I am currently taking 5mg 2x a day. I get a little dizzy maybe 30 min after taking the dosage. I’ve been taking it for 4 weeks. And the first week my panic attack and anxiousness was way worse than ever before. But then it got better. But since I’ve been taking it I had one day of panic attacks and anxiety 2 weeks ago and then today. So 2 weeks apart. I’ve read a lot of reviews saying they do a lot better at a low dosage. My doctor originally said if my anxiety doesn’t seem better to raise my dosage to 10mg 2x a day. But should I try 2.5mg 2x a day instead. I’m scared if I raise my dosage my anxiety will get way worse. I’m only 115lb and 5’0”. And have never taking any sort of anxiety medication. Of course I will talk to my doctor about this. Just want some Information from people who have taken the medication.
Based on what you have said I would keep the dosage the same. I think you've probably gone through the adjustment period and I worry that 2.5 mg 2x may not be adequate. It's true that 10 mg 2x may be where you need to be but getting there may be a bit challenging without having a few alprazolam pills to help get you through it. Or have your Doctor prescribe the 15 mg pill that can be broken in half for a 7.5 mg dose. The adjustment to 7.5 mg 2x may not be so challenging.
Absent those higher dosage options the reason I think you should stay where you are is because I have found that at that same dosage (5 mg 2x) things keep getting better, and not just weeks after initiating treatment but months after. Somehow I think buspirone reinforces itself.
Take care for now and all the best.
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