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Much as I'd Like the Focus Boost...
Modafinil
Citation:   wamodd. "Much as I'd Like the Focus Boost...: An Experience with Modafinil (exp116177)". Erowid.org. Mar 25, 2022. erowid.org/exp/116177

 
DOSE:
50 - 100 mg oral Modafinil (pill / tablet)
BODY WEIGHT: 82 kg
Mixed Experiences

My experiences with modafinil have been mixed. I mainly wanted to used it occasionally for a day or two of focused work because I often have trouble focusing and am very inefficient with things I consider tedious in the moment. I ordered Modalert 200mg tables from an online pharmacy with good reviews and decided to give it a try as the risks seemed minimal.

On the first day, I took 100mg in the morning, had probably the most productive day in the last 5 years or so. Felt pretty amazing, mood was a bit lifted too. Laser focus on whatever I set my mind to even if it was just twitter for half an hour, but it was also easier to switch back. No harsh comedown, but I did get a pretty bad headache in the evening despite drinking a lot of water. But I'd also gone on a run out in the cold and pushed myself pretty hard which may have contributed.

Second day: Took a day off.

Third day: Took another 100mg. Effects were pretty nice too, but I went to the office in the afternoon and realized I probably shouldn't take it when I had to listen to others for prolonged time since my frustration/patience threshold got much, much lower on it. Then I started feeling a bit fevery/like I caught the flu in the evening and had flushed and slightly itchy skin on my face and legs.
I started feeling a bit fevery/like I caught the flu in the evening and had flushed and slightly itchy skin on my face and legs.
Got a bit worried about adverse events, but decided to take an antihistamine sometime the day after and wait it out, it subsided slowly and everything was back to normal.

I then took about a week off to be safe, all side effects seemed to be gone after a day or two already.

I decided to have another go with a lower dose of 50mg to see if I was just taking too much. I felt it a bit in my productivity but 100mg was definitely more what I'd been looking for. Also, and more importantly, come evening I was back to feeling feverish/a bit flu-like and had the itch & flushed skin again. I took an antihistamine, went to sleep, and decided moda probably wasn't for me I don't want to push it re. risk of serious allergic reactions, much as I'd like the focus boost.

Exp Year: 2022ExpID: 116177
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 28
Published: Mar 25, 2022Views: 839
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