BogMonkey Registered User
#1

Do you need a prescription for provigil in Ireland? Its unscheduled in the UK but I don't know about over here.

FreudianSlippers Registered User
#2

You need a prescription for Modafinil both in the UK and in Ireland. Apparently customs is seizing the pills entering the country via post and otherwise.

BogMonkey Registered User
#3

Ah well. Suppose I'll just have to settle for street speed then. Only joking I'm prescribed dexedrine for ADHD. Works but its not the healthiest substance to be taking regularly and I don't think psychiatrists here prescribe provigil for ADHD.

FreudianSlippers Registered User
#4

It is available here for prescription from what I've read. Actually it's interesting you mention it because it was only 2 days ago I was reading about the dangers of Modafinil and research stating that it may be causing permanent neurological damage.

BogMonkey Registered User
#5

Is that recent research? I read that modafinil is far safer and less harmful to the brain and body than amphetamines. I wonder if piracetam prevents this neurological damage. I have a bottle of piracetam and sulbutiamine but I haven't been taking it with dexedrine as I've read that it increases neurotoxicity of amphetamines. With alcohol though its the other way around, piracetam prevents alcohol induced brain damage.

I think piracetam is prescription only in Ireland but I ordered a bottle of the stuff and it arrived. Piracetam has no abuse potential though, modafinil probably does so I'd say things are a little more strict with that.

FreudianSlippers Registered User
#6

BogMonkey said:
Is that recent research? I read that modafinil is far safer and less harmful to the brain and body than amphetamines. I wonder if piracetam prevents this neurological damage. I have a bottle of piracetam and sulbutiamine but I haven't been taking it with dexedrine as I've read that it increases neurotoxicity of amphetamines. With alcohol though its the other way around, piracetam prevents alcohol induced brain damage.

I think piracetam is prescription only in Ireland but I ordered a bottle of the stuff and it arrived. Piracetam has no abuse potential though, modafinil probably does so I'd say things are a little more strict with that.

Yes, I believe it is from earlier this year in JAMA

brndonnie Registered User
#7

I have a really important exam coming up and heard this class of drugs(and similar) are being used by students to 1:focus and concentrate better during study 2: enhance performance in terms of recall and ability under exam condtions 3:study for longer without getting tired

Is this true? From what I read online it seems to be so. If that is case what drug would be the most effective and saftest to use for a two week period.

Assumption it is available for prescription in Ireland and the doctor will prescribe it.

FreudianSlippers Registered User
#8

brndonnie said:
I have a really important exam coming up and heard this class of drugs(and similar) are being used by students to 1:focus and concentrate better during study 2: enhance performance in terms of recall and ability under exam condtions 3:study for longer without getting tired

Is this true? From what I read online it seems to be so. If that is case what drug would be the most effective and saftest to use for a two week period.

Assumption it is available for prescription in Ireland and the doctor will prescribe it.

I don't think your doctor will prescribe one of these medications for you to pass an exam.

BogMonkey Registered User
#9

brndonnie said:

Assumption it is available for prescription in Ireland and the doctor will prescribe it.

Although you won't get it in time for your exam, your better off seeing a psychiatrist for an ADHD assessment. If they diagnose you with ADHD then they will prescribe you something for it. I started on strattera which didn't work, switched to Ritalin which worked but had extreme side effects then finally onto dexedrine which is by far the most beneficial substance I have ever come across for studying. I do exceptionally well in college because I'm on this stuff. The stuff is basically pharmaceutical grade speed but rather than stimulate me it tranquilizes me for some reason. This is common among people with ADHD.

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cafecolour Registered User
#10

brndonnie said:
I have a really important exam coming up and heard this class of drugs(and similar) are being used by students to 1:focus and concentrate better during study 2: enhance performance in terms of recall and ability under exam condtions 3:study for longer without getting tired

Is this true? From what I read online it seems to be so. If that is case what drug would be the most effective and saftest to use for a two week period.

Assumption it is available for prescription in Ireland and the doctor will prescribe it.


I'd warn that I had a friend who was not ADD, used said class of drugs to study for one of her exams - said it was amazing, she could focus and read much longer.

And then she did the worst on that exam out of all of them. She figures it helped her go through the motions, but didn't improve retention at all. So be careful about using drugs outside their intended medical targets.

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brndonnie Registered User
#11

@cafecolour - thats really encouraging to note. my exam is not a traditional exam where you just regurgitate on paper what you managed to cram in a few a weeks. Rather it is a standarised test where memory is not examined. Focus, concentration and repetition are what scores highly. Therefore the route I am quering could be a good solution and although I largely agree with your conclusion there is a law of unintended consequences where drugs that were developed for one reason find applicable use outside of their initial intended use. Think viagra

@BogMonkey - thanks for the advice. i had heard dexedrine was very effective also but was not aware of the severe side effects with ritalin. will talk to my doctor about the options.

@OisinT - moot point. Look up the word "assumption"

Chriscl1 Registered User
#12

BogMonkey said:
Ah well. Suppose I'll just have to settle for street speed then. Only joking I'm prescribed dexedrine for ADHD. Works but its not the healthiest substance to be taking regularly and I don't think psychiatrists here prescribe provigil for ADHD.


I will swap you a box of provigil for a box of Dexedrine lol

FreudianSlippers Registered User
#13

brndonnie said:
@cafecolour - thats really encouraging to note. my exam is not a traditional exam where you just regurgitate on paper what you managed to cram in a few a weeks. Rather it is a standarised test where memory is not examined. Focus, concentration and repetition are what scores highly. Therefore the route I am quering could be a good solution and although I largely agree with your conclusion there is a law of unintended consequences where drugs that were developed for one reason find applicable use outside of their initial intended use. Think viagra

@BogMonkey - thanks for the advice. i had heard dexedrine was very effective also but was not aware of the severe side effects with ritalin. will talk to my doctor about the options.

@OisinT - moot point. Look up the word "assumption"

Look this up:


Thread closed and brndonnie infracted for discussing drug misuse.
This is not the medical forum - if your doctor feels you have an illness you will be prescribed medication. This is not where we discuss what drugs are better to misuse to study for exams, even if the "assumption" is that your Doctor is negligent enough to prescribe them to you for that purpose.

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