuff is a very good drug that doesn’t make you jittery and it isn’t even addicting like amphetamines. There are some days, when I am particularly alert in spite of my narcolepsy and am stay at home all day, when I even forget to take it until very late in the day at which point I will skip it so that I get a good nights sleep. I can go on or off the drug and change the amount that I take according to my activities with no ill effects at all. The main problem with this drug is that it is so expensive.

    • Tom

      Nice to see it works so well for you without side effects. the strong pee odor is normal in legit drug due to some sulphur compound. I did not try the origimal but another legal product and the smell is strong. I am just saying this so people don´t worry.

    • Hop63

      I have been taking 200 mg of Provigil for several years. I have chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It saved my life. I was able to continue working full-time but that’s about all I have the energy to do. I get a prescription for modafinal monthly and fill at local pharmacy. My pee smells very bad.

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  • Ricky C

    Hi! I’m wondering if you need to be on a special diet when taking modafinil or is the bullet proof diet fine ? Are there certain foods you should avoid eating when on Modafin? Thank You.

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  • BARF

    Can anyone provide insight. I started taking Modvigil, an India Pharm version of Modafinil which they tell me is Provigil generic. My first day was AWESOME! Increase productivity, felt like I could rule the world. But since then I haven’t had the same experience as Dave Asprey. Is this Modivigil a version of Provigil or no?

    • JJl7

      I had the same experience as you. First day was productive…all days after that, I feel more alert, but run down….yawning thru out the day….I sleep better at night. I really wanted the “stay up long hours & be highly productive” effect. : (

      • BARF

        How long have you been taking it? Any tips or improvements?

      • Adam L

        What are your sleep patterns like? Do you still get a full night sleep or are you expecting to be able to get by on 4 hours sleep?

      • karebear

        same same

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  • Rich

    I take modafinil on a semi regular basis (prescribed for a sleeping disorder) – i’m not sure how much effect it has, and neither can you be.

    The evidence for modafinil’s efficacy is on the whole weak, mostly undertaken by industry (making it much more likely to present a positive result) and hasn’t been subject to proper independent meta-analysis.

    It could possibly help, but we’re not sure, your experiences using it are not a reliable guide as to whether it ‘works for you’ particularly for such a subjective and unmeasurable outcome such as sleepiness – if you take a drug believing it is going to be a wonder drug you’re almost certainly going to feel like it is, when you could in reality just be wasting your money and exposing yourself to side effects.

    Individuals need to be more critical when it comes to self medication. Remember that there is a massive Cephalon PR machine trying to get people thinking that this is a wonder drug.

    (sources: doesn’t necessarily make me right but I’m a medical doctor, UK. competing interests: none)

    • Rich

      Just had a look at this site and realised that it’s selling plenty of psuedo-scientific quack products anyway, so guess you’re probably not that interested in real evidence!

      Good luck with you “being my own guinea pig” school of medicine, also known as the most meaningless level of research ever, hope it makes you plenty of money!

      • MShowers

        Interesting. Enjoy your tight sphincter of a mind.

    • That’s utter nonsense. Are you not in the least bit democratic? And perhaps one of the bullies in your field that we often hear about and run into.

      I certainly would not care whether you are a physician or not – I would say make some kind of a case. Don’t use your frankly overrated title as a cudgel for a ration of S8.

    • KITT_vs_KARR

      I disagree with the assessment that “your experiences using it are not a reliable guide as to whether it ‘works for you’ ” Seriously? Ultimately that is the BEST indicator of whether or not it “works” for me…. There are many drugs that are used on-label for their intended benefit but have NO benefit to the person taking them or even worse, serious adverse side effects, even fatal. For them, the drug DIDN’T work for them and no degree of medical advice telling them that it will work for them will shift reality into compliance. So, yes if it works for him it does indeed work for him…

      We aren’t talking about a sugar pill here but a real substance that has been researched for decades and shown in many studies as well as through numerous anecdotal reports to exhibit real benefits. I don’t believe in a “modafinil deficiency” but i do believe that there are drugs which can be cognitive enhancers and to a degree this one can be. As someone who has suffered from OSA for perhaps two decades, unknowingly, I am far more “enhanced” taking it than when I do not. Of course, for me that means bringing me perhaps to the level of alertness of someone who perhaps doesn’t have OSA. If it keeps me awake and more alert and focused it is doing its job. If it can do that for a mentally “tired” individual then it’s only reasonable that it can do even more for an otherwise “untired” individual… Not saying they should take it but that it’s a reasonable conclusion.

      One day we may even see a drug that will be a TRUE “smart” drug and can improve neuroplasticity to the point of enhancing neu­ro­genesis and synaptogenesis. When that day comes we’ll have a true “smart” drug. Of course, it will be used to treat degenerative conditions, as it should, but then us ordinary folk will want to enhance our mental abilities and hear the “you’re going to shoot your eye out” warnings. But I digress. The point here is that there is a drug that has been around for decades, is used by the military to keep fighter pilots alert (makes sense) and actually does seem to do some good for improving focus and concentration (two great skills for improving intelligence). Side effects are minimal as far as mind altering substances go and it works. How often can we say that about something?

      There’s no substitute for getting great sleep, eating right, staying physically active etc. However, when you do all of that and need to pack 28 hours of work, sleep and all the above in a 24 hour day, something is going to give. I don’t blame anyone for turning to a drug like this one to help them stay focused. It won’t make you a genius but
      it may keep you studying like one well into the night.

      • OzSydDr

        That would be fantastic, but the powers to be do not want a bunch of extremely smart (let alone the whole world) people as they would not be able to control the majority of us any longer.

        I’m not one of those people who are wearing a tin-foiled hat, but lets be realistic shall we?

        Why on earth would they want everyone to be smart? Low skilled jobs are the majority, so if everyone was smart who would do these? Everyone would be aiming for the high paid jobs, then they would actually become flooded, becoming low paid jobs and the economy in all sorts would fold over on itself.

        Do not get me wrong though, I am a fan of this as the system is completely broken and if everyone WAS smart and we had a completely different economy, imagine what the human race could achieve? Instead of wars we could be greatly benefiting ourselves and our planet working together instead of killing each other, we would be light years ahead in tech, killing off diseases and space travel and colonising other planets.

        The guys at the top do not want this though. They want people to struggle, to always fight (and 99% of people will not get this) for the American dream to get rich and drive around in a Ferrari and have a huge house. The 1% inspire the 99% to be like them yet make it impossible to do so. As long as you have hope there is order and that’s how they run it.

        It would take something huge to change that, although more people are waking up to this fact we are still far far off and most likely a natural disaster will wipe out the planet (or the human race will kill itself off through war and wrecking the planet) before we ever see what could be above.

        • karebear

          lol there’s no concern that people will be too “smart’ to work menial jobs! and killing is not taken off the table with this med either

    • karebear

      Effexor (venlafaxine) kept me awake and jonesing almost to the point of psychotic. Modafinil’s magic powers have not appeared yet in quality of life nor performance.

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  • Steve

    hi Dave,

    I love the blog. I have a couple questions about Modafinil,

    1. Are you concerned about the long term effects modafinil could have on your brain?

    2. Do you ever have alcohol after having Modafinil? I dont know if I could add something to my daily routine where I would have to give up wine lol

    3. Is it possible to take this drug and maintain a normal sleep schedule.

    Thanks,

    keep up the great work

    • hassa

      been trialing it this week. up at 7, pop one, work till 7p flawlessly, research stuff till 11 (side effect lol) watch tv shows and drink wine till 2am, rinse and repeat. this shit is awesome.

      • Garrett

        I’d recommend against hacking your sleep down to 5 hours. Sleep deprivation doesn’t do good things for the body (specifically hormones and body fat loss), even if you do have Modafinil to ‘combat’ it.

    • Jacob

      Do you ever worry about the long term affects of wine could have on your brain?

      • Kate

        no. i was initially prescribed this for a traumatic brain injury to help glue my brain back together and combat the brain fog from chronic pain. my iq was in the genius category, i was a very successful stakeholder engagement director in my field and was in charge of industry profiling/trends/demographics, had a wonderful family, ran 5 miles each day, took ballet classes twice a week, fostered arctic breed dogs and did volunteering in my community before the accident. after the accident, i struggled to remember things and to find words most days, and had to use humor to cover up my condition, which eventually failed and i lost almost everything. physically i was pretty beat up, but my brain kept declining even though my physical injuries had stabilised. i only came across modafinil after the standard emails were sent around just prior to exams about random drug testing all students – i was just about to finish my second masters degree; which was also about 18 months after the accident; and i decided i wanted to know about these performance enhancing drugs so that after graduation i could get my hands on some. at the time i was sitting at approx 60% of my performance capacity; which was still 120% of everyone else, but wasnt good enough for me. 6 months of being on modafinil, and continuing with my pain management and physical therapy, i’m now between 75-80% of my performance capacity (that 6 months started 18 months after the accident, with minimal progress made during those 18 months). so no – i dont worry about the long term effects of modafinil or wine on my brain or liver because 6 months ago i thought if this is permanent i wish i was dead. yes its hard to sleep most nights, so i either use the time to write a paper on something that i’ve always wondered (like why are we still doing bone marrow transplants when doing a 3;1 plasma;platelet ratio push would get the same result, surely the slight increased rejection risk is countered by the ease of availability of the product and an increased donor pool? which is hilarious – because my field is population health not hematology or oncology) or i think about what each biological system needs to do in order to sleep and make my body do it one by one. This is me at 75-80% capacity – i cant wait until my brain is back to 100% without modafinil, then maybe i can achieve 125-135% of my original capacity.

        • Kate

          oh yeah – my hematology & oncology faculty had been thing along the same lines, so now we’re investigating how successful the protocol already is and potentially could be through wider use; yay science!

    • Rebbeca Smith

      I usually order from modafinilcat but this time I tried supermodafinil DOT com Not only I got better prices but also super fast delivery and much better packaging. It got delivered in 5 days to New Jersey. They even have a live chat system which helped a lot!

      • Laurence Huse

        This sounds like someone shilling for a website. Moderators, why allow these posts?

      • shahirah salem

        Just tried modafinil, recieved 200pills from AmazingModafinil . com
        It was Modalert200 by Sunphrama. It felt just like what Dave said in the article above. I felt awake, alert, happy. Best thing I liked is I was not easily distracted from what I was doing all day.
        I took 1pill in the morning and I feel great. I felt thirsty all day, I think I should drink more water.It makes me super efficient and happy !

  • Modafinil makes you into an arsehole. Simple as. The same effect on the brain as Cocaine. Imagine your doctor, dentist or attorney waiting for a Modafinil fix with the false confidence it brings.

    Modafinil means I get madder every day because what you do and what you say affects my life in such a way
    I learn to hate it every minute.

    I don’t want to be subject to your Modafinil Decisions, I’m not interested in your Expensive Ugliness.

  • because of this blog. i hounded my doc to perscribe provigil. My life has improved 10 fold. I dont drink do drugs. respect the medication, and you too can benefit. I am not concerned with “shouldnt i be doing these things without medication” its about quality of life. i NOW have it

    • Ronny Rok

      Can u please explain your diet regimen and/or maybe your doses??? What is your recommendation on diet and dose?

    • karebear

      quality or quantity, I’d take either

  • Chad

    Is 200mg to much for someone that doesn’t need it for any other reason then they want to perform better at work and school

  • drows

    I take modafinil 100mg, 3-4times a day for narcolepsy. I wish it had the effect on me that people describe. Im lucky if i get 12 hours awake without crashing and needing a nap, but by comparison to how I was, its deffinetly had a massive positive effect.

    First time I took it, it affected my eyesight really badly, everything looked out of focus for a day or so. Since taking the medication continuously my ‘field’ of focus as gotten much smaller, so I can ‘focus’ on what im writing better, whether I want to or not doesn’t change. My motivation is the same.

    If I forget to take it for a day, and retake it, my eyesight will be affected again. I’ve read that modafinil cant cause tolerance. Im not so sure on that, I’ve felt its effect has decreased slightly, but i’ve also been told that it accumulates, so some people take ‘breaks’.

