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Experiences - Piracetam a good replacement for amphetamines?

Discussion in 'Nootropics' started by SkipRipper, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. SkipRipper

    SkipRipper Newbie

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    Jun 23, 2009
    97 y/o
    Its clear to SWIM that he has 1 foot in the grave as long as he keeps taking dexedrine. Its entirely my fault for being irresponsible and giving into every impulse to take more. I think piracetam may just be what he needs. I don't need any mood boost since hes naturally in a good mood. Although dexedrine is a wonder drug I think its perfect for getting monotonous tasks done but it makes me a bit too focused for learning. Has anyone here tested out piracetam as a substitute?
  2. Durd1e

    Durd1e Newbie

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    Jun 18, 2007
    from ireland
    Piracetam will help with learning and focus, and I has found it helps him live in a more healthy manner (he goes to bed earlier, he eats properly etc) - albeit only a little.

    There is however absolutely no high from piracetam...you mostly will not even feel it working. So...is it a replacement for dexedrine? No. Should you stop taking dexedrine anyway? Probably.

    Maybe deprenyl (selegiline citrate) would be of more help. You couldn't take dexedrine while on that though. Here is a discussion https://drugs-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65074&highlight=Selegiline
  3. jasonaellisd

    jasonaellisd Silver Member

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    Sep 20, 2009
    from U.S.A.
    I would say that Piracetam is a great replacement as long as You actually discontinues his amphetamine use. I have read about the potentiating effects of Piracetam and I speculate that using it in conjunction with an amphetamine may potentially destroy one's appreciation for it's effects when taken by itself. I suggest You take a couple of weeks off any kind of chemical "enhancement" before beginning Piracetam supplementation.

    For the record, I don't believe using amphetamines as a Nootropic is a responsible thing to do as there is very limited sustainability as well as a high potential of forming an abusive habit. I went through some tough times in the past and is now doing just fine with Piracetam. He is very pleased with it and feels much better about what it is doing to his mind & body.
  4. h&llucIn8

    h&llucIn8 Silver Member

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    Oct 4, 2009
    piracetam and dexedrine are not comparable at all imo
    piracetam is like a vitamin, you wont even "feel" it working
    modafinil is a decent replacement, and is less likely to cause dependency
  5. Dracula

    Dracula Newbie

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    Apr 10, 2008
    30 y/o from Canada
    Piracetam is probably not a good replacement as You will find many other posters here agree that the effects are extremely subtle and some even recommend skipping it completely and going right to one of the more powerful ones, in order of power boost from Piracetam, Oxiracetam, Aniracetam, and Pramiracetam being the most powerful.