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User Reviews for Chlordiazepoxide

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Panic Disorder 10.0
4 reviews 19 medications
Alcohol Withdrawal 9.3
140 reviews 12 medications
Anxiety 8.0
31 reviews 53 medications
Opiate Withdrawal 7.3
3 reviews 6 medications
Light Sedation 7.0
4 reviews 28 medications
Summary of Chlordiazepoxide reviews 9.0 182 reviews

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Reviews for Chlordiazepoxide

Supidgirl February 25, 2020

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “I have used Librium 4 times for detox. Then was prescribed for anxiety while sober. Hope t hasn’t lost its efficacy as I started drinking wine ( stupidly ) again).”

7 / 10
Maverick · Taken for less than 1 month February 21, 2020

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Anxiety: “I was given Librium yesterday in place of Ativan. I took one at noon yesterday and then worked an 8hour shift and had more anxiety than I felt I could handle. I took another Librium this morning and still have a lot of anxiety. It’s just not helping. I am not a fan of this medication.”

1 / 10
Moe · Taken for less than 1 month February 10, 2020

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “Was a daily alcohol drinker for 2 years straight. Tried to quit on my own but got horrible withdrawals...sweating, shaking, insomnia, crippling anxiety. Went to my dr and was prescribed Librium 10mg 3x a day for 10 days. I’m now on day 7 and I feel amazing! It can make me super tired at times but that beats having insomnia! My appetite is back to normal, I have no anxiety, my hands are still a little shaky but that’s ok! Librium saved my life!”

10 / 10
Missy · Taken for less than 1 month February 3, 2020

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “Librium does not work for me. I've tried it several times. I asked the medical staff to give me valium or ativan but they're insistent on Librium. It is heartening to read all the posts about how Librium has worked for you. Keep up the tough fight!!!”

1 / 10
Gazzi67 · Taken for less than 1 month January 31, 2020

For Alcohol Withdrawal: “I had a drink problem since I was about 21 and now I'm 40. I was taken to the hospital about 5 or 6 times due to alcohol withdrawal and I thought enough is enough so my doctor gave me Chlordiazepoxide 10mg to be taken 4x a day for 7 days and man it does saved me. I recommend NOT to stop drinking completely because withdrawals might kills you. I've been through on big nightmare with withdrawal, saw things that weren't there and just pure hell! Just don't do cold turkey it is dangerous! Go and see your Doctor and Doctor probably will give you will save your life. Good luck!”

10 / 10
Jack sprat · Taken for less than 1 month January 28, 2020

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Anxiety: “On Librium to help my cannabis withdrawal. Been taking librium for 2 days and the second day the dose was increased I feel like I had been given some kind of amphetamines or something I can barely sit still for 5 minutes and I feel like I could walk for ever or dance all night long no sedative effect what so ever, I'm currently taking 160mg today, I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else.”

1 / 10
Crazyalcoholic January 6, 2020

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “I went from being a daily drinker to a binge-drinker. Not really sure how it happened, but it did. I already have anxiety and panic. Have for years. I drank to drown everything out. I had broken my foot almost two years ago; it didn’t heal and I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. I had way too much time on my hands, so I drank... A LOT. I did an in-house detox years ago. Then, in did an in-home one, with several in between. Like, too many to count. Don’t try to detox without this drug. It can become dangerous very quickly. As I’m writing this, I’m currently detoxing... again. Each time is worse and scarier than the previous one. Librium will get you through it, but you’ll need a higher dose each time. ”

10 / 10
Raja · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 28, 2019

For Anxiety: “I use librium very good results”

10 / 10
Lucky to be alive · Taken for less than 1 month December 22, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “I have been an alcoholic for years and for the last 8 very very heavy vodka drinker. I started an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and didn’t think that I would have alcohol withdrawals, I was so wrong! I started shaking, my BP spiked, felt sick, and all of the other stuff that comes from alcohol withdrawals. I frantically looked for a place to do medical detox but couldn’t find one under $1,000 a day (I don’t have health insurance). My therapist referred me to a Dr who does a Librium taper out patient. Within 1 hour of starting my taper all of my withdrawals were completely gone. After my taper was done and I had 7 days clean I decided to give myself the best chance medically possible and started on the Vivitrol monthly injections. That in combination with IOP, my therapist, and daily AA meetings my life has completely changed. I give Librium a 10/10 because it definitely got me thru my alcohol withdrawals! Gods luck to all of you on your journeys.”

