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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: I have used Modafinil

    Been away, sorry

    No I don't think that there is an epidemic of narcolepsy in track and field. I think the drug guys were just looking for the next big thing and they found provigil. It wasn't tested for, and it has mild stimulant effects. I'm not sure how much anyone was using, but like I said you have a feeling of awareness at 200mg, so 400mg might have you humming like ephedra...Who knows? Maybe we should ask kelli white or any of the other number of positives...

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  • MJD
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    Re: I have used Modafinil

    So what would the effect be if you took it when you weren't falling
    >asleep or constantly needing a nap?

    Since he hasn't answered the question yet, I'll use his own words to at least partially answer the question:

    "My script is for 200mg a day, if you were to up the dose, then I imagine you might get something more out of it."


    Deacon, I assume that you don't believe that there is an epidemic of narcoleptics among T&F athletes?

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  • Asterix
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    Re: I have used Modafinil

    > It prevents me from falling
    >asleep, and the feeling of constantly needing a nap.

    So what would the effect be if you took it when you weren't falling asleep or constantly needing a nap?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: I have used Modafinil

    I seriously doubt that it would act as a masking agent, as it is not a dirutetic (sp), and I doubt it has a similar atomic number as any anabolic agents.
    I think that the only way it would work for an athlete would be at very high doses. My script is for 200mg a day, if you were to up the dose, then I imagine you might get something more out of it. At 200mg all I get out of it is awareness, for lack of a better term. It prevents me from falling asleep, and the feeling of constantly needing a nap.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: I have used Modafinil

    There is no real rushed or
    >excited feeling like you get with excessive caffeine or ephedrine.

    So what are they like and do they work?

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  • michael lewis
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    "To be real honest I seriously doubt that the athletes gained much if any advantage using this compound."

    Unless it is a masking agent.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I have used Modafinil

    Not to change the direction of this thread, but I have personal experience with modafinil. I was diagnosed with Narc about 2 years ago and have used Provigil off and on since then. To be real honest I seriously doubt that the athletes gained much if any advantage using this compound. There is no real rushed or excited feeling like you get with excessive caffeine or ephedrine. I imagine after the smoke clears WADA will just regulate it like other stimulants and set a limit, but won't ban it completely. The helps you stay awake and aware, but isn't a beta-2 or 3 antagonist like other stimulants..

    Also, why would you question why T&F wasn't mentioned in that article? I think sometimes people around here forget that to 95% of the world T&F isn't that big of a deal, except for the two weeks every four years during the olympics

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: Where am I?

    This is important! You've got to remember that one day Canada (and maybe Finland) will be the last bastion of print journalism: who else will have trees once Buschco is finished denuding the planet?

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  • Jefferson Buffalo
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    Where am I?

    Pardon me. I seem to have wandered onto a Board dealing with the state of print journalism in Canada. It's bad enough we have to deal with a separate Board on doping matters, but this thread getting a little far afield, eh?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: A story about modafinil...

    "CanWest intends to maintain the integrity and high standards for which Mr. Black personally and the National Post are known."

    If nothing changes, nothing changes

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: A story about modafinil...

    "Then take it up with that liberal Asper family. Black doesn't run it anymore:"

    Right. He left Hollinger a month ago - Lady Black's "extravagance that knows no bounds" (Vogue interview) required a wardrobe suited to one of the world's wealthiest women, which she wasn't. ($30M pilfered US dollars notwithstanding). I'd go for the Jerusalem Post or Chicago Sun Times as a Hollinger perspective-widening choice over the Pest anyday, since they weren't created to get the right elected in one country.

    Anyway I digress.....maybe someone should let the Post know about the other side of modafinil (ps I read the Post too but the Blacks are irrestible comment stock)

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  • MJD
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    >Hardly an objective paper,

    Then take it up with that liberal Asper family. Black doesn't run it anymore:

    "Publisher Conrad Black will leave the National Post on September 1, 2001, with Associate Publisher Gordon Fisher assuming the role of acting publisher on that date. CanWest intends to take a much more active role in the National Post's management in preparation for the ownership transition."

    http://www.canada.com/national/globalna ... spost.html

    When I say WIDE range of views, I mean each paper has a monolithic outlook so you have to look at them all.

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  • michael lewis
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    How wide can Conrad Black's views be? Pretty easy to predict on every issue. Hardly an objective paper, but at least it doesn't pretend to be one. And that p.o.w. Lady Black...

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  • MJD
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    >Not a word about T&F - big surprise from the National Pest (to quote Allan
    >Fotheringham).

    I wonder if he was sober when he wrote that. Got to read it, the Globe and the Toronto Star and Sun if you want a WIDE range of views.

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  • michael lewis
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    Not a word about T&F - big surprise from the National Pest (to quote Allan Fotheringham).

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