The Piracetam effectiveness poll - how has it worked for you?
Multiple choices enabled. Please give an indication of your effects - positive, neutral or negative and post in the thread if you have anything to add.
Only had this stuff for two days so not expecting much as yet.
However, I did concoct what I think is a valid self-study.
While many people write that they think it may be helping them to concentrate or recall things, they generally can't be sure.
Many first day users claim things like music sounds crisper, or they notice new detail in things, or can home in on two conversations at once in a restaurant, etc.
That all seems a bit subjective and hopeful to me so I decided to, while trying to sleep, try to recall the names of the kids in the street I lived in when I grew up.
Before the Piracetam arrived, I managed to recall about 6 names and surnames but no more.
Couldn't remember the names of the diabetic kid across the road, or the two girls two doors down, or the kid who caught his willy in his zip at the bottom of the street, etc.
Last night, after an "attack dose" on day one of the Piracetam, I repeated the exercise when I went to bed.
As cynical as I am about these things, I have to admit that I could remember the individual houses a lot better - the peeling paint on the old Indian woman's house, the fencing panels on the end of cul-de-sac neighbour's house, the electricity meter beside that fence, etc.
Then, slowly, I got some extra first names. Willy kid was Peter. Then I remembered Beth and Sandra and Karen and Tracey and Alan.
Then all their surnames came back to me, though Peter's took me ages to recollect.
I also remembered the phone number of the house I lived in when I was 14.
And got an image of a beach we visited as proper kids - I'm talking four or five years old here - those old pegged-in windcheaters with stripey material and red sandcastle buckets, etc.
I highly doubt that's coincidental and I have hope that Piracetam may help in memory function, particularly for me as my short-term to long-term memory transition is nothing short of shocking (anyone who knows me personally will attest to that).
For those that don't know about Piracetam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracetam
It's a perfectly legal supplement that's been around for decades and is popular among academic students.
So, any other experiences?