Citation: 6C The Second. "It's Not Bad: An Experience with Pregabalin (Lyrica) & Cannabis (exp81712)". Erowid.org. Jun 3, 2021. erowid.org/exp/81712
I recently stumbled upon a bottle of 75mg Lyrica capsules. After further investigation I found out that it has recreational value. I did a bit of research and I concluded that the optimal dose is 600mg+ with 450mg being the lowest suggested. It is supposed to have effects nearly identical to alcohol.
I was eagerly waiting to try out this new pharm, so I called up my friend (Brah) and gave him a run through of the effects. He didn't seem all that enthusiastic, but he was definitely up to try it. As I'm waiting for him to arrive I continue to research the substance. I read that Lyrica is very water soluble and therefore can be insufflated. (It can be IVed as well, but deaths have been linked to this due to some of the fillers in the pill. You have been warned.) The route of insufflation comes on quicker and is noticeably more potent; as with most drugs that can be administered this way...
T+ 0:00 - Brah and myself each rail 150mg and parachute another 450mg each. There is no burn at all and the drip almost goes unnoticed. Immediately after weighting all the material we each take a small hit of honey oil from a light bulb vaporizer. Right after one of our mutual friends (M) called and wanted to drink. Brah spoke to him and told him to head to his house.
T+ 0:10 - We both feel the effects of the vape, but notice something more. Not much, but something is different. We have to get back to Brah's house and we know time is of the essence, so we immediately get in his truck and start the 10 minute venture.
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
T+ 0:30 - Almost to his place and we both notice the effects creeping up. We smoked a socket piece hitter of some reg grade cannabis as we twist and turn throughout his subdivision. We put the hitter down still halfway full, wanting to save it for the peak. We pulled into the driveway and M was there waiting. The three of us talk for a bit while having a cigarette. I start to have random outbursts of laughter, but it is controllable.
T+ 0:50 - We are all in Brah's basement now. Brah and myself are sitting on the couch while M tries to fix the converter box for the TV.
T+ 1:00 - Brah calls the cable company and proceeds to have a 10 minute phone call, while being a little less than coherent, that leads nowhere. Full effects are definitely present. Slight euphoria, but amazing sense of well being is present. I don't feel drunk and I'm not stumbling like I was expecting. However, I can't walk a straight line for the life of me and if I bend over at all I fall over. Body feels very light and mind is somewhat cloudy. Nothing can get on my nerves, at all.
T+ 1:30 - Brah and myself go out for a smoke. We are both peaking pretty hard and loving it, but him much more than me. He can't stop talking about how awesome he feels. We go in and find that M has fixed the cable. (M doesn't know about the Lyrica and never found out. He wouldn't judge use, but we didn't bring enough extra...)
T+ 2:00 - Effects still going strong. Brah is drinking beer now, along with M. I abstain. I go to the bathroom and sniff 1 of the 75mg caps of the 2 I brought with. I leave Brah's in the drawer and inform him of such.
T+ 2:30 - Wow! That was a strong booster. I'm extremely lethargic now and slightly more euphoric. I crack a beer and sip it throughout the rest of the night. I didn't want to drink, but I was so damn thirsty (no cotton mouth).
T+ 3:00 - We all watch the Nick Swardson Special, 'Seriously, who farted' and it was hilarious. Effects still the same.
T+ 4:00 - Brah's friend shows up with a blunt of hydro. We all go to M's car and smoke it. During the session I couldn't feel the weed at all. As soon as we finished it hit me like a wall... I felt slightly uneasy, so I paced back and forth for a little bit. We all go to the basement. I am now so fucked up that I have to close one eye in order to watch TV because I had such bad double vision.
T+ 4:30 - I still feel uneasy, but its a lot more noticeable. I lay down in a semi-comatose state for about an hour and a half.
T+ 6:00 - Effects of the Lyrica are still going strong, but the weed is fading ever so slowly. M is my ride home and he says we have to go. I feel very sick and tell him 'alright, but I need some sugar first.' (From what I've read and experienced, sugar and vitamin C help ease an overwhelming marijuana high.) I drink a glass of OJ and eat a handful of jelly beans. On the ride home when M would accelerate from a stop it felt as if I was on the drop of a roller coaster. My stomach felt like it raised into my chest every time we started from a stop.
T+ 6:30 - I get home and immediately get in bed. I must have passed out within minutes.
T+ 16:00 - I wake up feeling very rested and have not hangover by any means. I feel very refreshed. Definitely something I'd do again and recommend. Hope this helps give a better idea of what to expect from this drug. Until next time...
Also, from a different experience I learned that a 300mg intranasal dose is just a little less potent than a 150mg intranasal + 450mg oral dose.
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