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?
Buspar for short term only?
- 19 Jul 2017 by lisa_1812
- 21 July 2017
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
It is studied that it produces some minor problems in long term use, I've been on it for about 3 years and have had no problems, it is one of the few drugs that really helps me
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- Side Effects of BuSpar (detailed)
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