How to get a perscription for Modafinil?
May 30, 2009 4:32 PM Subscribe
I have to work night shifts three nights a week, and it has turned me into a zombie. I strongly suspect I have shift work sleep disorder
. I've done a lot of reading, and I think Modafinil (Provigil/Alertec) is right for me. I'm a healthy, non-depressed young man, not on any medications. How do I ask a doctor for it without getting the run around? Canadian, if it matters. Since I don't have a family doctor, I have to go to a clinic where the doctors usually rush things, and I'm worried the doctor will be unfamiliar with Modafinil and simply say no.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have to work the night shift until the end of August. Quitting is not an option. I've had two months to get used to it and haven't. Modafinil seems like a good short-term solution, until I can have my normal life back in the fall.
Don't have a family doctor because I moved to the province not too long ago.