Hi, Ive just started buspar a couple of weeks ago.I've read all over the place online that buspar is used for short-term only, but it never explains why. Does it stop working after a short time?
Hi, lisa! Long term use of Buspar (buspirone) can gradually reduce REM's (rapid eye movements) during sleep resulting in daytime drowsiness and cognitive dysfunction.
Because of this, while short term use is recommended, long term use in anxiety disorders is common under a doctor's supervision. I've been taking Buspar for over five years now with no ill effects.
Best regards, Wildcat
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