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