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Happily Singing
Gabapentin (Neurontin)
by saucebauce
Citation:   saucebauce. "Happily Singing: An Experience with Gabapentin (Neurontin) (exp102003)". Erowid.org. Dec 19, 2017. erowid.org/exp/102003

 
DOSE:
1200 mg oral Pharms - Gabapentin (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 155 lb


My first experience with Neurontin came almost by accident. My grandfather had an entire bottle that he never touched, prescribed for his diabetic neuropathy. At the time I was pretty strung out on opioids and couldn't find anything to ease my pain, so I asked my grandfather if he had anything for pain. He's an old man, a bit out of the loop when it comes to drugs, recreational or habitual usage. He informed me that he had something for neuropathy and asked if it would help (I have a back problem as well, which is multiplied when I'm dopesick). I went on my phone and did a little research, finding that it actually has several uses and can be abused. I also had to work that evening, so I took it upon myself to down twelve of the little 100 mg capsules. Yes, that may seem extraordinarily high for a first time dosage, but according to some sources it's encouraged to start with at least 1 gram (1000 mg) of the stuff.

I arrived at work, a full 35 minutes had gone by and I didn't feel a thing. I figured it was a bust and was freaking out about how miserable my shift was going to be. A bit more time passed, and while I can't be sure of the timing of it, after about an hour or so I noticed that not only was I feeling a lot better physically, but my mood improved a great deal as well. It was like an epiphany; I was walking around, cooking for elderly people and singing along to the music on my old iPod. I was actually singing. Dancing at points even. I might have been a bit paranoid if everyone who worked there wasn't using in some form or another, but almost everyone there had a vice. Most the same as me.

I felt the obvious head rush, the overwhelming happiness and warm feeling flowing through my body as I moved, all while feeling a strange euphoria. It was quite different from opiates, almost synthetic feeling. Not to say it felt grimy or off-putting, just artificial.

The buzz seemed to last for something like 14 hours, peaking around the 4 hour mark with a nice, gentle slope to the bottom. There's no real feeling of a crash and while I did feel a bit tired, I would attribute that more to working a 10 hour shift and expending my energy singing and dancing like a fucking moron.

I ended up trying gabapentin again a few more times, and the 100 mg tablets in large doses seem to have the best effect. I have recently come across the 300 mg tablets, and starting at 1200 mg with these caused me to become incredibly nauseous. Starting at about 600-900 mg and building up from there produces a pretty chill high, taking another 300 mg capsule after about 45 minutes, and any subsequent tablet every hour. Seems to keep up a high rather nicely.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 102003
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: 25 
Published: Dec 19, 2017Views: 11,839
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