Citation: mazzers. "Mixed Messages: An Experience with Aniracetam, DMAE, Vinpocetine & Modafinil (exp96058)". Erowid.org. May 4, 2020. erowid.org/exp/96058
As a college student, pot, alcohol and cigarettes are an everyday thing, but I have always been interested in nootropics. The fact that a drug can enhance my cognition seems very much desireable, I mean who doesn't want to be smarter with minimal effort?
I'm studying dentistry at university and its 5 days till my first paper, and I'm seriously unprepared. I had a pack of modafinil but I found it edgey, as I would work at super speed, but the jaw clenching, and insomnia was not worth it. I had heard of piracetam before so I did some research.
An hour had passed and I had ordered a bottle which contained aniracetam, DMAE and vinpoceten. Aniracetam was supposedly stronger, and better acting than racetam, and DMAE and vinpoceten would serve as perfect enhancers for the experience. A day later a package arrives, and I had 3 tablets as an 'attack dose'.
T+0: taken 3 tablets with breakfast. Take a shower and have a cigarette waiting for it to take effect
T+1: Noticeable change in perspective. I seem alot more happy! I seem to be smiling for no reason, and cigarettes are a lot more euphoric. I decide to crack on with some revision. I turn some music on, and to my surprise is all that much enjoyable. I hear harmonies and voices I never recognised before. Its effect is mild, but if I concentrate on the music, I do hear a difference. Very pleasent. String Theory- Apex certainly sounds a lot more relaxing and enjoyable. A few lads come over and I feel a lot more confident and am the centre of attention, conversations flow and I feel in control. Certainly enjoying the effects of the aniracetam at this point!
T+2: can still feel it racing through my brain, and as my mates go, I head back up to crack on with some work. This is where it becomes weird. I start reading, and realise a couple of pages into my notes that I can't take anything in. My focus is totally out the window. Sensory information has been amplified, ie music is better, but my brain just feels STUPID.
My focus is totally out the window. Sensory information has been amplified, ie music is better, but my brain just feels STUPID.
I start my chapter again, and find myself constantly repeating myself but taking barely anything in. I felt like I was an idiot. I've only got a couple of days before the exam and I feel like an idiot! My brain just doesnt seem to want to work!
T+2.20: Still panicing and feeling stupid, I decide to take 100mg of modafinil. That always increased my attention excessively, but the dumbing down effects of the aniracetem may just allow me to feel okay again.
T+3: I finally get my attention back. I work for 6 hours taking breaks in between but at a much slower rate. The dumbing down effects definately overpowered modafinil, which I found amazing as I felt I was oversensitive to modafinil to begin with. I'm not 100% on my game as I feel a little bit tired, lethargic and stupid. But at least I can still revise. Not passing finals would be a tragedy.
Overall this drug has given me mixed feelings. I found it okay as a social stimulant because it made me feel relaxed and happy. But as a nootropic? Definately did the opposite. I felt almost like an idiot. I consider myself a clever guy, and only experiment with nootropics for the hell of it. But this definately reacts adversely with me. My brain just doesnt seem to want to retain information! I find it weird that I can have a pleasent social with it, but when it comes to memory retaining and higher brain function- it seems to have the opposite effect on me.
I may try a longer term experiment in the future as its reported to work its best when it builds up in the body. But for last minute preparation for exams, this may have ruined my chances in passing. I just hope they don't kick me out of dental school.
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