Aniracetam And Noopept Experiences
My experiences. Lots of good and lots of bad, all mixed together. This is not greatly organized. It's just a brain dump I just made. Maybe something will be meaningful to someone.
Started Thursday 7/10/14
Overall, at first I didn't notice anything. I wanted the lights to turn on and feel like my brain woke up from a long slumber! But no.
Day 2 I thought I was a little more focused but it was subtle, and subtle enough to be considered placebo. But strangely, it seemed like I was able to direct my attention more easily than usual. Also, I remember thinking that I felt a little bit calmer and willing to talk quietly. More like a confidence that came over me. I also noticed that I was sleepier than normal. My nights were very restful but I was wishing I could take a nap during the day, as well.
Day 2-5 (or so) - I was noticing the effects more than at first, but I was noticing that my mind was quicker, but also missing things. I kept feeling like I was forgetting something. I was unconfident during typing thinking that I was missing things, creating typos, and making mistakes. I kept having to double-check things. My mind was going too fast to proof-read reliably. During conversations I would begin to feel like I only wanted to listen, sometimes. Other times, I'd get talking and then I'd really want to keep talking. When reflecting on conversations, I was realizing that I didn't share pertinent information that the conversation would have benefitted from. Things I would normally have remembered to mention were overlooked, until much later when I could quietly reflect on it, and it was too late.
I had a day this week (7/14 ish) where I was very mentally jittery. I did quasi-Bulletproof Coffee (Peet's with butter and coconut oil) and aniracetam mixed in (or attempted to mix, as it does not mix well at all). It took until after lunch before I began to feel normal again. I was jittery, but not physically jumpy. But scatter-brained and not wanting to focus on work. Once the jitteriness wore off, I was reading from one of my techie books and I was speed reading with ease. I was able to turn off my brain's voice and fly over words and soak them in. On a related note, I remember a particular concept that has baffled me for years (Kerberos, for any techies), which I never really understood and never needed to understand because it almost never came up in my job, but that day I read about it and it made sense to me and I can finally remember it. Previously, I had a mental block on that topic. I have no idea why.
Spacey - I do get spacey from aniracetam, as well as noopept. Today, was a noopept only day (7/18/14) I was getting tired and felt like I was going into dream state. There were lots of voices around me at work and they seemed almost like they were echoing. It reminded me of being a kid and falling asleep at a family gathering. You hear all the voices but they just turn into a noise backdrop, similar to how white noise is used. People were talking around me and to me, and although I would talk back, for the most part, I didn't want to. I wasn't not fully myself. After that, I went back to my desk and wanted to conk out. I strained to stay awake, and then got some coffee. Finally, after having the coffee, I felt awake and normal again. More normal than I had felt all day.
Back to aniracetam - Senses were greatly enhanced. I recognized and pinpointed smells, which I normally cannot do. I had a very basic meal of chicken and potatoes with sour cream and asked my wife if it was exceptionally tasty this time. She said 'no'. I was loving it. The flavors were coming together like magicâ€¦ for me. I told her it's probably the aniracetam. Sensual feelings were also enhanced. It was like I could feel more than normal. It was easier to take-in and enjoy the feelings, also. My vision was pretty normal, but my eyes were catching things that I'd normally miss. For example, I would turn to look at something, and as I would turn my head back, as my eyes would speed past the things I was not trying to look at, something would catch my eye. I would then think, "where did I just see that?". Then, I'd look back to find whatever it was and it would require five or ten seconds to identify it. It was like my automatic mind was more powerful than normal.
Certain things seem to stick in my brain better than before. Names, for example. Also, I was able to recall quite vividly some things on a table during our pot-luck lunch today, even several hours later. That was different for me.
After taking the aniracetam and noopept, I tell myself that I don't like it because I feel like a space cadet. Then, it wears off and I feel pretty good. I cannot figure out yet if I'm better off. I need to keep tweaking the doses. Probably a low dose is best for me, but so far, I don't know if I will continue these things or not.
On a side note, noopept smells like old lady perfume and tastes like chewing asprin, or maybe worse.