Buspirone - Head whooshing/dizziness, Is this a normal side effect? Will it go away? 7.5 2x day with
- 20 Aug 2016 by CherryPerkins
- 23 August 2016
- anxiety, panic disorder, buspirone, side effect
Added 20 Aug 2016:
I just started 3 days ago. Am prescribed 7.5 2x day, but am starting with 1 because of side effects. The 7.5 is scored, could I take 3.75 until my body gets used to it?
Hi Cherry: You didn't mention how long you've been taking it. The dose you are on might be too high for you for a starting dose. If you try lowering it to 5mg twice a day, it will more than likely relieve the side effect you are having. And, yes, this is a normal side effect at certain doses. Just lowering the dose should be all you need to do at this point. I have had great success with buspirone for treating my anxiety. I started out at 5mg once a day, then 5mg twice a day, then went to 10mg twice a day. Eventually, at 10mg, I began to have the whooshing/dizziness and headaches. So I dropped back to 5mg twice a day. It relieves my anxiety with no side effects. It is the best med I have taken for anxiety with the least side effects. You might need a higher dose, once your body gets used to the lower dose. Most people take 20 to 30 mg twice a day, but I didn't need that high of a dose to be effective for me. This medication is taken safely as high as a total of 60mg a day. It depends on the person. I think if you stick with it, you will like it. It is not a med that gives immediate relief, not to be taken "per as needed". It has to build up in your bloodstream and kept at steady levels. Although it can take a few weeks to feel the full effect, I started feeling relief from my anxiety in the first week that I took it. I hope it works as well for you as it has for me. I've been taking it for a year now, and it's the most reliable med that I've been prescribed for anxiety. Keep in touch and let me know how it works out for you. "G"
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