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User Reviews for Librium to treat Anxiety

Librium has an average rating of 7.6 out of 10 from a total of 26 ratings for the treatment of Anxiety. 69% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 23% reported a negative effect.

Librium Rating Summary

7.6/10 average rating

26 ratings from 27 user reviews.

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Reviews for Librium

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

“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
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Shawn · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 10, 2018

“Librium worked like a charm for me. It is the original benzo discovered completely on accident. It led to Valium and then eventually all the others. Unlike the more modern medications in the benzodiazepine class, Librium is not fast acting, which was fine for me. Ativan, Klonapin, or Xanax would work, but kick in quickly, (which I assume is good for panic attacks) and had me feeling loopy and dizzy. With Librium, there was less side effects. I felt normal, just minus the anxiety. Also easy to stop taking altogether without any withdrawal symptoms.”

9 / 10
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ithelps · Taken for 10 years or more September 20, 2014

“I had taken Librium for around 20 years off and on for Anxiety and panic attacks. I only take a small dose but it has always been very effective. Anytime I didn't need it, it was easy to get off of it. I take if as needed. I would recommend it to anyone as it seems to have no side effects with me.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous April 22, 2014

“My doctor will not prescribe Xanax, Klonopin, or Ativan for anxiety, but he was comfortable giving me a script for Librium (chlordiazepoxide) 25mg capsules 4x a day for my anxiety. Worked well at the beginning, but like all benzo's, the efficacy wore off after about a month of use. Was great while it worked and it was very inexpensive! Tapered off then went back on it a few months later and it worked like a charm again! On and off usage for close to 5 years now.”

10 / 10
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ASDFG · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 22, 2020

“I am grateful for this drug. I've had problems with addiction and Librium gives me no trouble. It doesn't make me feel like I have to keep taking more. I was first introduced to it when I quit drinking for alcohol withdrawal and then after for the management of my nerves. It takes the hard irritable edge off my anxiety but doesn't sedate me. I can even miss a day because it is so long acting. If you struggle with addiction or dependence and have bad nerves this is the safest there is. No, it doesn't make you feel like you just took 2 shots of whiskey like Xanax, but it does calm you down with panic attacks and helps with agitation.”

9 / 10
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Benzo's Ran My Life..... · Taken for less than 1 month February 14, 2016

“Omg! Why did it take this long (15-20) years for a doctor to prescribe this amazing medicine! I am on day 3 days, WAIT ALMOST A WEEK!, without a valium or ZANAX and I feel great! It's like the devil has left me from being a slave to my Benzo's. Driving around on a Sunday night trying to get a too soon script filled by saying I have no health insurance. It doesn't work! I feel so amazing! I do have a script for valium but I don't even want to fill it (I'm due ), but I don't freaking need it! I'm so happy! I just want to know why I only received 10pills? He also prescribed me Clonidine .1mg 4 times a day and Gabapentin 300mg twice a day. I am being compliant but Librium is a benzo! Am I going to have benzo withdrawal when I don't take Librium?”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 23, 2009

“Have been through Klonopin, Xanax, Valium. I didn't care for the high feeling from any of these drugs. Librium has a way of mellowing me out without behaving differently. Great job of relieving my anxiety.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 23, 2011

“I've tried several medications for moderate anxiety and panic attacks. Librium has worked the most reliably. Xanax and Ativan work quickly but are too short acting. Klonopin didn't do much for me. Librium starts to take effect within about a half hour, makes me calm (not high) and keeps me calm for hours.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 3, 2016

“I have Panic Attack Disorder and anxiety.I use Librium on and off as needed. It works wonderfully. Makes me calm in about 20 minutes and I feel I can control the rest of the day. I take 5mg as needed. When I take it as needed it doesn't have side effect.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 29, 2013

“ALOT of stress in my life, and didn't sleep at night. Always turned to alcohol to solve these problems. My doctor put me on Librium and I have been on it for just over a year now, and alcohol-free. I still worry about things, but they are easy to just let go, and I sleep every night, without waking up every hour stressing over something. One thing I will say, though, is that though it has taken the anxiety out of my life, it's like it has also taken away the joy, like ALL the color is gone, not just the darkness. I feel "comfortably numb" most of the time. Still, better than the way it used to be! I was prescribed 25mg 3 times per day, but I take 1 pill when I get up, split the 2nd into two 1/2 doses, then 1 pill an hr before bed.”

