I just got prescribed Buspar for anxiety. I take Wellbutrin for depression because it has the least side effects. Unfortunately does nothing for my anxiety. I am supposed to take Buspar twice a day I took my first one around 6 pm ... only half. I haven't slept all night, not one minute. Now my anxiety is really bothering me but I need sleep. I don't know what to do honestly, feeling hopeless.
Hi, Jacky! This is a fairly common side effect when initiating Buspar therapy:
Common (1% to 10%): Insomnia, nervousness, excitement, anger/hostility, confusion, depression, dream disturbances, attention disturbance, sleep disorder*
Side effects generally only last a few days to a week or so, but you need sleep. You probably wouldn't have a problem if only taking a morning dose but you should NEVER mess with your dosage on your own. Please contact your doctor, report this side effect and get her/his professional advice, okay?
Best regards and wishing you some ZZZzzz's soon! Wildcat
Wellbutrin can cause an increase in anxiety and is usually not the first med to be prescribed for anyone with anxiety issues. Buspar is a funny med as it can work for some but not others. You may want to talk to your doctor about other med options that can help your depression and anxiety.
Hope you can get some sleep soon.
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