Does it sound like Buspar will work for me?
- 5 Mar 2016 by ashleydmoore0811
- 14 Mar 2016
- ativan, buspar, anxiety, panic disorder
I started having panic attacks and anxiety after a car accident. I have had anxiety and panic before and used Ativan as needed for attacks. I was always able to beat it on my own with very little use of Ativan.
This time it's different. Im having more anxiety and the attacks are happening when i have to go out and be in public. I get the racing heart which in turn causes me to want to leave. I started Buspar 8 days ago. The first three days were great. I was normal again. And the gut feeling of constant panic has disappeared. The fourth day I had anxiety and panic and I had the same thing the next two days. I just upped my dose to 5 mg three times a day now. I feel calm inside but am still having some attacks when I go to the store. Should I give it more time or possibly just need to keep upping the dose? Or should I change to something different?
Ashley, the best thing to do is contact your doctor and discuss the dosage with him/her. I take buspar and it works very well for me. I also used to take ativan for anxiety, short term, but now I only take it for root canals and crowns. I'm the dental patient from hell that causes dentists to become suicidal. (Just kidding, I hope.) Buspar is a much safer med to take long term for anxiety. Hope you feel better soon. Just keep taking it! And welcome to this support group! "G"
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