I'm currently doing Bulletproof coffee in the mornings, a low carb/paleo (ish) diet, and taking Choline, Piracetam, and Aniracetam in the morning, and a second Piracetam in the afternoon. Two cups of coffee in the morning, one to two in the afternoon.
The Piracetam is awesome. It's like a motivation injection. In the past week, I've lost 7 pounds, done more exercise than in the last ten years, and come up with several products and content upgrades for my business. I feel like I'm already taking NZT.
However, I'm still exhausted. I went through a whole blood workup and checkup with my physician over the past few months, and have no major issues that would cause the fatigue. I've had it since working nights as a 911 dispatcher years ago. I get 7-9 hours of (good) sleep, but could easily sleep 16 hours if I had no responsibility. I have five children, three under 10 and I home educate. I'm also an author, and need to be not only awake and functional, but extremely productive during the day. The coffee works for a time, but I crash hard after awhile and have to drink more to function. I hate this inconsistency, but the thought of headaches from weaning myself off is daunting.
I just got a prescription for Modafinil, 100mg. I'm concerned about how it might affect me. I'm small - 4'9", and I'm prone to migraines, tension and cluster headaches. The choline has helped immensely, as have supplements like magnesium and CoQ10. My biggest concern will be feeling overly wired and appearing like I'm tweaking or something. How noticeable are the effects to outsiders? Will I be a wild hopping rabbit all the time? Should I be concerned regarding my propensity for headaches? I'm getting ready to launch a book, podcast and video series, and really want to remain as normal in appearance as possible.