    I wouldnt recommend using it if there was no need to…

    Because despite there being no real side effects, drug interactions are pretty horrid. I’ve had eczema for years, when I first took modafinil, I continued to use ‘betnovate’ cream. Betnovate is very strong and absorbed through the skin.

    my hands and feet looked like they were bleeding underneeth, couldnt stand up right, my lips were swollen and looked red. I was extremely itchy. Doctors then arguing with eachother, Some thought I was experiencing early signs of steven johnson syndrome. I was told to discontinue all medications.

    After about a week of back and forth conflicting advice, neurologist told me it was likely the betnovate, and since ive stopped using the cream, im ok to take the medication.

    It was really scary moments though, I looked frightening. I know the risk of a serious side effect like steven Johnson syndrome is extremely rare, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving anyone my medication if asked. Id sooner give someone my old anxiety medication with lots of side effects, but none quite as serious.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for sharing about interactions with betnovate! I use it as well, allbeit only when needed, and would have never made that association. Very useful to me! Many thanks.

    • OzSydDr

      Great post.

      I’ve had patients take this drug and side effects vary quite a lot. Some patients get cold and flu symptoms, others it suppresses their immune system and they actually get head colds and throat infections etc.

      You really should not take this drug unless you need to. As like the article states you can get the extremely rare (and deadly) condition of SJS.

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  • jake

    How do we get modafinil or provigil if our doctor does not prescribe it?

  • Scott

    I got my order form http://modup.net and have been taking modafinil for week on and off when needed. I found it to be a very powerful compound and imo a game changer. Thanks Dave!

    • Hgo

      I have been taking Modafinil on and off since I was 21 (4 years ago) the 2nd week I took it I felt like I could solve any problem and had complete control and the ability to rationalise any fleeting thought or emotion. You are basically no longer hijacked by your emotions. I came up with a business idea that netted 45k in 2 months. I felt very clear, and at peace with life, but more importantly I was fearless because I knew I could solve any problem I was faced with. Furthermore it nullified the effects of sugar, alcohol, and any other illegal drugs I consumed.

      I at one stage took it 6 days per week for about 18 months straight. I can say that there are little (if any) physical effects. Occasional light headaches (which could be from sleep deprivation) were the only thing I noticed.

      However there were some drawbacks. The 2 that I noticed were that 1) People felt (disconnected) from me (because I was no doubt on a whole new level to them) and did not trust me. I also felt myself feeling slightly anxious and prone to over-analysing other peoples reactions and was ergo unable to connect with them on an emotional level. People commented how I had”changed” when I was NOT taking it.
      2) It made me so intelligent that I was reckless with many decisions as it suppressed my moral/emotional compass that previously would have made me “feel” aware of the consequences.

      If you decide to try it I recommend taking it daily for around 10-15 days and you should start noticing peak performance and insights around day 3-5. From my experience the main risk lies on the potential impact on your relationships.

      • Anonymous

        Funny, I just posted a long “withdrawal” post to this thread. Like you, I started to perform at a higher level, and it effected my interpersonal relationships….but the expectation was raised at my contract and I almost lost it over the last month waiting for my shipment. I just took two of those wonderful little pills and it’s like a light-switch was switched back on. I did find something of a disconnect, I don’t want to exaggerate, it is slightly like that John Travolta movie, but f-em, it’s not your fault if you can suddenly start understanding Post-Modern Philosophy and advanced math…time to get new friends IMHO. Everything this poster says is true, it DOES impact your relationships. It helped my relationship with my kids and my wife. It hurt my relationship with some of my friends. But overall, I felt my higher performance makes up for it. Focus the energy on trying to help others, try asking questions. But, just don’t run out of this magical little pill…or you’ll have hell to pay. 😉

        BTW: I don’t think it makes you smarter, I think it clears out the cobwebs and allows you to use what you’ve got better. A dope is going to be a dope on Modafinil. Someone smart, who might be tired all the time so can’t think clearly, is going to be able to better utilize his or her “smartness.” That’s my opinion and I think medical studies back this.

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  • Anonymous

    Regarding the placebo effect….there is no way it is….read this and decide if this is all in my head.

    Okay. I commented before about how if I took too much, I’d feel mighty, but my mind would want to do everything and nothing. Once I found the right dosage, I was mighty. Well, instead of taking rarely for special “focus events,” I fell into taking it daily and sleeping only 5 hours a night. If you are overworked, overstressed, and can’t get enough sleep, Modafinil is a wonder drug. Over last few months to a year, it became my “normal” state and who “I am”…Modafinil is part of my personality now. Well, now the flip side.

    I didn’t order my latest batch via the slow boat from India until I had ran out. Mistake. Although not a physical or emotional withdrawal, there IS a sort of withdrawal, and it is every bit as miserable as quitting a real addiction IMHO. Watch the news piece on Dave and how he performs without Modafinil and how he performs once he takes it. THAT is the effect of stopping, once hooked.

    While waiting for my stash to arrive, I have almost lost my contract due to nonperformance and come close to flunking out of graduate school. The problem is that the new “normal” had become being able to sleep 5 hours a night, work full-time in a “thinking” job (computer programmer), go to graduate school at night in CS, raise two kids in middle school, lift weights, ride my bike in spirited competitive group rides, and still have time to read recreational books. The last year I have experienced a sort of mini-renessaince. Despite being middle-aged. I have been on testosterone therapy for several years, but all it really does is make Janet Reno as attractive as Kate Upton as far as I can tell….but maybe it’s because I long ago became accustomed to that new normal…but Modafinil, whoa Nelly, it’s the real deal, it is life-changing.

    Modafinil becomes part of who “YOU” are…stop taking it, and suddenly your back to a middle-aged guy who needs 9 hours of sleep a night and is still tired and cranky. But, then, because of your “mightyness” using Modafinil, life is expecting your performance that you had when sleeping only 5 hours. So you sleep 6 hours…uh, oh. You suddenly stop being able to churn out as much code, as if you were twenty. You start to resemble the tired worn-out older coders who should have left the business already. You stop being able to do the advanced math like you did back in college. Yahoo “news” starts to compete for your attention while at work. You yell at your kids when helping with homework instead of thinking how much fun their homework is. You sleep on your long train commute to Manhattan rather than do your homework. You are tired, miserable, and you just want to go on a long vacation doing nothing….

    Then, that little beautiful brown package from India arrives, you pop your 2 pills, and within an hour the world is back to being wonderful. You feel as if you slept a full night’s sleep. You assure your boss that you WILL get what you didn’t get done, done this weekend. Your clear-headed, ready to work, and you can’t wait to tackle the day’s challenges. Life is back to “normal.”

    What will be the long-term effects? I dunno, what will the long terms effects of my testosterone therapy be? But I do know one thing, this was NOT all in my head. Modafinil is a wonderful drug, but if you allow it to become the new normal – and become part of who “YOU” are – then I’m afraid you will have to spend that three bucks a day on pills for the rest of your life. Of course, how much is Starbucks these days?

    Hope this helps someone when considering Modafinil. If your a high-school kid still growing, I’d tread carefully, like testosterone, this can probably screw you up with not as many benefits. But there is no denying it is life changing if tiredness is a major part of your life. Modafinil is truly wonderful, but once it becomes ingrained in your life, trying to stop is like asking yourself to go back to being tired, cranky, and….well, old. I cannot stop taking this drug. I will not stop taking this drug. This drug is part of who “I AM”….If you decide to take it regularly, it will become part of who “YOU ARE.” That much I am certain….not making a judgement call. Well, back to that deadline…. 😉

    • joe

      If I write like this on the stuff I’m going places in life!

      • David Scott

        nah you aren’t, don’t kid yourself lol.

    • Harmen

      Sounds like methamphetamin. Hope for you that it isn’t.

      • Garrett

        It isn’t.

        • Harmen

          Good argument.

        • Garrett

          What more needs to be said? The pharmacology of Modafinil is freely available online. Modafinil is not methamphetamin. Doctors can and do prescribe Modafinil. Doctors can’t prescribe and won’t prescribe methamphetamin.

        • Harmen

          From: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/319/2/561.full

          Thereafter, several investigators questioned the contribution of dopamine neurotransmission to modafinil pharmacology, on the basis of overlapping, but not identical behavioral and neurochemical responses of modafinil compared with amphetamine, a psychomotor stimulant with robust dopaminergic effects
          (…)
          Modafinil engenders behavioral effects consistent with enhanced dopamine transmission, because it increases motor activity in normal or parkinsonian monkeys (Jenner et al., 2000; van Vliet et al., 2006), partially generalizes to a cocaine-like discriminative stimulus in rodents, and serves as a reinforcer at high doses in monkeys or human subjects
          (…)
          Modafinil also increases striatal dopamine efflux as effectively as amphetamine in dog brain, with dose ratios comparable with clinical dose ratios.

          Do you really want to mess up your dopamine system? What goes up must come down.

          It is also used for cocaine addiction. Stuff that you can swallow and works for addiction always works in the same way as the stuff you are addicted to.

          While I don’t completely understand the pharmacology of madafinil, I hope you guys do. The way you guys talk about this modafinil is like you are discussing drugs. And I am okay if you want to take it, but don’t treat it if it is like candy.

        • Guest

          Uh, modafinil IS a drug. Sheesh.

        • Ash Marlene Hane

          Adderall is methamphetamine

        • Garrett

          I wasn’t speaking about Adderall. I was speaking about Modafinil.

        • Tina Pihota

          But you stated that doctors do not and will not prescribe meth

        • Garrett

          Which is true. They don’t. Adderall is not meth.

        • Tina Pihota

          and Dr’s give it to kids

        • jl

          While our son was deployed, the DIL started all 3 children on Adderal (5,8,11). They don’t need zombie costumes for Halloween! They are the real deal. Mommy started on it after a diagnosis of narcolepsy.

        • Adderall is certainly not a methamphetamine! It is a combination of multiple Amphetamine salts designed to limit the euphoria producing components that general amphetamines produce. “Amphetamine is scientifically known as methylated phenylethylamine. Methamphetamine is double methylated phenylethylamine.” The doubling effect causes a much stronger and longer lasting effect in human physiology and intensifies most of the effects of the drug in ones system. The addictive potential between the two drugs in fairly large as well.

        • Tina Pihota

          Why because they do not get a kick back

    • JJ

      Thank you for writing about this so honestly.

    • JJ

      I have very similar experience … and I too tried testosterone supplementation. As far as quality of life goes the testosterone did not make very much difference except make it easier to gain muscle with intense lifting. And yes it boosted sex drive temporarily (was like 13 with a hormonal surge until i got used to it) but honestly I’ve never known low sex drive. It was the consistent energy and mental clarity I was really looking for.

      Clearly responses vary. In my case, it was definitely not placebo. I have tried many approaches to reach a new level energetically, to a level I would consider satisfying, enough to really engage my abilities constently. For me there has been a huge difference in being able to take this pill to remove the dullness, taking with it the “brain fog.”
      It has been a fact of life, my whole life, that I only seem to function at an energetic and mental peak sometimes. Exercise, nutrition, yoga, meditation, devotional life …. a life dedicated to the health of the spirit … life has been wonderful but energy and ability still disappointingly inconsistent.

      For me this is not a matter of wanting to return to youthful vigor. It’s a matter of achieving a control and consistency that I always wished I had, and never had naturally.

      I have wondered what the difference is between myself and people of equal(ly high) intelligence, but who always seem to retain access to their full resources, at any time of the day. I still don’t know the answer to that question, but I do know that modafinil bridges the gap. In my experience so far it is in its own league. No high, no jitter, no speed, no sense of being “cranked up,” extra pleasure or trippiness of any kind, just myself out of grasp of the “sleepies.” Maybe I do have a subtle narcolepsy; certainly I never thought to label it as such. By nature and conditioning, I am wary of psychiatric labels.

      I also agree with the anonymous poster above that coming off of it is a bummer … the difference comes into stark relief. No one wants to be dependent on a pill to feel like their best self. I certainly don’t. Especially one whose mode of action is not completely understood, and whose long term effects are not yet known.

      It is a major curiosity to me how this drug functions, and why some who have taken it are so convinced that it must be a placebo for those whose lives it has changed. I take this as very strong evidence of significant variety in brain chemistry as it applies to … well, whatever it is that Modafinil affects! … More and more I am a believer in science to help us overcome our personal obstacles, even on a spiritual path, and with spiritual goals.

      • Zoltaire

        Check for sleep Apnea. might change your life.

