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Mildly Dissociative
Citation:   verax. "Mildly Dissociative: An Experience with Pregabalin (exp110435)". Erowid.org. Jul 1, 2017. erowid.org/exp/110435

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100 mg oral Pharms - Pregabalin
  T+ 5:00 1 glass oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine
After taking 100mg (a high dose, given my low tolerance to drugs in general) of pregabalin today, I got some interesting effects. There was profound pain relief, appetite enhancement, sedation, stimulation, anxiolysis and anxiety. Nothing unusual there. But over the next two hours the experience progressed, and I found myself in a state similar to my nutmeg 'trips' when I was younger, an experience similar in some ways to cannabis. Lightly mind-fucking.

There was euphoria and strange tactile sensations, my mouth became increasingly dry and sticky, and there was a strong 'rush' as if to say 'hold on to your balls, things are gonna go up a notch' and indeed they did. 2 hours in and the peak arrived. I was very dissociated, all the colours were brighter, sound intensified. My skin numb yet with electric sensations.

There was an ominous headspace at the peak. I can't say it was truly psychedelic but definitely dissociative-psychedelic to a degree. I felt very alien and detached, somewhat anxious but decided to explore this state. My creativity was enhanced to the level it used to be when I used cannabis or took a light dose of a psychedelic. I lay down in the dark and closed my eyes and was greeted by a mild hypnogogic, daydream state as well as mild geometric patterns of dull colours and intensity consisting mainly of grids and tunnels. This was mild in comparison to psychedelics but was still immersive to a degree.

About 4 hours in and I'm walking my labrador, finding communication difficult at first, feeling very detached and noticing everything looks more vivid or like a new improved version of itself. I'm immersed in watching the dogs play, feeling very childlike. Smell and sound and colour are intensified though my vision seems a bit low quality or foggy, like I need glasses. I become more comfortable and socialise more than usual. I find pregabalin gives me alternating periods of anxiety and anxiety relief
I find pregabalin gives me alternating periods of anxiety and anxiety relief
, stimulation and sedation. I head home and watch a British talent show I normally have no interest in, and find it surprisingly very emotional. I am very hungry and proceed to eat mine and my brother's pizza, and a packet of biscuits before coming down somewhat. I have a beer and feel it hit me stronger than usual.

It's currently evening and the effects are about a quarter/third as intense as earlier. It's about 5-7 hours in, I don't know the exact time. My sense of time is skewed slightly on this drug, often elongated but I know the peak is over and I am functioning normally. Enjoying playing around with the mild tracers this substance often produces. The time is 10pm and I feel no need to take the anxiety meds I religiously take every day at 8 pm for my anxiety, which peaks at night.

I would classify this drug as a mild dissociative overall, alongside gabapentin and zolpidem, though it has aspects comparable to many classes of drug.

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 110435
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 18
Published: Jul 1, 2017Views: 9,293
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