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Great Study Aid
Citation:   masema. "Great Study Aid: An Experience with Modafinil (exp47911)". Mar 21, 2020.

200 mg oral Modafinil (pill / tablet)
Modafinil is a great substance when I need to stay up all night. When I need to pull an all-nighter I usually take 200mg at around 12:00am and another dose every eight hours thereafter until eight hours before I plan on getting sleep. The great thing about this drug is that, about four hours after ingestion, I feel like I have had sleep. I can process information (such as studying, listening or talking) just like I would normally, if not better (one study on pubmed showed an increase in performance vs. control). So, unlike traditional stimulants, I don't feel like I am in a daze after staying up 24+ hours. There is a very mild stimulation that helps to motivate one to study, but there is little recreational value to the stimulation. As well, it does seem to boost my mood a little, but again this is of little recreational value. As for interactions, I am taking wellbutrin XL 150mg/day and lexapro 10mg/day and I do not notice any interactions besides a slightly higher propensity for anxiety; I asked my doctor and she said there is little to worry about except the aforementioned anxiety.
All in all, this drug is a great aid for but not recreational.

Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 47911
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Mar 21, 2020Views: 857
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Modafinil (217) : Combinations (3), Retrospective / Summary (11), Performance Enhancement (50), Not Applicable (38)

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