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Aug 02, 2019 14:55:13

My love/hate story with Modafinil

by @marcinjakubik | 342 words | 🐣 | 6💌

Marcin Jakubik

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Nearly 1 year ago I tried my first pill of Modafinil.
It changed my life.
In good? or in bad? I think both.

What is Modafinil or all -finil family

For a scientific description read it on wikipedia.

Less scientific description

It's a medication that improves your overall focus and keeps you more awake, it helps to clear your brain fog and it makes you write code like a boss.

Personal experience

Since my first pill, I've used Moda for a period of 4 to 6 months in with 2 months of break each time. Overall it was great for my career, I managed to work 12 hours a day in a super focus mindest, I doubled the projects I could manage and learned a lot of stuff.

But the main upside it was discipline and it helped me to reach a good focus point even without using it.

The downside

Physically, I haven't experienced many downsides, maybe a little bit of nausea or headache at the end of the day but it can be resolved with more hydration.

I think the worst downside is psychological, modafinil has a strong power to estrange you from reality, you become so main-task-focused that everything else falls into the background. Your social life, housekeeping, relationships, etc.
At the end of a few months, you become an introvert beast without hobbies and friends.

And your mind can't keep 12 hours a day of focus without expecting a burnout!

Final Thoughts

Yeah it seems very bad, and I hope that's only my personal experience, but like everything in life it needs supervision and moderation, it's very easy to let it go.

After a few months of "withdrawal" (not a serious one, modafinil doesn't build addiction, at contrary you want to take a break it after a while) I'm starting to feel better, doing more social activities and trying to get back my hobbies and passions :) 

I don't know if I'll use it again, maybe, but with more caution and moderation.

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    @marcinjakubik Congratulations on your first post. Sounds like you had an interesting experience with that drug.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 02, 2019 18:34:13
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    @marcinjakubik Welcome to the writing community Marcin! I don't recommend using nootropics to keep your writing streak alive but it's an interesting experience.

    In your next post, try introducing yourself so that the members of 200WaD can help you with your writing practices :) See you around

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 02, 2019 15:25:25
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      @basilesamel Thank you! With modafinil you become veeery talkative and we should make another platform called 2k words a day :)

      Sure, tomorrow I'll introduce myself :)

      Marcin Jakubik avatar Marcin Jakubik | Aug 02, 2019 17:16:32
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    @marcinjakubik - This is an awesome first post! Welcome to the community.
    I wrote about my curousity with modafinil after hearing that NZT pill in the movie limitles was based on that.
    Thank you for sharing your experience.
    Keep writing.

    Keni avatar Keni | Aug 02, 2019 09:22:28
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