Hi! It can go either way but buspirone is considered pretty neutral so changes in weight are uncommon:
Uncommon (0.1% to 1% of users): Weight gain, weight loss"
I've had no appetite since taking Buspar for over a year and a half
Never been on it so I can’t say, sorry.
I started taking 5mg twice daily about a month ago and have noticed that I am eating more than usual. I don’t think I necessarily feel more hungry but when I do eat, I definitely eat more than I usually do and have gained 2 lbs recently. I believe Buspar is decreasing my ability to feel satiated.
I've noticed once I switched from 60mg a day to 30mg, my appetite fluctuates.
I've lowered my dose because 60mg made me feel real drowsy and I lost my appetite.
I've been on 30mg for about a month now and I've noticed I've lost about 20lbs.
During the transition, my anxiety spiked and I was naseus every time I ate food. I can eat normally now but the weight loss is concerning.
- BuSpar Information for Consumers
- BuSpar Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of BuSpar (detailed)
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