A close friend of mine recently started trying noopept. He has experience with piracetam, oxiracetam, and aniracetam (among other nootropics) - and takes alpha-GPC whenever he ingests such compounds. He regularly ingests caffeine and phenibut - and has been noticing drops in energy that extend beyond what he'd expect given sleep and lifestyle. After his first dose of 20mg noopept, he recognized the -racetam-type increase in energy and motivation - but nothing beyond a high dose of oxiracetam. Approx. 4.5 hrs later, and after a heavy resistance-training session, he ingested 20mg further, and noticed a very peculiar - and, at the time - troubling side effect. A very specific part of the lower-left region of his field of vision had what appeared to be a long helix extending from the bottom to the middle of wherever he would focus. At first, it was quite subtle and easy to ignore; he'd thought it was simply the effect of focusing on an area of bright light - leaving a temporary imprint on his vision that'd fade rapidly. However, over the course of about 5 minutes - it became quite prominent, and significantly hindered his ability to read; everything over which it passed was blurry and sparkly. When he closed his eyes, it looked very much like a long line of shimmering rope or helix, comprised of tiny pixels that rapidly shifted between red/green/blue. Had he consumed a psychedelic, he would've considered it to be one of the most interesting effects he'd experienced to date. However, given that he hadn't - he became a bit worried of acute excitotoxicity, and decided that a small dose of a benzo couldn't hurt. Lo and behold, ~2 mins after a sublingual dose of alprazolam - the glimmering helix quickly shifted to the far left of his field of vision, and disappeared quite rapidly. He consumed 20mg the next day, and only experienced slightly elevated body temperature - and the vision issue has yet to reoccur. So - I'm interested in reading about side effects members have noticed when taking noopept. Anything from mood, body temperature, frequency urinating, appetite, etc. would be quite interesting. Please include your body-weight, height, and dose - and any other nootropics/drugs consumed.