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Re: Olmifon (adrafinil) manowar

Posted by IsoM on December 25, 2001, at 0:31:53

In reply to Re: Olmifon (adrafinil) IsoM, posted by manowar on December 24, 2001, at 10:16:24

I can't say whether the adrafinil would eliminate my depression completely. I also take Celexa which works pretty good for me - no side-effects either - but doesn't give me motivation. In Canada & the States, I think Provigil (modafinil) is just used for narcolepsy & maybe doctors don't have any North American studies supporting it for depression. It's used for depression in Europe, I read, as well as other problems.

When I was young, I always envied kids who had drive & ambition. I never knew the reason why I didn't have any drive like they did. I had plenty of smarts & aspirations, but never seemed to have the drive to make it materialise & I'm not lazy. I think I understand myself now.

Be patient with waiting for effects. Placebo effects just don't work with me. Even if my hopes have been real high with a drug & I completely expected it to work, if it wasn't effective chemically & physically for me, nothing happened. It took about a week for me to start noticing subtle differences & I wasn't even sure I might not be imaging it. It wasn't until the first package was finished that I knew for a CERTAINTY that it worked great. You may need more than 1 1/2 pills (300mg) that works for me.

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> Please, don't be sorry for long postings; I enjoy reading them. I did the same thing you did; I ordered the small box of 40. I hate ordering in such small quantities, but it's better than wasting money on meds you'll never use (I could start a small pharmacy with all the disbanded meds I have in my med drawer). I haven't noticed any benefit yet from the Adrafinil, but I've only been taking it for a few days. I'm going to order the big box this time. My pdoc took my off the pstims last week, because they weren't helping me at all (I was in a very bad way w/out a mood stabilizer). I'm happy to say that he put me back on my Klonipin, which seems to calm my brain.
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> I guess the next order of business is to find me a good AD. I'm going to ask him about Modafinil. I'm surprised that he's never mentioned that drug before, being that he specializes in ADD.
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> It would be heaven to find a drug that conquered depression and ADD at the same time, wouldn't it?
> Merry Christmas,
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> Tim
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> > I've been taking it for a little over one month - there's 40 tabs in a package & I initially started on one/day just to see if there were side-effects or any problems. I believe in caution.
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> > After a couple of weeks on it & noticing some improvements, I went to 1 1/2 tabs/day. I'm not trying to get real energetic but to mostly stop the milder symptoms of narcolepsy I have - to help me stay awake & focused. So I'm quite happy with just the 1 1/2 tablet a day (300mg). But all the other benefits are like icing on the cake. I could honestly see myself being psychologically dependent on it - not physically. I didn't know what it's like to feel normal till now. For me, alert & focused always meant either hyper or wired - calm & relaxed meant falling asleep. Adrafinil makes me both calm, relaxed & mellow while still being totally alert & focused. I didn't believe it possible! And I've noticed an elevation in my general mood - peaceful, gentle, emotionally loving, & mellow. PLUS I'm quietly feeling motivated now. No get-up-and-accomplish-great-things type fiery motivation, just a quiet go-happily-about-my-business motivation. I don't feel like lying in bed doing nothing.
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> > Trouble is I screwed up the ordering (just ordered one package the first time) & have run out for a week now. I am eagerly awaiting my order to come in next week. I really miss the difference.
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> > I'm not quite as tired yet as before, so the benefits stay awhile & don't disappear immediately like stims do, but I'm getting scatter-brained again. Two of my sons always said I made the perfect absent-minded professor for shows, except I'm female. (Oh well, the stereotype should be changed, hey?)
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> > What I am REALLY relieved to find about stopping for a while is that it doesn't have any nasty withdrawal effects like so many other meds do!
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> > Sorry for such a long posting - but I've always had a tendency to run off at the mouth & tell things in greater detail than anyone ever wanted to know. :)
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> > > That's great to hear! I just started taking Adrafinil today. What is your doseage? How long have you been taking it?


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