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buspirone for Anxiety: I've had GAD and dysthymia my entire life. Wellbutrin worked wonders for depression but my anxiety has been horrible forever. My main symptoms are cold, sweaty hands and feet combined with a burning hot face, chest and trunk and a feeling of agitation. I have these symptoms every day and they do not seem to be triggered by outside events or thoughts. It feels like a chemical imbalance. No panic attacks. I started 5mg of buspirone 3x/day and noticed improvement IMMEDIATELY! It felt like a warm tingly sensation spreading through my veins and my temperature started to equalize. I feel much less anxious and less urge to pick my cuticles and lips. I feel calmer. I am getting headaches but hope they will stop soon.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Take 30 mg/day, helped mildly with my GAD. Did nothing for my social anxiety. I continue to take it because it has no side effects and am told it will help with anxiety I may get from taking Wellbutrim. I have to take Xanax or Clonazepam regularly when having moderate/severe anxiety. Only side effects experienced in the first few days was dizziness and insomnia. I was able to increase my dose within 2 weeks. I am considering increasing my dose of Buspar to see if I just need a higher dose to feel a stronger effect.
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buspirone for Anxiety: I started taking Lexapro and Buspar after the loss of my job two years ago. It took about 3 weeks for the horrible anxiety to go away. This combination was a miracle. After getting a new job I slowly weaned off the medication. Now another life event has caused me great anxiety. I started just taking the Lexapro which helped but not as much as the combination. I am starting this morning with 10 mg in the morning and 10 mg in the evening and will increase it to 15 and 15. Living with GAD is living a nightmare. People that don't have anxiety can't appreciate how this condition just destroys you emotionally and physically. God bless everyone suffering from this and thank goodness there is a medicine that makes us whole again.
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buspirone for Anxiety: Have tried Paxil and Lexapro which sent me into hyper-panic and GAD. I was about to give up on medicines and accept my miserable anxiety as a fact of life when my Doctor recommended Buspirone. I noticed my anxiety began to taper the second day I took the medication. No real side effects to speak of through my first week. The one thing it has delivered for me, HOPE!
buspirone for Anxiety: I have been on and off again many different anti-anxiety and anti-depression medicines for the past 10 years. At one time I was on Cymbalta, Gabapentin and Propranolol and another time Abilify, instead of Cymbalta. Being on all those medicines made me become manic and numb to the world and feelings. I felt I had no control over myself, so I took control of the situation with my psychiatrist and told her enough is enough. Weaned myself off the medicines, went to counseling and then to my family doctor who prescribed me Buspirone. Was skeptical at first, but WOW! What a difference! I have been on it for about 3 years now. I have been taking 10mg twice a day since day one. I now have control over my life.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I'm just now starting to up it to 20mg/day. I also take 2 other SSRI type medications, and have been on depression medicines for about 20 years. Being currently unemployed and very little money, I can relate to others here when they say they are stuck in fear. I'm hoping this thing gives me some relief. Life is already too hard.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I have been taking this medicine for 2 years and it is the only thing that has worked for me. I finally asked my doctor about a non narcotic anxiety drug, and she gave me BuSpar. I am so grateful. I still have some unwarranted worries, but no where near the level I have experienced them without BuSpar.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I started Buspar four days ago, and my anxiety is unbearable now. I suffer from severe migraine which has gotten worse since the first dose. Since it's only been days maybe I will try one more week to see if my anxiety gets better but from the looks of it I doubt it.
buspirone for Anxiety: I have been taking Buspar for 8 days now. It was prescribed for irritability and anxiety. I walk around feeling nauseous and frequently have chest pain, palpitations and just constant worry. So Started out taking 7.5 mg morning and night and just increased it to 15mg morning and night. I noticed a difference with the irritability almost right away. I'm definitely able to enjoy things more since I don't feel like screaming at everyone I meet! Side Effects- I've experienced some mild to moderate dizziness. But the weird thing that I've had is a fuzzy tingling sensation that goes through my whole body. It lasts for maybe 2-3 seconds but happens every few minutes for about 30 minutes after I take a dose. It's worth it though.
buspirone for Anxiety: I have been taking Buspirone for only 3 days now, my doctor prescribed this to me for anxiety and panic disorder. It does make me dizzy but so does my anxiety so that's something I'm used to. The first night I took it I did notice a big difference. I was in the middle of a panic attack so I took the medicine and almost immediately it calmed me down. I really hope over the next few weeks I notice a difference and I get to start living a normal and happy life again.
buspirone for Anxiety: I have been taking Buspar for a week now, and the next day I felt a difference. Actually the next three to four days I felt a difference. But after that I started having some anxiety again and irritability. I was concerned that it had stopped working. I went to my doctor and she told me to keep up with it. That it takes some people 2 months to start working. I said well I have been waiting my whole life for something to work so 2 months is worth the wait. So if you are new to trying the this I recommend waiting. The side effects for me were pretty bad. I had flu like symptoms, constipation, insomnia, the shakes, muscle spasms, but for the most part they have started to go away. I have found being very consistent with taking it helps.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: I found that Buspar helped quite a bit in allowing me to orgasm. It was also quite useful in partially abating teeth grinding, which I get in relation to SSRIs.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I've been on this medication for over two months. BuSpar helps with day to day, general anxiety. That said, I don't feel that I can rely on this medication to stop a panic attacks. I still have agoraphobic feelings, and certain anxious thoughts (hypochondria type things) that haven't ceased since before starting this medication.