    • vetiarvind

      I KNOW right. This shit is awesome. I worked 17 hours yesterday, hit the gym, socialized and felt like I could build a new empire(of course, that’s just me being delusional, but then when I’m on modafinil I notice I tend to be a bit smart). Thankfully I live in India, so instead of waiting for the package, I just get to walk a few blocks to my friendly pharmacist’s place. Which I need to do right now in order to finish this project by the weekend.

      A word of caution – sometimes I notice that I can’t get to sleep early on it because there are a million thoughts and images going through your mind, so these days I just workread myself into exhaustion upto around 2 in the monring, so the moment I hit the bed, I’m out.

      • Saurabh Vij

        Where in India do you stay? I am from New Delhi. would love to connect and learn more about this.

        • Maninder Chawla

          Hey am from New Delhi too !
          Where do you locate in New Delhi ?

        • Kevan Tador

          Bro I’m from bombay. Three months before I had this stuff. Trust me this stuff is outstanding. I couldnt believe I hacked my productivity. Makes me feel like I m in complete work mode. You definitely need to be determined but after that you dont feel distracted. It is like 5 to 10 times the power of caffeine without jittery feeling. I worked for 9 to 10 hrs on this stuff. Anti-fatigue & less appetite. I have it 4 to 5 times a week. Also looking for some more smart stuff like aniracetam. The access to this stuff is not easy but not impossible. You get in any chemist. @saurabhvij @vetiarvind @maninderchawla guys lets discuss.

        • Kevan Tador

          Bro I’m from bombay. Three months before I had this stuff. Trust me this stuff is outstanding. I couldnt believe I hacked my productivity. Makes me feel like I m in complete work mode. You definitely need to be determined but after that you dont feel distracted. It is like 5 to 10 times the power of caffeine without jittery feeling. I worked for 9 to 10 hrs on this stuff. Anti-fatigue & less appetite. I have it 4 to 5 times a week. Also looking for some more smart stuff like aniracetam. The access to this stuff is not easy but not impossible. You get in any chemist. @saurabhvij:disqus @vetiarvind:disqus @maninderchawla:disqus guys lets discuss.

      • Collin Porterfield

        Which brand do you buy in India?

      • Kevan Tador

        Bro I’m from bombay. Three months before I had this stuff. Trust me this stuff is outstanding. I couldnt believe I hacked my productivity. Makes me feel like I m in complete work mode. You definitely need to be determined but after that you dont feel distracted. It is like 5 to 10 times the power of caffeine without jittery feeling. I worked for 9 to 10 hrs on this stuff. Anti-fatigue & less appetite. I have it 4 to 5 times a week. Also looking for some more smart stuff like aniracetam. The access to this stuff is not easy but not impossible. You get in any chemist.

    • Joel Dewit

      Hello, forgive me if I’m wrong, but modafinil isn’t created for someone who wants to get 5 hours of sleep and churn out high levels of productivity within a short amount of time. It’s created for people with sleep disorders who still need 7 hours of sleep and maybe even a nap, to help them live normal lives and be as productive as others without sleep disorders.

  • Shivkumar

    FYI, ‘enlightented’ is not a word.

  • anon

    Im actually suffering from memory loss. Ive used it sporadically before exams and im just wondering if its because of modafinil. there have been studies about this. I have co-morbid depression. maybe the two dont go together. Im scared of messing with it any further.

  • Leon Ousby

    You deleted my previous post and I understand why you would, as a prescription junkie is no different to a street junkie. I always have meth, crack and H in my back pack. Unlike yourself, I’m not being paid by street dealers to promote these soul destroying substances. The pharmaceutical dealers pay you better.

    People, watch the documentary ‘The marketing of Maddness’

    You’re consciously creating addicts Dave. It’s not your IQ that has increased by 20%. It’s your bank balance.

    Be careful.

    • KITT_vs_KARR

      How do you feel about caffeine? Coffee? It’s a stimulant. 5 hour energy? Look, when crack will turn people into healthy, fit, high performing workaholics I’ll support its legalization. Until then, your argument is a strawman argument.

  • Anthony

    I have a question about dosage takes and long term use
    Would it be better to take 100mg half a pill or full daily 200mg
    And long term use taking it daily is there any risk i heard that people lose memory and never gain memory back from fda reports i have a healthy diet no sodas or junk good only water green tea and healthy foods and mealsi exerciseand eat Brian foods i also use neuroscience programs like lumosityand i will only use this for getting stuff done taking it in the morning and never to stay up late and pull all nighters i will always try and get a fill night sleep.
    And is there times when i should stop for periods of time and then start taking it again.?

  • rogerio gretz

    Seems very useful for lazy procrastinators, so I guess it’s good or the world (there aren’t many effective ways to make lazy procrastinators productive).

    I still rather just man up/woman up? and power through 20-hour sessions of work/study without missing a beat.

  • Kim MS patient

    So….You and your colleagues are the reason that I can’t get my Modafinil…..They have run out at the moment and I am having to wean myself off of it cause there is no telling when it will be available again. Thanks a lot !

    • cindyMSshewchuk

      I totally agree with you Kim.
      It makes me sick that this medication is abused and taken away from people such as you and I.
      I posted my thoughts on it and the crock of crap dad fad diet he promotes.
      I’m sure it will not be approve to be posted.
      I also put a link on it to prove his diet is another money making fad.
      People do not research enough.
      I see all these doctors on here who are ok with the abuse of this medication and it makes me sick.
      Best of luck to you.

  • fflintstone

    wow, the new cocaine, how exciting, not.

    • Jimantha

      Wow, someone on the internet has no idea what they are talking about. How exciting.

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  • dhunt

    My experience with Provigil is mostly a good one. One recommendation: do not take it before consuming large amounts of alcohol. I don’t know if Provigil itself damages your liver, but its “I am fucking awesome” aura it gives you probably does because of the more than average amount of alcohol you will drink. It is similar to cocaine (but do not snort this stuff) in that you think can drink more than when you are not taking it.

    As for its use as a study aid: similar to adderall, but not as potent. If you have to study for an exam or are engaging in an activity requiring a similar level of cognitivity, you will probably do it better on Provigil. If I am pulling an all-nighter before an exam, I take a half pill (100mg of the 200mg) every 4 to 5 hours.

    This drug postpones sleep, but it does not replace sleep. Its usefulness is in increasing the productivity of your waking hours, not transforming yourself into a Renaissance Man that outsmarts Robert De Niro. At least not in one sitting 😉

  • Thomas

    Dave…do you recommend cycling on/off modafinil as a precaution? Also, are there any supplements that you recommend take to counteract any potential negative side effects of taking modafinil on a regaular basis.

  • sandra

    how can I order this medication? do I have to have a prescription from a dr to get it? and how much does it cost? thanks

  • David

    The site BritishMedStore.com is selling Modafinil (Sun Pharma Modalert) cheaper than myModafinil is currently.

  • Dance Smart

    All you Modafinil haters are crazy! There’s a reason the pharmaceutical company is charging $500-$1000 plus for a month supply of this stuff… Bc THEY KNOW IF everyone got their hands on it they’d be screwed money-wise! So far I’m a firm believer in this stuff. I’ve been over-using Phentermine 37.5 ‘s for years now & my diet doctor, who I know is over-prescribing for money, lets me have 2pills a day. I’ve only met him once. I’m 5’1 125 LOL, NOT COOL! Another diet place only wanted to give me 15mg and would make me see the doc every week. The phentermine was starting to kill my brain completely. Sometimes I’d pop more than 2 a day. Started to take adderall instead but only got a month supply of 10mg, it was better but still not what I was looking for. I want to feel healthy not feel like a crack head. I’m a dancer w/ a BFA & have worked my ass off to get where I am. So far Modafinil has changed my “attitude” about life & has kept me from turning to illegal street drugs. I never wanted to be a coke head & I never will be but I also never wanted to be a diet pill popping addict & I was so you the do the math. I didn’t want to get caught up in Adderall bc I’ve seen it Destroy friends & lovd ones. Phentermine was destroying me & destroying my brain, Modafinil has saved my life.

  • Alpha Elite

    Skeptics….. Heres an accurate profile of why this works.

    Imagine all the things you would do if you had plenty of energy and focus to do them. Every idea you had that sounded to hard or you simply felt to tired and you didn’t have enough time to accomplish.

    Well now you consistently have the energy to do that and now the “cob webs” so to speak are swept away and you think clearly.

    More over the opinions of other seem to bother you less because your happier and feel more secure.

    Often times this is all the average person needs to execute a great idea or pursue a goal.

    Positivity
    Energy
    Mental Toughness
    Persistence

    All things we have in abundance if we have enough energy and the right amount of neurotransmitter.

    Because we are at the top of our game of course we feel smarter

    • Yeah, right, a stable mania: Up tonality, totally male, positive entropy, source-energy.
      Now, having worked with a guy who was like this naturally (a double sun in Aries no doubt – never checked) – I diagnosed him at the time as borderline insane. Okay – what you said.

    • karebear

      I haven’t notice that at all

  • michaeldane

    I’m 53 and have been taking Modafinil for a couple years. I work on the north slope of Alaska, 12 hours a day three weeks at a time and then I have 2 weeks off. I was burned out, had trouble concentrating, focusing on my work (engineering/design) I thought I was just at the age where these things start happening. But, I told myself they didn’t have to happen if I refused to participate in a trip toward old age and a dull brain. Anyway… Modafinil and a little shot of “Test” and I’m kicking ass again. Promoted 3 times in 4 years and my income has more than doubled. Not a bullshit story, and not all due to Modafinil and testosterone. I’m good at what I do and I work hard. But the combo of the 2… and I’m back. I feel sharp, energetic etc. my only side effect is a minor headache at times. I’d recommend to anyone. I take one 200 mg a day. Maybe a second pill sometimes if I have a challenging afternoon.

    • Joss

      Hi Michael, Im just wondering where you get your supply of Modafinil from, im quite interesting in trying this out but am quite wary of buying pills from illegitimate sources. Thanks

  • Mia

    Are there any online sources that sell This drug

  • Sarah

    For modafinil and armodafinil http://www.BritishMedStore.net seems the most reliable and priceworthy

    – as I think others have found too, the customer Service from Emily is second to none!

    • CoffeeMinded

      My experience with Modalert is mostly a good one. One recommendation: do not take it before consuming large amounts of alcohol. I don’t know if Modalert itself damages your liver, but its “I am fucking awesome” aura it gives you probably does because of the more than average amount of alcohol you will drink. It is similar to cocaine (but do not snort this stuff) in that you think can drink more than when you are not taking it.

      As for its use as a study aid: similar to adderall, but not as potent. If you have to study for an exam or are engaging in an activity requiring a similar level of cognitivity, you will probably do it better on Provigil. If I am pulling an all-nighter before an exam, I take a half pill (100mg of the 200mg) every 4 to 5 hours.

      This drug postpones sleep, but it does not replace sleep. Its usefulness is in increasing the productivity of your waking hours, not transforming yourself into a Renaissance Man that outsmarts Robert De Niro. At least not in one sitting 😉

      But yeah definitely recommend BritishMedStore.net – just nice people, who’ve had personal experience with modafinil themselves which is always refreshing.

