So I have been taken Modafinil for quite some time now (around 1 year on and off).
One of the questions I see a lot on forums is from people curious to know what to expect before they purchase Modafinil for the first time, especially how it makes you feel once it kicks in.
I totally get that. I was there too.
So in today’s article I’ll try to dive a little deeper into the effects of Modafinil so you hopefully can get an answer to your question before you’re done reading.
Now, keep in mind that this article is mainly based on my own personal experience with Modafinil and how it makes me feel whenever I take it.
It might have a completely different effect on you. Just a heads-up before we continue.
So without further ado, let’s just get started, shall we?
First things first, what is Modafinil exactly?
Modafinil is a smart drug that has become increasingly popular in recent years.
It works by increasing dopamine levels in the brain, which can improve concentration, learning, and memory.
It has been proven to be effective at treating ADHD, excessive daytime sleepiness caused by narcolepsy or shift work sleep disorder, and it even increases mental performance for healthy individuals who use it regularly.
It was originally developed in France in the 1970s as an alternative to Adderall and other amphetamines used to treat ADHD and daytime sleepiness.
In some ways Modafinil works similarly to amphetamines such as Adderall.
However, it does not carry the same risks as those drugs.
It is much safer and more tolerable in comparison to stimulants such as Adderall because it does not come with all of the negative side effects.
The effects it has on me
Well, I’m going to do my best to try help answer that question based on my own personal experience.
When I first started using Modafinil, the ability to stay awake and alert for longer periods of time was the benefits that interested me the most (and the reason why I bought it in the first place).
I took my first 100 mg dosage in the morning with a cup of coffee and it had an immediate effect on me.
Modafinil is a pretty weird Smart Drug in my opinion.
It doesn’t really feel like that you’re ‘on something’ when you take it. You’re just awake. Like REALLY awake and alert. To a point where you know that something is definitely going on.
Whenever I take Modafinil it gives me 6-8 hours of tunnel vision and focus.
Once the effects wear off I get ZERO crash which is huge for me.
That being said, I usually take anywhere from 100 to 200 mg so I haven’t experimented with larger doses.
Other weird effects
So I have noticed two weird things that happen whenever I take Modafinil.
The first one is how it reduces mind-chattering by 80%.
Seriously. It almost feels like I’m in a post-meditative state where the mind is quiet and you’re 100% alert and present to the moment. Everything around you seems peaceful. It’s hard to explain but if you meditate you know what I’m talking about.
The other weird effect it has on me, is that whenever I go above 150mg in a day, my body temperature increases slightly.
To a point where it feels like I’m walking around with a fever which is annoying.
I read somewhere that it has something to do with histamine (how that works, I have no clue).
What a typical day on Modafinil looks like
So besides keeping me awake and alert for longer periods of time, Modafinil also has a number of other effects on how I feel during my day.
It makes me feel more positive and motivated to continue my work and do the things I need to do.
It also contributes to increased creativity and productivity, which is awesome.
What I like the most about taking Modafinil is the sense of overall confidence in myself that it gives me.
Also the reduced mind-chatter that I explained previously is extremely beneficial whenever I attend social events (it pretty much kills my social anxiety, just like Phenibut, but without any nasty withdrawals symptoms.)
I feel like I’m capable of doing just about anything when I’m on it.
I don’t know how much of this is placebo or Modafinil but who cares it works and that’s all that matters.
Do I experience any side effects?
So besides the slight increase in body temperature that I described earlier (which doesn’t really bother me that much).
I don’t get hungry at all when I take it. Or if I do, it’s very minimal. It seriously makes me look forward to fasting.
That’s pretty much it. I don’t really experience any headaches, insomnia or other side effects like that.
Maybe it’s because I eat KETO (high intake of eggs and salt which are loaded with Choline)?
So this was just a quick run-through of some of the effects Modafinil has on me, and how it makes me feel during the day.
It’s an awesome smart drug overall and if you think Modafinil might help you, you should probably talk to your doctor first before taking it just to make sure you’re good to go.
I’m not here to pretend I know a whole lot about Modafinil other than what I’ve experienced with it myself, so if you have any questions that are unanswered by this article feel free to reach out to me if you’re curious to know more about my personal experience with it.
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