Citation: Doktor Molekula. "A Miracle for Withdrawals: An Experience with Phenibut & GBL (exp111598)". Erowid.org. Feb 26, 2018. erowid.org/exp/111598
A Miracle for GBL Withdrawals
Phenibut came to my life after continuous searches on the web for GBL/GBH withdrawals. I had already become a G addict so I was desperately seeking for solutions.
How I got addicted to GBL you might ask. Well, after I struggled with an even worst heroin addiction after I failed on school, I discovered that it was probably the best substance I had tried that it helped me stay clean from heroin and other opiates. In fact, it really helped me out. It made me totally forget about heroin and I wouldn’t even crave other drugs which I frequently used before. It was great for my anxiety which has been part of me since I was a kid and my unbelievable insomnia which I developed from years of drug abuse. I considered GBL wonder drug since it made me even gain some weight (I have always been very skinny), and it improved my sex life by its aphrodisiac effect.
But along with these great effects it had, an new addiction had been developed. Being an ex-heroin addict, the last thing I wanted was a new “dope” in my life. After 7 months of a 24/7 intake of 1-2 ml per hour, I suddenly ran out of the “liquid extasy”. It wasn’t a disaster only for me. All my friends who also consumed GBL, had their bottles empty as well. Everyone started to suffer their own nightmares. Some of them had been addicted to it for more than 5 years, others for less, in few words, hell came upon “G junkies”.
Even though I was a relatively new GBL addict, my symptoms were horrific. As I mentioned, I used to be a heroin addict, so I was very familiar to some of the symptoms that GBL withdrawals have in common with going cold turkey off heroin
I used to be a heroin addict, so I was very familiar to some of the symptoms that GBL withdrawals have in common with going cold turkey off heroin
; such as insomnia, anxiety, appetite suppression, inability to feel enjoyment, lack of motivation, inability to concentrate, depression, aggressive behaviour etc. But on opiate withdrawals, by taking a bunch of benzos at least I could knock myself out for a couple of hours and reduce my anxiety. On GBL withdrawals I would take three or four 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) bars every 2 hours and still wouldn’t be able to sleep for more than 40 minutes, and the anxiety would still be there strong enough that sometimes it made me think I was going to experience a psychotic episode and end up in a mental institution. I already knew these days would come, so one week before running out of GBL supply, I had ordered online 80 grams of Phenibut fine crystals, to try if this thing would really help me out. Unfortunately the package couldn’t arrive sooner than the third day of my withdrawals, but as it’s said “Better late then never”. After 3 days with only 2 hours of sleep, barely one meal in my stomach and progressive anxiety that made my skin feel like it was constantly stung by bees, the package with my hero in it arrived. On different internet articles it said that a normal dose of phenibut for a first timer would be around 250-500 mg, but I assumed that in a GBL withdrawal state, I would need more of it since GABA in the brain is significantly lower than usual.
I opened it up and with my shaking hands I measured with a plastic scoop approximately 600-700mg. I poured the fine crystals in a glass of water and they dissolved quickly. I immediatelly drank it as fast as I could because of desperation and curiosity. The taste was actually quite nice, deffinitely like salt and citric acid, but milder.
I had read that the effects could start even after 4 or 5 hours, but since I was almost with an empty stomach and I usually have a fast metabolism, within the first hour and a half, I started to notice my GBL withdrawals slowly vanishing.
Phenibut has fully kicked in. The GBL withdrawals have gone completely and I feel a nice body and mental high very similiar to GBL/GHB. The most interesting things that these two drugs have in common are the increased appetite and an extremely increased libido. Sex is great and also I become socially interactive and of course with no anxieties at all.
The high lasted until 04.00 or 05.00 in the morning. I redosed 300mg when I started to feel more sober and went to bed. I woke up at noon without any hangover. Just a mild headache that probably was from the fact that the temperature was pretty hot that day.
So, deffinitely Phenibut can be one of the best ways to combat withdrawals of GBL/GHB.
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