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Gabapentinoids The Lyrica (Pregabalin) Mega Thread v 2.0

higherconciousness

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Made it two weeks without etizolam. Felt terrible up until day 13. It definitely wasn't full blown withdrawal, but I was suffering quite a bit. Lyrica is a godsend for alleviating issues associated with benzo discontinuation. It didn't resolve all discomfort, but it helped a lot with anxiety.

The only drawback with lyrica is it's insanely long onset. I don't really feel anything until roughly 2 hours goes by. At least it's overall duration is extremely long.

A few hours ago I took 60mg of amphetamines, 600mg of lyrica, and treated myself to 1mg of etizolam. Absolutely love this combo. Pure bliss.
 

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Made it two weeks without etizolam. Felt terrible up until day 13. It definitely wasn't full blown withdrawal, but I was suffering quite a bit. Lyrica is a godsend for alleviating issues associated with benzo discontinuation. It didn't resolve all discomfort, but it helped a lot with anxiety.

The only drawback with lyrica is it's insanely long onset. I don't really feel anything until roughly 2 hours goes by. At least it's overall duration is extremely long.

A few hours ago I took 60mg of amphetamines, 600mg of lyrica, and treated myself to 1mg of etizolam. Absolutely love this combo. Pure bliss.
How much etizolam were you taking on those 1-2 days a week, if you don't mind?

I'm curious because I gave up benzos as a drug of addiction years ago but came back to them eventually, with a more pragmatic attitude this time. But I've still have had periods when I used them up to 3x in a week for several weeks in a row and it never seemed to bring back W/Ds, not even when skipping them for a couple of weeks. However, my dosing was usually pretty low (like 0.3-0.5mg etizolam or equivalent).

I also concur whole-heartedly on the 60mg amphet + 600mg pregab combo + 1mg etiz for 8h later.
 

higherconciousness

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How much etizolam were you taking on those 1-2 days a week, if you don't mind?

I'm curious because I gave up benzos as a drug of addiction years ago but came back to them eventually, with a more pragmatic attitude this time. But I've still have had periods when I used them up to 3x in a week for several weeks in a row and it never seemed to bring back W/Ds, not even when skipping them for a couple of weeks. However, my dosing was usually pretty low (like 0.3-0.5mg etizolam or equivalent).

I also concur whole-heartedly on the 60mg amphet + 600mg pregab combo + 1mg etiz for 8h later.
I have a similar situation. From age 18-26 I had an atrocious benzo problem. Going through grams of etizolam and other benzos at an extremely high rate. Hell I was even IV'ng etizolam dissolved in propylene glycol. Wreckless behavior that I'm still paying for. I've had countless seizures and I feel like I'll never be quite right as if I caused irreparable damage.

Fast forward a bit. I'm now 31 years old and after about a 4 years of abstaining from benzos I started cautiously using them again. For the past year I've been taking 2-3 mg of etiz usually 1-2 times a week. There have been some weeks where I'll do it 3 times, but rarely. The days in between using etiz started to become more difficult as time went on. 2-3 days after a dose I notice I'm extremely anxious and agitated. My body aches and I have trouble concentrating. And the nightmares... oh man they are absolutely horrid. Vivid and lucid projections of all my fears and insecurities accompanied by sleep paralysis.

I truly believe my past benzo abuse permanently altered my brain chemistry which makes occasional usage difficult to do without experiencing intense rebound symptoms.

I wish I didn't love this god damn class of drugs. They just work so well. Insidious little fuckers.
 

higherconciousness

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How much etizolam were you taking on those 1-2 days a week, if you don't mind?

I'm curious because I gave up benzos as a drug of addiction years ago but came back to them eventually, with a more pragmatic attitude this time. But I've still have had periods when I used them up to 3x in a week for several weeks in a row and it never seemed to bring back W/Ds, not even when skipping them for a couple of weeks. However, my dosing was usually pretty low (like 0.3-0.5mg etizolam or equivalent).

I also concur whole-heartedly on the 60mg amphet + 600mg pregab combo + 1mg etiz for 8h later.
Oh boy, I just unnecessarily plugged another 20mg of adderall and it's 8:40pm. Perhaps I overdid it. My heart rate is quite high. Amphetamines destroy my ability to contain my compulsive behaviors. May not get any rest tonight but I know the lyrica and etiz will help.

Maybe it's because your doses are pretty low. Did you often give yourself 2 week breaks? I think that's crucial if you want to avoid benzo withdrawal or rebound. This was probably the first 2 week break I had in a year and it was pretty rough. From now on I have to reduce my intake down to once maybe twice every two weeks.
 

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May be.Benzos are stronger for me.Gabas are all over 100 mg like dayly dose-to hundreds mgs.Use in the past lyrica and quit diazepam for couple of months.Two of them work on Gaba transmission,but affect different receptors
 

higherconciousness

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Yee! Just got 60 300mg in the mail. Took a 3 week break so my tolerance should be relatively low. Initially I was concerned that my avid consumption, over the span of a few months or so, would lead to some withdrawal symptoms. For whatever reason abrupt discontinuation of Lyrica doesn’t leave me in a state of unbearable withdrawal. I may feel a little irritable or achy for a week, but nothing debilitating.

I’ve been trying to limit my benzo usage to twice a week, but even so I still experience rebound anxiety and other nasty effects in between my off days. Lyrica has been a perfect tool to mitigate these effects and doesn’t prolong or exacerbate benzo withdrawal.

I’m so glad to have these little guys in my arsenal. It’s the one thing I’ve been able to use without negatively effecting my life.
 
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