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> Amphetamine alternative for someone with bipolar and on HRT, ADD alternative
post Aug 19, 2016, 02:39 AM
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So I essentially I am trying to find an alternative to the amphetamines I've been taking for quite a long time. I know there already is a ton of information on this, but I am having trouble finding people who are using these with the same kinds of mental conditions as I have.

There's a couple key factors that need to be considered in designing this stack.
1.) I have ADD
2.) I am bipolar
3.) I am on hormone replacement therapy
4.) My father has Parkinson's disease

If you don't immediately see what these imply I'll clarify what these each require.
1.) The stack needs to be considerably strong in the realm of increasing focus/attention.
2.) It needs to regulate my dopamine levels as to not cause an increase in my mood shifts.
3.) It cannot be hard on my liver functions.
4.) It cannot damage my ability to produce dopamine or destroy my dopamine receptors.

Before anyone jumps in and says this I literally am posting this question due to the advice my current psychiatrist has given me. I am looking at, in relative terms, safe alternatives surrounding a racetam or racetam related stack.

Like I said in the beginning this needs to be able to replace the 45mg of amphetamines I take daily.

Here is a list of substances I have found that in some combination or other seem like they may work.
-CDP choline(citicoline)
-ephedrine(I know...)

Unfortunately every one of these seems to have several contradicting, ineffective, or even dangerous attributes to them(especially the ephedrine).

The best way I can describe what I am trying to get out of this is simple yet seemingly impossible to obtain. I am looking for something that drives task oriented brain processes. Essentially what has worked for me to achieve this are very speedy substances. It needs to provide substantial amounts of wakefulness as I have fatigue caused by my bipolar medication and I have an insanely high natural tolerance to stimulants. Those are the absolute necessary requirements. Additional effects I am looking to achieve are improvements in my sociability. A feeling of well being, or more or less comfort in whatever environment or situation I am. An increase to the speed of my thought processes. Little tolerance buildup as this happens quickly with anything that has worked for me in the past.

I know this is not what people are usually looking for. Most descriptions of what people want I have read pertain to memory retention and recall, anxiolytic, increased learning capacity, improved creativity, and that whole hd vision thing I hear people talking about.

Please read this post twice to keep in your considerations both my conditions and what has worked for me so far. Thank you!!!
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post Aug 21, 2016, 03:03 AM
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I think modafinil or armodafinil is your best bet if you will tolerate them.
Noopept as far as i understand is a milder version of modafinil with less side effects.

I don't know much about vinpocetine yet, but perhaps you would tolerate some-kind of a natural tincture better than modafinil and noopept.

Either-way you will need to speak with your GP or endocrinologist about it and in the end you will probably need to test several options to see which works best for you. As effects of these things can vary greatly depending on your physiology.
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