That is why I take it.. I needed the ability to concentrate and focus. I was experiencing a fogginess and not able to really articulate and comprehend as I use to be able to..... ( which is part of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia)
I also have alpha wave that never rest so that also added to the problem for me
This drug has helped me immensely with these problems
You are wise to start with a lower dose and see how you do I have had success by splitting my dose within the day a.... 3:00 PM a good time to take it a second time. You should always take it on an empty stomach and your first dose should be taken when you wake up in the morning
You are also right about it being a side effect. It does create anxiety. It usually happens when you take too much.
I usually take 100mg a day but have used 200mg broken up during the day and would never take more because the anxiety is so bad you for me I start grinding my teeth.... Can make you very uptight and more stressed out more when you are using it at a time when you are already stressed out more..
I would like to also remind anyone who is experimenting with this drug that its effects are subtle and they would be an ability to focus and to also be more alert. The side effects are not subtle and can be very uncomfortable. That is why it is important to start off with smaller doses and see how you do and slowly add more.
I get provigal by RX The instructions for taking it in the AM and on an empty stomach. I usually start with 50 mg and then add another 50mg at 3:00 PM which to get me ...gets me through the evening
I would suggest to you that you may want to start off with a smaller dose for a few weeks or at least a few days and then try to increase it slowly to a comfortable dosage
If you still get those side effects you will need to cut back and I would say that for any long term use... 200mg should be the maximum dose within the day
You will not get any more results from taking more........ You will just get the side effects
I usually do fine on 100mg a day but I will say if I am really tired or at different times I really do not feel any difference but this is rarely If I have taken 100mg in AM and then at 3:00 take 100mg I usually feel it then and I would explain how I am feeling is a little more alert and awake. Nothing drastic and very subtle Right now this past week I have taken 150mg because of my condition
I am a small female also 5"5 and 135 lbs so my dosage I have also been taking it daily for over three years now.
I have taken 50 mg on some days and do not take more when I am doing okay and.... If I am feeling okay in the AM I will not take it till later in the day at 3:00 PM....You need to play around with it and see how it effects you.
Unfortunately if you do not feel any change playing around a few months I would suggest that this is not a medication t for you
The usual maximum dose is 200mg . I can understand taking more within a 24 hour period if you are using it with success for school but then you will have to way the side effects and i you will have to weigh this and only you and how you feel on this medication will be able to make this call
I wish I could help you more with the different places that sell it. I would be cautious and get as much feedback as possible from other members here. If you look back I remember a few years ago someone suggesting other places to buy it. along with other sections of the forums here
If I were buying as you are I would want a few people recommending a supplier and also what standards that country has. In the USA Provigal is how it is sold and have stricter standards then most
I would also go to the drug manufacturers sites and see the breakdown and compare it with other makers of this drug. It has been available in Europe years before it was in the USA They can be packaged differently and still be the same drug just made by another company
It is still not available in generic form in the US so all the brands you may be buying from other countries could have many other drug companies making their brand
I can see a benefit for school and studying but I think most peoples expectations of what it is capable of is not realistic at all You will see an ability to focus more and also be more alert and can achieve that as low as 50mg
I would allow a period of adjusting to what this drug does to you and for you... and not just begin to take it in large doses thinking that if I take a lot now I will be smarter, and able to pass all my exams...
Be wise and give yourself enough time to see what works for you ...so you will be your best when you need to be your best
[quote name='revnik' post='320520' date='6-May 2009, 04:15 AM'][quote name='unsleepable' post='320501' date='6-May 2009, 07:57 AM']I've had a not so great experience with Modalert obtained from Nubrain. I've tried varying doses from 100mg in the morning to another 100mg later in the day, 200mg in the morning only, and 50mg in the morning only, etc., and i've experienced nothing but extreme anxiety with no increase in alertness nor have I been able to stay up longer than normal.
I'm not sure if it is a side effect of the modafinil, or if it was a bad batch from Nubrain, but for now I am too weary to experiment further. The anxiety is just way too intense. Maybe......just maybe, in a couple of weeks I will try a tiny dose of <25mg to make sure that I am not hypersensitive or something, then flush the rest of the pills.
Edited by psy333che, 07 May 2009 - 02:23 PM.