Picture it now, you’ve taken your Modafinil and are about to begin your work only to find that your head now starts to sting thanks to a headache. It was all going too smoothly until one little headache grew so intense that it has stopped you from going about your business as normal.

Modafinil lasts a long time, but it only takes a couple of minutes for a headache to manifest itself within your head and cause you pain. You’ll feel an ache at the base of your neck, only for this pain to transport itself behind your eyes. The worst thing about Modafinil induced headaches is they actually grow in intensity as Modafinil is in your system.

You’ve tried getting up and walking, you’ve also tried drinking a full bottle of water, you have even sat in the dark with your eyes closed for a while, but nothing seems to help/work, the headache simply continues on the path that it currently resides on.

In our experience, this is something that a lot of individuals out there go through far too often. When you buy Modafinil online and consume it, you are actively trying to go about your day as normal without any interruptions. We’d class having a painful headache as a pretty convincing distraction, in the same way, that any form of pain would be.

In this article, we will be covering a few tips and tricks that you can try to help cure yourself of your headache woes induced by the consumption of Modafinil. We will look at the characteristics of Modafinil also to get an idea on how it works and how best to consume it to limit your headaches. Now, without any further ado, let’s get into it!


How Do Headaches Occur?

Normally headaches don’t appear until peak hours of ingesting your pill — around two hours after to be precise. The benefits of Modafinil appear in its ability to delay onset fatigue for about 15 hours once you have taken this pill. Eliminating fatigue from our lives allows us to work more productively as well as efficiently — the desired effect of most.

Not only that, but Modafinil has also been proved to help boost our creativity and ability to focus during times of intense stress. There’s a reason why students/businessmen consume Modafinil regularly, without this pill their work would no doubt suffer drastically. Anyone who lives a fast life will find that Modafinil allows them to push just that little harder.

Unfortunately, headaches are the main cause for a lot of people out there to stop taking Modafinil. The pain that comes with a Modafinil infused headache is said to be a lot stronger than your basic headache. We’re here to inform you of the many ways that you can avoid these headaches altogether so that you may live your life headache-free!


Where To Buy Modafinil?

Modafinil can be purchased in various places, the most common appears to be online. Sites that list Modafinil often stock their digital shelves full of these sorts of products, the kind that help you go about your day-to-day as usual. As of right now, Modafinil falls into a very grey area in terms of legislation depending on where you live.

Modafinil is a pill that can be bought over the counter with a prescription, which is arguably what makes it seen as something positive despite the doubters out there. Those with a prescription will find that they have access to the most potent versions of these pills compared to that of the internet and places such as this.

When buying online, you require no prescription! This is what makes it a lot easier to purchase these pills. Keep in mind that quality does indeed differ depending on the site you are using and the price per pill. Try to use common sense when buying drugs (or anything) online. The internet has its good and bad sides, meaning you only get what you deserve if you are purchasing pills off  a ‘risky’ site.

Brands of Modafinil are significantly cheaper on Afinil Express than they are bought in pharmacies, this is a straight up fact. In fact, these pills are even cheaper if you are using sites that come with discount codes that you can implement when in the checkout!


Why Does It Cause Headaches?

There are various ways that Modafinil can cause headaches, in some cases these headaches are completely random and would happen regardless of you consuming a pill or not. There are precautions that you can implement to make sure that you limit the odds of you harboring a headache but know that they don’t work for everyone.

Dehydration is one of the most common causes of a headache, in fact, you don’t even have to have consumed Modafinil to have a headache caused by dehydration. Modafinil can cause someone to become dehydrated a lot easier. Think about it, Modalert 200 and other Modafinil forms can cause you to work endlessly, what if you forget to drink water throughout the day? This is only going to cause headaches to spawn is it not?

Yet another way that Modafinil causes dehydration is through the kidneys as it tries to push the drug out of one’s bloodstream. No matter what medication you take, the body will push it out of your body through the liver and kidneys specifically. The liver converts the Modafinil into an inactive metabolite, where it moves to the kidneys only to filter out of the body.

Whenever you take medication of any kind, the kidney will drastically increase the filtration rate of your body, causing more water to push out of the body in hopes of pushing more Modafinil metabolites along with it. This will mean you urinate a lot more often than you would — water that you aren’t replacing within your body if you aren’t drinking water often enough!

So how do you change this? The simple answer is to drink more water. One of the main issues we foresee is the fact that Modafinil causes you to focus so much on your own tasks, that you then forget to drink water as you class it to be unimportant compared to what you’re currently working on. To some, it is a really difficult task to remember to drink water to remain hydrated.

One thing you could try would be to set up a timer that goes off to remind you when you need to consume water on a regular basis. We would recommend drinking water every 30 minutes to an hour. The average person needs to consume around 2L of water every day, so having this system in place will not only see you drinking more water but benefitting from the benefits of hydration and Modafinil combined!

For every 200 mg tablet of Modafinil, you should add 1L of water to your daily consumption. For example, if you consume 200 mg of Modafinil per day, you should be drinking at least 3 L of water. Go out and buy yourself a water bottle that has the capacity written down the side, this will allow you to easily measure your water with no waste in motion.

Another thing that you could do would be to add salt to your water. Adding salt to the mix will help retain water within your bloodstream, thus making it slightly more difficult for your kidneys to push water from the body. This will no doubt prevent headaches since you aren’t losing hydration in the body.


How To Eliminate Dehydration Headaches?

If you can feel a headache appearing, then there are steps that you can take to prevent the headache from getting any stronger. These steps are relatively self-explanatory but will prevent the  headaches from causing you any pain when on Modafinil.

