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Also known as: BuSpar, Vanspar

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Review by NameHere92:

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1.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: After being on Zoloft for a while and trying hydroxyzine, which both did nothing for my anxiety, Buspar has also had no effect whatsoever after almost a month. Still taking 100mg Zoloft but might stop taking the Buspar. I see no reason for putting another useless chemical in my body.

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April 14, 2012 9:17 PM

Review by PanicGirl:

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2.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Panic Disorder: I have had panic attacks for my whole life and tried every med possible. My doctor put me on Buspar to help with it. I took ONE pill in the morning and was supposed to take another at night. Throughout the day I couldn't walk, felt drunk, my eyes were burning, my pupils were twitching and my body was aching. I have a 1 year old and I couldn't take care of her that day. I had to call an on call doctor 4 times that night, call my psychologist, and I was told to skip my night time dose. I took my morning one when I woke up barely able to be coherent and went to my therapy appointment. He sent me straight to my doctor and they took me off it immediately.

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March 19, 2012 8:44 PM

Review by Danny in Green Bay:

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8.0

For Anxiety: I got put on Buspirone to treat my Social Anxiety Disorder which included several panic attacks in embarrassing social situations and must say that it has generally helped out with my problem. I am on 10mgs three times a day, and despite the side effects which include dizziness and intense light-hededness, I must say the only problem I have with this medicine is the potential to over use it. I find myself needing to take more than I'm supposed to daily, perhaps need to talk to my doctor about a dosage increase. Overall though very helpful.

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March 18, 2012 1:37 AM

Review by CandyBear06:

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8.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I have only been on BuSpar a few days. I can tell a difference in the anxiety and general anxious feeling. I had been thinking that it might not be helping as much as it needs to be, but after reading everyones comments I think I will stick with it. Maybe I need a higher dose than what I am taking now. Thank you for making me see that this medicine is worth sticking with it.

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March 17, 2012 6:57 AM

Review by Anonymous:

For Anxiety: This is the first medication that was both affordable and worked well for my anxiety. There was an adjustment period where I felt kind of tingly almost like being sedated right after taking it for an hour or so. That decreased and went away completely in about a month. The only other side effect I have noticed is that my memory and concentration aren't as sharp as they were without the medication. It is not bad enough to affect my daily life. The most important thing I can tell you about this medication is that I finally feel at peace in situations that used to make me so anxious that I had to avoid them. I feel like I just got my life back.

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February 17, 2012 7:02 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I have been taking Buspar for about 6 yrs for anxiety and panic disorder. I started out 10 mg morning and night. When my anxiety got better, I just took it at night. 3 weeks ago I had another panic attack and have been sick with anxiety ever since. Dr. told me to start taking it twice a day again, which I did and already better. I don't tolerate antidepressants at all....so this medicine is a miracle for me.

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February 15, 2012 5:54 PM

Review by Anonymous:

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: So far this med has been fantastic. I've been dealing with social as well as general anxiety. The first day taking it I felt markedly better. If this medication keeps up like this, I may actually be able to a normal life.

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February 15, 2012 1:36 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I tried it for anxiety and aggresive behavior. With in a few minutes of taking the first dosage I became catonic. Tried again two more times and each time the same thing; Dr. changed my medication after that and said that happens in a very few patients on Buspar.

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February 13, 2012 1:41 PM

Review by Anonymous:

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I have been taking Buspar for almost a year now, 15mg, 3Xdaily. I think my anxiety is a bit more severe, but this medicine has worked wonders for the majority of last year for me- I had only a few times where I would have to take 1/2 of a 0.25mg Xanax for breakthrough panic attacks. Lately, though, I've had a number of additional stressors added to my life and noticed a great deal of additional panic attacks, causing my doctor to request that I add an SSRI to my current Buspar intake. I haven't started the SSRI yet, and surprisingly today, since I kind of made a mental decision that I have absolutely NO control over the things in my life that are stressing me out,and had a good cry yesterday, my anxiety level seems back down to normal.

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February 6, 2012 9:05 AM

Review by diamondlegacy:

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10

BuSpar (buspirone) for Panic Disorder: I know it may sound a little over the top, because I have only taken Buspar for 2 days and I am already seeing the benefits. I am not a big medicine advocate because I just don't like the side effects of most like Seroquel (ugh) which gave me chills. I have had BIPOLAR, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, PANIC AND ANXIETY DISORDER since I was very young. I have tried so many medicines and none have gave me benefits like this one. I take 7.5 twice a day and I can go on with my daily functions on the normal level now. at first it made me a little reluctant due to the fact that I panic. It gave me a small euphoric moment but I was able to concentrate on my home work assignment which I could not do at before.

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February 1, 2012 12:30 AM

Review by arickp:

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6.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I have generalized anxiety disorder. For me, BuSpar does its job: it decreases those fears and worries that plague your life. However, it takes a while for the medication to get into your system. I would not recommend this medication to anyone who is struggling with short-term stress (divorce, legal problems, etc.). If you're prone to panic attacks, don't expect to just take one of these and expect to feel okay. The memory loss from this medication is frustrating.

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January 31, 2012 11:28 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Buspar made my head cloudy. I would feel dizzy, had chest pains, and felt like my heart was fluttering. All anxiety was gone, but so were my emotions after only a day and a half. My wife said it was like I was stoned. I am now on Celexa and will see how that works.

