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Delightfully Smooth Stimulation
Modafinil
by Milkman
Citation:   Milkman. "Delightfully Smooth Stimulation: An Experience with Modafinil (exp108636)". Erowid.org. Jun 3, 2016. erowid.org/exp/108636

 
DOSE:
200 mg oral Modafinil (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 195 lb


Firstly, I found out about Modafinil from a short documentary about 'Smart Drugs' on [content site], and was actually surprised I've never heard of the drug before, as I have pretty much dabbled with any drug you can think of. That being said, I am not addicted to any drugs and my tolerance to stimulants is basically non-existent, besides the small amount of caffeine I get from the soft drinks I have every now and then. I have however, enjoyed stimulants such as amphetamines when I have used them. Also, I should note that I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 10, but never took the Ritalin they prescribed me as I hated the way it made me feel at that age. However, when I began college I was having a terrible time focusing, so my psychiatrist put me on Vyvanse for about 2.5 years which actually worked very well for me.

So, fast forward to present day...

I stopped taking Vyvanse as I felt I didn't need it anymore, and for the most part I didn't, until I got a job in my field as a Network Engineer and worked 12 hour shifts from 7pm - 7am, but I didn't want to go back on an amphetamine because of the terrible fatigue I suffered for at least a month after coming off 2.5 years of Vyvanse. So, when I discovered Modafinil and began my research, it sounded like the perfect solution; non-amphetamine, low risk of addiction medication, that gives you focus and energy! Sign me up!

I heard about the ridiculous cost of this medication if it's prescribed for off-label use so I decided I would order it online instead. I have to admit though, I wasn't holding my breath for great results with this drug, as the experiences I read online had very mixed results.

Anyways, on to the report.

0:00

My package was scheduled to be delivered today, but I decided to go to the Post Office as soon as it opened to pick up my package before the mail carrier left with it. I then stopped at a gas station and pick up a 20 oz coke and popped one 200 mg pill.

0:30

Nothing yet, and pretty tired as by this time I've been awake for almost 24 hours. My eyelids are a little heavy as I watch TV and keep myself awake in anticipation of the effects of the Modafinil I took 30 minutes ago.

1:15

At this time, all my tiredness has pretty much gone away, and the heaviness in my eyes has vanished, but that's pretty much it. I just feel completely awake like I just got a good nights sleep.

2:00

Becoming even more awake, but the supposed 'focus' still hasn't arrived and I am becoming less optimistic by the minute that this stuff just isn't going to do it for me.

2:30

After about 2.5 hours everything changes, it feels almost exactly like what Vyvanse did for me and I couldn't be more happy. The build up of Modafinil's effects is definitely a slow process, but once it gets there it's a very delightful smooth stimulation, with laser focus on whatever it is I'm doing, with a subtle but noticeable euphoric feeling.

6:00

The focus/stimulation is still consuming me at this point, and whatever I decide to do my mind is fully ingrained in that activity. Also, I must add, music sounds amazing, the notes, beat, and melody are so much more pronounced, it reminds me a little bit of what ecstasy (MDMA) did for music when I was on that, gotta love it!

12:00

The effects have just now began to wear off a bit, but I'm not experiencing a hard crash, or any kind of crash for that matter, as I get when coming down from amphetamines. Also, I should note, that Modafinil has definitely suppressed my appetite as I literally haven't eaten anything all day, and I'm currently not hungry at all (which is another plus for me as far as I'm concerned, as I could use losing some weight).
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All and all, I must say Modafinil's effects were definitely a pleasant surprise, and I'll definitely be using this medication to my advantage during my long 12 hour shifts.

Exp Year: 2016ExpID: 108636
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 29 
Published: Jun 3, 2016Views: 3,141
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