Drinking water immediately is an excellent way of causing the headache to stop and quell. Try to avoid excessive drinking as this can cause you to need the toilet shortly after. Small gulps should suffice in hydrating your body enough to continue. We should state that this isn’t going to provide you with immediate relief, but it will cause your headache to disappear within an hour or so (double that time if you can catch it in the early stages).

Replenishing your electrolytes is yet another way of eliminating a headache. Electrolytes such as Powerade or Gatorade are excellent products to try as they rebalance the electrolyte levels within the body, causing you to go back to your hyperproductive state headache-free. Again, try not to drink excessive amounts, a little goes a long way, trust us!

Avoiding overstimulating the body is yet another technique that one can try to get rid of Modafinil induced headaches. This type of stimulation is caused by the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). This system controls out fight or flight response. This is the system directly responsible for keeping your body out of danger.

Our bodies aren’t designed to be in a state of activation for too long. The effects of SNS tend to last only between 30 minutes to 2 hours. Modafinil stimulates the SNS for up to 22 hours which can obviously lead to lasting side effects such as headaches and more! To avoid this, try not to be too overactive yourself, and slow down a little. Find that sweet spot in your work, and you’ll be golden!

Relaxing and calming down when on Modafinil is the best course of action here for multiple reasons. Overstimulating the body can be dangerous — especially when coupled with the effects of Modafinil outright. Migraines will often appear when one is overstimulated. There might be a stage where you begin to feel anxious. Try to relax, and you will avoid any unnecessary headaches caused by overstimulation.


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Breathing Technique

One of the best ways that you can control the nervous system is through slowed, rhythmic breathing, the kind that will have lasting effects if you can pull it off successfully. Controlling your breath will allow you to turn down the SNS and turn up the PNS, thus working to prevent overstimulation outright.

Stimulation caused by Modafinil is specific to a part of the nervous system known as the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The nervous system can be split into two halves, on one side you have SNS and on the other you have the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).

To do this, all one needs to do is spend 2 to 3 minutes breathing in slowly and out even slower. Counting to 5 on the in breaths and 10 on the out breaths will help you out a lot. Once you have mastered this art and can do it without thinking, you’ll find that you can control your body a lot more fluidly, thus preventing any headaches that might arise.



Taking regular breaks will definitely help you recharge your batteries if you’re overworking yourself to the maximum degree. During the peak of your, Modafinil use it can get incredibly intense to a point where you overwork yourself. Overworking can lead to stress amongst various other issues depending on the dosage taken and the sort of individual you happen to be.

Breaks will allow you to relax and take a moment for yourself. Those that don’t take breaks will only allow headaches to appear due to overworking one’s self. Breaks will enable you to reevaluate, go take a walk, get some water, grab some air. Go back to your work after you’ve taken a break, you’ll look at your work with a completely new perspective in some cases.


Nutrient Depletion

Modafinil has a tendency to deplete certain nutrients within the body that can cause headaches to develop, especially in elements such as magnesium. Magnesium is used in our body in over 300 different enzyme reactions, most of which take place within the brain exclusively. This is a mineral that quickly depletes when one is using more of their brain than normal.

When on Modafinil, it is highly likely that one misses out on a meal or two simply because of how focused they are on their work. This means one is missing out on key nutrients found in food, only welcoming more headaches to manifest themselves within the head of the individual in question.

If one is going to be consuming Modafinil repeatedly, then gradually the magnesium stored in the body will deplete, causing you to get headaches a lot more often than normal. Magnesium deficiency headaches will generally come on progressively and come with a list of other side effects that include fatigue, low immunity, anxiety, heart palpitations, muscle tension, and insomnia.


How To Prevent Both A Magnesium Deficiency And Headaches Caused By Modafinil

There are ways that one can prevent headaches as well as a deficiency in the magnesium levels found within the body. The simple resolution to this issue would be to supplement the magnesium in your diet. Magnesium can be found in nuts and seeds as well as dark leafy vegetables.

Magnesium threonate is what we would personally recommend one to consume to fill their depleted magnesium levels. Why we choose this one over any other comes down to its ability to combine with Modafinil creating a blood-brain barrier. Supplying a source of magnesium easily accessible by the brain is going to produce the fastest benefits towards Modafinil-induced magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium glycerinate is yet another form of magnesium that is available to you in various health food shops. It possesses some of the highest bioavailability and is actually nicer on your digestive tract compared to other supplements in a similar field. Simple take your dose of magnesium in the evening before bed, and you’ll wake up headache-free.

Try not to exceed around 400 mg of magnesium per day, if you find that you are confused at any point, check the label or conduct your own research online.

Muscle Tension is yet another issue that causes headaches courtesy of Modafinil use. This happens through some of the other points that we’ve already covered above, i.e., dehydration and a deficiency to magnesium. Side effects of muscle tension appear to cause an over-activation of the nerves that control the muscles.

Muscle tension is only made worse when sitting all day, having a poor nutritional intake and having bad posture are all added to the mix. To prevent this all you need to do is stretch regularly, exercise will also help you out in this situation. Generally being relatively healthy will give you the best possible results when consuming Modafinil.

We would recommend yoga to anyone looking for a starting point. Yoga helps your joints out immensely, not only that, but yoga has an element of relaxation attached. We mentioned breathing exercises earlier, well, yoga is built upon relaxation and breathing techniques. The yoga phenomenon has taken over the world for a reason.

Any form of exercise will be able to assist you, for example, CrossFit or boxing are two types of exercise that keep you moving and keep you fit. As long as you are actively moving your muscles and joints often, you’ll start to see results both physically as well as mentally whenever you are consuming Modafinil outright.


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