If i may give an advice here, follow the doctor's decisions and taper down. Save some for the rainy days.
This being said and knowing that your problem is a serious one (you probably know yourself better than anyone and if you think this is the only thing keeping you from booze
, it remains a better choice in many aspects to continue therapy with benzodiazepines), i'd say it might be time to seek another doctor or a reliable source for librium
. On the other hand, benzos
are a bitch to get off and you might be well-inspired to look through the forum for alternatives to start and try to get off drugs
I personally place librium way above oxazepam in all aspects. I find it to have less of an addictive potential than most benzos, and less side effects
. Paradoxically, i also find it to be way more efficient than oxazepam. Also, patients on Oxazepam (and generally patients on hort-acting benzos) tend to be subjected to severe mood swings, which is probably a result of shorter half-life
and rebound effects.
I insist on the latter point as poeple who are usually gentle and absolutely non-violent can exhibit very worrying aggressivity and violence when in the rebound phase of short acting benzos.
Please note that temazepam
and oxazepam are amongst the active metabolites of Librium/Chlordiazepoxide.