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A Wonderful, Interesting Substance
Metaxalone (Skelaxin)
by Schnezz
Citation:   Schnezz. "A Wonderful, Interesting Substance: An Experience with Metaxalone (Skelaxin) (exp94533)". Erowid.org. Jul 10, 2013. erowid.org/exp/94533

    Pharms - Metaxalone (pill / tablet)


In my early teens I was prescribed a drug commonly known as Skelaxin, or Metaxalone, as a secondary treatment for the chronic anxiety I suffer. It worked fairly well; it did its job to the best of its ability, however due to my tendency to abuse the medications I was prescribed in the absence of marijuana or any of the various other drugs I used, it was only a matter of time before I began to attempt to find a way to abuse it. Over the years I have become experienced in the high caused by this drug, and due to the relative lack of information on the subject, I figured I would share my knowledge. This is purely my own experiences, I am no doctor etc.

Metaxalone doesn't get me extremely high, the effects are very, very, subtle and I have found that it is most pleasant complementing other recreational drugs, marijuana in particular. When used in isolation, the effects are almost unnoticeable at first, a profound sense of unconscious relaxation, a small discrepancy in motor controls, sleepiness, and a noticing of minute details are all fairly standard, as is a somewhat hazy memory. My preferred method of consuming the drug is to break up a sizable amount of the 800mg pill over a bowl of cannabis sativa and smoking it, but parachuting, insufflation, and popping are all viable options.

I find that the pill is best used in combination with other depressants, a notable exception being other commonly prescribed muscle relaxants (Carisoprodol, Cyclobenzaprine etc) which has the nasty tendency to produce unpleasant side effects, turning me into a, well, a zombie for an extended period of time. In my experience, combinations of a minor opiate or marijuana produce an ideal experience. I don't drink alcohol while under the influence of this drug.

I always make sure I have roughly a 12 hour block of time freed up, as I typically fall asleep after the trip plateaus. I do not advise taking this before you go to work/school as my performance is always drastically reduced. I have never felt anything resembling an overdose, but as with any pharmaceutical, I use caution. A safe dose for me seems to be about 1600mg-2000mg.

This is a wonderful, interesting substance that opens up a plethora of new experiences for me in standard recreational drugs, or induces a period of euphoric relaxation. It allows me to be sober enough to interact with my peers, while allowing me to enjoy myself on a more personal level. Be careful, have fun, stay safe.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 94533
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 16 
Published: Jul 10, 2013Views: 95,352
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