      • Richard

        I have narcolepsy and have been taking Provigil for 9 1/2 years now. It is a real blessing to have this drug. I am hypersensitive to amphetamines and other stimulants that I took in the early days for my narcolepsy. Work was horrible, fighting to stay awake all of the time, since the only stimulant that I could tolerate was coffee, which made me very nervous and had limited effectiveness on my narcolepsy. I began taking 100 mg of Provigil and this was sufficient for a long time. I now take about 200 mg a day. Since I am retired, some days I take only 100 mg or occasionally I skip it altogether due to the cost. If I am going to be home all day and have no big demands on me 100 mg. works fine, but otherwise I take 200 mg or even 300 mg, depending on what I have to do. If I am making a very long drive, which happens rarely it is more than likely I will take at least 300 mg for that day or even 400 if necessary if that is what it takes to stay alert. I also take about 300 mg if I have a lot to do which requires driving and other tasks that require me to stay mentally clear and focused if I am sleep deprived due to sometimes being kept awake at night due to allergy and sinus problems. My prescription is actually for 400 mg a day, but it is extremely rare for me to take that much. I am 66 years old and it doesn’t raise my blood pressure much. I take a weak high blood pressure medicine and I sometimes suspect that I wouldn’t need anything at all for blood pressure if I didn’t have to take Modifinal most every day. Skipping it entirely really makes my quality of life suck, because I am constantly getting sleepy from about noon on and it makes it hard to enjoy passive activities like watching a TV or reading. One of the commenters seemed to think that it gave him liver trouble. After using this drug for 10 years and also taking a couple of other medications, my liver has suffered no ill effects. If one is taking illegal Modafinal instead of the expensive and legal prescription Modafinal that I take, it could possibly have fillers and impurities in it that might be bad for the liver. I once read a blog by someone taking the illegal stuff and he said that it made his pee smell bad. I have taken the legal drug for 9 1/2 years and it has never done anything to my pee, so there could be bad stuff in some of that non-prescription Modafinal. All and all, I would say that the legal prescription stuff is a very good drug that doesn’t make you jittery and it isn’t even addicting like amphetamines. There are some days, when I am particularly alert in spite of my narcolepsy and am staying at home all day, when I even forget to take it until very late in the day at which point I will skip it so that I get a good nights sleep. I can go on or off the drug and change the amount that I take according to my activities with no ill effects at all. The main problem with this drug is that it is so expensive.

        • O’Hay

          I took modafinil for about a year. It was 2007, I couldn’t concentrate on anything and I read about people taking it in the guardian. So I ordered some from a company in India. Back then it wasn’t as easy to get, and was fairly expensive. I paid about £70 for a pack of 40.

          The first time I took it, it was amazing. I took three which was way too much, read three quarters of a novel in one night, did an interview the next day, and felt fine. What the author says about needing to go to the toilet all the time is true. It also makes you feel nauseated.

          I used it primarily to write essays, and it was really really great for the first four or five, but there was a drastic trailing off, and the physical side-effects got worse. Those who say they could sleep on it – that’s pretty good, as I never could, and would often wake up feeling wrecked when I finally did get to bed.

          So I stopped for a while and would only take it to pull through an all-nighter. Once I’d finished university, I stopped all together and have never taken it since.

          However, if you have a big project coming up, and you’ve not taken it yet, I recommend it. Remember to drink a lot of water, take two or three medium doses over the course of the day, and focus on a specific task. Stretch a lot (I found myself sitting in crazy positions for hours), eat even if you don’t want to, and then give yourself a few days off. Taking it long-term, just to get through school, is a very bad idea as there are other ways you can improve your concentration / productivity.

        • Lisa Alley

          I agree on taking a break from it. Just like Adderall or Ritalin, the medication is more beneficial if you take a day or two off from it. I also suggest taking one Benadryl with it starts to wear off later in the day and you start to feel the jittery side effects. Brings back my concentration and calmness while still being alert sans drowsiness 😉

        • Gabriel

          Hi. The pee smell has nothing to do with prescription or not prescription generic drug.

        • Keith Speno

          I take Modalert from nixest. com – I’ve never had any issues with pee, just drink plenty of water with it. It does however make my bowels move ha ha.

      • ExperiencedBiohacker

        Bought a starter pack off http://www.BritishMedstore.net which is 40 pills and and an extra 10 pills for free – was worried they’re weren’t going to get past customs, but luckily they did!

        As the name suggests I’ve tried lots of other Nootropics but Modalert 200mg is still the best imo

    • AnnaS

      I have experience with both Provigil and Nuvigil.

      The best way to know if either are for you is to buy it in bulk using the manufacturers discount, available from the cephalon website.

      Have your nearest compounding pharmacy fill the prescription and compound either into 10mg capsules. Use multiple capsules of this precise amount to determine the exact dose that is right for you.

      This is important because the recommended dosages are meant to treat sleep and shift/wake disorders.

      Crumbling or breaking at home is not precise enough for this drug. You gotta get the dose just right or else you cross the threshold between benefit and amphetamine effects.

      I have determined that 40mg then 10mg every 2 hours is perfect.

      Nuvigil feels more like an amphetamine that provigil, which is ironic considering that it is meant to be to the newer formulation. But in this case, newer means molecularly newer and not necessarily better.

      Best of biohacking to all!

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    • Jason

      Anyone using mod.ph, I see they are cheap according to gwern.

      • DavidK

        mod.ph aka modup.net is a recommended vendor. Ive used them a couple times with no problems.

        • M Farouk Khaznawi

          its so expensive in modup.net

        • trials

          modafizone.co have been the quickest for me. Great site, very secure and they beat the hell out of the other vendor prices…

  • JDG

    Dave, could you write about Modafinil tolerance? I haven’t seen this mentioned much, but after taking 100mg a day for 6 months, I feel like it’s not affecting me as much as it used to…is Modafinil tolerance a well documented phenomenon or am I imagining things?

  • Mick

    Have you ever used Provigil at the same time with amino acids like arginine, tryptophan, lysine etc?

    • Jerome Wilson

      Very late reply but you should be fine with most amino acid supplements. You might just want to avoid or be careful with tyrosine as it’s a dopamine precursor and Modafinil is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor.

  • Mick

    Does any body knows if it interacts with amino acids?

    • jk

      Dopamine is a monoamine, they are all derived from tryptophan

      • mesoman

        Dopamine is made from tyrosine, not tryptophan.

      • Martin Lydon

        Tryptophan is a precursor for Serotonin and Melatonin. Tyrosine, like Mesoman states, is a precursor for Dopamine (L-DOPA and Phenylalanine being the others)

  • George_A35

    I have a question, about this I have been taking modifnal for about 2 months for ADHD, the first week best switch i ever made other then the fact I felt tired early on in the day at first I thought it was caused from changing of the medications, 2 months I still seem to be excessively tired but can focus on a project once I get started, is this a known side effect?

  • John C

    Effect on sleep is briefly mentioned in this article. Looking for some insight into that since I have constant trouble getting to sleep at bedtime. Does this modafinil make it easier to sleep, as long as you don’t take the drug near bedtime?

  • Jerome Wilson

    I’ve used Modafinil quite a bit and it is amazing but I won’t continue with it because it’s far too ‘cokey’ for me. I know that’s not everyone’s experience by any means but even relatively small amounts reveal a side of me I don’t like. Also, I find it particularly anxiogenic in the ‘come down’ phase.

    • Sam

      I notice the same anxiogenic in the ‘come down’. Do you have any idea what it is due to or how to avoid it?

      • Jerome Wilson

        Glad it’s not just me, Sam. There’s a couple anecdotal reports that might point towards choline depletion as the culprit but I’ve only just dug them up so I haven’t got any personal experience of whether choline supplementation might help. Can’t hurt to give it a try though. In the past I’ve tried to take the edge off with 5-HTP and phenibut (careful with that, it’s quick the develop tolerance and withdrawal effects apparently).

        I might give armodafinil a try to see if it gives any different effects.

        • Sam

          Jerome, it does not seem that modafinil affects acetylcholine much, but lowers GABA
          http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1620245
          Maybe trying some calming supplement works?

        • Jerome Wilson

          You’re right, that looks a lot more promising as the possible cause of the anxiety. It could be that using GABA supplements and / or L-Glutamine (and possibly high dose inositol) should help then.

          I’ve suffered from GAD anyway, on and off, and L-Glutamine has helped to a certain extent with that in the past but I’ve never tried supplementing GABA itself so I might give it a go.

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  • Cass

    As someone who has been prescribed modafinil, I recommend people watch medication interactions as well. I have been told by my specialist, my family doctor and my pharmacist that it has the possibility of making certain birth controls ineffective as well as they don’t recommend you should take it with antihistamines (example: many cough syrups) as it can raise your blood pressure. It is a light stimulant/upper therefore it is also not recommend to drink alcohol with it.

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  • Nika

    Modafinil deficiency?
    I am also suffering from amphetamine and cocaine deficiency then.
    Modafinil is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, like other stimulant drugs.
    Take any other semi-legal or illegal stimulant and you also get your enhanced performance and focus, your writer’s block will be removed no doubt.
    People, be careful with this substance, it is not just a harmless “smart drug”.

    • JRMD

      Well-considered, well-said.

    • Young Lion

      I could not agree more. I take this drug for medical reasons. Have been for about 9 years. I am thankful it exists. It undeniably improves the quality of my life. I am also, however, AMAZED at the casual nature this drug is being promoted here.

      The fact that no-one actually knows how it works SHOULD be a concern. Were i not taking it it for a pretty debilitating condition, i would be very cautious about it’s use. The participants on this forum who have no pressing medical condition for taking it and are loudly proclaiming it’s safety is pretty bloody irresponsible.

      I am open-minded and curious by nature. I dig that this drug exists. It’s promotion, though, should be done with a sense of balance and a high degree of caution.

      Becoming pissy at anyone who urges responsible use of this stuff on this forum is childish, at best. Urging a cautious approach to it’s use is not some deficiency of mind, lack of adventurous thinking, or stilted life-view . . . It’s called being reasonable, and safe. And since the whole point of this site is to promote betterment of life, you’d think that’d be par for the course!

      Also, this oft perpetuated nonsense that this stuff is non-addictive is just that – nonsense. It sure as shit is a lot LESS addictive than amphetamine-like drugs, but it is not non-addictive. Below is an article, and a study that highlights this very clearly.

      http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1885825,00.html

      http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/589934#1

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19293415?dopt=Abstract

      If you’re gonna take it, that’s just dandy, but at least have an honest, adult discussion about it.

  • theelevatorlife

    Dave, I am also a big fan of modafinil. Having been a long time user yourself are you still taking it, have you had or discovered side effects OR simply found another stack that you like better?

  • JDD

    Modafinil is an amazing drug for sick people who need it. I have a troubling neurological condition that causes disabling fatigue, and modafinil has made a huge difference for me. My doctor was initially reluctant to prescribe it, and even now there are limits on how I can fill my prescription. The reason for all this reluctance (and the delay in getting me the medication I need) is because some people selfishly choose to abuse this powerful compound. People who abuse modafinil are not just “cheating.” They are trying to get ahead by stepping on the backs of sick and disabled people. Think about that next time you decide to pop a “smart pill.”

  • AlanMTucker

    I am a huge fan of energy drinks and bullet proof coffee, I find modafinil gives me a huge extra boost when I need it, I have been buying from modup.net for a few months now, they seem to be the only niche site left for modafinil.

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  • TheSuitIsNotBlack

    What about coffee + modafinil? Would that be too much stimulation?

  • JRMD

    As a physician, I prescribe modafinil frequently – not to just anyone who requests it, but rather, to those struggling with the debilitating fatigue associated with chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, lupus, etc. The thing that occurs to me as I read your article is this – everything you say about modafinil you could also say about ritalin, about adderall, about amphetamines. They make you feel energetic and improve your performance? Really? How surprising. This has been known for close to 100 years. I wonder at the ways in which you refer to people using it (and listen to your readers’ comments, “this shit is awesome!”) – in nearly all cases, they’re using it to perform above-and-beyond what would be expected of a normal workday, for eg. a medical resident pulling 36-hour shifts, high-powered executives achieving this or that. If you want to drug yourself to over-achieve, that’s fine – no one’s going to prevent you from buying this drug and doing just that, just as you can use “a few drinks to wind down” at night, smoke some weed to get to sleep, and then look forward to your Starbucks caffeine hit when you wake-up. Anyway you slice it, you’re using drugs to change the way you feel – if you’re OK with that, great, but call it for what it is.

    • Young Lion

      Well put.

  • Modafinil is proven to work on healthy individuals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23935959).
    That’s an important result as a lot of substances are just tested on elderly or alzheimer diseased people and then marketed for young healthy individuals.
    neurotropia.com

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    I absolutely love armodafinil, helps me get 500% out of everything I do on days i take it. However, the days following I feel physically and mentally fatigued. Looking for ways to replenish the neurotransmitters (epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine) involved in the modus operandi of Armodafinil/Modafinil I found this http://www.neurogenesis-inc.com/neureplenish.aspx What are your thoughts on stacking with armodafinil/modafinil to get the choline/piracetam effect guys?

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  • Lex

    Hey Dave, what is a good site that you can order Modafanil from that delivers to Canada? thanks

  • Iam TheWitness

    Hello, I just starting taking Nuvigil 150mlg for the first time today and I feel weird. I am taking it for concentration and cognitive abilities. I felt very jittery and couldn’t really focus. Can anyone please tell me what the correct dosage should be or better yet how and what should I do to make this work.

