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User Reviews for Buspirone (Page 4)

Also known as: BuSpar, Vanspar

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Summary of Buspirone reviews 448 reviews 6.9

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For Anxiety: "Was put on busiprone when I went to the doctor because I was having severe anxiety attacks caused by my asthma that I never knew I had. I take 15mg twice a day, just a couple days ago I increased the dose because I started feeling my anxiety come back worse than I have ever had. . I drive for a living and this has been such a help in keeping my stress levels down especially in high pressure situations. Everybody has noticed the change. I have never had any side effects from this medication. But a much better alternative than Xanax."

   
10

Melm56 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 19, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Started taking Buspar to cope with the increased anxiety that Welbutrin gave me. I eventually got off Welbutrin because of the awful side effects, but stayed on the Buspar. It definitely helps to relax me mentally. I feel physically relaxed too, and my anxious habits such as bouncing my leg and drumming my fingers have been reduced, plus some of the racing thoughts and constant worrying have been dulled (although not completely cured.) The only side effect so far has been slight dizziness at times and I feel slightly less coordinated at times. This hasn't been a deal breaker at all, however, and I'm sure these symptoms will go away with time. I'd recommend this for mild anxiety."

   
9.0

MrCage November 18, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Hello all! I took this medication for around two months, and it helped with my anxiety, but caused me to become apathetic. I simply couldn't be bothered to do anything! It was horrible!"

   
5.0

AnxietyIssues (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 18, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I take 7.5 mg twice a day. I feel great and no side effects I'm happier and stress free and no anxiety. A great med for anxiety"

   
10

Lasbagman (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 12, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "My dr added buspar twice a day while on lexapro already. Took for about a week. Every time I took it about an hour later all I wanted to do was kill myself. It would go away for a while and then once I took it again, the same feelings came back. Took it for about a week and stopped after I couldn't take the feelings anymore. Feelings stopped immediately. Would never try this again."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 11, 2015

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For Panic Disorder: "This was given for a PTSD head trauma and ocd attacks. It feels like a placebo pill. Does nothing. I feel worse."

   
1.0

PTSD VET (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 11, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I love this med no side effects no problems at all just stopped my massive anxiety problems I was having almost weekly and I mean want to run to get out of my skin anxiety.. Panic attacks to the max"

   
10

Sargem November 9, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I took BuSpar for a few days for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, but it cause a "tic" in my eye. My eyelid would flicker uncontrollably every once in a while. Apparently this is pretty serious, and can actually be permanent even after ending the medication, which was very scary. Luckily for me, the tic went away when I stopped taking it."

   
1.0

charger1994 (taken for less than 1 month) November 9, 2015

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For Anxiety: "BuSpar is the only medication that has worked with minimal side effects for me. Only downside is that I get a bit dizzy and hot after taking my morning pill. I'm on 10mg twice a day, and it has made such a difference in my life. So thankful for a medication that finally works!"

   
10

FunSized98 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 4, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I was given this for anxiety and wasn't able to take it longer than week. I had weird dizzy spells after taking a low dose and after about a week the muscles in my face were spasming. This was the first time trying to help my anxiety with medications."

   
1.0

Ashybear (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Very mild antianxiety pill. Super Love it. You're lucky if some doc reccomended it to you."

   
9.0

sandpiper111 November 3, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I love buspirone for anxiety attacks I'm on 15mg three times daily, I have taken nearly every medicine for anxiety there is but this one is the jackpot not a single attack since a week after I started taking it.. Big 10 stars I know Med's work different for others but this is the good one zero side affects I don't know I even take it except I'm not freaking out ..."

   
10

Sargem November 2, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I have been taking Buspar for 1 week and I'm noticing subtle good changes. My Dr. Prescribed 10 mg 2x day, I read good things before I started on them and since I'm very sensitive to medicine and didn't wanna jump in with the dose and then it make me sick and me not want to continue, so I started very slow 5 mg in the am (have something small to eat made me a little nauseous) and 5 mg at night. I can notice even that low I'm not as irritated or impatient when I drive, if I have to wait in line, even my daughter who's 11 says I seem more patient when she asks me a question. Very hopeful as I increase to the dose my Dr wants me at, it will be even better. I really hope this will be the last med I have to try."

   
9.0

Nytink (taken for less than 1 month) November 2, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I have GAD, and after three years of taking care of my younger brother who has severe GAD as well as going through an episode of pyschosis, I was told by my pdoc that I have "caregiver's burnout". I was prescribed 20 mgs of Paxil every day and 15mg of Buspirone (Buspar) twice a day. It has been nearly a month now on these meds and I do see an improvement. I'm not sure which one is helping me more but my anxiety level has gone from an 8 or 9 every day to about a 5. I hope to see continued improvement."

