Posted by Quintal on November 15, 2006, at 16:32:08
In reply to Re: Baclofen (Lioresal) for social anxiety » Quintal, posted by ed_uk on November 15, 2006, at 15:43:11
> Hi Q
> Which barbiturate did you try? What was your experience?
I tried Phenobarbital. I'm not going to state my original intention for buying it, but I tried it later during clonazepam withdrawal in the hope of reducing symptoms and seizures. Phenobarbital strangely had little effect on the withdrawal syndrome but made me feel very leaden and heavily sedated, and in a bad way. Similar to the room-spinning sensation you get when you know you've gone way past your alcohol vomit limit and the 'it's all downhill from here' toilet-hugging feeling of doom.
I don't see why anyone would use it recreationally and it seems to have little therapeutic value for mental illness. I would be interested to try Nembutal (pentobarbital) for insomnia though as there is a good rating of it over at www.remedyfind.com by a guy called Auban. The benzos were a definite improvement IMHO.