I would be VERY careful with modanifil. I am bipolar and after the second day of use it sent me into a dysphoric state. It is waaay more stimulating then they lead you to believe. It stimulates norepinephrine/noradrenaline significantly. Just wait and talk to your doctor about modanifil. Some of the treatments you are going to try may help with your daytime sleepiness or sleeping in late. This is probably a symptom of your depression. There are so many things you can do for this aside from medication. Bacopa and other natural antidepressant/stimulant/anxiolytic substances may help as well. Also, try forcing yourself to do some intense exercise at least 4 days a week. I seriously doubt you will like the potentially destabilizing effects of modanifil.
I think I agree with k10 that you should wait to take the bacopa or ashwagandha until you get your medications in order. That is unless your doctor says it is o.k., if he has any idea as to what they do and how they work. Unfortunately, most doctors do not have knowledge of natural treatments and they do not want to have the knowledge.
I have been taking lamictal for a while and I'm not crazy about it. If you try it, it may just be a wonder drug for you. I would definitely try to find out if any vitamins or minerals are depleted by whatever mood stabilizer you start taking. Lamictal depletes folate significantly, among others. I take megafolinic by source naturals. Methylfolate is another good one that I have considered taking. Unfortunately, your doctor probably won't even make you aware of this folate issue, mine didn't.
Going through medication trials can be a complete nitemare. Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones that finds the right medication after the first try. Good luck!
Edited by morganator, 01 May 2009 - 08:16 AM.