I've been slowly increasing the dose of buspirone but still feel jittery most of the time. The doctor told me to use Klonopin (Clonazepam) to take the edge off until the buspirone kicks in fully. I'd rather not be using benzos because they are addictive. Has anyone used L-theanine or ashwagandha, or valerian root with Buspirone without side effects? Are any of these supplements safe to take with Buspirone? Do you recommend anything else?
Does anyone use anti-anxiety supplements along with buspirone?
Question posted by suemp123 on 23 Nov 2021
Last updated on 17 December 2021
I tried L-Theanine in various doses and did not like how it made me feel. Some people call it a “focused feeling”. It just made me feel jittery. I noticed no difference good or bad with ashwagandha supplements. I did have a little luck with valerian, but it made me drowsy. Like you when I started taking Buspirone about 20 years ago, my PCP prescribed to me a low dose benzo as needed (.25 Xanax) which I did take with success. I know benzos get a bad rap, but like my doctor told me at the time, “this is the exact time you should be using them.” The Buspirone went to work as I increased the dose and still works fantastic to this day. 45mgs a day. We are all different, and I hope this helps. Good luck to you.
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