Citation: DoctorB. "Effects Achieved as I Had Hoped for This Dosage: An Experience with Phenibut (exp98591)". Erowid.org. May 5, 2020. erowid.org/exp/98591
Experiment with Phenibut
A few days ago I was reading through some articles and decided to check out a few of the unscheduled drugs that remain legal in my country. One of these substances was Phenibut.
In the past, I have personally researched and experimented with other compounds and drugs, both legal and illegal. To name a few, Zolmitriptan, Nortryptaline, Cocaine, Marijuana, Adderal, Methamphetamines, Heroin, MDMA, MDA, DXM, DMT, LSD, LSA, Psilocybin, Ketamine, and a few others that don't immediately come to mind. It has always been my interest to start in small quantities and record effects during the experiment(s).
Time of experiment - 7:10pm mid December
Initial dosage - Phenibut powder 400mg
Other chemicals present at time of first dosage - Marijuana .25g smoked 30 minutes prior. 1 Cigarette (.4mg nicotine) at time of dosage.
Route of administration - oral.
Surroundings/Setting - I am currently at home, in a semi-comfortable office chair in my living room with no plans to go anywhere for the evening.
I am a bit excited to try this new chemical. I would not say that I am jittery or unusually anxious, but excited. I have measured out 0.4 g of Phenibut powder on my electronic scale and placed it into a rolling paper for lack of a better method of oral administration. I am 'parachuting' this as I've heard that this stuff has a rather unpleasant flavor. I washed down the 400 mg Phenibut parachute with a small glass of milk in anticipation of slight nauseousness.
While preparing another .25 grams of marijuana, I notice a very distinct dry mouth effect that is more pronounced than usual. This could easily be the works of the prior dose of marijuana, but I thought it would be worth noting. I am proceeding to take a couple of tokes off of the freshly loaded pipe.
I have successfully resisted the urge to re-dose up to this point. The dry mouth has subsided, as have the major effects of the marijuana. I have noticed a very slight uplifting of my mood and an overall calm, though I don't quite feel that I'm 'feeling it' in regards to the drug as a whole. Similar effects I can compare to this are those achieved from lavender aromatherapy and chamomile tea.
The target effect that I wish to observe is the general feeling of well being that has been reported to be brought on by this chemical. I feel that it is safe to proceed with a bit more Phenibut.
No nauseousness or other undesireable effects to report at this time. Right now I will be taking another 400mg parachute of Phenibut and a couple more tokes of the marijuana. Having another cigarette as well.
I can easily attribute a relaxed feeling and general calmness to the Phenibut at this point. I would rate it at about the same feeling I receive from about 1mg of Xanax. It is definitely noticeable in effect, but not overwhelming in any sense. Motor function is retained, though a very slight drowsiness is noticeable. Still no nauseousness or unpleasant side effects to report at this time.
The marijuana seems to mix well with the Phenibut. One toke now seems like having taken three or four, and the effects from the marijuana seem to last a bit longer than normal.
The pronounced dry mouth from earlier is not as bad.
After a couple of rounds on my favorite FPS game, the drowsiness seems more pronounced than usual for me at this hour. I'm going to head off to bed.
After 10 hours of uninterrupted, dreamless sleep, I awoke a bit groggy, but with no obvious 'hangover' feeling or headache. Lying in bed for an additional half hour was quite pleasing and felt a bit more comfortable than usual. The feeling could be compared to the leftover opiate high, sometimes felt the morning after opiate use in place of a hangover or withdrawals. Not having even the slightest headache at this point was a surprising relief, as I am normally quite susceptible to headaches and migraines. I'm also in a better mood than I generally am in the mornings.
A cup of strong coffee with a spoonful of honey has been ingested, and I feel right as rain. I'll take a couple days off from this substance and try again at a slightly higher dose.
Overall, target effects were achieved exactly as I had hoped for this dosage level. While I would not list this as the most amazing drug I've ever tried and certainly not the most powerful, it definitely ranks highly in my book for price and effectiveness.
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