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Positive Result
Modafinil & LSD
Citation:   dnadance. "Positive Result: An Experience with Modafinil & LSD (exp97847)". Erowid.org. May 15, 2019. erowid.org/exp/97847

200 mg oral Modafinil  
  0.25 hits oral LSD (blotter / tab)
Low Dose LSD Modafinil With Positive Result

I was planning to attend a concert and dance hard for several hours. I took 200mg Modafinil (Modalert/Provigil) to keep me alert and awake, as well as in good spirits all that time. I've done that plenty of times before and it works like a charm (so much better than caffeine).

I then realized that I had intended to try out the effects of low dose LSD and exchange experience reports with a friend in LA. I was a bit concerned, because of the possible interaction with Modafinil. I searched online for reports and found a few - mostly tales of caution ('beware, modafinil + LSD can lead to bad trips, because the modafinil could heighten anxiety, etc.'). Still, it was kind of vague and I was curious.

I decided to try a 1/4 dose of approximately 25 micrograms LSD (if the doses were properly applied to the blotter paper at about 100 micrograms each).

At the concert, it was clear that LSD effects were setting in! So, at least the low dose was noticeable. Actually, I was surprised just how obvious it was throughout the night. Unless the dosage was not as claimed, I can only imagine that the modafinil combined with LSD was having some mutually enhancing effects. But, the LSD did act as I might expect for a low dose: Inhibitions were lowered, social anxiety gone, pleasure and sensitivity up, dancing great - really, it felt in many ways like ecstasy (MDMA/Molly).

After hours of dancing, no real fatigue, just a desire to work on through the night composing music. Got back to the apartment, spent some awesome time on a light trip in the hot tub feeling very warm, pleasant. It was an LSD sort of pleasantness
It was an LSD sort of pleasantness
, as my mind did tend to wander way along various tracks it happened to come to.

Had a little nap later in the morning.

Overall experience: Very pleasant, no strong psychedelic effects, but a great mood enhancer, with low inhibitions and a desire to do and experience. No come-down of any noticeable sort.

Possible things to watch out for: When the LSD started peaking during the concert there was a moment when I began to feel very thirsty and I imagine there could have been a moment there where a nervous person might have started having negative thoughts... and those can become their own self-amplifying problems. I just told myself 'oh, that's the LSD coming on / peaking... no problem, have a little water in a moment'. I continued to concentrate on having a good time and experienced no anxiety of any significance.

I think, as always with LSD and similar substances, the probability of a good or bad experience has a lot to do with the person involved and their natural tendencies to have thoughts leading in one direction or another. So, I would suggest taking that into account for the experience. I have never had a really 'bad' trip, even while in a high-pressure discussion during the peaking of a trip - so that might be a personality thing.

Modafinil & LSD *can* work exceedingly well together, if you know yourself well and if the LSD dose is low.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 97847
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 40
Published: May 15, 2019Views: 1,904
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