Hi Harvey; That might depend on your dose. I have taken buspar for about 2 years at different doses. When I got dizzy, I went down on my dose (through my doctor, of course), and through trial and error. I get relief from my anxiety with less side effects at lower doses, such as 7.5mgs twice a day, or even 5 mgs. twice a day. At 10mgs, I would get that dizzy feeling that you have mentioned. Buspar really helps me, but oddly, it works better at the lower doses for me, as well as others I have seen post here, having similar experiences. You could discuss this with your doctor.
You might need to escalate your dose more slowly. Also you're body will get used to it at that dose if you keep up with it. After a while I always felt something after taking it, but it didn't bother me like in the beginning. If it doesn't getter better or you find yourself falling, losing your vision, passing out, call your doctor. Absolutely absolutely avoid grapefruit juice.
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