  • I drink lots of coffee and energy drinks because of my

    long hours working online. I am an SEO Specialist and have been wanting to try Modafinil as an alternative to so much caffeine. Thanks for the article.

  • Andrew

    I tried a 200mg tablet and didn’t notice anything. Rather than study I spend the whole day on the internet looking and watching crap. This is common for me but on this day I do have to admit I did find it hard to turn my head away. Even when I went to kitchen to get something to eat, before I managed to I found myself sitting back down at my laptop. Maybe it works to provide focus but it has increased focus on the unproductive things I wanted to stop focusing on. It’s definitely not a solution for laziness. Haha.

  • Mike smith

    I would like to share a positive experience I have had with http://www.ModafinilDog.com. I ordered 200 Waklert 150mg from modafinildog on Friday February 6th 2015, and have received the order today on Thursday 12th – that is 5 working days!

    The expiry date is longer than what I am used to, and the packaging is professional. When I have ordered from other vendors the pills have simply come in what looks to be a sheet of cardboard folded in half and sellotape on the sides. Modafinildog package looks ‘medical’ rather than something shipped from India and it has the name of a legitimate pharmacy that supplied the medication on the package.

    Further the price was roughly half what I paid from other vendors, and a copy of the batch certificate of purity and potency was included in the package. This is the best service I have received in over 4 years of buying modafinil.

  • Leonardo Riera

    Isn’t buying modafinil without a prescription illegal?

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  • Jk Gent

    I am a genuine depressive. My psychiatrist prescribed Provigil for me in 2005. Along with my antidepressants, this drug gave me back my life. About 3 years ago, my insurance cut me off saying that the use of the drug as an aid to antidepressants is an off label. Now I can’t afford the drug. The generic is between $500-$600 for a month’s supply. I am back to fighting early mornings, feeling seasonally depressed. Why?? The answer to all questions. Money. The high-flyers you are talking about cam afford it. Not everyone can.

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  • SleepyChick

    Hi there! I have narcolepsy (the condition that modafinil was created to treat), so I thought I’d share my experience with it.

    I have a prescription for modafinil and I take 200mg twice a day just to function. Even then, I’m not 100%. I still need to take naps throughout the day, drink coffee, and some days it just doesn’t work at all. I don’t get any of the “brain boosting” effects – just stops me from dozing off all the time. It has helped me tremendously, and I am very thankful that it exists!

    I am just a *little* bitter that people who don’t need it can take it and get a brain boost…. especially as someone who works in IT. Modafinil is supposed to allow people like me to lead a “normal” life, and, well, if “normal” people take it, it’s no longer an even playing field. I liken it to athletes taking steroids. I don’t mean to spark any debate here, nor am I saying that there’s anything wrong with taking modafinil for biohacking purposes. I just want to introduce that side of the discussion.

    As for Nuvigil, I have tried that too and I HATE it. Everyone reacts differently, but it’s nothing like “2x Provigil”. I tried every dose possible and it did nothing by give me migraines, horribly dry mouth, and made me sweaty all the time. I was still just as sleepy as when I did not take it – maybe even worse. So I would say if you are happy with Provigil, don’t bother with Nuvigil. There is no generic right now, so I don’t know how you would get it without a prescription anyway. I would be weary of anybody selling what they claim is Nuvigil unless they are selling their own prescription. If you do want to try Nuvigil and you get your hands on some, do NOT take when you need to be productive. Try it out on a day off, first. Even if it does work for you, the migraines that it can cause will mitigate any good effects.

    • JoeB

      Hey there. I am taking Nuvigil for hypersomnia, that has been exacerbated by Fibromyalgia. I sleep a lot and am losing control of my home, my job, and I have no personal life because every minute Im not at work Im in bed except for those few hours a week I can manage to do laundry and buy food. I was living on cereal and peanut butter and jelly because I was too tired to cook. The Nuvigil has woken me up, literally. I can go through my 8 hour work day, go home after work, do chores, wash clothes, watch some TV, chat on line, and I have the energy to do so. But I am not wired or buzzed or high, I just feel…. normal. I am having dry mouth and I did have some issues at first with headaches, nausea, and a weird oral Tic that developed where I have to constantly click my tongue against the roof of my mouth. I backed off the drug and moved back in again slowly and the side effects were less of an issue. Sadly, I cannot try Modafinil (Provigil) because OptumRX will not cover it at all even with a Prior Authorization Request, and this is now that it is generic. Its still expensive as a generic. But For me, the quality of life change has been worth it. I can live with a little Tic and some dry mouth if I can have 12-14 hours a day of being awake and productive again.

  • Ritchie

    Can anyone please tell me if there is a cross-tolerance
    between caffeine and Modafinil/ Modalert? Before discovering Modafinil I was an
    habitual abuser of coffee (still am in parts), in all its forms; pills;
    espresso; pre-workout drinks; and fat burners. Caffeine no longer has the
    desired effect it once did. I’ve recently purchased Modalert 200mg from Sun-Pharma,
    only issue I have is, it doesn’t appear to have the effect (other than
    remaining awake) that everybody shouts about. I’m no chemist, but I do have a
    rudimentary understanding of the neurological effects on dopamine levels. Does Modafinil/
    Modalert work in the ‘exact’ same way as caffeine (without the stimulant effect)
    or does it take a slightly different path of least resistance, in that, it avoids
    whatever it is that’s inhibiting the caffeine from working? Thanks

  • Rotech

    Truth be told, I’ve done much research on Modafinil lately. In one study, lab rats died early due to brain problems during modafinil use. This took 97 weeks to develop. However, the brain symptoms were the same as seen in older aged rats. (Got me thinking maybe it ages your brain). Furthermore, other mice seemed to get a heavier liver. As for humans, REACTION TIME is not boosted, but the opposite holds true. Though it’s attractive, and I can easily get it here in Mexico without a prescription, I rather not use it until I get the full spectrum of info on it.

  • A much safer and better alternative is this. http://www.thync.com No one has a modafinil deficiency. This title is insane.

  • Nathan

    Sounds a bit like the light version of NZT-48 from limitless.

    Question, would it be helpful for social anxiety? Since you said you rather have a rational response instead of emotional.

    I forget how to speak normal in social situations because I can’t concentrate on my words. I get a little retarded. Many people in my life assumed I was dumb, when I was actually just shy and the best of my class.

    You said the new connections you make last if it has worn off, so maybe I can gain confidence that doesn’t go away when I quit.

  • doug g.

    Gee…a drug that gives you ‘tooth-brush dexterity’–just what I need

  • ralph

    It doesnt work everybody. I just came back from the clinic. It was my first day on modafinil. My blood pressure was on the roof. I would have love that modadinil also works for me. Sadly this is not the case. My advuse would be to deff check with your doctor before

  • Joel

    Theres no placebo effect, Modafinil outright works. Been taking it for the past 5 months and everyday as just been epic to say the least.

    Start off with the x40 Sample Pack from MODAFIZONE if you aren’t sure which type to go to first. Highly recommended.

  • Will Hunter

    Is Modalert from http://www.modafinilcat.com a good choice or have I ordered the wrong type to improve my memory?

  • Kiera Carroll

    Regarding the placebo effect….there is no way it is….read this and decide if this is all in my head.

    Okay. Just as a starting point, if you cannot be bothered to read everything that I have to say, I will get to the juicy part.

    **I ordered my Modafinil from MODAFIZONE dot CO **

    Started off with the sample pack (HIGHLY recommended) then settled with Modalert as I felt it gave me the right amount of focus that I was looking for.

    I commented before about how if I took too much, I’d feel mighty, but my mind would want to do everything and nothing. Once I found the right dosage, I was mighty. Well, instead of taking rarely for special “focus events,” I fell into taking it daily and sleeping only 5 hours a night. If you are overworked, overstressed, and can’t get enough sleep, Modafinil is a wonder drug. Over last few months to a year, it became my”normal” state and who “I am”…Modafinil is part of my personality now. Well, now the flip side.

    I didn’t order my latest batch via the slow boat from India, I bought it direct from Modafizone. Why I didn’t do that before, I do not know. It arrived in 6 days to the US with no issues. Watch the news piece on Dave and how he performs without Modafinil and how he performs once he takes it. THAT is the effect of stopping, once hooked.

    Once the order arrives, you pop 1 or 2 pills, and within an hour the world is back to being wonderful. You feel as if you slept a full night’s sleep. You assure your boss that you WILL get what you didn’t get done, done this weekend. Your clear-headed, ready to work, and you can’t wait to tackle the day’s challenges. Life is back to “normal.”

    Think what you like but it has seriously changed my life!

  • Someone some something

    I use it for a stretch or two per year, ~2 months total, its like work from the morning supercharged then after a hard days work, its, beam me up scotty! time to open the pill bottle, take another half and put another day’s work in.

    I don’t recommend this stuff full time, not at all, it is too easy to let a health destroying sleep deficiency creep up on you.

    It also does blunt your emotions and make you less creative, in my experience at least.

    Im also a bit unwieldy on them, I will take a task from my huge list and just focus on that for several hours even if there are higher priorities.

  • Bat

    Is Modafinil effective and safe if taken with Adderall?

  • Fred Urtica

    Does anyone know if Heisenberg cook modafinil?

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  • irlisomg

    Dave! I tried modafinil for the first time today during a poker tournament. I liked it. But I have to say the effect is very very similar to the effect of speed (Amphetamin). How is Modafinil different from Ampfetamin?

    Also I think to say this is not addictive is irresponsible. I also love weed but to say that weed is not addictive is ridicilous even if its not a physical addiction. It’s very very difficult for me to not smoke weed every day so it’s addictive for sure. I would assume same risk would be with Modafinil.
    How come this is not addictive? Speed is one of the more addictive drugs I have tried.

    I only did 100 mg today. Could probably do a whole rave on 200

    Also! Dave please look into research on Ketamin!

  • Patrick Sheppard

    Hands down Modafinil is pure awesome.

    I am able to get SO much done in a short space of time and able to stay focused for longer.

    Ordered mine from MODAFIZONE as they are renowned for speedy delivery and very low prices. Hands down the best purchasing experience for sure.

    Try Modalert if you are just starting out.

  • Rebbeca Smith

    Okay, Modafinil is the silver bullet! I read a lot about it and was fascinated. I first thought its too good to be true but I couldnt resist and said, there is no harm in trying! I couldnt find any legit provider online so I ordered from 2 different websites. Modafinilcat & Modafinilzone both got stuck in customs and I was scared! I live in US btw! Someone on reddit told me about supermodafinil DOT com and I spoke on their website chat system. Was impressed but had the customs concern. They assured me and I placed an order with my fingers crossed.. To my surprise, this time it went through customs. It arrived in 7 days and I took the pill in the morning. I didnt feel anything for the first hour but as the time passed by I noticed my pace was increasing, I could remember things better. I completed 3 days work in a single day and then went to hit the gym and then went to a friends party(had alcohol). During the time when I was on Modafinil I didnt want to eat or drink (always drink water). I was up for 35 hours and then when I went to sleep I experienced the most immersive dreams! 10/10 will use again! At supermodafinil DOT com not just the customs cleared it (due to their packaging) even the prices were the cheapest!

  • James May

    A lot of my entrepreneur friends have been using modafinil for quite some time. And, being one myself, i decided to give it a shot. I got up in the morning and took my breakfast just like any other day. Then, i popped in 200mg of Modalert (modafinil). The effects started to kick in soon. I realized it when I was checking my usually monotonous mails and didn’t delay in replying them. I was looking forward to ‘get stuff done’ instantly.’
    Finally got my hands on it within 12 days of placing the order, thanks to SuperModafinil. And I must say, these guys are truly here to stay. Awesome product and efficient services. Cheers!

  • Rosie Bond

    A lot of my entrepreneur friends have been using Modafinil for quite some time. And, being one myself, i decided to give it a shot. I got up in the morning and took my breakfast just like any other day. Then, i popped in 200mg of Modalert (Modafinil).

    The effects started to kick in soon. I realized it when I was checking my usually monotonous mails and didn’t delay in replying them. I was looking forward to ‘get stuff done’ instantly.’

    Bought mine direct from Modafizone and am very happy with the results.

