My Experiences With Modafinil – Effects on Creativity and Focus

I discuss the pros and cons of Modafinil and how these kinds of supplements affect creativity versus focus.

I took this originally for the purpose of an article and found myself using it a few more times to help with late-night app work and pumping out lots of writing. It was only then I realised it would be easy to become addicted. Long-term studies haven’t yet been carried out and no one quite knows the mechanisms of action.

That’s not to say this supplement is going to kill you. I bought mine from a German pharmaceutical company – it’s available off the shelf in many countries – and it’s listed as having no side effects and being very safe. Ultimately it feels like caffeine x 10 with a few interesting additional quirks.

There’s certainly an interesting discussion to be had about nootropics but I’ll save that for another time.

Anyway for my full appraisal… watch the video!

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  1. Than you for an insightful review. I’ve been taking Modafinil, prescribed by my doctor, for longer than I care to remember, as a treatment for depression. The side effects you describe I can easily identify with but would add another – chronic constipation!

    I’m concerned about the long term effects it may have on brain chemistry and I wouldn’t ever take it with another prescription drug.

    On the positive side, I’m not aware of a single instance of death attributable to it.

  2. Hey Roger! Thanks for sharing your experiences! That’s interesting they would prescribe it for depression – I realised it had effects on mood but I’m surprised they’d pick it over another antidepressant designed specifically for that purpose! Has it helped in that regard?

    Haha I didn’t experience the constipation though my bowel movements were a little irregular! Yeah I’m really curious about long-term effects. I think it could definitely be useful when used correctly but it would be wise to wait for more studies before using it as a nootropic. Obviously using it for medical purposes is a different matter!