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Maybe Mania
Pregabalin
by DocDoc
Citation:   DocDoc. "Maybe Mania: An Experience with Pregabalin (exp114352)". Erowid.org. May 14, 2020. erowid.org/exp/114352

 
DOSE:
1500 - 4500 mg oral Pharms - Pregabalin (capsule)
      Tobacco - Cigarettes  
    oral Pharms - Tramadol  

BODY WEIGHT: 66 kg


[Erowid Note: The dose described in this report is very high, potentially beyond Erowid's 'heavy' range, and could pose serious health risks or result in unwanted, extreme effects. Sometimes extremely high doses reported are errors rather than actual doses used.]

I have had experiences with a decent number of drugs but lyrica (pregabalin) is by far my favourite. That being said the statement that it is non-addictive is ridicilous so be carefull with use.

I have no doubt abused it for a span of 2 years.
I have no doubt abused it for a span of 2 years.
At this point I wanted to submit a report about the very high dosage experience. Note that I have an extremely high tolerance and by no means should others take as much as me - it's probably quite dangerous. I had been taking pregabalin for a long time and gradually increased the dosage to get the desired effects. At one point I got my hands on a box of 60 pills 150mg each - nice big white capsules. For the next couple of months I would take 30 capsules meaning 4500mg pregabalin every other day... those were some absolutely insane days.

It takes about 1h to feel the initial effects. First thing that I feel at this dosage is a tickling sensation in my teeth accompanied by a strong pleasent body high somewhat like energy is flowing through it. Anxiety is immediately dropped to absolute zero and I mean absolute. Coordinating my movements is a bit more difficult but at this point I have gotten used to it so it doesn't really matter. Pupils dilate but not as much as on something like LSD although still noticable. Sometimes I get a white cloud like (looks exactly like cotton candy) hallucination that just stands somewhere but it isn't really bothersome in any way. There are some closed eye hallucinations but I wouldn't call them exactly vivid but more like daydreams.

Around the 2h mark euphoria jumps up drastically and I can barely contain myself. Sociability increases to ridicilous extents where I would just talk to anybody that I know about ridicilous things that I would never even dream of saying while sober. Maybe thats just my personality but with no anxiety and high energy I find myself saying provocative preposterous things just to entertain myself. It gets impossible to sit still and pay attention in class (in college, don't worry) for example without talking to somebody and reading something entertaining at the same time. Personally I find it very stimulating... oh and my libido jumps through the roof even though It's very hard to actually finish.

Now besides my pretty crazy behaviour under the intense euphoria and anxiety suppression I've found that I get into pretty dangerous mindsets
besides my pretty crazy behaviour under the intense euphoria and anxiety suppression I've found that I get into pretty dangerous mindsets
. For example I get completely self destructive and nearly suicidal thoughts. Actually now that I think about it one of the first times I tried such a dosage I felt completely insane and suicidal for about 2h after it taking effect and all I could do was sit and concentrate on not lashing out or cracking under my intense emotions. That easely could have gone in a very bad direction...

I apologyze of my report seems a bit all over the place.

Just wanted to add a couple of things that I've noticed which I almost never see anybody else say.

Slight hair loss but not enough to be blatantly obvious, just weaker hair in general. Feeling of simply wanting to consume something whether it be food or sex or just an experience - the feeling that there is a big hole in me that I just NEED to fill with something. It might sound bad but it actually doesn't feel particulary unpleasent but instead simply pushes me to do something all the time.

Now here is something that I don't know if it happens to anybody but me - cigarettes are about 5 to 10 times stronger than usual when taking pregabalin. They act like a downer for me when I get too excited although if I smoke more than 1 in a half hour period I get really dizzy and almost feel like throwing up.

I sleep like a dead man after a day of pregabalin fueled euphoria. It's just incredible for sleep.

I haven't really experienced any negative health side effects except the withdrawal that comes after a couple of consecutive weeks of abuse. That withdrawal is no joke.

Oh yeah almost forgot, combining pregabalin with tramadol is an incredible experience as well. That being said I have a really high tolerance for tramadol as well so I take big dosages. I usually take about 15 tramadols pills of 37.5mg tramadol and 325mg paracetamol (I know I know.. the paracetamol is destroying my organs) and anywhere between 1500 to 4500mg pregabalin. The tramadol supresses my feelings of excitement and the suicidal thoughts that sometimes occur and makes for a much more relaxed experience.

[Erowid Note: Some medications contain acetaminophen/paracetamol in combination with other drugs. When taking large amounts of those mixed medications, the amount of acetaminophen can become toxic to the liver. Deaths have been reported at 10 grams of acetaminophen and accidental acetaminophen over dose is a cause of liver failure. Maximum recommended daily dosage is 4 grams. People with liver disease or regular users of other liver-loads such as alcohol should probably use less than 4 grams per day.]

Ok thats enough rambling... again sorry if this block of text isin't exactly structured or coherent. Overall this is a 10/10 drug for me and I am nothing but appalled that it is marked as schedule IV and nearly non-addictive. If I had to explain what it feels like in simple terms it would be like speed mixed with valium with a bit of MDMA sprinkled in. Off course all of this is just my personal experience.

Exp Year: 2020ExpID: 114352
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 20 
Published: May 14, 2020Views: 346
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