    Very fast delivery, tracked and took only 5 days to California :)

  • Edmund Woods

    I’ve been buying my monthly batch of modafinil from different sellers for past couple of months. Some had custom issues, others had poor customer services and i even ended up losing my money to scammers as well. X( However, last month i checked out SUPER MODAFINIL dot COM and i suppose, I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for. Express shipping, friendly support staff and super awesome stuff! The potency of the product was pretty amazing!

  • Carson

    Why are you associating the buyout-value of the startup with moda? Other than to blatantly blow yourself.

  • Kelly Blake

    MODAFINATOR dot COM is a life savior. I mean, seriously! I was in dire in need of modafinil and when requested, the customer support staff on their live chat made sure to get the order processed at the earliest. Modalert 200 was delivered to me in Boston in 5 days! Cannot thank them enough! A++ to their services and product.

  • Tracy Hall

    Thanks for such an informative article, Dave.
    It was very recently that I ordered Modalert 200 from modafinator dot com and I must admit that I totally loved the overall experience; right from placing the order to getting the discreetly packed product delivered to my doorstep. The customer service representative takes it as their personal responsibility to never let their customer go unsatisfied (and i really appreciate it). Besides, I got the product in 5 days, which was totally unexpected.
    I’m very happy with the effects of the product. Modafinil & Modafinator, both highly recommended!

    • Jason Schaefer

      Whoa! you got it in 5 days?! The places I’ve been looking say at least 2-4 weeks. I’m working on a big project and don’t want to wait that long.

      • Scott Ferguson

        Yep, same here. India Post is hopeless, and their tracking is shit.

        • neil harris

          Modafinil is Amazing !!!
          I just tried it. I bought 300 pills from AMAZING MODAFINIL dot COM and received it in 7 days to Miami,USA.
          LIVE CHAT is the real deal ! As they are online everytime to help.

          I have used this website. I was also able to save up a huge amount as live chat agent gave me a instant discount coupon. I’m a Modalert user and I love how it impacts my work, awesome mind alert and productivity for a long time.

          I would also suggest people to buy from AMAZING MODAFINIL dot COM .!!! 100% recommended !

      • Deuman Gotts

        used to buy from them but now the site seems to be down.

        try duckdose they’re pretty good. I got my package in 7 days.

        • Matthew Fonsak

          another upvote for duckdose, they have an in-built tracker on the site which is far better than India Post’s crappy tracker.

      • Henry Matthew

        I had a word with the customer support representative while placing the order and got to know that it is actually modafinator, which has now become modafinilmart . com. Hoping for equally amazing product and services.

      • Mia Lucas

        I had a word with the customer support representative while placing the order and got to know that it is actually modafinator, which has now become modafinilmart . com. Hoping for equally amazing product and services.

      • Matthew Fonsak

        i got mine in 7 days. 2-4 weeks sounds too long duckdose. com

      • daniel alexander

        I had a word with the customer support representative while placing the order and got to know that it is actually modafinator, which has now become modafinilmart . com. Hoping for equally amazing product and services.

      • Luffy Sama

        Buying modafinil from AmazingModafinil . com has always been a great experience for me. Be it their product or live customer service, I couldn’t be happier to find such a trustworthy modafinil supplier. Cheers!
        you just earned a loyal customer great deal .

      • daniel alexander

        I had a word with the customer support representative while placing the order and got to know that it is actually modafinator, which has now become modafinilmart . com. Hoping for equally amazing product and services.

      • Boris Denk

        I had a word with the customer support representative while placing the order and got to know that it is actually modafinator, which has now become modafinilmart . com. Hoping for equally amazing product and services.

    • Cpge Iste

      Where do you leave ?

    • Elliott Vargas

      I read in another forum about their coupon code BULLET20. Does anyone know if it’s still working? Thanks.

      • Daniella Shaw

        Yes it absolutely is! I’ve placed my 2nd order for waklert just yesterday. You’re welcome!

  • Carlos Ramirez

    is safe to take if I take medication for blood pressure? regards for everyone an merry christmas

  • Michael Peters

    The article cleared all my doubts I had about Modafinil. Just couldn’t wait to try Modafinil so I ordered instantly after reading the article. A quick search showed me a lot of online vendors. I tried SimplyModafinil dot com and they also gave me free 10 pills. The site was pretty easy to use and they have really good payment options. The package arrived to me in Texas in 7 days in a very strong package.

    I ordered Modalert from the website and took it the very next day with breakfast. Gotta say, it’s so effective that it kept me awake for 18 hours and my concentration was completely focused. Loved the experience. Now I take it everyday before work and it just love how it is making my life simpler.

    100% Recommended!

    • Elizabeth Ross

      Yep! Same here! Received it in Texas in 7 days only and I was also quite happy with the packing. Received free 10 pills on my order of 300 pills so it just costed me 1$/pill which is quite a great deal. I have ordered two more packs for future.

  • MiniGimp

    Here’s my first time experience: I’m a new Modafinil user and I just loved the entire experience so I thought of sharing it.

    I read about Modafinil on Reddit so I searched it on the internet and I came to know about this super drug. I went to the local Pharma store but they told me to get the prescription which I obviously didn’t have. So I searched where to buy and I found this website called SimplyModafinil dot com. Had a little chat with the customer care executive and I was satisfied and ready to purchase it from them. I selected the 50 Pills package for 80$. That’s quite affordable.

    The package arrived in 7 days and I was very excited, and a bit nervous too, as this was my first time I had ordered something like this from the internet but the packaging was very strong and discreet so it passed the customs and everything quite easily.

    I took my Modalert the next day with breakfast and went to the university. It was so awesome, I was able to attend all classes, even the late evening class which I have rarely attended because I start feeling very sleepy till then (Only nerds of my class attend these classes). The best part was not only I was feeling active, but I was also feeling very focused and I was able to concentrate more and I was able to grab things more quickly.

    The entire experience for me from ordering on simplymodafinil dot com, to receiving the product and taking it and staying awake was just awesome. Now, I’m taking it everyday and its really imporving my lifestyle and work performance. Highly recommended. If you have any questions, I’m ready to answer here!

    • Elizabeth Ross

      That sounds awesome! I also ordered from SimplyModafinil dot com. And I know how it feels to receive that package. They offer really great services and the customer care representatives are really helpful! Thumbs up to these guys! Highly recommended!

  • UzYourHead

    I ordered 6 days ago from modafinator dot Com and they have charged my PayPal account 6 days ago but no correspondence re my order. Has anyone else had this problem?

  • Tessa

    After reading this article, I planned to start Modafinil. I went to the pharmacy store but they require you to have a prescription. So I looked up online and found SimplyModafinil Dot Com. They offer genuine modafinil at very affordable prices without the need of a prescription. I Ordered 300 pills for just 250$ and they delivered it to me in the US in just 5 days.

    Awesome and recommended to all new users! It will definitely change your working style and quality of life!

    • Tash

      Thanks Tessa! I really wanted to try Modafinil but I was quite worried because I didn’t have a valid prescription. SimplyModafinil DOt COm solved my problem. I have also ordered 200 Waklert from them. Hope to receive them soon.

      • Tessa

        Awesome! They will deliver in just 5-6 days! Hope it helps!

  • I Pledged Allegiance

    That’s crazy , Provigil, seriously is the drug ?? I hate that shit. All it did was make me feel and look cracked out. But it did keep me awake. That’s about all it did. I started having a harder time waking up for some reason when I was taking it (never after 3pm so its not like I was tweaking) and one day I lost my favorite job at the Doubletree. The reason I couldnt just not take it anymore is because I was in an outpatient program for substance abuse and since actually have add and narcolepsy the psychiatrist switched me from taking adderall to taking provigil. He wouldn’t be in until the following wednesday and I was told to keep taking it until then . What did I learn .? When it comes to medications and my body and how it reacts , it knows and it I had to do it over again I would have stopped taking the Provigil and not do what I was told. In fact it seems whenever I just do what I am told to do im the one who ends up getting screwed over. Oh well. Que Sera! Lol

  • David John

    After reading this article I went straight to SimplyModafinil dot com. The customer support was excellent as they helped me a lot. I placed my order and paid in a minute. I received my product in just 8 days.
    Totally Recommended if you’re new to this thing.

    • Tessa

      Hey! Thanks for mentioning that website. I also ordered from SimplyModafinil dot com and saved a lot of money. ?

  • Kevin Childs

    Neuro-Elite was sent to me (not ordered) in the exact same packaging as my VA Medications on the same day. I asked my primary physician at the VA if they sent it, and was told that it must be a coincidence. My brother received the same shipment about two weeks later. Everyone denies it, but I ask….how did the company (Neuro-Elite) get my home address, and how did they duplicate the VA packaging, if they are not working with the VA?

  • Elizabeth Ross

    I was looking for trustworthy vendors and I found SimplyModafinil dot com. They have the best prices and quick delivery times. My product reached me in just 9 days. I’m really excited and I will write about my experience soon.

    I hope it makes me feel better at work. Awesome work Simply Modafinil.

  • Claudio Sensi

    Hello
    I’m from Italy and I usually take 2 pills a day.Since in mu country it is requered a medical prescription to have it, I prefer to order it on freepharmacy dot net that is an european pharmacy that can deliver without Customs issues.Anyway I’ve been taking modafinil for already 3 years and I comparation with other medications ,modafinil works great and no side effects.

  • Shiva

    I’ve heard that Modafinil is pretty expensive to source in the USA…. better option would be to ship it from India… there is this really good site through which you can get it directly so it is cheaper and legal…

  • Martin Ferraro

    I’ve been ordering my modalert from modafinator . com for last couple of months now. I think about 4 orders already. It gets to me in the US (NYC) every time, without any issue. In fact, I usually get it in 8-9 days. It has always worked for me just fine. Recommended!

  • Dylan

    modafinator dot com is shit. They keep spamming this discussion. Took a look at their FAQ and there are SO MUCH ERRORS and MISINFORMATION everywhere. DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM!

  • Maya

    I am from Singapore and ordered from HealthPink . It took only 2 days to reach me. Very discreet envelope and waterproof packaging. They are based in Hong Kong and delivers to UK and Asia very quickly. Hope this helps!

  • Danny Cuellar

    I would like to get Modafinil prescribed, because i have trouble concentrating and obtaining Info. (San DIego Area)

    How can i tell my doctor to get it prescribed?(Help)

    • Donald Ewing

      Hi Danny, you don’t need a prescription to get modafinail. You can get it from modafinator . com. They ship directly form India & the products are 100% genuine. Personally, I love their services.

    • Eleanor Ava

      You don’t really need a prescription to get modafinil. I got my batch from modafinator . com and after trying it for weeks, I can confidently say that it’s quite potent.

      • daniel alexander

        Hi Eleanor, I really want to know if their 20% coupon code is still working? I want to place the order at the earliest, but just want to ensure that i get the discount. :)

    • Jacob Hebrew

      I was going through the same issue, when i researched about it online and got to know about modafinilmart . com. The order process is pretty convenient and the customer service is exceptional. The pricing scheme is fairly affordable. Recommended.

      • Grace Anthony

        Ok ordered from modafinilmart, looks like they are the same guys as modafinator

  • pamela tilley

    OK! A few days back I bought from AmazingModafinil (.) com .Saw their brilliant reviews online and shopped around and found that they had the fastest shipping I could find online.Their live customer support was brilliant and they always gave me instant support. !!
    If you are unsure about it at all,I highly recommend trying out Modalert first then moving onto waklert after.You will not be disappointed if you buy genuine product from AMAZING MODAFINIL.

    Modalert is by far my favourite as it keeps me super focused throughout the day and keeps me working for a very long time then normally .It has literally transformed my life.

  • I was just prescribed Nuvigil today…was looking up to see side effects and saw my coffee guy chatting about it!

    The whole steven Johnson Syndrome really scares me! Hoping i never walk down that road.

    Im on 250mg to start. Narcolepsy fun ?

  • William D Latorres

    Ok. I’m on day 3 with the morning dose from Modafinator. Along with Morning Bulletproof Coffee plus Brain Octane Soft gell. Yes more focused and less clouded haze. No 7AM to 11PM brainstorming, bookwriting, and college thesus preparing…..at least not yet.

  • I was initially a bit unsure about using a smart drug, but after reading this article and the reviews about various sellers, I decided to contact modafinilmart DOT com. There were still some queries pricking me, but the support representative was extremely helpful.

