I've taken a lot from these forums so I want to give something back by sharing my experience with Phenibut. I went into this with my eyes wide open having read all the good and the horror stories. I started taking phenibut about 2.5 months ago. My daily dose never went above 3G (had caps, so I know) and I managed to take two day breaks although these got exponentially harder as time went on. In the beginning, phenibut was simply unreal. I can only describe it as the drug NZT in the movie limitless. The only difference is that phenibut works by making you think you're a legend in your own mind rather than making you an actual legend. Either way, I've take it on days I had interviews only to hear back that I was 'overqualified'. I'd be overly confident, too comfortable and pretty much slinging the sh*t if you know what I mean. It was all honeymoon in the beginning, the best I've ever felt in a looong time. Fast forward to now. I backed off on the 3g dosage down to 2g / day because it was feeling kind of toxic. My ears were ringing, shooting pains throughout my body (lower back / legs) that seem exactly like sciatica. Sitting for periods of time is unbearable. I've never had problems with sciatica before. I stopped for 3 days and yesterday and I didn't experience anxiety, but I did experience anhedonia, depression, prickly skin, rumination about my life, etc. Total mindf*** stuff. I took 500mg to take the edge off, but I'm delaying the inevitable. I'm going to put aside 5- 500mg caps, chuck the rest and hunker down for hell. I can't see any upside to phenibut anymore aside from maintaining and somehow it seems to aggravate if not outright cause my sciatica. If anybody has ever experienced body pains from phenibut, please let me know, I've never read anybody having these. I usually read that people feel "horrible" or "anxious". I'm starting a new job in 10 days, if I can bring this plane down and keep it there I might ... *might* be human enough to wobble in and maintain my sanity. I'm not the kind of person who can take phenibut 2 times a week and put it down, I'm sort of all or nothing. I may update this as I got if it helps anybody. I guess I'm writing it as a statement to myself that I can get off this stuff.