Hello, I began taking BuSpar (buspirone) 2 weeks ago for generalized anxiety disorder. Not sure im feeling the effects and wondering how long it took for others to notice. Do you feel sure that its working?
How long does BuSpar (buspirone) take to work?
Question posted by AWarren87 on 25 Feb 2022
Last updated on 25 February 2022 by Knott1
I have started on Buspar and still waiting for results. Hope all goes well for you. X
That’s a great question, and there are some different opinions on it. The general consensus is it takes 4-6 weeks to reach a therapeutic level in your body. I know that’s a long time when you’re suffering from GAD, but this drug is altering chemicals in our brains and that isn’t like flipping a light switch. I know when I started on it back in 2001, it took about a month before I started to feel it working. I also had some gradual dosage adjustments, so that is something else to consider. My opinion is a lot of people give up on this medication prematurely because it isn’t a rescue drug like Xanax. You don’t notice it working for awhile. For me, one morning I woke up and my anxiety was finally “in the back seat” and wasn’t driving my life any longer. I noticed I just felt calmer, and after a few days other people noticed I was honestly, just calmer. My whole perspective on life relaxed. I do know from experience it helps to evenly space my doses out throughout the day because Buspirone has a short half life and does go through the body pretty quickly. Everyone is different, but don’t give up on it quite yet. I hope this helps. Good luck to you!
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