Using for Over a Year to Aid in Work and School
Citation:   Xander. "Using for Over a Year to Aid in Work and School: An Experience with Modafinil (exp103172)". May 27, 2021.

50 - 100 mg oral Modafinil
Modafinil is a wonderful substance to aid in productivity ... I think that it deserves as much hype as it has received.

I have been using Modafinil for over a year to aid in my work and school. Before modafinil, I was prescribed 20mg xr adderall to take daily. I believe modafinil trumps adderall when it comes to prolonged productivity in every way. It is important to note that I am not prescribed modafinil.

I take into consideration its extremely long half-life. For this reason, I have found taking 50mg/day (half of half a standard pill) every day, except for weekends and holidays, to be the perfect balance between maintaining alertness and being able to sleep at night. Modafinil tolerance comes quickly, so I always take a break on the weekends if I can.

There have been times where I have decided to take an entire pill for a few consecutive days (usually around midterms and finals) and the results are not particularly inspiring. I have personally found that around day 3 of taking a complete pill I am just too sleep deprived (even after getting a full night's rest the night before) and anxious to get anything done. I don't consume more than 100mg/day and try not to do that more than once or twice a week around finals/midterms time.

The few times I have had coffee while on modafinil I became incredibly anxious, making it very difficult to get any work done. I did find that L-Theanine helped calm me enough to get back to work - but sleep was not easy to come by on those nights.

During times of particularly high stress with little sleep I would frequently find small rashes on my body. This is a good sign that I need to take a break and relax for a few days :).

In terms of other nootropics to mix it with, I think that it pairs nicely with aniracetam.

Exp Year: 2014ExpID: 103172
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 21
Published: May 27, 2021Views: 597
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