Side effects I've noticed: Lightheadedness. Moderate fatigue. Munchies, snackyness. Increased libido and depth of taste.
Give it a try. Compared to SSRI's, it seems to be as effective without changing one's brain chemistry so drastically.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Panic Disorder: I take Xanax 1mg 4 x a day, but I didn't want to up the dose and was prescribed Buspar; it saved my sanity. No more panic attacks and it made me FOCUS and be able to function normally again.
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buspirone for Anxiety: I've been prescribed Xanax for 5-6 years because I told my doctor I was on the Suboxone program for about 6 months. Once he knew he took me off Xanax and prescribed me Buspar. Buspar didn't work for me. It made me feel like the room was spinning, stomach pains, legs like jello, and couldn't sleep right. My personal opinion was I was fine on Xanax, but since my doctor switched me to Buspar, all my panic attacks/anxiety got worse and caused my depression to get worse. This medicine did not work for me.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I started taking Buspar only a few days ago, 7.5 mg in the morning and evening and so far have experienced the dizziness only in the morning. Had some nausea, but don't know if I can attribute that to the medication or the fact that I've stopped taking Ativan. So far, so good though. I do feel a little less anxious already and am excited to see the full results.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I'm on a very low dose -- 5mg/day -- but have had success until recently. I have never had any side effects or ever felt "drugged". It just reduced my anxiety and tendency toward agoraphobia. Recently the agoraphobia has been winning so I have contacted my Doctor to either raise my dose or try a different medication. I just can't get myself out the door; it's like walking to the end of a high diving board. Stress and panic increases as I get to the end, then the horrible fall like I'm having a heart attack. Finally floating in the water I am actually fine, and even enjoy myself.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: The doctor just put me on this medication for my high anxiety. I was taking Xanex 1mg and switched me to this, its been 2 days taking it at a 7.5 mg and I'm really not noticing any relief at all.
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buspirone for Anxiety: I was prescribed buspirone because of being on Suboxone and the doctor didn't want me mixing my Suboxone and Xanax. I took my first dose of 10mg, which I was to take 3 times daily and had a very bad experience. I felt like the room was spinning, nausea, my legs were like Jello and I was scared. I had been taking Xanax for 5-6 years and wanted to come off anything addicting. Unfortunately Buspirone was not for me.
buspirone for Panic Disorder: Just got this medication from the doctor yesterday. He gave me 10mg tablets and told me to take them 3 times a day. This morning I took my first one. I got so light-headed and dizzy I had to lie down. Then I got nauseous. I was so light-headed I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience. I couldn't get up from bed for four hours and even then I was still extremely light-headed for another three hours. Needless to say I didn't take the other two pills that day.
buspirone for Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: Used this medication to reverse the sexual side effects of MANY different SSRI's including: Paxil, Lexapro and Prozac. Worked great! I highly recommend this drug to anyone looking for a light anxiety medicine that works against sexual side effects.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: Buspar has been wonderful for me. Out of the blue last year, I experienced my first panic attack (thought I was having a heart attack). I have tried several medicines and nothing seemed to help. SSRI have too many side effects and Xanax and Valium did nothing. I started on Klonopin and Buspar after 6 months I stopped. The buspar and was doing great up until 2 months ago and they came back for no reason. I was started back on Buspar with the Klonopin and feeling pretty good. Buspar takes about 43 minutes to make me dizzy and lasts for about 20 minutes then I am good. I just make sure I take it at a good time. I take 10mg in the morning and 10 mg at night and 0.5 mg Klonopin 1 tab in morning and 1/2 tab early afternoon and 1 tab at bedtime.
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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: I take this medicine 20mg in the morning and 20mg at night. When I first started it I had trouble sleeping. I felt like my legs couldn't sit still, and I had tingly fingers and I would get dizzy. I've been on it for about 5 months and I still get dizzy after each dose sometimes I need to lay down. But it has helped tremendously with my anxiety, I can go out and have fun without having the constant worry in my head. Before being on any kind of medicine I used to throw up and shake a lot from my anxiety attacks, now its all gone and I can live a normal life. I am also on 100mg of Pristq and 0.25mg of Xanax (as needed). I recommend this medicine for anyone who has anxiety disorder, but just be aware of the dizziness.
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