Will buspar do the same thing as my xanax do?
25 May 2012
Buspar is a non-narcotic anti-anxiety medication.
Clonazepam is a long acting anti-anxiety that is a benzodiazapine. It is a very long acting med and is used extensively in psychiatry for anxiety and panic attacks. Xanax is another benzodiazapine that is very short acting, and does treat anxiety. I, personally, don't think the Buspirone works as well as the benzos. But everyone is different and react to meds in their own unique manner. Talk to your Psychiatrist about what's best for you. In all matters of the mind, some meds work, some don't. It's a coin toss.
Good luck to you...
28 Oct 2012
I had taken Buspar many years ago. I had the one that divides and does look a lot like Xanax (bars or sticks) as they call them on the streets(2mg). I was prescribed Buspar even though I really wanted a Benzodiazapine ie: Valium, Clonazapan or xanax for my Panic Disorder. I regreted taking the Buspar for it was way too expensive back in 1999. I had to stop for I had no Health coverage for Prescription of Health care. I went through sheer hell. I felt like my head was on fire, and laying down made it worst. I couldn't sleep, and if I was lucky enough to sleep, "my head on fire "" feeling was worst and 5 minutes of sleep would have strange nightmares which is common for most Withdrawls, especailly Anti-Depressant.
I really do not understand why many Phichiatrist would deny me of what I know works best for my Panic disorder and instead gives me a prescription for severe depression or anti-phicotic which most time are extremely expensive while Benzondiasapine are not. I know its mainly for kick backs for the Pharmacutical companies. Though Benzodiazapines have just as bad side affect when withdrawing from it at least I know It will take affect right away unlike many Anti-depressant and IF that ceratin one works. What I like to know is what are u suffering from and how severe.? If u only have Enxiety or Panic Disorder then you should request for a Benzodiazapine or Xanax which is basically almost the same but some are short acting and others are long. Xanax is in a class of anti-phycotic and because of its known for people to abuse it . Anyway, I will never ever go on an anti-depressant because if one dont work, then you have to try another and sometimes u may have to try 3 or more to see if any of them works. Also most Anti -Depressant drugs like Buspar , the withdrawl is not comfortable. Of course with any of those drugs one should wean of of it slowly. I will never forget how I felt when I just stopped. I was actually taking plates and smashing them ( unbreakable ) on the table and crying hysterically because that is how bad it was. Never, never take something without reading the side affects first. Doctors will not volunterely tell you anything negtive. Ask your Pharmacist first before even purchasing the meds. I had learned that the hard way with other meds as well, Meds that I never thought I would get a bad withrawl from. Know your medication. Maybe your doctor can prescribe you Clonopin which works great for anxiety and or Panic disorder. And if you cannot sleep with this medication because most Anti-deprresant in the first 2 or so, you will go through some bumps and sleepless nights. Good Luck and I hope I helped you in some ways.
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