Imalent        
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

  1. #1
    Flashaholic gallagho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    West Kirby, UK
    Posts
    213

    Default Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    I have been diagnosed with a sleeping disorder(DSPS)

    Hence the flashlight hobby I guess!

    I rarely sleep and I'm a 'night owl' as a result I always feel rough
    during the day.

    Doc suggested Provigil, has anybody else tried this? Any side effects?

    Owen
    People remember the quality long after they’ve forgotten the price. Unless you try to rip them off.

  2. #2
    Administrator Greta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    15,408

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    From drugs.com... Provigil. It says it promotes "wakefulness".

  3. #3

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    Greta is correct, Provigil is used to help people stay awake throughout the day. I'm actually on it.

  4. #4
    Flashaholic reptiles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    357

    Thinking Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    In the emergency department where I used to work, 70% of the ER residents would take them during their 12 hour shifts.

    I would suspect there might be some abuse potential there, but they seem very useful for shift workers.

    =MM
    Carpe Noctuabundum ! (Seize the opportunity to travel by night!)

  5. #5
    *Flashaholic* StarHalo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    California Republic
    Posts
    9,573

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    Air Force pilots use Provigil on long missions. If it's good enough to pilot multi-hundred-million-dollar aircraft for several thousand miles over foreign lands, I'd say it'll work for you.

  6. #6
    Flashaholic yekim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    AK = ALASKA
    Posts
    260

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    I work shifts and thought I'd try it....for $8 a pill it was not worth it, I only took it once. I think it is one of those things where it gets more effective over time but it would run me into the poorhouse paying for the stuff. I can buy alot of coffee for $8.
    Has me and you wants to accompany, in darkness.
    Buying Broken Flashlights and flashlight parts.

  7. #7
    Flashaholic* NA8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,565

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    Heard about this website the other day. Punch in your drug and read away.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

  8. #8
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    cali.
    Posts
    3,840

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    So, instead of treating what's causing the Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, the Docs, instead, prescribe a pill to keep you awake?

    Interesting...Maybe you should just embrace the fact that you're a "night" person and adjust accordingly (if that's possible).

    -dan
    There's more to a light than its output.

    CPF Member 13...

  9. #9
    *Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Flushing, NY
    Posts
    5,892

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    So, instead of treating what's causing the Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, the Docs, instead, prescribe a pill to keep you awake?

    Interesting...Maybe you should just embrace the fact that you're a "night" person and adjust accordingly (if that's possible).
    +1 on that. Between school and work I tried for years to live a day schedule. In the end I just couldn't do it. The result of trying was feeling dead tried literally all the time. At $8 a pill plus the distinct possibility of long term liver and kidney damage (as is the case with practically any drug) Provigil is NOT a long term solution. Perhaps if you have to do a day shift once or twice a month it might help, but if an otherwise healthy person needs to take drugs to function then I'd suggest a schedule or career change. Nothing is worth damaging your health over.

  10. #10
    Flashaholic* Fallingwater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Trieste, Italy
    Posts
    3,323

    Default Re: Provigil(Modafanil) Good, bad, ugly??

    *raises hand* I have DSPS too...

    Well, I think I do, at least. It's not been diagnosed, but all symptoms point to that, so I'm just coming to the logical conclusion.

    I agree with the "just embrace it" philosophy (it's what I did), but it isn't always possible.
    Last edited by Fallingwater; 05-26-2008 at 07:55 AM.
    Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may die.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •