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Was the Right Choice
Baclofen
Citation:   Blinds8. "Was the Right Choice: An Experience with Baclofen (exp95934)". Erowid.org. Jun 4, 2012. erowid.org/exp/95934

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
30 mg oral Pharms - Baclofen (pill / tablet)
  T+ 4:00 30 mg oral Pharms - Baclofen (pill / tablet)
  T+ 0:00     Pharms - Lithium (daily)
  T+ 0:00     Pharms - Quetiapine (daily)
BODY WEIGHT: 200 lb
My sister received a prescription for Baclofen for an injury she got at work but never finished the pills. Having suffered from alcoholism and other mental illness, I am in recovery and take Lithium, Seroquel and Ulcer medication, not to mention the various 'muscle relaxants and narcotics' for a hip injury. Seeing the Baclofen and not knowing what it was, I looked on the internet for answers and found it is used to treat addiction and severe muscle disorders in MS patients and figured at a high enough dose it could help me with my leg/hip pain.

I took three 10 mg pills at roughly 8 am in the morning. I was in my usual stressed out mindset for the next 3-4 hours until I began to feel a slight lightness in my body and my perpetual headache seemed to stop. Attributing that to the Baclofen I proceeded to take another 30mg and almost immediately felt the aggression, pain, and stress melt away so fast it felt as if I had taken several drinks and smoked several joints without the side effects of alcoholism or drug addiction. No paranoia, no high just a very pleasant calming effect stronger than opiates and safer then benzo's. No hangover effect the next morning and no craving for more. This drug makes me angry at my doctor for not suggesting it earlier opposed to opiates. I will do this drug again when feeling that inner tension.

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May 2019 Update:

I am clean and sober now, a part of my journey that led me to this point today. No longer use any substances.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 95934
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 23
Published: Jun 4, 2012Views: 27,993
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