10 / 10
Mitchell · Taken for less than 1 month December 21, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “After two days without alcohol I'm taking 25mgs Librium and it helps, but I feel like today it is messing me up pretty badly.”

1 / 10
Crissy December 14, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “Going on day 3 of using 5mg librium 3 x day to help with alcohol issues. I had been in the ER, with moderate withdrawal symptoms. This was the first time that my neurons started to fire once the alcohol level was down. It was like vertigo times 10. Ativan in the ER...then sent home with a script for Librium. It has been working very well. Just hoping I don't become dependent.”

8 / 10
Bo · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 10, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Anxiety: “I had a car accident closed head injury but severe 3 rd grade concussion, heart stopped E M. brought be back. I have a traumatic brain injury and am now not the same person. All kinds of meds and none worked. Some made me more violent. I prayed all the time that I would not hurt someone ; have short term memory loss too. Librium was God sent calmed me down slept through the night for the first time in years, petite Mal-seizures controlled.”

9 / 10
Peaceful · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 30, 2019

For Panic Disorder: “I have been on this drug for over 7 years, the approximate time I have been alcohol free as well. I began suffering panic attacks which is something I have dealt with since childhood. Unfortunately since the negative opinion of benzos I have had a difficult time explaining to GPs how this effectively works for me. Why would something I take in a very low dose be an issue?”

10 / 10
Someonewhoisntme November 20, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “Second time using Librium to help with my drinking problem. First time I was drinking half-3/5 of a fifth a day I took it like clockwork. Woke up specifically to take it. No issues at all. Second time I went into the ER (I have a heart condition...yes I know I’m an idiot for drinking with a heart condition). Told the doctor how much I was drinking and he gave me a very polite yet stern talking to and sent me home. I decided to wait and see how I felt. The next day I woke up and was shaking and sweating and had horrific nightmares. Took a Librium and within an hour I was eating and feeling much better. The only thing I notice is MILD shakes, some drowsiness, and some anxiety. But a thousand times better than how I was feeling. Now I’m gonna take it like clockwork until I know I’m safe.”

8 / 10
anniess · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 9, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Anxiety: “I have a 30-capsule prescription for Librium (5 mg) that I use for anxiety and panic attacks. I've had the same bottle for about four years and still have some left. Librium calms me down but allows me to function, too. Works in about 20 minutes for me, reaching maximum relaxation at about two hours. I use it mostly before medical procedures but occasionally when severely upset and unable to calm down. I tried to get my mother a prescription but her doctor insisted SSRIs are better but they weren't. SSRI caused my mother to be unable to function, to walk or even stay awake. Librium is great! I told a doctor who was going to do a spinal injection for me that I'd had a Librium. He remarked, "that's stuff's pretty good but no one prescribes it anymore." I know I had a hard time getting it but it's great so I use it judiciously.”

10 / 10
nate007 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 4, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “I'm 23 and I've been a heavy drinker since I was about 16 and when I quit drinking I experienced severe withdrawal symptoms. I was shaking, sweating, had a high heart rate, extreme confusion, unable to keep water or food down, and I had really bad insomnia to the point where I profusely sweat or shivered because I was too cold and did not sleep for 3 days. I started having a seizure at work and was taken to the ER. They gave me Librium. The Librium helped immensely. I was able to function normally, sleep an entire night, & it completely stopped the shaking and tremors and made me feel totally normal again. If you are reading this and you're experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, I highly recommend you go to the ER (even if you can't afford it - alcohol withdrawal can be fatal so don't tough it out.) and get treatment. It can save your life.”

