I've been taking pramiracetam for some time now and even some piracetam before the pram trial. I notice that taking large doses of Piracetam matches up very well to Pramiracetam. There are a few profound differences in terms of dampening emotions though that pram has -- its a strange effect. I feel piracetam will make one happier, more lively -- music more symphonic and colors more vibrant. I find that pramiracetam has a similar effect in terms of sensory activation, but one doesn't care too much about the change. You honestly become somewhat machine-like under Pram. That's not to say you can study like a machine or retention rates on pram are much better than taking larger doses of Pira (2-3 grams, twice a day), it just means you have less emotion when you're studying. On the contrary, pramiracetam is noted to have a sedating effect -- and while colors are bright, I feel that life is less interesting when taking this particular 'racetam. A person also becomes a little bit more socially feeble (not necessary awkward) when taking pram. I've always been an alpha female when it comes to being the life of the party. When taking pram, I don't really care about partying and I'm not having fun. I see there's no point to partying -- but when the pram wears off during the week, I get a little sad that I haven't been socializing or that I'm just spending my time with my books and there is no fun. There is somewhat of a goal-oriented tendency on the pram -- but the way I think about is that I can just take some chocamine [or coffee] if I'm having some trouble motivating myself that day (and get a much more 'happy' type of rush out of it).
In short, pram is pretty good but coffee + 2-3 grams pira have a fairly comparable effect profile, while having a positive outlook.
I'm interested in what others have to say about pramiracetam, especially those who've been taking it unstacked and long-term.
*Bulk Nutrition suggests taking 2400 mg pira 4 times daily -- and so to some taking 6 grams over the course of the day isn't much -- but I don't notice a dose-dependant relationship past the first four grams and so stick with this dose. Let's not turn this thread into a forum on Pira dosaging.
Edited by nancy_axel, 13 September 2008 - 09:42 PM.