A Calm and Focused Day
Citation:   arday. "A Calm and Focused Day: An Experience with Phenibut (exp115455)". Erowid.org. Dec 4, 2021. erowid.org/exp/115455

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1 g oral Smarts - Phenibut (capsule)
  T+ 1:10 1 g oral Smarts - Phenibut (capsule)
  T+ 1:10   oral Coffee  
With this drug / supplement I was hoping to improve my energy levels for studying and working out so after some thorough research I decided it was time to order some online to try it out. I ordered a bottle of 60 x 250mg Phenibut HCL capsules and it arrived about 3 weeks later. I don't take any medication and the last time I was under the influence of any drug was when I was high a week prior to this experience.

8:30AM - took 4 x 250mg capsules with water on an empty stomach

10:20AM - while reading on my computer, I felt a very brief and mild spinning in my head similar to that of alcohol. However, it was not as intense and was fleeting in duration. This happened 2 or 3 more times within the next 5 minutes and I speculate that this was the onset.

10:40AM - My mind feels clear and free of random thoughts. I feel like I could easily focus on something and not be distracted. It should be noted that I'm not an anxious person at all but despite this I feel even less anxious and not worrying about anything.

10:50AM - I go to make a protein shake in the kitchen and I start thinking of the intro to the song Humanicide by Death Angel which made me really want to listen to it; I took my phone out and played the song and it sounded great despite being played through my phone's shitty speakers. I can tell I'm in a mildly different headspace and I have ruled out the possibility of it being a placebo. My dad came in the kitchen and I started talking to him, and I felt a lot more talkative than usual. After a few minutes he left the room and I went to take the garbage out and clean up a little.

11:15AM - I go back to my room and start playing guitar and I find myself to be a lot more entertained. I'm usually pretty passionate about playing but this time it felt like my passion was amplified. I believe this was because of the enhanced music appreciation that is associated with Phenibut. I played a bunch of songs for the next 4 hours which I have never done before! Granted I had a few small breaks in between but I have never spent such a huge chunk of time just playing guitar.

12:40PM - took another dose of 4 x 250mg capsules with coffee. I don't notice the effects or onset as much with this dose, but I start to notice that my mind feels "soft". Also around this time I realized that since my first dose I never had any random thoughts; my head was very "quiet"
I realized that since my first dose I never had any random thoughts; my head was very "quiet"
, I guess you could say.

3:05PM - Around this time is when I go over my cousin's house to work out. I deem it's safe to drive as the effects are subtle enough such that I can choose to ignore them any time. As I'm driving I look out the driver side window at an empty field and I notice that the "frame rate" of my vision seems to have increased.

3:10PM - I arrive at his house and I'm very excited since today is chest and tricep day.

3:30PM - I think this is about when we started doing bench presses but it felt pretty good. I didn't feel like I had any increased strength but my mental energy was definitely increased. Toward the end of our workout I noticed that my mind had more energy than my muscles - in my head I was thinking "I can go for way longer!" but my muscles were dead. Usually I would be fatigued at this point but I felt just as energetic as when I came over, minus the dead muscles.

4:30PM - I'm back home

4:50PM - Started to feel pretty tired, more so than I would normally experience in the afternoon in a sober state. I felt like taking a nap but I decided I would meditate instead. I open YouTube and do a 10 minute guided meditation. I've only ever done this a handful of times before but have had some pretty good results. Anyway, I was laying on my back with my eyes closed and earbuds in, just focusing on my breathing. It actually felt really nice and my eyes felt as if they were very comfortably closed. A few times I almost fell asleep. When the video ended I went and watched a couple of other videos then started listening to some music. Given the amount of metal I listened to and played today I should be sick of it for the time being but somehow I was not tired of it whatsoever and enjoyed the songs a lot.

I'm not sure of the timestamps from here but the effects wore off very subtly and I didn't really notice when the offset started.

In retrospect, I can understand why people take this every day and are dependent on it. It's a nice substance, albeit very mild compared to some other drugs. I look forward to trying it out again!

Exp Year: 2021ExpID: 115455
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 17
Published: Dec 4, 2021Views: 2,267
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