I've been on 15 mg of Buspar for 8 days now. Some days I feel more calm. Some days I feel very irritable/aggressive. Mostly I feel I am in a fog, and absolutely exhausted. I do think I am a bit less anxious overall, but more irritable, some depression bouts and very low appetite/unhappy stomach. I wake up very early in the mornings from it, but so tired. I also get brain zaps and physical disorientation for about an 1 1/2 hours after I take it. Taking 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night. If I take 1/4 at a time I just feel out of it, not strong brain zaps or confusion. I am wondering if I should stay on it and the side effects will go away and it will work better or just throw in the towel.
I've tried Paxil, Celexa, Cymbalta and Lamictal. No good results with any of those. Xanax and Klonopin work, as does Propranolol (beta blocker). I would like to be on just one medication that works on an overall, regular basis. I was diagnosed panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety/phobia, agoraphobia and GAD about 10 years ago. Did CBT therapy for 4 years and now just talk therapy. The agoraphobia/panic are much more controlled (ie only a big issue if flying/traveling/public speaking/job interview etc) but social, OCD and GAD still major issues. I do not want to be medicated but I do want to be able to achieve my goals in life and not be stuck at home afraid of the world. Anxiety sucks.