1)is this a habit forming drug
2)will I have to be wean off drug for testing or surgery or stopping drug
I've been taking Librax for IBS since the early 1990s. It goes a long way in controling my symptoms. I've been able to climb on airbuses and be a passenger for 20 hours or so, and eat foreign foods. I've had surgery while on it. Also cancer treatment with some surgery and radiation. The oncologists wanted to make sure that I had a steady supply of Librax to make sure that I'd be as healthy as possible during the treatments, as severe stomach cramps and diarrhea are side effects of chemo and radiation. Occasionally through the years, I had spells where I felt good and took one a day or less. It's not physically addictive-where you go cold turkey or something, but when something keeps us well, and it stops the physical reactions that cause us pain, we want to have it, we get scared of what will happen if we don't have it. If the IBS isn't acting up, we aren't stressed out, haven't eaten any food that upsets the tummy--I've been able to go for weeks without any sweating, aches, headaches, sleepless nights etc. without taking a Librax-and I wasn't thinking about it-except for joy that I felt well. By the way- this med is used by the military for fighter and bomber pilots, special forces, and the police use it. Flying over Baghdad or Hanoi with the physical efforts of G forces, eating quickly on the run, even flight suits contribute to IBS. Many POWs develop IBS and need Librax too. I also think that IBS also runs in families. One grandfather had it-He was in the Army for about 40 years-joined when he was 14- I have it, my son a disabled vet has it, and my daughter's son has it. So don't feel weak or that you're a victim. The stress of being married to a military advisor that was deployed-today-they would say -Spec Ops. He had letters of commendation from the Aussies, British, and South Vietnamese, and worked with South Korean Marines. It happens-when my marriage broke up-it really stressed me out. I never imagined growing old without my husband, unless he was killed. But life happens to us. I hope that this helps you. The Navy diagnosed me with severe IBS about 1966. I was lucky and was assigned to a doctor that worked with the british in caring for concentration camp inmates and POWs in Europe, then he was part of the head of the International team in the Pacific. He personally served in the Philippines and Japan.
- Librax Information for Consumers
- Librax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Librax (detailed)
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