How to cycle Modafinil



In this article I’m going to share what I have learned so far from cycling Modafinil on and off for months now, the results I achieved and my conclusions on whether it’s worth doing or not.

This is not a first-time user’s guide to Modafinil. I will assume you are already familiar with how it works, and the effects in general.

This article is about running Modafinil on a cycle, something you might want to try at some point if you decide to use this drug for an extended period of time.

Note: For those of you who prefer to use Modafinil as a pure stimulant on its own, I suggest that you at least stack it with caffeine (they work awesome synergistically and you get more out of your dosages).

So without further ado let’s just jump straight into it, shall we?


How long should one be running Modafinil for?

While I am a long-time Modafinil user and have the ‘advantage’ of having tried many other similar Smart Drug in the past, I’ve never actually tried to go all-out and run Modafinil for an extended period of time.

That is until I read on a forum on Reddit that someone ran it for 6 months straight without any negative side effects or tolerance build up. Pretty spectacular if you ask me.

So I decided to give it a try, and run it for around 3 months and everything went great without any negative side effects.

How did I cycle it?

First off, I went to get my blood work done which is a must if you’re going to push the limits and experimenting with smart drugs.

Everything came out fine, so I decided to proceed with creating my dosage schedule. Here’s how it looked:

  • Monday through friday (50 mg Modafinil)
  • Saturday and sunday off
  • Rinse and repeat

I took my dosage around 8 am every single day with a cup of coffee. Also, both saturday and sunday were ‘stimulant-free’ off-days without any Modafinil, caffeine etc.

On sunday I did a 24 hour water fast, only consuming electrolytes and water to clear out the system and to get ready for the next day.

The next day I broke my fast with bone broth. Waited to around noon where I took 50mg of Modafinil. That’s pretty much it. That’s how I cycled Modafinil.



Some additional thoughts and reflections

I think the reason why this little experiment was a success, is due to a few factors such as:

  • First off, I used a very moderate dose at 50mg. The recommended dosage for patients who get prescribed Modafinil is around 100 to 200mg (sometimes twice a day).
  • I eat a KETO diet high in fats with plenty of eggs (eggs are filled with Choline which might explain why I didn’t experience any headaches etc.)
  • I eat OMAD (one meal a day) so my energy levels are stable throughout the day
  • I didn’t go overboard with the dosage once I felt Modafinil working. I kept it consistently at 50mg and took days off (I followed the schedule to a tee).
  • After 3 months of running Modafinil consistently I took another 3 months completely off Modafinil

All in all, I think that a low dosage combined with a high quality diet and healthy lifestyle means I was able to avoid the nasty pitfalls of Modafinil. So I definitely consider this little experiment a success.


Is Modafinil worth it?

In the end I can safely answer ‘yes’ and here’s why:

  • It worked as advertised (it will keep you awake. Like REALLY awake and alert).
  • I never experienced any negative side effects. No headaches, no anxiety, no crash, no depression, no insomnia , no jitters etc.

This is a Smart Drug for people who care about having good days and getting the most out of their lives.

It’s something that will give you the energy to achieve your goals even if you’re exhausted and makes you feel happy with yourself and with your life.

It will open up a whole new world full of possibilities to you, and will leave you feeling like you’ve conquered the world.

Is that worth it? I think so. After all, there is no greater satisfaction than knowing one has lived a perfect day.

Do I have any plans going back on Modafinil in the foreseeable future? Yes I have. That being said, I will keep it to once a week this time (maybe try out 100mg?).

Now, keep in mind that I have no idea what I’m doing here. I’m not a doctor. I’m just an average dude on the internet trying this out on my own body.

I have no idea what Modafinil will do to you, if you will experience any side effects, addiction – so please keep that in mind. All I can say is that it definitely worked for me personally.

If you have any questions about my little experiment here, feel free to reach out to me.

– Till next time; take care guys!


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