Citation: eM-76. "My Love Affair: An Experience with Bromazepam (exp85845)". Erowid.org. May 30, 2018. erowid.org/exp/85845
I was originally prescribed Bromazepam back in 2002 for anxiety. In terms of my benzo background I've also tried Lorazepam and Clonazepam but have found Bromazepam to be far, far superior.
I tend to take 6 to 12 mg at a time; which is within the therapeutic dose. The onset is pretty quick, especially with an empty stomach. I can feel myself coming up within about 10-15 minutes and reaching a 'peak' at about t+45 mins. Since Bromazepam has a pretty long half-life the effects tend to linger for at least 12-16 hours, at least for me.
The effects are subtle yet quite profound. What’s interesting is that although I am under the influence of a drug my thoughts are quite clear. In fact, if nothing else, I find it turns the volume down on my anxious and negative thoughts, enabling me to focus.
I find it turns the volume down on my anxious and negative thoughts, enabling me to focus.
I’d say it’s similar to Ativan (Lorazepam) without the drowsiness and “stoned” feeling. Mild to moderate euphoria is also present. Mixing with alcohol tends to intensify drunkenness and cause partial amnesia – or at least a blurring of memory even with moderate alcohol consumption (4 to 6 drinks).
About the drowsiness: this is NOT a sleep aid. If anything I find that it tends to keep me awake, almost invigorating me.
Overall my experiences with Bromazepam have been quite pleasant. I've never dosed more than 18mg (3 pills); at that point cognitive impairments starts to kick in.
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