Posted by IsoM on January 17, 2002, at 11:28:18
In reply to Re: Psychosis and Modafinil/Adrafinil » IsoM, posted by Raga on January 17, 2002, at 7:38:16
I was an idiot when young & used many recreational drugs including LSD & mescaline fairly frequently. Other than wasting my money & time plus probably affected my DNA, the way I behaved before my few years on drugs & afterwards is/was basically the same. I think the hash/marijuana use affected my time sense for a number of years afterwards but that disappeared too.
I do remember that on the hallucogenics & hash my perceptions were definitely odd but I can't say I ever had any unpleasant experiences. I wasn't one of those who tried to self-medicate but foolishly just wanted to see what all these different mental experiences were like. At the time (over 30 years ago), while dangers were mentioned, they were so wildly overblown, they held no meaning.
My use of Dexedrine for ADHD I've purposely kept as low as possible with frequent drug holidays. Never experienced any problems on it either.
The area of the brain that's activated on Dexedrinee/Ritalin is also activated on modafinil/adrafinil but to a much less extent. BTW, adrafinil helps my ADHD far more than the other stims.