So I have GAD my anxiety/attack comes and goes. Usually lasts a few months. recently my doc prescribed me buspirone 10 mg 2x day. It worked for a month then my anxiety came back. So the doc pushed it to 10mg 3x a day. I got very tired for one day after starting then it worked great for a month and my anxiety came back. Now my doc pushed the dose up to 15 mg 3x a day. I am on day three and I take the first dose at 8am (feel great), the second dose at 2pm and I feel tired out of it and barely able to drive after 30 mins and lasts until I go to bed. Just a note my last dose I take is at 9pm. I am looking for advice. Should I keep on the path I am on and see what happens or am I getting too much. My anxiety has been gone since I started the 15 mg 3x daily. I am also on lorazepam 3 mg a day as needed. Thank you all for you help in advance.
Buspirone at 15 mg 3 times a day is making me lathargic and tired?
Question posted by mw0525074 on 17 March 2016
Last updated on 26 October 2019
I am taking Buspirone 5mg 3x's a day and having the same problem. At first it worked great for me and I had all this energy. Now my first dose in the morning gives me energy and helps with my anxiety, but every dose after that make me lethargic and exhausted. I'm not sure if this is the medication for me. I'm hoping to find out from other people taking it that the exhausted feeling passes, because it was really working well for me. But my eyes start to close while I'm watching t.v., or driving! It's not safe so I'm just staying home a lot until I see if this passes. Are you still feeling like you described, or is it getting any better for you?
I was on Buspirone for several months. I started at 5mg 3x day then anxiety was back, went to 10 mg 3x day, anxiety back and then doc said 15 mg only 2 x day. I get about a half hour of anxiety then sleepy and tired after the first dose. I stayed that way through the day. Then I started having anxiety between doses and then it stop working. The lorazepam could contribute to the drowsiness also.
It works great for some people but not for me.
You can wait to see how it goes, to see if the tiredness lets up. It is a good drug when it works. Just be careful driving. Hope it works out for you :)
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