I began having a strange stutter like tic in my speech, and jerking in my arms and hands, I took a busipar looking for relief, and within 20 minutes I was found by coworkers unconscious on the floor. I was out of it and confused for 5 hours post seizure. I still have these jaw and arm and hand jerking motions, time to time. Otherwise no more seizures so far. I stopped taking busipar after that day.
Some of the symptoms you are describing are classed as very rare and it seems you have been unlucky. https://www.drugs.com/sfx/buspirone-side-effects.html
I would be seeing my doctor for a replacement/new therapy to treat your anxiety.
I came across this post and wanted to respond. I took Buspar for six weeks about 3 years ago. For the better part of two years I suffered with unbelievable involuntary movement. And what appeared to be a grand mal seizures. If you go to YouTube and look up Buspar side effects. Look for the video of the guy in the flannel shirt sitting in the front seat of the car. That is me with the beard. I didn't know what was happening and the risk I was taking while driving a vehicle at the time. So, please don't judge me for that. I wanted to share this with you so that you can see the severity of the drug. I really hope you discontinue using Buspar. Subsequent to that video I had grand mal seizures that would basically leave me Frozen, unable to respond as people were talking to me despite the fact that I was very present and aware of what was going on on. It was bizarre. One night I had these episodes over and over for a period of 7 hours and my tongue was very swollen from it slapping the roof of my mouth repeatedly. That night, I stuttered over and over and over. I didn't know if that was going to last forever or not but I would begin telling the health care professional something and then in the middle of a sentence I would go into one of these episodes that would last 2 or 3 minutes and then would literally finish my sentence right where I left off without missing a Beat. It was like someone paused me. It was a horrible experience. I really hope you are receiving treatment for this.
- Buspirone Information for Consumers
- Buspirone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Buspirone (detailed)
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