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Emotionally Damaging and Physically Troubling
Phenibut & Alcohol
Citation:   Gorlax. "Emotionally Damaging and Physically Troubling: An Experience with Phenibut & Alcohol (exp101251)". Erowid.org. Nov 23, 2020. erowid.org/exp/101251

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
1 - 1.5 g oral Smarts - Phenibut
  T+ 0:00   oral Alcohol
  T+ 24:00   oral Alcohol
  T+ 48:00   oral Alcohol
  T+ 72:00   oral Alcohol
  T+ 0:00     Cannabis
BODY WEIGHT: 175 lb
Do Not Mix Phenibut and Alcohol

I purchased 40g of Phenibut from a vitamin shop online and received my package a few days later. They gave me two packets for some strange reason. The first time I tried the dose it was a mellow drunk like high without the stupid thoughts. I read not to do it more than twice a week and strictly followed these precautions. I probably only did it 4 times before the most insane thing ever happened to me. I am writing this report to warn people about mixing GABAergics with Phenibut!

It begins on a Thursday night when I planned on going to a friends; then to the club. I took around a 1g of phenibut and felt fine. Very talk able, sociable, and easily able to carry on conversation. We went to the bars and soon enough I was beyond drunk and had to leave the bars. I got to my friends place and blacked out on his couch. I felt hung over but nothing unusual. Then I began my binge drinking weekend of partying for Labor Day break and a friendís birthday. I did not take any more Phenibut! The next few nights I drank an excessive amount of alcohol and felt great. I woke up after drinking Saturday and was still extremely drunk even though I slept 7 hours. I was kind of confused but thought I was just hung-over.
I woke up after drinking Saturday and was still extremely drunk even though I slept 7 hours. I was kind of confused but thought I was just hung-over.
I then again got drunk Saturday night. Then yes again I got drunk Sunday night! This is not odd for me on these partying occasions. I have done this plenty of weekends before.

Now for the icing on the cake. I get home Monday morning and lay in my bed. I fall asleep and instantly wake up to my legs trembling, my heart racing, my breathing seemed very shallow, my mind was racing with paranoia, and I was extremely hot then cold, prickling sensations all over, spider crawling skin, hallucinations, unable to think straight, focus, basically everything that can go wrong with your body. I was dripping sweat and was on the verge of a full blown seizure. I had this feeling of primal paranoia, not the kind where youíre nervous about a presentation but the thought that a lion was going to pop out and eat me alive. I had no idea what was wrong with me but then remembered about GABA withdrawal! The shaking and tremors were so bad that I drank a shot of (Nyquil) knowing the sedative would help. It did and the tremors reduced to random muscle twitches. This did not fix my pound heart beat so I grabbed an aspirin which acts as a blood thinner. My blood pressure had to have been sky high because I could not even breathe. I was so scared I was going to die it was unbelievable.

I laid in bed all day on the verge of tears shaking and dripping sweat. I could not move and had the scariest night terrors and hallucinations. I was hearing voices and cannot even explain the terror. I got through the first night to only wake up feeling almost the same. I grabbed the (Nyquil) again and dosed up all day feeling like I was plugged into a wall socket. I slept that entire day never moving. The next day I awoke and STILL had symptoms!! I had to grab Valerian root because I knew this was GABA withdrawal at its worst.

The valerian helped A LOT and I was able to at least study and go to class! It has been 4 days since I awoke with these symptoms and still can feel the hot and cold flashes and tingling sensations. I have been tapering the Valerian and canít believe this happened from an over the counter supplement. DO NOT MIX PHENIBUT WITH ANY GABA DRUGS! I canít even explain how emotionally damaging and physically troubling this has been. I feel like anything that will bring on anxiety has the potential to bring on a full blown PANIC attack! I glad I feel somewhat normal and have flushed all my Phenibut! I will never take it AGAIN!!

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 101251
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 21
Published: Nov 23, 2020Views: 2,331
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Smarts - Phenibut (379), Alcohol (61) : Hangover / Days After (46), Multi-Day Experience (13), Combinations (3), Various (28)

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