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Modafinil 100mg for Fatigue

Hello,

I have been given Modafinil for chronic fatigue and I was taking one a day for two weeks, they already started to work. I was then supposed to be taking 2 a day, but by this point I wasn’t sleeping during the night and so I stopped them and am making an appointment with my GP for next week.

I was wondering what your views are on this drug please, helpful or not?

Hi, I took this drug when I was really fatigued and it worked well for me (I stopped it once I got back on an even keel). At first I was like you and it kept me awake all the time, so I halved the dose myself and took it at a different time (I experimented to find the best time for me). That meant I was taking half dose first thing in the morning and yes it did help. As I said I stopped it once I felt my fatigue was easing so I was on it for about a month. I hope you get your dosage sorted and that it help you as this fatigue malarky is difficult to cope with.

:wink: Mary

Thanks for replying x

Hi Oceanblue.

I’ve been on Modafinil since about 2005. I started off on 100mg first thing in the morning. I found it absolutely brilliant. It really helped my fatigue. After a while though I was starting to lag during the afternoons and my dose was then upped to 100mg first thing and another 100mg about mid-day. Again, this was a Godsend, and I was managing to get right through the day quite easily.

I am now on 200mg first thing and 200mg around mid-day. I must admit that I am not finding it as effective now, I usually have to take to my bed during the afternoon for a few hours, and to be honest, I could sleep all day long and all night if allowed lol. I know that it is still helping a bit because on the odd occasion when I’ve not taken it, I’ve not been able to function at all.

I wish you well with it.

Dawn x

Hi - I have been on 100mg 3 or 4 times a week for about 3 years - at first I was told to increase to 200mg after about 2 or 3 weeks in but I also found I couldn’t sleep - 100mg first thing in the morning seems right for me and really helps. X

Hi - I have been on 100mg 3 or 4 times a week for about 3 years - at first I was told to increase to 200mg after about 2 or 3 weeks in but I also found I couldn’t sleep - 100mg first thing in the morning seems right for me and really helps. X

Thanks Gerard x

I’m on 100mg daily and sometimes spit the tablets and take half am then half at lunchtime and that seems to get me through the day!

Maybe just take half daily? see if you can sleep at night with a bit of energy during the day!

kate x