Has anyone had buspirone work within a week? I mean I'm only working on day 3 but just curious. As of now, no side effects but wondering if it takes getting into my system more before I feel side effects? I'm just ready for those stressful thoughts with the way the world is today to go away! :) Anxiety comes out of nowhere! I was fine until a week ago and anxiety crept in quickly although I had it as a teenager. Just wondering when I will be able to not feel the anxiousness in my body and how long it takes to get in my system!
BuSpar - Can buspirone work before 2 weeks?
Question posted by madge18 on 15 May 2020
Last updated on 20 May 2022
Hi @Madge18 -
I don’t have any answers but I started 10mg 2/day today for severe panic attacks lasting several days (new for me too) and would love to keep each other updated on how you’re doing! First time taking any meds for anxiety and very hopeful this will me get back to feeling like myself. Do u feel more anxious just after taking it? Basically I worry everything will trigger the panics at this point. It’s exhausting.
That’s a good question. I started off at 15mg a day for two weeks, went up to 30 mg a day for two weeks, and then went up to 45mg a day. At that point my anxiety was dramatically reduced. I did feel gradual reductions along the way. This is a drug that takes time in the body to build up to a maintenance level. The only side effects I’ve ever had are I get a little tired after a morning dose. I do not mind that side effect. I hope this helps. Good luck to you!
My doctor said some people have success using it as needed, so I would imagine it could!
It's possible... buspirone begins to act fairly quickly... maybe not within the first week but you might see improvements soon thereafter:
"Buspirone in general takes at least one to two weeks to have an initial effect and generally can take up to four to six weeks to actually have its full clinical effect."
I've been taking buspirone for years so I don't really recall how soon I started to feel it's effects but it was sooner than I expected and... bonus... no side effects then or ever since.
Best regards and I hope it works as well for you as it has for me.
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