Hi, Becky! Chest pain can be a side effect with buspirone but it's rather rare (less than 10% of users) and usually occurs for the first days to weeks after starting therapy whereas sharp, shooting pain, persistent chest aching, an unusual muscle twitch or spasm in your chest, burning, numbness, or a dull ache, stabbing pressure, and/or chest tension or tightness are all classic symptoms associated with generalized anxiety, anxiety/panic attacks. It can be so severe as to mimic a heart attack in some cases.
I'd report this to your doctor if you're having pain and rule out any underlying physical cause. How long have you been on buspirone and at what dosage?
Are you seeing a therapist to learn better ways of coping with your anxiety and stress?
- Buspirone Information for Consumers
- Buspirone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Buspirone (detailed)
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