Phenibut, sold under the brand names Anvifen, Fenibut, and Noofen among others, is a central nervous system depressant with anxiolytic effects. It,s withdrawal symptoms are deadly. According to WebMd: Phenibut is a chemical similar to a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is used as a recreational drug and as a medicine.Phenibut is used for anxiety, fear, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tension, stress, fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, alcoholism, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used for improving memory, learning, and thinking.
Phenibut is an anti-anxiety medication prescribed in Russia. Since the 1960s, it has been used to treat insomnia, depression, stuttering, vestibular disorders, irregular heartbeat, and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to BMJ Case Reports. Phenibut is a GABA-B agonist and goes by the names B-phenyl-y-aminobutyric acid or phenyl-GABA. It is a synthetic form of GABA, or gamma aminobutyric acid, one of the brain’s inhibitory neurotransmitters.
GABA has the effect of inducing a relaxed, calm feeling. A person will feel reduced anxiety and nervousness in social situations, for example, and may have more control over feelings and thoughts. By regulating overactive neural processing, it can help people who tend to over-think and who are overly self-conscious. Phenibut may also reduce negativity and has sedative effects.
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Phenibut is used and abused for a variety of purposes. As a central nervous system depressant, it can relieve anxiety and induce euphoria. This makes it an appealing alternative to people struggling with alcohol or opioid dependence.
Withdrawal can begin in as little as three to four hours after your last dose. Acute symptoms can last for several days and are sometimes followed by a period of protracted withdrawal lasting weeks or months. The physical symptoms can be very distressing, but it is usually the psychological symptoms that drive people to seek medical attention. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, please Call Angel Intervention Services At 1-800-430-2995, We are always here to help.
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