First off I would just like to say hello, and thank you Longecity for letting me "creep" your site for these past several months. I finally feel like I've been taking Piracetam, and the other Nootropics that I will be listing further down long enough to make a comprehensive list and "show off" my stack.
I've been taking Piracetam, Caffeine, Choline Bitartrate, Nicotine, and Vinpocetine. I also have been taking Omega-3 fish oils, and a multi-vitamin. I started taking Piracetam roughly 4 months ago, along with Vinpocetine. I didn't add Choline Bitartrate until about 3 weeks into it due to headaches. As to Caffeine and Nicotine I've regularly consumed these for the past several years, and just recently started taking Caffeine Anhydrous.
My goal, which has been met, was to improve my memory. I was suffering from brain fog daily, the effects of this were: forgetting if I had locked my apartment door, if I had locked my car door, if I had turned off the stove, etc. I would literally forget these things moments after I had done them. I have experienced this for several years, and always had brushed it off to be mild anxiety. I tried various pharmaceuticals to help with this, and was not appreciating some of the side effects caused by the pharmaceuticals. I'd heard about Piracetam some time ago from a family member who was using it to combat the onset of dementia, and after a while I looked into it and saw that not only could it help me with my brain fog but it could also work as an anxiolytic.
My starting stack was:
Piracetam - 3.2-4g in the morning.
Vinpocetine - 10mg in the morning, and another 10mg with lunch.
Caffeine - 100-200mg throughout the day.
Nicotine - A pack of American Spirits a day.
I added 310mg of Choline Bitartrate 3 weeks into taking Piracetam
After 1 month my stack became:
Piracetam - 3.2-4g in the morning, and 3.2-4g with lunch.
Vinpocetine - 10mg in the morning, 10mg with lunch, and 10mg an hour before dinner.
Caffeine - 150-250mg throughout the day.
Nicotine - A pack a day.
I've essentially removed brain fog from occurring, however I'm still slightly anxious in certain situations. So I'm wondering if anyone has any good recommendations on how I can help ease my anxiety, or even a few suggestions towards helping improve my cognitive abilities would be appreciated. I'm taking a break from college for a difficult degree and am using my time to learn more about programming and other similar matters.
Edited by Sanguine_Rogue, 04 April 2012 - 07:16 PM.