Blog about personal experience with ADHD by Robert Dawson

Piracetam - Day 2

This morning before work, I took the same dosage of piracetam, roughly 4,200 mg, with Alpha-GPC. Here is what I felt throughout the day.

9:10 am
My MindSparke score is somewhat lower than yesterday, down to 3.7 from 3.9. I felt distracted throughout, but I did manage to finish all 20 blocks without interruption. And, although I felt distracted while trying to complete each block, it was in the sense that I felt more aware of other thoughts, if that makes sense, and not in the sense that I wanted to do something else, as is usually the case. So, I think my mind is more aware of itself but my impulsivity seems lower than usual.

It's interesting to think about how I feel right now. I feel in "the zone" or more focused on each activity, but the feeling is mild. Or maybe it's profound and I just don't realize it yet. I'll drink my morning coffee and see how that affects me differently, if at all. The half-life of piracetam is 4-5 hours, so I have until noon to experiment. I guess this also means that, if it does help me focus, I'll need to take an afternoon dose as well.

5:03 pm
Today has been unproductive. I have had a slight headache off and on. I felt better after lunch, although very sleepy before grabbing my afternoon caffeine boost. So, lack of sleep is definitely catching up. Tomorrow morning, I will try half as much piracetam and I will bring another dose for the afternoon.

My sense is that piracetam does not help with motivation but does encourage a "flow" state or sustained focus.