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Piracetam?

PostPosted: February 8th, 2013, 6:14 pm
by twitchguy
I know Piracetam is used to treat muscle jerks- would it work for BFS?
(Which I find paradoxical since it "stimulates the nervous system", in addition to being used to treat anxiety when it's known to cause it as well.)
I live in Toronto so I believe I would have to order it from the U.S., since it can't be sold in Canada (but still imported).

Re: Piracetam?

PostPosted: February 9th, 2013, 1:13 am
by Yuliasir
Piracetam is in fact a controversal drug :) Individual doctors, especially in my country, report its good activity in treatment of mostly post-stroke conditions and heavy alco neuropathies, however common idea is also that it lacks clinically proven efficiency.
I was prescribed to quite high dose of 6 grams per day for 2 month when I had hand numbness issues few years ago, and I am not sure if it improved just with time cource or due to piracetam. Many of my friends use it in tough times of working stress to improve memory and overall activity... and report good results too but again who knows, if it is a chemical or placebo effect. Because it definitely seems to improve small vessels ppenetrability, it might get dome extra oxygen into your brain and may have positive effect on some of conditions present at BFS. Just be careful because ususlly it helps only in rather gigh dosages (I know that antialcoholic treatment inculdes up to tens of grams per day) but therefore it imposes quite a load on your liver and may be not compatible with other medication you use if any.