Citation: GummiiBear. "Everything Is Familiar: An Experience with Pregabalin (Lyrica) (exp95156)". Erowid.org. Apr 29, 2021. erowid.org/exp/95156
Before I begin this report, I will note that I take the following medications as prescribed every morning.
150mg Zoloft (Sertraline)
300mg Wellbutrin XL (Buproprion)
0.1mg Catapres (Clonidine)
I am also prescribed psychostimulants for my ADHD, and believe I took some at approximately 2:00 PM earlier in the day.
10mg Adderall (Amphetamines)
But the focus of my report is on my first experience with Lyrica. And for some reason, shortly after I took a 150mg dose at 5:15 PM I decided I wanted to smoke a spliff with 20X salvia sprinkled in it. I smoked this spliff and salvia combination at around 6:00 PM.
I suppose if I wanted to keep track of the effects of Lyrica on its own I could provide a more useful experience, but so it goes.
About a half hour after taking a dose of Lyrica, I thought I was not experiencing much of anything. I was disappointed and likely a little impatient.
Spliff + Salvia
After I finished, I walked over to the couch in the living room. I noted that my walking was unsteady, not unlike when one is like really drunk/inebriated. Decided to lie down on the couch to wind down and watch TV. The whole purpose of taking these substances was to help ease my anxiety.
I experienced, quite literally, a warm fuzzy/buzzed feeling. I also remember noting that I had this goofy smile on my face for no reason at all. It felt great.
I 'felt impaired'. Time seemed slowed. I noticed I was suffering from pretty bad forgetfulness, memory impairment (short-term). Not that I really cared at all. I tried taking some notes about what I was experiencing in the moment and realized my handwriting was uncharacteristically crummy.
As I watched TV (News) I thought everything was familiar. Like I had already seen it all before. I remember wondering whether I only thought what I was seeing was familiar when it really wasn't or whether the news really was familiar, like I had seen it on an earlier airing of the news. Then when Jeopardy came on, I noted that the questions being asked I'd already seen before, when it was actually impossible. Question after question. And I found it all amusing. When I later saw something on the news, I somehow realized or determined that whatever I 'thought' to be familiar just couldn't be. That it was an impossibility. Finally.
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