I was on paxil for 6 years and it worked great for me. I went off to try to have a baby. I did get pg but lost the baby. After that my GAD was at it's worst ever. My Dr tried me on Prozac and Zoloft due to less effects if I tried to have another baby. I had reactions to both. So I went back on paxil. It hasn't worked the same for me. I have had more attacks on it and they are worse then before. I have tapered down to 5 mg a day and now the Dr wants me to try buspar . I'm really worried as sensitive as I am . I scared to try but look the reviews on how great my life could be. Any encouragment would be great ;) thanks for listening
I have found that people can all respond to the same drug in different ways. I took Prozac for years, and I tried Paxil and Zoloft, but they didn't work well for me. I was put on Buspar- a low dose and it worked very well for me.
I think that you will have to try it for yourself. If you never try it, you will never know! If it is the cost of the medication, talk to your MD about getting a weeks supply to see how they work for you.
I hope this works for you- good luck!
I'm very sensitive to meds, I'm trying to get off of Ativan and Zoloft (I have C-PTSD) and we're testing adding BusPar and so far, very good. It lasts much longer than Ativan and I generally have a sense of well-being. The dizziness is the only side effect I've had and that went away after a few days. My goal is to get off the Zoloft and benzos so I can lose all the weight I packed on, it's ridiculous. They claim Zoloft is weight neutral, baloney!
The other thing is that BusPar is a lot safer and non addicting, I take some serious pain meds due to severe back problems, so if this works, this will be much safer than Ativan for me.
- BuSpar Information for Consumers
- BuSpar Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of BuSpar (detailed)
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