Citation: MountinDrewww. "Beautiful Drunken High, Overdose Sucked: An Experience with Phenibut (exp112791)". Erowid.org. Jan 21, 2019. erowid.org/exp/112791
For my first time using Phenibut I decided to start dosing in the afternoon on a Friday so I'd have the whole weekend to deal with any possible hangovers. I didn't realize the drug was working at first, and due to this I began increasing my dose for a total of 9g. Some of these notes were taken in the moment then edited once I was sober so I could better detail the experience.
T+0:00 Took 3g oral of Phenibut HCL Capsules. (12x250mg caps)
T+0:60 Feeling slighty sedated but possibly placebo.
T+1:00 Took 3g oral of Phenibut HCL Capsules. (12x250mg caps)
T+1:40 Feeling slightly relax and sedated, I assume this is just placebo.
T+1:42 Took 1g oral of Phenibut HCL Capsules. (4x250mg caps)
T+2:22 Took 2g oral of Phenibut HCL Capsules. (8x250mg caps)
T+3:35 The effects hit me like a train. I'm feeling enlightened as if I'm finally in the world. I tried to explain to my friend the wonders of life and how every moment matters. Not a single experience in life should go without being experienced, and until it is then you have not truly lived a full life. I felt incomplete, imperfect but determined. There is so much more I want to do in my life. I want to cook, learn gardening, do things that I never was interested in. I've lost all interest in my usual hobbies and gaming seems dull and meaningless, I want to do more and I'm determined that once I leave this high, I will change myself for the better. I looked out the window and realized I could feel the ground, the wind blowing against me, I could hear the leaves on the trees rustling, I was way more in tune or in touch with the world.
T+4:00 I feel absolutely wasted. I swear I'm floating and I keep swaying side to side. I've also been more sexually curious I've noticed. I messaged some of my ex's telling them I missed them and I had apologised to random people I've hurt in the past. I think I was messaging them due to a desire to interact with people. I was laughing and having a good time, but couldn't focus for shit. This was pretty much the drunken high I was expecting. After a couple minutes everything started to get intense though, and there was no more enlightenment... just drunk.
After a couple minutes everything started to get intense though, and there was no more enlightenment... just drunk.
T+4:20 My friend wanted to try playing music to see how I'd react, and he ended up played a track by lil Peep. Remembering how the rapper died from an overdose, I cried like a bitch telling my friend it wasn't fair. I remember thinking that nobody deserves to die just trying to chase a good feeling and see the world differently, and thinking about how good I felt in my situation made me feel like we weren't so different and I cried even harder. I wouldn't stop telling my friend how great this high was, and that I'd fight to keep this high. I said nothing would ever get in my way and I promised myself I would never forget how great it felt. I cried even harder and held my head in my hands when I had the thought I wouldn't be able to take this drug again for some reason, and that made me even more depressed.
I passed out about an hour later on my bed and awoke a couple hours later, unable to move. Any movement would send the room spinning, and I couldn't bear to try and look around my room as it made me vomit every time. I wanted to get over to my computer to contact my friend who left the call we were in, but it was too much pain so I decided to sleep the hangover away. I woke up about 8 hours later to the same feeling, and after an hour of slow movements to call my friend, I was able to do it and get back to my bed only throwing up about 4 times. I kept dry heaving in my bed (on my side of course) and I absolutely hated it. My friend kept stating that I had overdosed and I should get help, I told him it shouldn't last long, and that people has warned of a hangover so I shouldn't worry. My skin was still white and numb, and it felt like I was sweating when I wasn't.
I fell back asleep several times that day, and still couldn't bear to move until the third day came (the second day after the first dose). It was at the third day when I was sure the high was gone, and I just had to deal with the hangover. I still vomited and was nauseous, but it was the weekend so I didn't have to worry about work. I managed to get some water from downstairs and go back to sleep. After that day I was completely back to normal, and decided to hold off a week before dosing again.
In my opinion, 9g is too much and led me to overdose. Albeit I didn't die nor need a trip to the hospital, but I don't think the high was worth it. I would take max 6g, but I think even that point is pushing the negative effects boundary.
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