    It was really easy to place the order. But, the best part was the delivery time. My package got shipped within 24 hours of order placement, and I received it in 8 days (I live in Australia). I couldn’t have expected more. The product is genuine and I’m very happy with their services.

  • Libertista45

    I first bought modafinil using regular credit card with another moda pharmacy. My credit card company freaked out and it took four days for them to process the order. That is 4-5 days I lost. — Since I am not a big fan of bitcoin, I had to find an alternative. Well, I found one that takes P-Pal. They straight up take P-Pal and I got my order in central USA in 12 days. The site is run by a super nice guy who knows how to do business the American way. Really good person. – If you want moda, but don’t want the hassle of banks and bitcoin, try out amazingmodafinil dot com. I’m not with them, I am just a very happy customer writing a review. And I know there are others out there that prefer p-pal over other payment options. —

    • jeremy quartez

      Modafinil Rocks for me !
      It’s my first time using it and it was amazing. I never had this energy before.
      A very good source to buy online, AmazingModafinil dot com !

  • Deuman Gotts

    Modafinil is by far the strongest nootropic i’ve tried, and i’ve tried many: Noopept, L-Theanine, Adrafinil, Phenibut, Piracetam. There is just no comparison to the mental clarity and focus you get from Modafinil. Sadly modafinil is prescription-only in the United States, someday I hope this will change.

    In the meantime, the only real option is an online pharmacy like duckdose

    Given that there is no medical evidence pointing to modafinil being dangerous in overdosage or being prone to abuse, i hope our lawmakers can one day vote to change this ridiculous rule.

  • Jacob Hebrew

    It was really easy to place the order at MODAFINILMART . COM. And, the best part was the delivery time. My package got shipped within 24 hours of order placement, & I received it in 8 days (Singapore). I couldn’t have expected more. The product is genuine and I’m very happy with their services. Cheers!

  • Michael Newton

    Ordered from MODAFIZONE . CO, perfect service and my package arrived in just 6 days to California. Not 2 weeks like other sites.

    I recommend trying out their x40 Sample Pack as you get to figure out which type of Modafinil works best for you and which you prefer. From MODAFIZONE dot CO, I opted for Modalert and Walkert as they give me the kind of super focus I desire throughout my day.

    Hope this helps!

    • Octavio Clemens

      +1 for Modafizone. Had a great experience every time when ordering from them.

  • Rebbeca Smith

    Buying modafinil from MODAFINILMART.COM has been a great experience for me. Be it their product or customer service, I couldn’t be happier to find such a trustworthy modafinil supplier.

  • Jacob Hebrew

    It was really easy to place the order at MODAFINILMART . COM. And, the best part was the delivery time. My package got shipped within 24 hours of order placement, & I received it in 8 days (Singapore). I couldn’t have expected more. The product is genuine and I’m very happy with their services. Cheers!

  • Lauren Bryan

    Last week I bought from MODAFIZONE dot co. Saw their brilliant reviews online and shopped around and found they had the best prices I could find online. Their live customer support was brilliant and they also gave me a promo code: 2016!!

    If you are unsure about it all, I highly recommend trying out Modalert first then moving onto Waklert after.

    You will not be disappointed with your MODAFIZONE dot CO order online!

    Modalert is by far my favourite as it keeps me super focused throughout the day and keeps me working for much longer time spans that normal. It has literally transformed my life!

  • Kai Robertson

    I bought my modafinil from Modafizone dot co. Compared all the various sites to ensure that the product and website was genuine and finally chose them.

    Very happy with Modafizone dot CO. Great customer service and fast delivery!

    Highly recommended!

    • John Bird

      Thanks for the suggestion, I just purchased from them.

      Found the coupon: 2016 to get 10% off too. Hope this helps!

  • David John

    I was really worried because there are a lot of scam websites so I found this website called SimplyModafinil dot com. It’s really easy and safe to buy from them.
    It’s easy because of the ordering system and safe because they accept Paypal so that means 100% refund guarantee! Totally loved it!
    Try on and let me know how did you feel about them!

  • Margo Crawford

    My experience with modafinilmart . com has been pretty good. I’ve been regularly ordering from them. The packaging is very discreet, the products are 100% genuine and the customer support staff is helpful. Since they are shipping from India, I found the price fair too. Being in a creative field, I’d personally recommend Modalert 200 to people who have troubles brainstorming and have to work on complex projects.

  • Samuel Hunter

    I trust MODAFINILMART . COM for my modafinil supplies. I think, I’ve ordered 4 times with them already. It gets to me in the US (NYC) every time, without any issue. In fact, I usually get it in 8-9 days. Besides, the customer support is amazing.
    And, I’m considering trying armodafinil this time. Has anyone tried it before?

    • Elijah Noah

      What an awesome website! I’m thinking of placing an order right now… But does someone know of any coupon code? That would be very helpful thanks.

      • Benjamin Oliver

        Placed an order with them a couple of days ago using coupon code MODA10 Worked for me!

  • Jacob Hebrew

    Ok ordered from modafinilmart, looks like they are the same guys as modafinator.

    • Kyle Carr

      Yeah I ordered from modafinator 2 weeks ago and just got a email from them that they have moved over to the new website.

      • Boris Denk

        Oh damn I have a package coming in from them, just checked its cleared customs fingers crossed!

    • Margo Crawford

      I just used moda10 for a 10% off

      • Carey Hardy

        They are cheaper then modafinilcat

  • Jayden Joshua

    I started taking Modalert for a few months ago for daytime drowsiness. I got this sudden rush of energy for the first week or two. I wanted to clean up the mess in my life. I began with cleaning my house, rearranging the furniture and cooking meals. Two days in that week, instead of morning I took modafinil in the afternoon, which resulted in sleepless nights as well. But, I have no complains, as I did have any rebound sleepiness, headaches, withdrawal symptoms or other unpleasant side effects.

    Once my body started to get used to it, I experience a noticeable feeling of increased energy shortly after taking the drug. That surge lasted for about two hours, followed by a general sense of alertness & wakefulness throughout the rest of the day.

    Moreover, I realized that it brightens my mood without the increased irritability that one might find with speed or caffeine.

    And, I’ve reached to the conclusion that modafinil is something I’d love to continue taking. It enhances my general awareness and concentration, especially when I’m deliberately focusing in on something.

    I has spent a bomb to attain this stock. But, since i wanted more, it wasn’t really feasible to spend so much as a monthly expenditure. This is when I browsed though the internet and found a couple of modafinil vendors. And, after a lot of confusion, i finally chose modafinilmart. Their website is pretty informative and the customer support representative is available round the clock. My main concern was authenticity. I received the product in the US, in 9 days. Modalert 200 by Sun Pharma(it is the generic version of provigil and has the same composition) was the same that I got from the local pharmacy earlier. But, the prices were much cheaper.

    I’m glad that I found Modafinil and the fact that I’ve found a trustworthy vendor makes things better. I’m in no big hurry to stop.

    • daniel alexander

      Didn’t you encounter any other side effects?

      • Jayden Joshua

        Well, the first time I took modafinil, I was very skeptical about the effects. I was very alert. I could feel everything more intensely.
        Unfortunately, i decided to consume some coffee, which made things a little out of control. I honestly wasn’t prepared for that. So yeah… that was the only scary thing I experienced.

    • Boris Denk

      It’s good to have an honest experience and review amongst these vendors promoting their websites. Thanks bro!

  • Dr. Amanda Williams

    I trust modafinilmart . com for my modafinil supplies. I think, I’ve ordered 4 times with them already. It gets to me in the US (NYC) every time, without any issue. In fact, I usually get it in 8-9 days. Besides, the customer support is amazing..

    And, I’m considering trying armodafinil this time. Has anyone tried it before?

  • Dr. Amanda Williams

    It was after reading this post, I had decided to try modafinil. I placed my very first order with MODAFINILMART . COM and I must say, I took the right decision. The order placement is pretty simple & the payment is easy as well. Asked the customer support executive about any ongoing discount and they were more than happy to give me a 10% discount coupon code. Since they are shipping from India, I found the price fair enough. The packaging is very discreet, the products are original and the customer support staff is genuine.

  • Dr Austin Watt

    Thanks to you Dave, I’m so productive nowadays! It was after reading this article and watching the videos that I had decided to buy modafinil.
    It was not easy to choose from so many modafinil vendors, but I finally chose modafinilmart . com The order placement is very convenient, the customer support is great and the product great. I like how they offer a sample pack, so that one has the option to try the various modafinil products. I bought their sample pack and after trying all the 4 products, I opted for Modalert 200. No wonder people have many good things to say about modafinil. I’m really amazed with the results. Totally worth it.”

  • Dr Austin Watt

    I started taking Modalert for a few months ago for daytime drowsiness. I got this sudden rush of energy for the first week or two. I wanted to clean up the mess in my life. I began with cleaning my house, rearranging the furniture and cooking meals. Two days in that week, instead of morning I took modafinil in the afternoon, which resulted in sleepless nights as well. But, I have no complains, as I did have any rebound sleepiness, headaches, withdrawal symptoms or other unpleasant side effects.

    Once my body started to get used to it, I experience a noticeable feeling of increased energy shortly after taking the drug. That surge lasted for about two hours, followed by a general sense of alertness & wakefulness throughout the rest of the day.

    Moreover, I realized that it brightens my mood without the increased irritability that one might find with speed or caffeine.

    And, I’ve reached to the conclusion that modafinil is something I’d love to continue taking. It enhances my general awareness and concentration, especially when I’m deliberately focusing in on something.

    I has spent a bomb to attain this stock. But, since i wanted more, it wasn’t really feasible to spend so much as a monthly expenditure. This is when I browsed though the internet and found a couple of modafinil vendors. And, after a lot of confusion, i finally chose modafinilmart . com. Their website is pretty informative and the customer support representative is available round the clock. My main concern was authenticity. I received the product in the US, in 9 days. Modalert 200 by Sun Pharma(it is the generic version of provigil and has the same composition) was the same that I got from the local pharmacy earlier. But, the prices were much cheaper.

    I’m glad that I found Modafinil and the fact that I’ve found a trustworthy vendor makes things better. I’m in no big hurry to stop.

  • Dr Chuck Black

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  • Dr Austin Watt

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  • Dr Andrew Boal

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  • PVV

    I googled “efficacy of 100 mg Modafinil” and ended up on this forum. I found the comments written to be interesting. I have Narcolepsy, and take this drug daily to “promote daytime wakefulness.” Which is practically a quote of the one line description for Modafinil. I wish I experienced greater acuity of cognitive function with the drug. I am an, older, college graduate who is starting graduate school next Fall. I started taking this drug a couple years into college and have not noticed any positive effect cognitively. This may be because I take the drug for medical purposes. Could this be related to how many studies show that, contrary to news reports and public opinion, narcotics that are taken for chronic pain do not cause addiction, normally. Agents will bind to the nerve receptors to block or dampen the pain signal. There are many people who think that if a person needs to taper off a drug that they were addicted. There are plenty of medications which do not produce any euphoric high which require tapering off of the drug. Is this why I do not notice any positive cognitive effect? Who knows.

    I am for the legalization of drugs for adults even though many drugs are harmful and dangerous. Alcohol which is often considered separately from drugs is a damn powerful drug, which often produced a high which is potentially more dangerous than the majority of illegal drugs. Drug use should be a personal choice unless the person commits acts of violence while using. This society is not only hypocritical, it is irrational in its wholesale condemnation of important drugs used for medicine. Public opinion determines the status of certain drugs today, and science is ignored or manipulated to match the public mood. My perspective is that Drug abuse is a social and medical problem as opposed to a criminal one. If a drug user steals or otherwise hurts people then take their right to use drugs away, or otherwise punish them appropriately. Having said that, other than medically needed drugs, I don’t even drink coffee anymore. I do not want to take any drugs if I can avoid them, but having several conditions which require the use of drugs, I am very thankful that these drugs exist.

    I wish I did not have a need for taking Modafinil. I do have concerns about it, however a given drug typically effects individuals in differing ways.Amphetamines for some excite them and give them energy, while for others they slow their minds so they can better focus on a task. In any event I would suggest people thoroughly research this or any drug prior to making a decision to use the drug. When I read the information concerning the clinical pharmacology and trials, I find sufficient reason to have reservations about using this drug. Others may not find any compelling reasons to not use Modafinil and decide to find out if it does boost their cognitive function. I think it is worth considering whether or not the boost can be a result of mania which is potential side effect listed for the drug, and which can produce feelings and actual results that boost performance.

