Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Smart drugs

"Hey GB, come here :-)," shouts boyfriend K from the bath.

I always enjoy looking at my boyfriend when he's wet and naked, so I climb the stairs to the bathroom to see what he wants.

"Look at this," he says, pointing to his iPad, "my sister just sent this to me. Apparently it's a drug like that they had in that film Limitless!"

"I don't believe such a thing exists!" I reply, sceptically.

"Well, perhaps not exactly like that film, but it's some kind of brain enhancing drug :-). It's called Modafinil."

"OK, let me do some google research and see what I can find out."

I find a recent Guardian newspaper article about the drug which is very informative. The drug promotes wakefulness, is used by narcoleptics to stop them falling asleep, and apparently doesn't have many side effects.

Boyfriend K obviously does some research too, because later in the day, he comes into my study to talk to me.

"I've been looking into this smart drug and it seems to be safe. Why don’t we buy some and try it?" he asks.

"Maybe," I answer, still a bit sceptical, "is it possible to buy it over the counter without a prescription?"

It turns out that in the UK we would need a prescription :-(. But I'm wondering whether any blog readers have tried it? If you have, please leave a comment and let us know what you think.