Originally developed as a nootropic to combat narcolepsy, fighter pilots who often flew 24-hour-plus missions began using Provigil / Modafinil to combat the physical fatigue and mental dullness that sets in after sleep deprivation. With the advent of the Internet and Indian pharmacies, Provigil / Modafinil began filtering down to high powered executives and then to anyone with an Internet connection.
For people who respond to Modafinil, it’s simply a wonder drug. “Magic pill” and “silver bullet” come to my mind when discussing Modafinil. (Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. Always consult with a physician before using this or any other medication.)
What does Provigil / Modafinil feel like?
Do you ever feel like you need to make an effort to access part of your brain when retrieving information? When writing or performing other cognitive tasks, it feels like I retrieve information stored in various filing cabinets. My conscious mind seeks out one filing cabinet for a piece of information, grabs and holds that information, and then goes into another filing cabinet for an addition piece of information. Then my brain begins integrating all of the various “files.” It’s a cumbersome process.
On Modafinil, there’s no delay in retrieving information. Everything is just there – all at once. My brain feels like its a spider web where all of the neurons are talking to each other simultaneously. It’s an amazing feeling and if you’re running Modafinil with test, you will feel like a super hero or demigod.
Provigil / Modafinil for Intermittent Fasting.
Many people report getting headaches while using Modafinil. My question is always the same, “Did you drink water?”
When on Modafinil, your desire to eat or drink anything will go to zero. You will essentially “forget” to eat and drink water. The head aches that people report from Modafinil are almost caused by dehydration.
If you want to fast for 16-18 hours, then Modafinil is perfect. Don’t eat anything for 16 hours. Train on am empty stomach. Then eat for the next 6-8 hours.
Be sure to drink a lot of water. I recommend a half gallon or more per 8 hours.
Provigil / Modafinil for Better Workouts.
Strength is ultimately a product of neurological functions. Modafinil improves neuromuscular function. I have the best training sessions of my life on Modafinil.
100 mg of Modafinil taken one to two hours before a training session will lead to awesome workouts. I don’t use any other stimulants (no pre-workout aids like Jack3d) other than maybe a half-caff cups of coffee.
How much Provigil / Modafinil do you take?
I’ve never taken more than 100 mgs – one-half of a tablet. Many guys take 200 mgs.
Some split their 200 mg cap in half and take 100 mg in the morning and 100 mg in the evening.
I have never seen the need to take a full tablet. A single 100 mg dose in the morning keeps me humming along quite nicely. At the end of the productive day, my brain feels tired and ready for rest.
Should you “cycle” Provigil / Modafinil?
Yes, Modafinil become less potent the more frequently it’s used. I only use Modafinil a few times per month. Heavy users of Modafinil report using a cycle of 2 weeks on/2 weeks off.
As with any other drug, Modafinil’s effects will vary based on an individual’s physiology. The “right” way or “wrong” way depends entirely on the person.
Where can I purchase Provigil / Modafinil?
Modafinil is available with a doctor’s prescription. It’s often prescribed to people who work swing shifts at work and thus develop erratic sleeping patterns.
Some have been known to obtain it over the Internet. Sources change regularly. A site that is reputable today may be closed tomorrow.
There are a lot of shady online pharmacies. I cannot recommend any source for Modafinil. Caveat emptor.
What are Provigil’s / Modafinil’s side effects?
The side effects are typical and generally mild and vary by person. Modafinil’s side effects include nervousness, nausea, and irritability. There is one serious side effect that is purportedly extremely rare – a gnarly full body rash. (In one study, 0 out of 4,264 patients got the rash, so the rash does not seem like a major or even minor concern.)
Although tens of thousands of people have used Modafinil and lived to tell about it and the Modafinil skin rash seems extremely rare and unlikely, you should do your oak homework and assess the risks.
Modafinil: What’s the bottom line?
Not everyone responds well to Modafinil. Some take it and feel amazing and others take it and feel nothing. (although some people who feel nothing may have purchased counterfeit product.) Modafinil boosts fat loss, improves workout, and even makes sex more pleasurable. Modafinil makes pretty much everything better. Do your homework, though, and research the side effects and always consult with a doctor.