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Previously I went into depth into why the legal “risks” of purchasing Modafinil online from an offshore company or being in possession of it have been way overblown by the ignorant and paranoid alike. I encourage you to read my full writeup on that matter before reading this article.
In short, the worst case scenario (hypothetically speaking) from buying low amounts of Modafinil or its R-enantiomer derivatives (Armodafinil) off the Internet without a prescription is your package will get seized by customs, and they will send you a letter allowing you to appeal and provide further evidence (such as a Rx) to get your shipment.
If you do not follow up, they will proceed to destroy your shipment and leave it at that. This is applicable whether you choose to purchase from ModafinilCat or any of the other popular online vendors.
In the unlikely event that something like this occurs, ModafinilCat will give you a free reshipment at absolutely no additional charge to you.
As I mentioned before, the online Modafinil market is somewhat of a gray area as far as legalities are concerned. Technically, it would be illegal for individuals to buy it without a Rx, but law enforcement doesn't take it seriously enough to go after anyone who does. If you do have a prescription, in most countries, it is completely legal for you to purchase the drug from an offshore agency or from a local retailer.
So why would a doctor prescribe Modafinil in the first place?
Since you can't write yourself a prescription, you are obviously going to have to go to someone who has the license to do so. But you can't just barge right in and say "Hey doc, I've heard about this awesome drug called Modafinil and I think its going to improve my life. Only problem is I need a prescription to go get it. So how about you write me one?"
Okay, that was meant to be comical but all jokes aside you have to put yourself in the shoes of the doctor. Why on Earth should they write you a prescription for this very specific drug? Because you heard that its going to make you more productive, profoundly improve your sense of well being, give you the kick in the ass you need to get over your lethargic way of existing?
While the individual personalities can vary from practitioner to practitioner, the general rule of thumb is they will prescribe you a drug/medication if they believe that you need it to "cure" an ailment.
The three most common ailments that Modafinil is usually prescribed for are narcolepsy and shift-work-disorder, and excessive daytime sleepiness. It is prescribed for ADHD once in a while, but that is not the norm.
Narcolepsy is a disorder in which a person sporadically falls asleep during the course of their day. This can be extremely dangerous and life threatening since it happens so unexpectedly and can kick in when a person is driving or operating machinery. While the underlying causes are still unclear, researchers believe that it may be due to a deficiency of the neurochemical hypocretin. While there is no known cure for this affliction, it is highly treatable with the right medication (such as a wakefulness compound). If you believe you may be showing symptoms of narcolepsy, it is highly imperative that you talk to your physician ASAP.
Mr. Bean would have benefited from a wakefulness compound.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness:
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (or EDM) is exactly what is sounds like. A person with EDM may have a full nights sleep, and still feel extremely lethargic and sleepy during the day. Unlike narcolepsy, which is caused by genetic factors that are out of one's control, a person suffering from EDM often has some other lifestyle habits that may be contributing to their need to sleep all the time. Guys with EDM usually don't have any sort of healthy consistent sleep schedule to begin with (case in point: me a couple years ago).
Back in 2013, there was a period of several months when I would routinely stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning in my dorm room surfing around on the Internet or some other time waster simply because I didn't have anything exciting to wake up to the following day. I would then wake up around 8 to get to work. Passing out in lectures and taking extended naps during the day was commonplace for me at the time. My pornography consumption was also at its highest at this point, and was draining my energy reservoirs at a very high rate.
In retrospect, I was pretty depressed with the way my life was going and wasn't taking daily action towards my goals. Many months down the line, after I began using Modafinil regularly (in a country where it was unregulated), I decided to pay my doctor a visit about my EDM problem. I told him all the symptoms I had, in great emotional detail, and casually mentioned how I had done my research on Modafinil and whether or not he thought it would be a good fit for me. 10 minutes later, I walked out with my prescription in hand.
Shift Work Disorder:
Often when people take up jobs with odd hours for higher wages (such as graveyard shifts, nighttime security, or jobs working in the nightlife), their sleep schedule goes to hell and they find it very difficult to live functional lives on the normal hours that the rest of the world operates on. Our bodies have a built in 24-hour circadian rhythm that tells us to sleep when its dark and be awake when its light. Night shifts wreck havoc on this natural process and cause all kinds of sleep issues.
See the common theme?
All three of the disorders listed above are centered around problems staying awake. While Modafinil has a plethora of off-label benefits, it was originally created and marketed to be a wakefulness drug.
The Right Approach vs the Wrong Approach:
So you have a legitimate reason to go to see your doctor, now what? While there are no guarantees that any one particular physician will give you what you are looking for, there are strategic methods that you can implement that will greatly tilt the odds of success in your favor.
First and foremost, you have to convince the person you are trying to persuade that they are the one who came up with the idea of prescribing you this medication, not the other way around. It's impossible for any one person to know everything there is to know about any particular subject and that applies to the field of medicine as well. Whatever they learned in medical school is the core foundation of their knowledge. Any professional who wants to be the best at what they do will continue to stay current and go back to research topics they don't fully understand in order to have a complete sphere of knowledge to draw from. Sadly, doctors like that are far and few in between.
While there are genuinely good doctors out there, many of them suffering from the M.D. ego, are full of themselves and aren't very open minded. Keep your eye on the prize. The end goal is not go show off that you know more on a particular topic than they do. That is only going to hurt your case. You must approach them respectfully in such a way that allows them to preserve their doctor pride while at the same time getting what you came for.
There's nothing wrong with taking these steps, and doing so may greatly work in your favor to increase your chances of success.
If possible, schedule your visit on a day that you have no important obligations to take care of. An appointment closer to the AM hours would be preferred. We are basically want to walk in looking like a walking train wreck in dire need of help. The night before, you are going to want to pull an all nighter and not sleep a wink (ironically, Modafinil can make that really easy). If you are a man, don't shave for a few days so that beard can grow out a bit.
If you have are suffering from a debilitating disorder that is commonly treated with the use of a wakefulness compound (hint hint), its more than likely your doctor will be understanding and give you the treatment you need. If you have some sort of ongoing problem that has been going on for a long time and its ruining your life and you can't function properly due to your inability to stay awake, TELL HIM ABOUT IT.
If you feel that you have a serious problem that cannot be remedied by natural methods, insist on medication.
The medication of choice most commonly prescribed in this scenario will probably be either Provigil/Alertec (brand names for Modafinil) or Nuvigil (brand name for Armodafinil).
In some rare cases, a doctor might choose to prescribe Olmifon (brand name for Adrafinil).
My stance on Adrafinil is don't waste your time with it. When it enters the body, it must be processed by the liver before it is converted to Modafinil, and requires much higher dosages to end up with the same effect. Due to the liver toxicity that builds up over time, Modafinil is always the superior option.
Well there you have it. Although the process isn't completely foolproof, it will significantly levy the odds of success in your favor. Once you have your prescription, you have the option of either walking to your local pharmacy and obtaining your medication that way, or purchasing it off of the Internet. Even with health insurance, the brand names for these compounds do not come cheap, especially when you're buying from a local pharmacy (for most countries anyway). The smarter, more resourceful option would be to just buy what you need online.
Its way more affordable and sustainable in the long term.
If you're worried that the generic version of the drug won't match up to the brand version, don't be. They are chemically identical, but paranoid people who don't know any better will often pay many times over for the brand name.