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January 30, 2012 9:31 PM

Review by Bobbojunk:

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10

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Amazing. I thought my life was over. I dealt with anxiety since childhood. At times it was worse than others but in the past 9 months it has become so severe that it manifested into unbearable physical symptoms. I was experiencing a cycle of extreme hot flashes that would drench me in sweat, the hot sweat turned to cold dampness quickly turning to violent chills. Uncontrollable heaving made me vomit a dozen times a day. I would wake every day in a full blown anxiety attack. I wasn't able to eat or even quit shivering. I lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks, was so emaciated, dehydrated I really felt like I was dying. In 3 days Buspar made me feel NORMAL. Not zombied or depressed like other medicines. Buspar saved my life, or at least gave me the ability to live.

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January 24, 2012 1:43 AM

Review by Rocky Cloud:

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1.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Taking this medicine I began to feel despair on and off and suddenly, after 30 days, it hit me very very hard with heavy despair thoughts. I had to hold my head for an hour or two waiting for the Buspar to dissolve completely. I had to stop taking it. It's sad because I needed this medicine.

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January 18, 2012 10:54 AM

Review by jessiesgurl:

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6.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: It helps me from pulling my hair out but I still have anxiety.

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January 15, 2012 11:52 PM

Review by CrocDoc:

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6.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I have been on a moderate dose of Effexor XR (150mg) for about two years and anxiety started to creep in lately. My doctor put me on 5mg of Buspar 3x a day about a month ago. So far it seems to have taken the sharp "edge" off of the anxiety, but it isn't the miracle I was hoping for. He just raised my dose to 15mg 2x a day, so I'll report back in a month or so to see if the dosage increase helps.

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January 15, 2012 1:27 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Between the anxiety and fear of a full-blown panic attack, (they occur about 3xs per year) I was unable to work, maintain relationships or accept new challenges. Have been taking 15mg 2xs a day since October 2011. It works with no side effects. I have my sense of humor back.

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January 4, 2012 5:02 PM

Review by lookatmeboy:

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10

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I cried for the for the first week on Buspar which for me is expected when taking a new medication. Once that week was over Buspar came to the rescue. Buspar has given me progress in my recovery and has dented that wall of fog. It has helped me purge most of my guilt and resentment and helped me notice some of my defects. I am only taking 10mg right now. And after trying a number of different anti anxiety medications I think I've found the one. All hail Buspar.

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December 16, 2011 11:23 AM

Review by Johnny Alonzo:

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10

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I'm 19 years old and I can honestly say after taking Buspar for close to 3 weeks so far it has saved my life and my ability to function. I had tried medicines like Clonazepam and Xanax before with minimal outcome. I hope someone else get's the help they need from this medicine because I can only imagine all of the people suffering and I feel so bad. Buspar, A

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December 1, 2011 9:19 AM

Review by Allura:

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4.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Started at 5mg twice a day. Got dizzy about 20 mins after taking it but that didn't last long. After a week I just didn't feel it was helping, but I also was given gabapentin for pain which my doctor said would help with anxiety. Afraid to take the two together so just stopped the Buspar. I'm thinking I will try adding the Buspar back in again and giving it a little bit longer. Hoping for better.

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November 29, 2011 10:09 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I've been on Buspar for about 6 weeks. At first I had headaches that turned into migraines. After taking 15 mg in am, 15 in the pm as prescribed. I no longer have experienced anxieties attacks and handle stress much better.

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November 27, 2011 7:18 PM

Review by JJnitsug:

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2.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: For the past 2-3 years, I have been on and off Lexapro/Ativan for Anxiety and Wellbutrin for quitting smoking. I stopped taking Lexapro about a year ago with excellent results. I basically just felt great and didn't need to take it anymore. I continued taking Wellbutrin (daily) and Ativan (as needed). Then I stopped taking both of those about 6 months ago because I was feeling great. Well, my anxiety started up again several months ago and I got back on Wellbutrin and Ativan, which have always helped me tremendously. However, I wanted to stop relying on the benzo (Ativan) and therefore, started taking Buspar. I have got NOTHING from it besides dizziness and a headache. I have been taking Buspar for about 2 months. I am starting Lexapro again.

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November 15, 2011 3:11 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: It has helped with anxiety so much but it made me space out a lot so we had to reduce the dose, but it does work.

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November 14, 2011 10:06 AM

Review by Lorelie:

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9.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I knew I needed something to take off the edge of my stressful life. I am on a tight budget without prescription drug coverage so I was prescribed this medicine since it was on WalMart's generic drug program ($10/90 day supply 10 mg only). I feel so much more relaxed and much less OCD. My only concern is that I have trouble concentrating and focusing at times.

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October 25, 2011 4:53 PM

Review by andyswinner:

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8.0

BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Been on Buspar for 3 weeks. Weened off of lorazepam and using Buspar instead. Big difference. Started on 15mg 3 times a day. Then 30 mg 3 times a day. Now experiencing muscle pain, upset stomach, bad taste in mouth. I think my dosage is to high. At 15mg no bad side effects. When I get dosage straightened out. I think this will be a fine medication for my anxiety problem.

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