Citation: Scott 416. "Getting Off GHB or It's Analogs: An Experience with GHB & 1,4 Butanediol (exp40468)". Erowid.org. Jan 11, 2011. erowid.org/exp/40468
I just wanted to write and tell my experience of getting off of 1-4 Butanediol. Since 1999 I was doing GBL or 1-4BD pretty much every 1.5 hours! A fact I'm not proud of.
I didn't even get high on it anymore. I just did it to 'maintain'.
I was like an over-eater and the fridge. Every 1.5 hours I'd just find myself in the kitchen at the sink where I kept it. For the last 2 years I even needed it to sleep. The max. amount of sleep I could get was 3 hours before waking up to do another.
My Christmas gift to myself and my family was checking into a medical detox in December/2004. Now I've withdrawled from this stuff before it was NOT pleasent. However-- in detox the doctor loaded me up with phenobarbital. Passed out for a good 15 hours or so and it was done. I was litterally feeling much better by day 2 and barely experienced (or felt) any withdrawl symptoms! I was actually hoping for a bad experience to teach me a lesson :-)
If you're addicted to this crap I highly recomend the above.
PS- I should note that before checking into detox I was systematically watering down my doses. At first I watered it about 10% and over about a month worked my way up to 50%. More to play tricks with my mind so in a way I felt I was still getting a 2.5mL dose but in reality only getting 1.25mL.
After 2 months of being off of it... a 2.5mL dose still doesn't do much for me and it's going to take a couple more months until my sleep patterns return to normal.
I hope this helps,
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