help with librium

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So im on librium for alcohol withdrawal. Just wanted to see how many a day.should I.take. I the hospital yesterday cause apparently librium.wasn't doing anything. They put my on a Iv banana bag.and.gave.ativan but they couldn't prescribe any to take home.and just to take the librium because that's a good medicine for alcohol withdrawal been taking again early.this morning at 4am and then b complex vitamin at 7am. Am I.doing this right?

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    No, you are not doing it right at all Michael, but that is NOT your fault. I can't believe that they have sent you off with no advice.

    I would be on dodgy ground telling YOU what to take because I don't know you and haven't seen and examined you.

    What I will say is this:

    An average person having an alcohol detox will normally suffer no withdrawal symptoms if they follow this Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) regime:

    Day 1 - 20mg  20mg  20mg  20mg

    Day 2 - 20mg  20mg  20mg  20mg

    Day 3 - 20mg  10mg  20mg  20mg

    Day 4 - 10mg  10mg  10mg  20mg

    Day 5 - 10mg         10mg      10mg

    Day 6 - 10mg      -          -      10mg

    Day 7 - 10mg      -          -          -

    Please do not exceed any doses that you have been told to take by the Dr that prescribed it for you. If the doses they told you to take are lower, contact them again before taking any more. That is simply a standard detox regime which doesn't work for all people as some need more and some need less.

    I need to repeat, I am not telling YOU to take those doses, simply outlining a general detox plan. You will find similar things on various websites.

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      Yeah I have the 25mg. I started the.regime again this morning since this is an old librium that I had from a previous detox. The way I was planning to was to take one every 8 hours. I just took the second one five minutes ago right before receiving.your email. And then again at 8. So im take it every eight.hours for today and tomorrow and then slowly wein off. Is that a good way of doing it. My alcohol withdrawal is.not as severe its just anxiety and some fatigue and some sweating. I've been.eating and drinking fluids and like water and sports drink.
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      It sounds like you are doing OK Michael. I would normally use 4 doses a day. The thing is, if you only have 25mg capsules, it is a little more difficult to reduce, so you will have to increase the time between doses rather than reducing the dose.

      Insomnia will disappear just by the fact that you are not drinking.

      As long as you have no shakiness, you sound like you will be fine. Try not to take the Librium for more than a few days or you would then find it hard to get off those. I would normally do a detox over 7 days. By Day 3, you will be likely to be most tired from the Librium (as it has a half life of 48 hours and builds up in your body) but by Day 3, you should also be over the worst of any alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

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      Awesome! You've been great help. Just took my last librium for tonight. Hopefully night.would be a.little better. I'll do the same.thing I did today and on the third day I will increase the time between taking medication. Thanks again! If.anything I'll write you if I have any problems.
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