Librax???? Calling all Librax users.

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medieval_peasant
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   Posted 7/31/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
I have been having what seems to be a flare with regards to symptoms--lots of blood, tons and tons of diarrhea, stomach pain.  Anyway its been going on for over a month now.  I tried accacia fiber and it settlerd it all completely for about 3 weeks and then completely stopped working (went back to the symtoms).  All my blood tests show that CRP (c reacitve protein) levels are normal and everythin else is normal, i.e. there is no sign of Crohns activity in my blood.  So my doctor wants me to take Librax.  So I am a little scared of librax.  For some reason it scares me more than Humira.  Should I be so concerned? 
25 year old 
college student trying to get a degree in philosophy
Diagnosed Jan. 2008 with Crohns disease.  Been on solumedrol, flagyl, Pentasa, Rowasa, Prednisone, Humira.
 
Currently on Pentasa and Humira.  Started Humira 4-8-10.
 

Stef17
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   Posted 7/31/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've taken librax in the past, but it does more harm for me than good. I get terrible confusion (which is one of the side effects) and I just can't think straight. I actually feel like there's a fuzzy cloud on my head and even though I can hear the words people speak very clearly, it still computes as "wah-wah-wah" (think of the adults on charlie brown peanuts cartoons). It DOES however stop the abdominal spasms that I get severely, but the trade off just isn't worth it for me. Of all of the things that don't work in my body - my mind isn't one of them so to feel so confused and "duh" - I just can't take it.

Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer. Hopefully someone can come along and tell you what good experiences they've had with it. You know it can cause "dependence" on it, right?

Nanners
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   Posted 8/1/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I love Librax! I use it when I have more d and it really helps me alot. It also has a valium like med in it to help you relax a little.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

ZenaWP
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Librax has been a life saver for me.  I've never had any side effects except for when I was really hurting and taking like 8 a day...I started getting dizzy and confused and they made me stop cold turkey for a couple weeks.  I haven't had any problems since then, but I don't take that many any more.  Librax has worked where nothing else has.  I've been on it for years and have never become dependent or anything else.  I've got to say that Librax has been my absolute favorite medicine because it has eliminated so much pain. 

Crohn's Disease with Arthritis, Non-Erosive Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Depression/Anxiety 

medieval_peasant
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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I guess I am afraid of being always dizzy or unable to think or remember things.
25 year old 
college student trying to get a degree in philosophy
Diagnosed Jan. 2008 with Crohns disease.  Been on solumedrol, flagyl, Pentasa, Rowasa, Prednisone, Humira.
 
Currently on Pentasa and Humira.  Started Humira 4-8-10.
 

ZenaWP
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   Posted 8/3/2010 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I only take Librax when needed...may be 2 a day, may not be any for a week.  The dr. tried having me take it every day, but that didn't help the stomach spasms...it only works for me if I take when I feel the stomach spasms starting.  90% of the time, it stops them immediately.  So, you can try just taking it when needed, if the dr. approves that, and then you can worry less about any side effects. 

Crohn's Disease with Arthritis, Non-Erosive Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Depression/Anxiety 

Nanners
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   Posted 8/3/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have never had any confusion issues with it either. I use it when I am having alot more d than usual along with the intestinal spasms. Quiets thing right down for me. Give it a shot, it really is a mild med. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

mbw1103
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   Posted 8/3/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I take librax on an as needed basis as well for stomach spasms.  I might go months without taking it or take it multiple times a day (or anywhere in between).  The first few times I took I felt a bit "loopy" for the first 30 minutes or so after taking it -- similar to what Stef described but not quite as intense.  I seemed to have built up a tolerance to it though and no longer get that feeling even if it's been 6+ months since the last time I took it.  When I take it now, I tend to get dry mouth (but it could be aggravating my sjorgens rather than a true side effect) but that's it in terms of side effects.  When I'm getting spasms, it's the only thing that stops the pain. 
 
Melissa
34 - Diagnosed with Crohn's in Nov. '05
Current Meds: Apriso, Canasa, Methotrexate, Pamine Forte, Aciphex, Domperidone, Folic Acid, Restasis, Zofran, Zyrtec, Zantac, Align, Calcium, Vitamin D, Centrum, Digestive Enzymes, Thera-tears Omega 3 Supplement
Gluten free since Aug. '03

CrohnnieMan
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   Posted 8/4/2010 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to take librax. The first time I took it I was about to start eating and my food got really blurry. After that I didn't experience it a whole lot. It helped me some, but not enough.
4mg LDN- 1x a day
500mg Pentasa - 3x a day
1,000 I/U Vitamin D3 - 2x a day
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri -1 cap 2x a day
Coromega Omega 3 - 2x a day
500mg Propolis 2 caps - 2x a day
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Medication prior to taking LDN: 100mg Imuran a day, 1,000mg of Pentasa 4x/day, 3mg of Entocort 3x/day, Librax as needed.

medieval_peasant
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Its not working . . . . . I'm only taking one tiny pill at night. My doc will probably increase the dose.
25 year old 
college student trying to get a degree in philosophy
Diagnosed Jan. 2008 with Crohns disease.  Been on solumedrol, flagyl, Pentasa, Rowasa, Prednisone, Humira.
 
Currently on Pentasa and Humira.  Started Humira 4-8-10.
 
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