Citation: Leonard P. "A Very Useful Drug: An Experience with Phenibut (exp113589)". Erowid.org. Dec 7, 2019. erowid.org/exp/113589
I bought some 500mg capsules of Phenibut HCL on the internet after hearing some interesting claims about the drug. I heard it was best to take on an empty stomach, because food significantly interferes with how the drug is metabolized.
So last Saturday I took 2 grams (4 capsules) at around 6:30 am on an empty stomach. I was prepared to wait many hours for the come-up, having read it could take 4-6 hours to peak if you take capsules.
I felt nothing until around 9:30, at which point I started to feel kind of happy-go-lucky.
I started to feel kind of happy-go-lucky.
I turned on some music and it felt like I was at a concert, music was so fun and sounded so good. I had significantly more energy and passion than usual. This feeling got stronger as what I think was the peak set it.
At 10:30 am I began to feel very talkative, and social, and wanted to go out and talk with someone, anyone, about anything. It was like I had a little motor in my mind that kicked in, and suddenly I could go on and on about anything. I talked on the phone for about an hour with my friend, and I always felt like I had a new topic to go into and the conversation never got dull.
I noticed also that around this time, I had little to no anxiety about anything. Whereas I am usually very self-conscious, I could've cared less. It was like the decreased inhibitions that come with being drunk. I noticed myself becoming very confrontational and pushing issues that I would've normally let go.
My motor coordination was still sharp, so I decided to go to the gym. Whereas this would normally give me anxiety, I felt like I had nothing to fear about anything or anyone. I worked out far longer than normal, and talked to as many people as I could.
When I got back I took another 500mg capsule, and then put a pizza in the oven. I felt like I could eat this entire pizza, and later on, I did. While the heightened energy had mostly gone away by now, I still felt extremely care free, social, and once again, strangely confrontational.
Around 4 pm I decided to masturbate, which is unusual for me. I had been very horny since I left for the gym, and this drug did some strange things to me sexually. I couldn't get a very strong erection, and also it took a long time for me to orgasm. Doing this kind of ruined the trip for me. After I orgasmed, I felt significantly worse. I no longer wanted to talk and be social. I just wanted to sleep.
At about 8:30 pm I went to sleep, feeling very relaxed and tired. I slept 10 hours and woke up only once during the night, which is very unusual for me. The next day I felt slightly hungover (tired, brain fog), and slightly more anxious than I would normally. I have read to limit use to once a week, so I guess I'll wait till next Saturday to do it again.
All in all, I feel that this drug is useful in the sense that I can truly do whatever I want without having to worry about anxiety or nerves. I can see why this can be addictive.
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