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Just starting buspirone, how long you think I will know it’s working?

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GMc 27 Dec 2018

Hi Wardg: That could depend on several things like, what dose you are started on, how your body chemistry reacts to it, side effects, and the fact that it is not a "rescue med" such as benzodiazapines, so it could take a bit of time to start to work for you. In my case, it is a wonderful anti anxiety medication for me! In my case, I started getting good results in the first week. That is a good thing. Then it continues to provide relief, but it can take 6-8 weeks to reach full potential for a person. I have been taking Buspar for 3 years now and it is the best med I have taken for anxiety. No more anxiety or panic attacks since I have been taking it. I used to wake up in the middle of the night with an anxiety attack, just out of the blue, no reason whatsoever for it to happen. But I never have those anymore since I have been taking Buspar. Let us know how it is working for you...

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WildcatVet 28 Dec 2018

Well said, GMc! That's my exact story too... I'm very happy with my buspirone.

Rathmullan 28 Dec 2018

Hello:

Wardg. This is a great question. Many people expect buspirone to have an immediate sedative effect similar to benzodiazapines but it doesn't work quite that way. My Doctor told me I should know if the medication was working within a week, or two weeks at the most. It's true that buspirone can have an almost immediate effect. But I also noticed an even greater effect a couple of months into treatment. A full 6 months on I'm still noticing an improvement in the medications effectiveness and my dosage has never changed. I'm taking just 5 mg twice per day. My Doctor told me I could up my dosage after two weeks but I'm glad I didn't because things keep getting better and better. I'm guessing that will end.

Take care now and all the best!

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