Re: Librax, is it a safe drug, addiction/withdrawal potential ?
Librax is a combination drug consisting of Librium plus an anti-spastic drug.
I was on Librax for a short time many years ago and then was on Librium for 20+ years. I finally decided I was addicted to Librium even tho doctors kept telling me I was not. I could not get off of it, always went into withdrawal.
Truth is that I WAS addicted to just 5 mg. Librium daily. Every time I tried to wean off over a 2-week period of time according to doctor's instructions I went into withdrawal and was back on Librium full time. I finally got off by reducing Librium by one pill a week for 6 weeks, then omit another pill (spaced out) for another 6 weeks, etc. Finally got the last pill stretched out for 6 weeks and then did not have withdrawal. It takes about 6 weeks for the body to adjust to the reduced amount of Librium. Took a long time to get off of Librium but it was well worth it. Amazing how clear intersections were after I was off Librium, and I thought I was just fine while taking it, driving was no problem. Boy was I wrong!
I am faced needing help with IBS and just know when I see the doctor on Tuesday he will suggest Librax and I am going to drag my feet. If my diagnosis is IBS I plan on using a strict diet way of bringing it back under control. I have been searching alternative treatments and it seems that a diet of soluible fiber and probiotics is suppose to help get the digestive system back to working normal. I am also diabetic and foods good for the soluible diet is not good for diabetes (control via diet/exercise only, no meds).
Last edited by Misty800; 03-16-2008 at 03:37 PM.