Zoroaster, on 5-Dec 2008, 03:18 AM, said:
steelsky, on 3-Dec 2008, 05:05 PM, said:
nancy_axel, on 3-Dec 2008, 03:40 PM, said:
Tread carefully -- there could be unforeseen synergistic effects. There has been some recent speculation that modafinil may be involved in a higher occurance of sexually transmitted disease. Adding aniracetam to the mix may or may not be synergistic toward this end. Of course, its not wise to gamble with your genitals (ie. nefiracetam & testicular cytotoxicity) for the sake of cognitive improvement ..
Wait, do I get those from f***ing the pills? Cause I don't intend on doing that.
I also do not intend on having unprotected sex. And lately I'm not having much sex anyway, so even if this DOES increase my chances of infection - the odds are in my favor (sadly).
From what I've read, Aniracetam is relatively safe. You mentioned Nefiracetam, which hopefully is not similar to Aniracetam on that matter.
There is no way in hell that Modafinil is increasing anyone's chance of acquiring an STD. And out of the blue speculation that aniracetam might be synergistic toward that end is just plain ridiculous. A couple people on the boards have apparently gotten STD's lately and out of the large battery of noots that I'm sure they're taking they've chosen to blame it on their modafinil. How about people just stop having unprotected sex with strangers that sleep in the park! Seriously.
Anyway, Aniracetam is perfectly safe, but its not one of my favorite racetams honestly. Its fat soluble and thus should be taken with food, which conflicts with most of the rest of my regimen. It also seems to disagree with a lot of people. More so than Piracetam or Oxi. I've never been one to get side-effects from nootropics but aniracetam seems to cloud my mind and give me headaches about half of the time I take it. I don't know if there's anything in particular for you to expect. It may help give you some focus and improve your recall a bit, or it might not. If it doesn't work I wouldn't give up on racetams entirely. I've had good success with Oxiracetam and I know a lot of people like good ol piracetam. So I'd try out some of the others if Ani doesn't agree with you.
Firstly, I also believe the STD thing is flat out ridiculous. There's no way it can give you STD. The worse it can do is maybe lower your immune system's functions (which makes you susceptible to ANY diseases), but there are no evidence of that.
I was saddened to read that Aniracetam isn't all it's cracked up to be... I didn't know it was so short lived before I've purchased it. I assumed it wasn't because of its fat solubility. Are the increased side effects your personal experience, or is it something that is common with this sort of racetam?
The thing I'm mostly interested in is the combination of it with Modafinil, if anyone had any experiences of taking both?
Also, Zoroaster, you mentioned that your regimen mostly consists of things to take on an empty stomach (or at least that's what I've gathered from what you wrote) - I've always had trouble with my own regimen regarding which supplements to take with food and which not. Can you shed some light on that? All I know is that amino acids are recommended to be taken on empty stomach, and vitamins and coQ10 with food.