Has Only Been Positive for Me
Citation:   bmorgs. "Has Only Been Positive for Me: An Experience with Gabapentin (exp112398)". Erowid.org. Sep 4, 2018. erowid.org/exp/112398

900 mg oral Pharms - Gabapentin (pill / tablet)
Gabapentin: A Recollection

This report is that of a summative nature; describing various different experiences over various different times earlier in my life.

In summary, I testify that Gabapentin is indeed capable of producing numerous effects that could be considered recreational (in my own personal experience) both on it's own and in tandem with other, more hallucinatory-type substances.

At various times between the ages of 18 and up to around 19, I would experience numerous different experiences concerning only the use of Gabapentin on it's own. On it's own, Gabapentin always had a very anxiolytic effect (meaning, to reduce anxiety) and a slightly disinhibiting effect. While noticeable, this disinhibiting effect was comparably mild to that of other substances and was very 'tame' in nature; the disinhibition in question was positive and usually only resulted in being more open with my emotions and in expressing the love I had for others. It never resulted in erratic or destructive behaviour. As for the anxiolytic effect, I would describe it as moderate. I have never truly been very prone to intense anxiety, so this effect may not be as intense or notable among other individuals in and of itself.

Other effects that I myself noted were feelings of physical euphoria, sometimes to the extent of being quite intense on higher doses; when I would be in the midst of a Gabapentin experience, I would sometimes leap out of my vehicles and bounce around, enjoying the looseness and relaxation of my muscles as small jolts of adrenaline coursed through my body. Conversely, this extreme physical euphoria sometimes resulted in slower, more clumsy movement when going about intensive motor functions such as walking, lifting, etc. Though noticeable by myself, it rarely ever became a problem and was largely controllable.

In combination with other substances, however, the effects would become mainly euphoric and outstanding in terms of easing the mood of the experience and enhancing the positive effects felt during said other experience. Anxiety, especially during dissociative experiences, diminished to the point of non-existance for me to the point of allowing me to venture out into public and remain extremely composed. The light, nudging disinhibiton was great enough to move me out of the comfort zone of my trips, but would not drive me to act in an erratic, dangerous, or questionable way; higher reasoning was preserved while the more gentle effects of the Gabapentin gently persuaded me to enjoy the experience in a more carefree way.

While Gabapentin has only been positive for me, it's important to note that other individuals may not react to gabapentin in nearly the same way. It's up to an individual to make an informed decision about anything they wish to experience, and Gabapentin is no exception. I also haven't used Gabapentin in years, so my observations may be off or remembered incorrectly. Ensure you do your own extensive research, and inform yourself extensively before ever attempting to experience any substance.

[Reported Dose: "Various, Often 900 mg up to 3600 mg "]

Exp Year: 2014ExpID: 112398
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 18
Published: Sep 4, 2018Views: 4,612
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