    I did want to make a comment in response to the person who wrote that chemically induced equals chemically imbalanced and who seemed to have a negative view toward SSRIs as well. I watched a documentary quite some time ago and a dog which daily would rip it’s owners apartment to shreds, and I mean this dog was filmed when no one was home and it went wild tearing up curtains, upholstery, and more. They gave the dog 5 mg a day of Prozac, and the behavior stopped. The dog then behaved in ways typical of many dogs which did not destroy the property of its caretaker, So if there was an implication that these drugs provide a psychological fix, the double blind placebo controlled trials and the dog tell us otherwise. Therefore what these drugs almost certainly do is restore a chemical imbalance, and not cause one, in most patients. I think one should be cautious and investigate this drug fully and then decide if any risk is worth what may or may not be a gain.

  • OzSydDr

    Yes very much so.

  • karebear

    I have been sleeping more?! and am emotional on it. Perhaps need longer to feel effects

  • Dr Andrew Boal

    I started taking Modalert for a few months ago for daytime drowsiness. I got this sudden rush of energy for the first week or two. I wanted to clean up the mess in my life. I began with cleaning my house, rearranging the furniture and cooking meals. Two days in that week, instead of morning I took modafinil in the afternoon, which resulted in sleepless nights as well. But, I have no complains, as I did have any rebound sleepiness, headaches, withdrawal symptoms or other unpleasant side effects.

    Once my body started to get used to it, I experience a noticeable feeling of increased energy shortly after taking the drug. That surge lasted for about two hours, followed by a general sense of alertness & wakefulness throughout the rest of the day.

    Moreover, I realized that it brightens my mood without the increased irritability that one might find with speed or caffeine.

    And, I’ve reached to the conclusion that modafinil is something I’d love to continue taking. It enhances my general awareness and concentration, especially when I’m deliberately focusing in on something.

    I has spent a bomb to attain this stock. But, since i wanted more, it wasn’t really feasible to spend so much as a monthly expenditure. This is when I browsed though the internet and found a couple of modafinil vendors. And, after a lot of confusion, i finally chose drmodafinil dot com. Their website is pretty informative and the customer support representative is available round the clock. My main concern was authenticity. I received the product in the US, in 9 days. Modalert 200 by Sun Pharma(it is the generic version of provigil and has the same composition) was the same that I got from the local pharmacy earlier. But, the prices were much cheaper.

    I’m glad that I found Modafinil and the fact that I’ve found a trustworthy vendor makes things better. I’m in no big hurry to stop.

  • Carey Hardy

    After having fatigue and brain fog for months, I finally decided to try modafinil. I took a pill on my first day after breakfast. I could feel it affecting me within 2 hours. It was definitely giving more motivation to work and helping me focus. Its effects stayed for about 10 hours and I was able to sleep by 12am. I feel much more efficient & I’m really happy with the results.?And for those who my be wondering who may supplier is.. It’s modafinilworld . com You’re welcome :)

  • Dr Austin Watt

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  • Mia Lucas

    I’m a big fan of improving the mind and body with modafinil. Anyone who says it’s cheating — well, I’ll laugh while I leave them in the dust. Buying my stock from modafinil world . com for quite some time now. Not only are they cheaper than modafinil cat but also very reliable.

  • Dr Austin Watt

    Thanks to modafinil, I’m so productive nowadays!
    It was not easy to choose from so many modafinil vendors, but I finally chose modafinil world . com. The order placement is very convenient, the customer support is great and the product great. I like how they offer a sample pack, so that one has the option to try the various modafinil products. I bought their sample pack and after trying all the 4 products, I opted for Modalert 200. No wonder people have many good things to say about modafinil. I’m really amazed with the results. Totally worth it.

    • Isabelle Nicholls

      It’s crazy how much more productive these little things make you. I’ve not bought from there, but I have ordered from modafinilcat and nztmoda, nztmoda were cheaper and it’s the same product!

  • I wonder what effects this would have on someone who already feels this way without taking the drug?

  • Boris Denk

    After having fatigue and brain fog for months, I finally decided to try modafinil. I took a pill on my first day after breakfast. I could feel it affecting me within 2 hours. It was definitely giving more motivation to work and helping me focus. Its effects stayed for about 10 hours and I was able to sleep by 12am. I feel much more efficient & I’m really happy with the results.?And for those who my be wondering who may supplier is.. It’s modafinilworld . com

    • David Scott

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      • Jackie Sasaki

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        There is a great write up about it too at L2G

    • Dr Alexander Ava

      My experience with them has been amazing. I’ve been ordering from them on a regular basis. Since they are shipping from India, I found the price fair. The packaging is very discreet, the products are 100% genuine and the customer support staff is helpful. I’d personally recommend modafinil to people who have troubles brainstorming and have to work on complex projects.

    • daniel alexander

      I switched from Provigil to Modvigil. I couldn’t be happier with it and certainly better off financially too!

      • Mia Lucas

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  • Robert Ferroch

    I’m a lurker, but after finally getting my hands on some modafinil, I feel compelled to write about my experience so far.

    Real quick background – I’m under 30, quite fit, vegetarian and live a very healthy lifestyle. No smoking, no other drugs and minimal alcohol. I’ve abused coffee though and it does almost nothing for me in the mornings, hence my quest for modafinil. I live in Australia and used ModafinilStar as my supplier. Took about 6 days, no dramas and nothing but praise for them. They are competitive priced. I even received some bonus tabs surprisingly.

    I woke up this morning groggy as anything, having slept only 5.5 hours. First thing I did was pop the 200mg pill and take my 5g creatine with a glass of water.

    Now normally I’m yawning all over the place and very forgetful (E.g. Take milk out, put it back in because I forgot what I needed it for). It’s been 30 minutes since I took it, and I haven’t yawned once. I feel really sharp and just more awake than I’ve ever felt on a weekday. I don’t think I honestly could sleep if I wanted to right now.

    My focus has definitely seen a noticeable increase in this short time. Not much else to say about it thus far.

    I’m really looking forward to the rest of my work day (web developer). I’ve also got some L-theanine which I usually take with coffee, but I might forgo the latter if I’m still super awake at noon.

    That’s it for now. I’m really surprised this stuff works so well considering I was a complete non responder to noopept, my first nootropic. I’ll try to keep this updated if I don’t get lost in my work! Hope this helps someone.

  • Excellent. How can one easiest buy Modanafil 100mg or 200mg in European Union? Online or OFFline?

  • Tina Pihota

    This all sounds familar to me but I recall it being called meth…..

  • Tina Pihota

    It it has the “ine” at the end it is an amphedamine

    • Garrett

      Right, Adderall is an amphetamine. Methamphetamine is also an amphetamine. You are correct. The main difference is Methamphetamine’s ‘methyl’ group. Are you aware that a single methyl group can make a massive difference in pharmacology? In fact, are you aware that, in 2 identical compounds, by moving a single molecule from 1 point in the compound to another point in the compound, you can significantly change the effects of the overall compound?

      So with this knowledge, could we agree that, while Adderall and Methamphetamine are similar, the 2 compounds are not actually the same compound?

      • Collin Porterfield

        I can’t; quite see why this is not obvious. The argument that Adderal or Modafinil “are” methamphetamine is like saying that chicken “is” beef — because they are both meat.

        • Garrett

          Agreed.

  • Tina Pihota

    I am reading what you have to say and you people are crazy… Please heed the warning….I remember when I started doing crank, dope speed meth adderall what ever you want to call it….I felt wonderful my life was neat tidy and in order and I was there when others needed me I worked took care of my kids went to school it was amazing I was like why is this illegal……..I believe I was about 35 when I began using …..I am 50 now, no longer am I in denial of the truthI am an addict…I am not in recovery I am an active user of a once miracle drug today is my biggest nightmare….I am trapped in my own mind so active and moving that I never leave my house. My floors you could once eat off of I clean them every now and then, my kids I took such good care of that I was so wonerful the new me that I failed to realize I exposed my kids to an addict and today I am the mother of dead son who was also an addict….I hate life I am in constant torment and yet I do a drug that makes me stay awake so I can think and feel longer each day…..No one knows that I am even active in my addiction….they are so use to seeing me like this that they as have I have forgotten the real me….You are all grown adults and I preach to no one do and take as you please but please be aware that wonderful great feeling will not last for ever and as sure as I am as the sun will rise tomorrow with continued use one day with out warning you will take that magic pill and the effect will be the opposite for the most part you will still have energy and stay awake but only do you do not miss every miserible second of it….Good luck to you all

  • Timo

    This sounds very interesting, and probably more beneficial than any detrimental effects (though I’m certainly no expert). Honestly it sounds very similar to micro-dosing on LSD, which many high-performance people swear by (we are living in the next Psychedelic Renaissance. Hopefully safer and more informed than the first). If anyone has experience with both, I would love to hear the similarities and differences. Also, what would happen if you mixed a bit of LSD with Modafinil? (not advocating illegal drug use, but LSD is definitely making a huge reappearance in Psychotherapy and Medicinal studies, with unparalleled effects. Look up MAPS or the work of Stanislav Grof and see for yourself.)

    Honestly I will not be surprised if Psychedelics break through the medicinal field and become a staple of the high-performance circles.

    What a Wild world folks

  • himan ghafuri

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  • Richard Coyle

    5 days?! I was wondering if anyone had any insight/experience with using modafinil in the long-term. Would you agree/disagree that modafinil usage has affected you both positive or negatively in the long run? Has usage increased from when you first tried it or do you try and cycle it so its effects are more noticeable? Haven’t used modafinil for too long, and at the max, every other day. I’d love to hear any experience you’ve had with modafinil and any advice you may have. Thanks a bunch.

  • Rebecca Wright

    As a person who suffers from Narcoplespy and Cataplexy, I find it bizarre why anybody would want to take Modafinil? I have to take 1200mg a day 7am – 400mg, 10.30am – 400mg and another 400mg at 1pm, as well as Dexampthetimine throughout the day, just to stay awake to go to work 9 till 5 and even then I doze off for 5mins 3 or 4 times a day. When I finish at 5pm I crash and burn, I can barely eat 1 meal a day because the Modafinil stops me from feeling hungry so I put on weight! My life is completely and utterly dependent on these pills and I absolutely hate them. On Sunday’s I take a break from them, and even though I do sleep a lot, I get to feel human again! The chemicals in my brain have to be messed up, but yours don’t.

  • Garrett

    So the outlier of the outlier of the outlier of the outlier of the outlier… that is when a doctor will prescribe methamphetamine, apparently.

    But in the normal course of life…. a doctor won’t prescribe meth.

  • David Scott

    Hi my name is Dr Fredrick Specman and i suggest taking modafinil with a glass of thick cold chocolate milk for enhanced effects.

    Once i wrote an entire Encyclopedia is one day and the next day i wrote the dictionary.

  • Eva Noori

    After having fatigue and brain fog for months, I finally decided to try modafinil. I took a pill on my first day after breakfast. I could feel it affecting me within 2 hours. It was definitely giving more motivation to work and helping me focus. Its effects stayed for about 10 hours and I was able to sleep by 12am. I feel much more efficient & I’m really happy with the results.?
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  • Leo Lanza

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    It was not easy to choose from so many modafinil selling websites, but I finally chose modafinil world dot com. The order placement is very convenient, the customer support is great and the product great. I like how they offer a sample pack, so that one has the option to try the various products. I bought their sample pack and after trying all the 4 products, I opted for Modalert 200. No wonder people have many good things to say about it. I’m really amazed with the results. Totally worth it.

  • jl

    I don’t want to set the world a-blaze, just keep the flames of my concentration, attitude, and creativity sparking after a diagnosis of MS at 58. Like to hear from folks with the disease.

  • brettjv

    Is it wrong to think that, in an ideal world, anyone who would construct (and subsequently post for the world to read) the sentence: “does this affects preganancy??” … would find themselves unable to actually become pregnant, or to impregnate another. Just sayin’ … And remember, kids … the film ‘Idiocracy’ … was done in the form of a documentary for a reason.

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