Barbi · Taken for less than 1 month October 16, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “I have drank my whole life since early high school. I am now 46, I wasn't drunk all the time but always loved to drink. My husband developed an addiction to opiates and I started drinking all the time to deal with my emotions. Large amounts of alcohol half gallon of vodka a day. I missed allot of work and lucky I never got fired. I would take a couple of shots in the morning just to go to work. I finally reached out to my doctor for help. He prescribed librium and I have been on it for 5 days it has helped so much with my tremors and withdrawal symptoms. I am now 5 days sober and hope I can do it forever.”

10 / 10
butch53pig · Taken for 10 years or more October 10, 2019

For Anxiety: “Works very well to ease my anxiety, one 10mg capsule twice a day.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month September 10, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “This has helped I had a severely bad seizure taken to A& E It saved me being honest with myself number one & the medical staff I’m taking under supervision & now down to one before bed Librium has really helped me with the alcohol withdrawal I pray every night I will survive this awful disease”

10 / 10
Davetherave · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2019

For Alcohol Withdrawal: “Would go months without a drink. Then bam! Relapse. Lost all feeling in legs and hands paramedics had to dress me. Vodka and Rose was my staple when binging. Librium and so-called alcoholic "banana bags" ( and IV fluid given at hospital containing s a combination of 100 mg of thiamine, 1 mg of folic acid, 1-2 g of magnesium, and a multivitamin formulation in either normal saline or dextrose in water solution) are a life saver. Got another chance.”

10 / 10
I got lucky August 11, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “I been drinking since I was 18, I'm 51. Been drinking vodka/wine almost daily for the past few years now. Had a recent binge over a long weekend and started experiencing severe uncontrollable total-body tremors/shakes the next day which required an ER visit. They put me on ativan and a saline drip (dehydration). Prescribed me Librium; 10mg 3 x a day. That was 5 days ago and I haven't wanted a drink since and don't think I ever will again because I actually thought I was going to die. Been a long time since I felt like this and I forgot how good it feels to be sober for more than a day and hoping to keep it that way.”

10 / 10
Sam · Taken for less than 1 month July 24, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “I feel like librium helped me so much. Its unfortunate we have to spend days, a week and or upwards of $2,000 in the ER to help get relief for something so many people suffer with.”

10 / 10
Hank · Taken for less than 1 month June 16, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “Gotta say in my 36 ish years I've gone through terrible withdrawals. Probably 7 times every time one course of librium killed all the side effects instantly and I'd be dead if Librium didn't exist.”

10 / 10
Bob_FL · Taken for 10 years or more May 10, 2019

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for Anxiety: “Librium is different from other benzo's - it has a much longer half-life as opposed to its successor meds (Valium, Xanex, etc.). It's an oldie but goody. Have been on it almost 20 years and it does not lose its effectiveness. Also, it's synergistic with most antidepressants and has very few side effects (for me). Mylan makes a good generic. Most Dr.'s don't prescribe it because they think newer is better - not necessarily so.”

9 / 10
Athosbjj13 · Taken for less than 1 month April 20, 2019

For Alcohol Withdrawal: “I stopped drinking cold turkey 3 days ago on the 16 April 2019 the 17th was the worse and I headed to the ER before my withdrawal got worse. They game me a detox banana bag IV and prescribed me librium. The next day I started my dosage. 25mg 4x a day for 4 days, 3x a day for 4 days, 2 times a day for 4 days, then once daily for 4 days. 16 days total. Since I started yesterday I haven't had any side effects from withdrawals. Don't know if it will hit me hard in the next few days but so far so good. 5 years of drinking. First 3 years was a litre of tequila a day, last 2 years were 6-8 24oz with 8% alcohol. Very functioning alcoholic working at a hospital. Drank on the job too. I'm glad I'm getting this done. Finally”

10 / 10