Originally Posted by RockBottomRiser
Any suggestions for a starting dose on phenibut?
Take 500mg-1g at first to see how you get on with it, and if you don't have any adverse reaction to it, then try 2g next time. 2g is the dose the most people feel Phenibuts full effects at.
I takes about 1-2hrs for any effects to become apparent in my experience, but it then lasts a very long time. 12hrs is common. Some times I'll take it at 8am in the morning and feel it strongest at 7pm that evening. Due to it's effects longevity, beware of taking more within that time frame, as it may just make you fall asleep. (It's very like GHB in that respect)
Bear in mind though that some people feel nothing, even with high doses. Or it just gives them a headache, makes them nauseous, or sleepy. It is often used as a sleep aid after all so you can take it, go to sleep, then wake up feeling great!
2g is also a sensible dose to stick to, as taking more will increase the chance of tolerance if done too often. Also don't take it for more than a couple of days in a row, as you'll risk a nasty withdrawal if you take it for too many consecutive days, and also risk Phenibut tolerance, which some people never recover from. I feel a 5 day wash out between taking it works well, and i've been taking it for a year now and it's still effective. It poops out on a lot of people, but that may well simply be down to it being used too much by them.