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!
You have to take buspar at least twice a day. Try taking benadryl the first few nights and see if you still can't sleep after stopping the Benadryl
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.
Did the insomnia ever go away with the buspar? I'm on day 2 and having really bad insomnia.
Im on day 2 as well .First night I was exhausted. 2nd night idk how much I slept I woke often and my mind was just basically talking to myself and i know i kept asking myself have I slept yet?! :/ but my anxiety has def gone down for me. Hoping to sleep better in future tho . Best wishes to you
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