This is all very interesting.
So, on the hopefully good side:
I take P5P, D3, EGCG, Curcumin, Coq10 semi-regularly. I've taken all of them regularly at one time or another. I take bupropion, picamilon, arginine, zinc, and magnesium more often but not quite every day. I also take zolipidem and piracetam regularly, not quite daily but more often than dextroamphetamine.
On the hopefully not-bad side:
I drink heavily several times per month but more typically in the 1-3 drinks range most days.
I don't pay much attention to my diet, and I eat out often. I don't get much exercise
I also am my own human test subject in experiments I occasionally conduct with research chemicals (entirely legal substances, and after considering the long history of scientific self-experimentation I have no ethical qualms). I do extensive research before beginning any experiments, but it's still obviously a factor in my amphetamine use.
Personally, I don't feel like my current amphetamine use is particularly high or inherently dangerous (excluding the potential for cumulative effects from long-term use). I am definitely concerned about using it, I grew up in the middle of one of the earliest big meth booms. I saw beautiful girls destroy themselves all while bragging about staying up all night reading the bible, cleaning the bathroom, doing homework, making mom so proud... It instilled a very deep mistrust of amphetamines in me. I stayed as far away from them as I could (excluding MDMA) until a few years ago when I decided to entertain my docs allegation that I suffered from ADHD.
Adderall was the first one I tried (after going through every non-amphetamine ADHD drug in the book), I don't remember the starting dose but it was far too low to have any noticeable effect. I believe that I may have a low sensitivity to amphetamines, I'm fairly certain that if I didn't take piracetam and magnesium as often as I do I would need to increase my dose.
You feel better taking Piracetam with the Adderall? I'm on a very low dose of Adderall. I tried all the life style stuff and the supplements for years, and then got on Concerta which was a horrible experience, and now Adderall. I can say that I'm not after any euphoria because the stuff makes me dysphoric when starting out. But, I'm only taking 5-10mg XR. 5mg isn't enough but nudges me a little in the right direction. I'm starting 10mg now. Anyway, before the only thing that helped was Piracetam and Oxiracetam, but I'm a little unsure about taking them with Adderall. Also, is taking calcium with any of that bad? My wife takes calcium and magnesium combined pills. I've tried that with the racetams and with Adderall separately resulting in headaches. I'm wondering whether to try magnesium alone.
Edited by jlspartz, 08 March 2011 - 10:05 PM.