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What is Librium?

Librium is a benzodiazepine drug. Benzodiazepines are also known as tranquilizers and are a group of medications used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and sometimes sleeping disorders. Since they have a similar impact on the nervous system as alcohol, it is used to avoid alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

It can also be addictive and when abused, a user may experience withdrawal. For this reason, it’s important to know the Librium withdrawal schedule and symptoms.

Is Librium Addictive?

Since Librium is a habit-forming benzodiazepine, it can easily lead to dependence and addiction. It is known to create an addiction after only a few weeks of use. Librium is addictive due to the neurotransmitter GABA, which is responsible for producing feelings of calmness.

If you suddenly quit taking Librium after a long period of use, you will start to feel very anxious all the time. You are also at risk for your blood pressure and heart rate increasing, and you will also experience other symptoms of withdrawal.

What is a Librium Withdrawal Schedule?

The Librium withdrawal schedule is a general timeline of the different symptoms you will feel when going through Librium withdrawal. The Librium withdrawal schedule is not a fun process, but it is inevitable for anyone addicted or dependent on Librium.

To make Librium withdrawal more manageable and more comfortable, it is recommended to taper off the drug or risk death. Specifically, for Librium or other benzodiazepines, medical detox is also recommended. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be dangerous.

How Long Does a Librium Withdrawal Schedule Last?

It is not known how long Librium withdrawal will last because each user is different. Essentially you will continue to experience withdrawal until your brain readjusts to a level of functioning before you started taking Librium. Despite it not being a defined number of days, you can follow a general Librium withdrawal timeline.

Week 1

  • Withdrawal can begin within 24 hours of the last dose.
  • The user begins to feel anxious, starts sweating, and may notice an increase in heart rate.

Week 2-3

  • The peak of symptoms.
  • Depression and insomnia set in.
  • Some users report psychosis and seizures.

Week 4-6

  • Symptoms will begin to fade.
  • Symptoms become more manageable week by week.

Week 7 and beyond

  • Users may continue to feel psychological symptoms
  • Depression, anxiety, and cravings for the drug are common for months after quitting Librium.
  • Protracted withdrawal can occur, with symptoms such as anxiety suddenly appearing.

How Long do Librium Withdrawals Last?

Withdrawal symptoms should begin within 12-24 hours after the last dose of Librium. For some people, their Librium withdrawal schedule may last one week, but it can last months for others.

Librium Withdrawal Symptoms

  • depression
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • stomachache
  • cravings for Librium
  • dysphoria
  • tremors
  • psychosis
  • hallucinations
  • seizures

Signs of Librium Abuse

Librium abuse can be seen in every aspect of an addicted person’s life. Although it may begin as a medication used for anxiety or other symptoms, it can become an obsession. You might begin to neglect work or school responsibilities, or performance can suffer. If you abuse Librium you may also engage in risky behavior similar to those addicted to other substances.

This might include driving under the influence or stealing to obtain Librium. Legal problems can result from this addiction due to these risky behaviors, which can be a “wake up” moment for the addicted. Another sign of Librium abuse are physical symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Lying about using Librium
  • Constipation
  • Mixing Librium with other drugs or alcohol
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood swings
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Decreased libido
  • Impaired coordination
  • Muscle spasms
  • Taking more Librium than prescribed
  • Obtaining Librium illegally
  • Financial issues
  • Using Librium as a coping mechanism

Major and Minor Tranquilizers

There are major and minor tranquilizers. The main difference between the two is their effect on the human body. Major tranquilizers are considered psychotics because they are given to individuals with mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Haldol, Thorazine, Mellaril, and Navane are all considered major tranquilizers.

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