Wigwam, that would depend on his dose and how many times a day he is supposed to take it. I started feeling relief the first week. I started at 5mg once a day, then twice a day, then 3 times a day. Then went up to 10mg 2 times a day, then 10mg 3 times a day. At this point, I began having headaches, nausea, and dizziness. I went back to 5mg three times a day, then 2 times a day. I can't explain why, but I got more relief at the lower doses. Everyone is different. He needs to get a dosing schedule from his doctor.
Note: I also take wellbutrin SR 150mg to successfully treat my anxiety. Buspar has worked successfully for me for about 1 1/2 years now.
wiggwam; In most cases your son should feel some relief from 3 to 7 days depending on the dose and his size but that is pretty general. And normally as my friend G mc said many people for some reason if the dose is higher than 5mg at a time it does not really seem to work as well or on an as needed basis. It must be taken on a regular basis for his anxiety. So give it to him as directed by the doctor to start if any problems for him please take him back to the doctor for any adjustments. But from what I have seen here most people all say it does not work very well if you only take it as needed like 1 when anxiety flairs up, it works better for most if it's in there system already good luck Chuck1957
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