Is 20mgs per day of BuSpar enough to work for anxiety? I got really dizzy when I took 10mgs for?
- 28 Nov 2016 by Vanilla27
- 13 December 2016
- buspar, anxiety, vertigo, generalized anxiety disorder
... about an hour and a half after taking the pill - this lasted about 12 days. My dr wants me to increase to 30mgs per day (15mg in the am and 15mgs in the pm) but I'm afraid I will get dizzy again. Does anyone know if 20mgs will be enough to help my anxiety or should I try to increase my dose? I've been on 10mgs in the am and 10mgs in the pm for about 13 days now, should I have seen some improvement by now?
Buspar is a funny med. It works for some but does nothing for others.
It can takes 2-4 weeks to build up in your system. It is not a fast acting med. You can try to see if you get any improvement in the next couple of weeks. If you get too dizzy on the 15 mg. you may want to go back to the 10mg, some people do well with even 5 mg a couple of times a day. Some take it 3 times a day. It seems to be a med you can play with the dosage until you find what works for you. If you do not see any improvement in 4 week it may not be the med that works for you. As usual check with your doctor.
Hope you find what works.
Hi Vanilla: My experience with buspar is that I do better at smaller doses. When going to 10mg doses, I did well for a bit, but then I started to have headaches and dizziness and nausea. My dose was reduced to 5mg doses and it worked well for me. No anxiety, no headaches, and no dizziness or nausea. I have taken it for over a year at varying doses, but the lower doses work the best for me. You could discuss this approach with your doctor.
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