I was recently prescribed buspar due to an onset of major panic attacks while driving. My doctor said take 7.5 MG 2x daily for first week and then increase to 15 MG 2x daily as tolerated. Once I increased the dose I go horrible nausea and just plain horrible feeling for half hour to an hour or so. I will be in consult with pharmacy and doctor to see if I can break this into 3x daily bc I was fine on 7.5. I also take Xanax as needed for now. I want the best possible way to get the effectiveness as it has seemed to calm me a little. Not driving at all or just short distance is ruining my life! I have always suffered from anxiety and have tried many different things. I also believe my hormones are a big contribution to the increased anxiety. I have been trying to get a handle on this for years..Doctor after doctor??Any help would be appreciated.
Buspar was a Godsend for me to give me relief from my anxiety! But, I did better at low doses. When I was increased to 10mg 3 times a day, I suffered from nausea and dizziness. Went back down to 5mg 3 times a day, and no more nausea or dizziness, and no more anxiety either! I think this medication works better at low doses for many people. Also, at higher doses, I get worse tinnitus (ringing or loud noises in my ears). Listen to what your body is telling you - I think you are on the right track.
- BuSpar Information for Consumers
- BuSpar Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of BuSpar (detailed)
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