Citation: wobs. "Everything Feels Extremely Soft: An Experience with Gabapentin, Cannabis, 5-HTP & Melatonin (exp102123)". Erowid.org. Oct 30, 2017. erowid.org/exp/102123
Personal experience note: I'm fairly new to psychoactives (Started smoking cannabis regularly approx. 2 months ago largely as a medical treatment for my daily migraine headaches, fairly irregular drinker, and a daily user of Adderall for ADD symptoms.) and have only taken Gabapentin in doses of 100-200 mg at a time as prescribed for my headaches. I heard Gabapentin is fairly similar in nature to alcohol and, while I'm not huge on alcohol, I thought Gabapentin would be interesting.
7:45 pm - Took 9x 100 mg pills orally with a full meal and x1 200 mg 5-HTP. Currently experiencing a slight headache (Chronic migraines, treating with 5-HTP. Prescribed Gabapentin for them as well as Topamax, Gabapentin being more efficacious and having less side effects.) and some minor tinnitus.
8:00 pm - Feeling onset of a migraine and took 200 mg 5-HTP. Began playing GTA V at this point.
8:10 pm - Head cleared but otherwise no noticeable effects.
8:50 pm - Took 3x 100 mg. Definite decrease in tinnitus and mild analgesia, slight change in mental state similar to alcohol (About that of one beer. Very mild.).
9:30 pm - No change. Took 3x 100 mg once more.
10:30 pm - Just as I thought the effects were wearing off I noticed a bit of visual distortion. Still minor analgesia.
11:45 pm - Still feeling a slight buzz and experiencing minor visual distortion. Feeling very talkative and slightly euphoric as well.
12:15 pm - Stopped playing GTA V, but still feeling some effects (which have become oddly cannabis like). Will report after shower and cannabis.
12:15 pm - Vaped cannabis (3 hits of vapor, quantity unknown, but a fairly high dose for me.) prior to shower. The vapor felt less painful to inhale than usual, which was definitely helpful in holding in the vapor for even a slight increase in absorption and decreased vapor in the exhalation to cut down on smell.
12:45 am - 3x 100 mg Gabapentin as well as 5 mg of melatonin as I was intending to fall asleep soon; feeling similar to combination of alcohol and cannabis. Very stoned feeling with mild open eye visual and mild-moderate closed eye visuals. Less twitchiness than what usually comes with cannabis consumption for me though, likely due to Gabapentin. Moderate analgesia as well.
1:00 am - Feeling very highly focused, strong appreciation for music. Also having mild difficulties with motor tasks (i.e. typing). Slight body load.
1:10 am - Even though I felt very locked to my chair and my room is 77 degrees F, I felt compelled to get my sweatshirt, which feels amazingly soft. Body load seems to be a synesthesial response to music.
1:30 am - Experiencing heavy sensations from music (Sleep's Dopesmoker for reference) and reading reports of Gabapentin and other drugs.
1:40 am - Body load seems to be decreasing. Very noticeable analgesia; feeling almost unable to sense tactile stimulation (focal sensory areas such as fingers are still sensing touch but very little sensation anywhere else). Still experiencing what I can only describe as a mild psychedelic state reminiscent of that which I experience on large quantities of alcohol and cannabis but with less lack of balance but with minor difficulties in motor tasks.
1:55 am - Reading some social justice blog on [popular blogging website] for some reason. Not much of the sentences are making sense to me but they seem to be trying to rouse some sort of emotional response from me. That's what I'm understanding at least. Closed eye visuals have been, at least for the last 55 minutes, seem to be leading me into a hole or pit and then a strange, dark hallway. At least once the electrical current change cause by my room heater cooling down snapped me out of the tunnel with a flash of lamp light.
2:30 am - 1x 200 mg of 5-HTP and x2 25 mg generic diphenhydramine allergy tablets as an attempt to end this interesting experience.
3:15 am - Ready to sleep now. Still feeling effects similar to but milder than the prior effects I have listed. Close eye visuals have become more intense: rainbow patterned lines and cartoon style figures.
12:00 pm - Woke up at this time. Still feeling slight change in tactile sensation which is causing everything to feel extremely soft. Also experiencing minor twitchiness, but otherwise no hangover. At this point I anticipate there not being any further major changes in my mental state.
Overall experience report: Not a bad drug for chilling out at home and definitely not a party drug. Similar effects to alcohol and definitely enhances the effects of cannabis. I will be trying more on Christmas eve to see how alcohol effects the Gabapentin experience.
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