10 / 10
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Sonnymac · Taken for less than 1 month January 9, 2017

“I'd suffered from ongoing anxiety and found my usual antidepressants were not working anymore. Also I was going through a very stressful period, and not sleeping or eating well. My GP prescribed librium for a short period of time. I found it really effective. My sleep and appetite returned and I was coping much better with anxiety. It's been two weeks now and I am going to ask if I can continue taking it for a bit longer. I have had no noticeable side effects.”

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

“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
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Savannah Lynn February 2, 2012

“I take it 4 times a day. It keeps me ok If I have no other stress at the time. I have severe panic attacks, mid level agoraphobia and anxiety. During what is mild stress for some disables me, at those times nothing works. But for regular anxiety I like it because I have no side effect.”

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

“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
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jennie · Taken for less than 1 month April 30, 2016

“Experienced a major, full-blown panic attack (due to stress and agoraphobia) while out with a friend. She offered Librium, two 5mg capsules. The hysteria subsided fairly quickly, but I could not stop crying, & could not breathe. Two more Librium stabilised me completely. When I told my doctor, she "told" me rather than asking me that I slept for the remainder of that day. Nooooo....I've been telling her for MONTHS that it takes high doses of 4 different meds for me to sleep. One of those is Klonopin. For 10 years I was prescribed 6mg at bedtime. New doc came in, cut me down to 4mg, upsetting my balance, making falling asleep a chore. I hope she will take into account the Librium'so positive effect.”

9 / 10
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Jack sprat · Taken for less than 1 month January 28, 2020

“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
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Davemendez8 May 16, 2017

“Currently my medication regimen is a mess. I take xanax 1 mg twice a day, and 2mg at bedtime. And valium 5mg at 5pm and 10mg at 9pm plus ambien 10mg! And I just tried a 10mg librium and I slept very well for the first time in months any ideas?”

7 / 10
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MJDA January 16, 2018

“I used to suffer from panic attacks. They occurred mostly at work. I tried Clonazepam, but it just made me have sleepy panic attacks. Clonazepam worked perfectly for regular anxiety though. Librium worked like a charm. My psych put me on 2 doses per day of 25 mg. I would take one dose 1/2 hour before getting to work and another 2 hours later. That didn't cover a long enough period so she increased to 3 doses per day. I'm finding that I need 4 doses per day as my panic attacks would normally happen any time between 9am and 1pm. Since taking it I have not had any panic attacks.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 8, 2009

“This drug did very little for me. My Doctor prescribed it as an alternative to Xanax until a full clinical work up could be done. As a moderate to heavy drinker, he did not advise me that this is used to pull people from the disease. I don't feel like I have issues with alcoholism but it really messed me up when mixing the two. Felt stoned or comatosed. Taking the drug sober did almost nothing anyway except when I take 2 or 3 at a time and still it does not release the anxiety I have.”

3 / 10
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Maverick · Taken for less than 1 month February 21, 2020

“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
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Bill · Taken for less than 1 month October 11, 2020

“Different medications affect people differently. For some, Librium helps with anxiety symptoms, and it's effective in helping many with detoxing. Personally, it made me feel jittery, confused, sick and I had a difficult time falling and staying asleep. Ativan worked better, but it's one of those benzos doctors don't like to hand out due to it's addictive nature and based on the patient's history. For many, Librium is probably the safer bet if there's a concern about becoming addicted, but for me it just made me feel bad and I need something stronger and quicker acting. Our body chemistries are not all the same in how it works, so don't be discouraged. It may work for you.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 4, 2012

“Only medicine that no side effects. Take as when required basis and have no issues.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 26, 2010

“My spouse drove me to the ER after I had a major panic attack. I was given 50mg of Librium and under 1/2 hour I became relieved from the attack. After 1 to 2 hours I had felt much more secure.”

10 / 10
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Chiaradiassissi · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 16, 2017

“Librium saved my life. I am very thankful.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous March 25, 2010

“Hardly any effect on my anxiety.”

2 / 10
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