I was taking 20mg of Buspirone in the morning and 10mg in the evening, for maybe about a year. The last few months I've had more and more panic attacks. A couple of weeks ago, I lowered my dose to 10mg in the morning and 10mg in the evening. My anxiety doesn't seem to be as bad! Has anyone else had this experience? I'm wondering, because of this, if Buspirone was ever even helping my anxiety, or just making it worse.
Hi! I actually was on it, 10mg twice a day, and it made my anxiety worse. I have an Anxiety diagnosis and bipolar, but my bipolar mainly swings to the manic and actually any of the meds. in the SSRI classification of meds. put my anxiety up! I seem to be having the best luck with my anxiety for thee most part being on Lamictal 200mg since 2010 and then 25mg Seroquel to sleep. If I get stressed out panicky I have Chlorazepate 3.75mg as needed (a safer low dose Benzodiazepine on the market for decades). It's tough getting the right med. or combo regime and takes time that's for sure. Hope this helps!
Cathy, I love Buspar! I have taken several antidepressants and also several benzos(short term) in the past. Lexapro made my anxiety a lot worse, among other side effects for me. After all these years, my doctor suggested Buspar for my anxiety. I had never taken it! So, I said "Why not?" I have been taking it for over a year, and I don't need another medication for anxiety. I have adjusted the doses though. I started on 5mg twice a day. Then I went to 5mg 3x a day. Then I went to 10mg 3x day. Then I started getting dizzy, headachy, and not feeling just right. I went back down to 5mg 3x a day and felt much better. Dizziness and headaches all gone! Then I went to 5mg twice a day. I feel great at the lower doses. I am actually only taking 5mg first thing in the morning now. No anxiety! NOTE: This is NOT an AS NEEDED medication. You have to keep it at steady blood levels, so it should be taken every day at the same time each day. I love it! It is definitely a great treatment for anxiety. I was so pleasantly surprised at how good it works! G
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