   
9.0

JTChase (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 1, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "After my first dose on Sunday, I had a terrible migraine. I decided to take it once a day at night until I get used to it. I took it at night instead of taking it at the beginning of my 12 hour shifts (I'm a nurse). Yesterday was my first day of taking it twice a day as prescribed. I took the second dose at 10 PM. I woke up at 2 AM this morning with extreme dizziness and a profusely bleeding nose. I thought I was dizzy because of my allergy meds and being sleepy and I explained the bloody nose as being related to allergies. I went to work again today after taking my morning dose at 6 AM. At 10 AM I once again had a bleeding nose. I checked my blood pressure, and it was in the 150s when it normal runs less than 100. Will never take again"

   
1.0

Smt579 (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I am currently on Buspirone 7.5mg twice daily for postpartum anxiety. I've only been taking it for about a week and I, and my husband, can already see a dramatic improvement. I'm not too fond of the dizziness that I experience when I take it with no food, but it never lasts too long."

   
9.0

Steph175597545 (taken for less than 1 month) October 21, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I have been taking Buspar and Celexa and as far as the anxiety it has helped me a lot..I was having bad heart palpitations and it's gone..no more headaches either..what I did was I started talking Celexa at night and I take Buspar 2-3 times a day. I can't say I'm completely ok because the Celexa needs to be in your system at least 6-8 weeks before you start feeling better....I'm feeling a little better. And not having Anxiety truly helps. I'm still haven't been able to go to work because of how scared I am to get an anxiety attack but I'm already starting to consider it. Believe me when I tell you I was on the verge of being committed...give it a chance not all our systems are the same. Good luck"

   
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Intellbrat (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I was on this for a little over one month. Took 15 mg per day. It greatly reduced my anxiety, but I experienced nausea about an hour after I took this. It's a great medication but my body could not get used to the side effects."

   
8.0

genuinedrug84 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Only been on Buspirone for a week but see a change in my anxiety and mood...for the better. However, after reading reviews some of you are condoning it. I am a retired Army Medic. Every medication can effect a person differently. Therefore, it would be better to come off as "this is what happened to me" when i took it. Instead..if someone were to google it who is contemplating taking it they probably would get scared. No one really knows how a medication is going to effect them until they take it. Good or bad. If bad....ask ur provider to put you on something else. Noone really knows your medical history in order to even understand "why" you might be having certain side effects. Just an observation"

   
8.0

norweiganmix78 (taken for less than 1 month) October 12, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "So I have read several posts and here is my response. This is my second time on Buspar and I was prescribed 7.5. I didn't like the dizzy feeling and I had trouble focusing so I cut my dose in half. Broke the pills. After very light dizziness with the 3.1 dose I am feeling good. I know the doctor prescribed one dosage but if you continue to feel sick after a few days just lower your dose and start from there. You're going to feel weird for the first few days anyways as your body adjusts. The Meds work great. In the beginning when I was getting upset I could feel the medicine trigger something to keep me calm. The more I tried to get upset or was experiencing anxiety, the more weird I felt it's been 2 weeks now.."

   
8.0

Busparworks (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I take Buspar 5mg twice a day for anxiety. After a week, I will then take Buspar 10mg twice a day. I have only been taking it 4 days now. I also take Paxil 50 mg daily and Adderall 10 mg twice daily. So far I have had no side effects from the Buspar except slight dizziness and lack of appetite. So far those are tolerable."

   
6.0

sanchez_squared (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Have been a caregiver for my mother who has dementia. Doing this and working is a challenge some days. Coming home after working and having to deal with my mother (yeah I know this makes me sound like a bad guy) was sometimes overwhelming. At times I would dread coming home. Anxiety would drive me crazy. After being on it for about 2 months have helped. And I can't say I really had any bad side effects. It has helped."

   
8.0

Bikerman666 September 30, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I have really bad anxiety and I've pretty much tried everything. I take kaldopins for panic attacks and they work but I needed something for daily issues. This medicine really worked but omg I can't handle the side effects. Everyday I have a migraine or I'm nauseous or puking."

   
5.0

Anonymous September 29, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Great medication. Was on it for about 5 years then decided to go off of it because I felt so great. DON'T DO IT! I was good for a year or so and had a big "relapse". Curled in a ball on the bed for a month. Cold sweaty palms/feet, racing heart, Skin crawling, etc. I'm now on 10mg twice a day and am almost back to normal. The first week or two it is uncomfortable but trust me, it's worth it. Took a month or two before I felt "normal". It's not a miracle pill. It doesn't take every worry away and make you feel like you're on cloud 9. But combined with a great psychologist, life is not so bad!!"

   
9.0

Ron22 September 28, 2015

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Take only as necessary. 2.5 mg- 5mg. only when necessary. Been taking for years when I feel nervous and have a tension headache. Works great to relax me. 30-10 mg pills can last a year for me"

   
10

Tank-jules (taken for 10 years or more) September 23, 2015

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