I have taken Buspar before and it worked, maybe too well, I did not like it because as well as making my anxiety go away, it also made my good emotions go away as well.
You didn't mention what dosage you were on. I have taken Buspar 2 or 3 times a day at 5mg, then up to 10mg three times a day, then because of dizziness and nausea, I went back down to 5 mg doses. It is therapeutically taken up to 30 mg a day or 60 mg a day, in some cases. But for me, the lower doses alleviated my anxiety without causing me more anxiety and any bad side effects. Maybe it isn't the right dose for you?
I currently take 30mg BID and find it pretty effective with anxiety. When added to some meds like SSRIs things get intense. It's like a total reversal. I become social, outgoing - even aggressive. I've been through this a few times. BuSpar seems to act synergistically with some meds. It also seems to stop working within a few months, only to resurrect itself in a few weeks. I don't tolerate SSRIs well, but have found 0.5 mg Klonopin TID with BuSpar ideal. By themselves, again, ok but not optimal. Together they are very effective. I wish I knew the science behind BuSpar interactions and effectiveness, but for me, my experience has been generally positive.
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