My Modafinil Prescription Is Not Affordable And Now I Have To Detox From It

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Candy Says:

I had been ordering Modafinil with the permission of my Psychiatrist for 5 years with no problem from 3 different overseas pharmacies. Last week I got a letter from U.S. Customs telling me they seized the most recent package, and I would be fined and federally prosecuted if I was caught doing it again. Now I have to go off of it. I have two weeks left. I heard the detox is terrible but my doctor said to just stop it. I have no choice. I have no where to get it. So I am advising one thing and asking one question: Please don't think you can't get caught buying drugs overseas! Be careful and think it through. I was lucky with just a warning! My question is has anyone ever detoxed off of 200 mgs. Modafinil twice a day, and what was it like?

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David Says:

Nobody thinks they're going to get caught when they order prescriptions from overseas... but the thing is, a lot of these illegal pharmacies are probably also under frequent surveillance by the Feds working closely with US Customs, whereas they can easily determine who's placing orders, where products are being shipped to, and may just choose to take action at their own discretion. I don't believe it's worth the risk myself, and for those of you who are battling a serious condition, how do you not have money for a doctor when you can afford to take a serious risk purchasing drugs on the internet (knowing that it may not even make it to it's destination)? It's almost like you're gambling with your well-being.

Regarding detoxing off Modafinil, it sounds like your best bet would also be to work with your doctor on a tapering schedule in order to minimize withdrawal symptoms.

Hope this helps!

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Candy Says:

The Modafinil isn't available in the U.S. Nuvigil and Provigil are and they are from $800-$1,000 per 30 pills. Buying them overseas, you can get from 200-300 pills for between $240-$375. I have treatment resistant depression with a history of suicide attempts. I have been on so many combination of medications I can't count in the last 20 years, then I had Electro Shock Therapy Treatments and I had the Vagus Nerve Stimulator implanted in my neck to send waves to my brain. Nothing helped. That is why my Doctor and I figured it was worth the risk. Now I am going to start Ritalin in 5 days. I am scared to death of that too!

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IlikeBeer Says:

This is an old post but. Why not just get a prescription for modafinil? As far as I knew there were no withdraw symptoms... also you could just legally order adrafinil I believe it is called... it gets turned into modafinil in the liver

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Roy Says:

IlikeBeer, I think at the time they wrote their post they were saying that they do have a prescription for the modafinil but that the affordable / generic for the drug is / was not available in the USA at the time and it was cost prohibitive for them.

Candy - I now see a number of manufacturers listed when I look the drug name up in this NDC database at /NDC/?DrugFull=Modafinil, meaning that generic modafinil IS available in the United States. I then ran a price lookup for 30 x Modafinil 200 mg to see if this site's RX Discount Card might offer a savings on the drug. Regularly that prescription is listed at $1018.91 but with the free discount it is $484.34 (or 52% off). I hope this may help because it is still more expensive than going overseas but has certainly come down in price over the years. Best of luck!

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Jeff Says:
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When was Provigil outlawed in the US?? I had no idea, and I'm an Addiction Counselor that works primarily with Opioid addiction, and also a Chattanooga/Hamilton County Bail Agent. That's crazy I've heard nothing about it, but I know coming off of it WILL be NOTHING like coming off of Opioids...I know it was a Schedule 4 Stimulant...and I can already tell your fear is going to make the detox 5 times worse. Just keep your head up, the detox off this won't be bad at all.

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Penny Says:
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I did not know it was illegal to orders meds from overseas. What about Mexico and Canada?

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BigPharmaMessingWithOurMeds Says:

Jeff, Provigil is not outlawed in the USA. I don't know why you were under the assumption that it has been outlawed. What ever gave you that idea?

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WillChillRNMS Says:

Hello, it is not a drug that you need to worry about withdrawal or a detox. Thankfully this is a good medication but people can abuse anything and think it's a "smart drug" or something. If you think you are having withdrawals then you have a reverse placebo effect. I suggest to try meditation and hypnosis. The later with or without AR glasses is proving to be quite helpful with these mind game causing medication and scenarios people assign to their meds. There's almost a syndrome of paranoia regarding generics vs brand name. Again, sort of a mind f*** with that where relaxation and refocus can go a long way. Good luck.

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