I was recently prescribed Buspar (buspirone) for extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I have now been taking the medication in 5mg tablets 3 times daily (once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once at bedtime) for 19 days and I have yet to notice any effect. I am still struggling with crippling amounts of anxiety. I can't sleep, I cant keep food down, my anxiety is so severe that I am constantly nauseous and on edge to an extreme degree. I don't want to live like this. I have my moments of being somewhat calm, but by and large I am in complete misery. I haven't left the house in 2 months. I don't want to die, like, I'm not suicidal, I just want to feel better and I feel like there is no end in sight. I've read online from various sources that Buspar can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to take full effect. Is that true? I'm trying to hold onto hope that this will work for me but I am at my wits end. I don't want to be on benzos, I hate them and my doctor wouldnt give them to me even if I did. And I haven't had good luck with SSRIs. I seem to be one of those unlucky few that suffer from multiple side effects every time I try them. I need help. What can I do? Has anyone else just had it take a long time for it to kick in? I want to believe there is still hope that this will work for me.