1. I’ve been on a 45mg dose for 19 years 2. I don’t see effects until the 45mg dose 3. It took a good six weeks to feel better 4. I still have a moderate increase in hunger, minor dizziness, and minor tiredness after doses.
I had tried several other medications for my GAD, and buspirone has had the least and most tolerable side effects. I’ve never met a doc or pharmacist that can tell me exactly how it works, but it does for me.
13 Dec 2020
Hi, kyle! We don't mind at all... we're here to share information and personal experiences. I've been taking buspirone for a couple of years now at 60mg/day because I'm very resistant to medications and I require the high end dosages. I started at 10mg and quickly increased to 30mg/day which was when I first started feeling the effects after about a few weeks... it's hard to remember now. When I went to the 60mg the good effects hit within a couple of weeks. As far as side effects I've been lucky... a mild headache for the first couple of days but nothing since and I've had no long term effects at all. The medication works very well for me and I'm happy with it. It's stopped my panic attacks completely and controls my anxiety disorders about 95% I'd say. I'm Bipolar and can't take the antidepressant/anxiolytics (Lexapro. Prozac, Zoloft, etc.) and I wouldn't touch the benzodiazepines with a ten foot pole so the buspirone has been a blessing. Best regards and I hope this helps. Wildcat
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