Hi, I have been on paxil CR which worked wonders but stopped due to sex side effects and weight gain. Could NOT tolerate lexapro or prozac so my doc is now putting me on Buspar. I have GAD, OCD and panic. I am hoping this is my magic drug! What are some reviews you guys can give me? Any advice?
Just wanted to share something about BuSpar. Taking it with food can affect its absorption by the body so you need to always take it with food or always take it without food but not alternate between the two. And try to take it at nearly the same times each day.
This is a very good medication for some. It should help with the panicky feelings and symptoms like pounding heart beat, dizziness and irritability that accompanies the anxiety.
I wish you much success with the new med,
I have chronic anxiety of every type! After 10 years of benzodiazepenes my doc finally suggested BuSpar. I felt an immediate lowering of my baseline of anxiety. But I must say it hasn't taken all the anxiety away. It just sorta stopped. So I am also relying on Ativan but much less. Well hope everything works out.
I just got off of Buspar. It really didn't do much at all for me, but I know a lot of people have had wonderful results. Find the right med is a process, I am also in the middle of that process right now. It can be hard at moments, but hang in there! There are lot's of good medications out there. Just work with your Doctor, be aware of yourself and what your putting in your body, and you'll find what is right for you.
Here's hoping buspar is "the one"!! =)
I am looking for a medication for Anxiety that doesn't cause Sexual side effects, I just read about Buspirone today and so far I see that it doesn't have Sexual side effects. by the way what is GAD? I don't think that Xanax has Sexual side effects either but my Doctor won't prescribe it to me, he says that it is addictive.
- BuSpar Information for Consumers
- BuSpar Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of BuSpar (detailed)
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