Citation: Psychonaut. "After One Year of Continuous Usage: An Experience with Modafinil (exp108044)". Erowid.org. Sep 20, 2019. erowid.org/exp/108044
One Year on Modafinil
Since I read a great deal on Modafinil when I had just begun taking it, I feel it only makes sense to write down the pertinent learnings Iíve had on the drug. Iím going to keep it succinct.
Period: March 2014-Feb 2015 (Iíve just had my first three day break in this time-period)
Dosage: experimented a lot and finally realized that 50mg is the best dose for me; another 50 mg later in the day if I have a long evening planned
Effects: Awakeness and greater reserves of energy; ability to push myself physically
Positives: Iíve lost 30 pounds on account of a swimming regimen that I was able to keep up only on account of being on Modalert. Overall I just feel like Iím more aware of the passage of time and the need to utilize it.
Negatives: The feeling of wanting to Ďget things doneí can be overpowering to the point that I actually donít. Thereís been a definite change in my personality in terms of a lack of tolerance for people not on the same grid. Iíve also become more aggressive, perhaps needlessly so. Overall my productivity has not increased; on the contrary itís decreased.
Overall my productivity has not increased; on the contrary itís decreased.
Memory, especially short term has been affected.
In Summation: Modalert hampered my spatial reasoning and creative thinking abilities but made me more organized. I think its great if you have a mundane job but using it to drive productivity on a creative assignment doesnít work. Iíve got to watch interactions with Alcohol; I did have a few episodes of complete over-reaction and aggressiveness after which I tapered the dosage down to 50 mg. I think it is dangerous specifically for personality changes it induces. But at the same time I love it for the drive it gives me. Everyone on the forum talks about interspersing periods of usage and thatís something I have not done over the past year. I will be doing precisely that now. After one year of continuous usage, it took three days for me to the drug to leave my system.
As a parting shot, let me just say that I dreamt today, after one year. Thereís something about Modalert that changes the quality of my sleep that I donít. Thatís got to count for something.
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