Citation: XdefeatsY. "More Talkative and Much Less Self-Conscious: An Experience with Pregabalin (exp76736)". Erowid.org. Sep 25, 2020. erowid.org/exp/76736
I recently came across a bottle of Lyrica (Pregabalin) which was prescribed for a family member's neuropathy pain. I had heard that at higher doses it was similar to benzodiazepines or alcohol. I am an experienced drug user at the age of 21 -- everything from Heroin to DMT to Cocaine. Still after 6 years experimenting I am always looking for a chemical with new effects to feel.
I took 450mg (6 x 75mg capsules) and awaited the effects. After about 15 minutes I began to feel a little buzzed; a lack of coordination but more talkative which I would equate to drinking 2 or 3 beers. By the time 50 minutes had gone by the effects of the Lyrica had really kicked in. My balance was a bit disturbed, I had a little trouble walking around -- a bit tipsy because my legs feel like pillows. Also, a very warm muscle-relaxing effect! My acute pain in the legs and arms from working out seems to have disappeared. I am also feeling a little bit of euphoria from this dosage, similar to taking a small dose of opiates.
At an hour and a half after ingestion the euphoria has increased a bit. I am much more talkative and comfortable in social situations on this drug. Normally an interactive college class can be really difficult with my social anxiety disorder but on this dose of Lyrica I was talking to other classmates and answering questions with no hesitation or embarrassment. This drug definitely acted a lot like Benzodiazepines or Alcohol in high doses, it even had a muscle-relaxing/pain-killing effect. By this time though my vision is becoming a bit blurry, light is having traces.
I have now been on this dose for six hours and I am still feeling it. I drank one beer at the three-hour mark. The euphoria was short-lived but the muscle-relaxing warm feeling mixed with the the tipsy drunk feeling is very comfortable right now. I am feeling no pain and no anxiety or panic, the beer gave a nice boost.
At the dose of 450 mg it felt like a nice cocktail of alcohol, benzodiazepines, and a low dose of opiates. This medication is a nice alternative for anxiety. It made me more talkative and much less self-conscious. It also seemed to work on nerve and muscle pain which is what it is most commonly prescribed for as far as I know. Overall it was a pleasant recreational experience.
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