I am 18 years old and I've been taking Wellbutrin for over 6 months now and it really works well for me. My doctor just prescribed me Buspar for anxiety and was wondering if anyone who thought wellbutrin worked well for them and then added Buspar for anxiety liked it or didn't like it, I am hesitant about taking this. My anxiety isn't an every day thing, I just get bad panic attacks every once in awhile and have trouble sleeping at night sometimes. I am looking to avoid taking something every day on top of the wellbutrin because i don't want to make things worse. Any input would be really appreciated. Also like how much did you take? how often? what do you recommend? thanks.
I've been on BUSPAR for 2 years now. It does wonders for my anxiety problem. Yes you need to take it daily. The doctor will start you on a low dose and see how it works. I'm maxed out at 60mg. He shouldn't start you that high, probably 10-20mg. It does work well for me. I'm sure others will share their stories as well. I wish you luck!
Buspar affects dopamine, typically does not have the sedative effects of benzos nor the issues of the dependence. I had studied this a bit as it was previously recommended for me as a long term user of Wellbutrin. Ultimately my MD switched me to Viibryd along with a bit of Clonazepan for anxiety/insomnia and that combo is working well.
I understand that the Wellbutrin/Buspar combo is commonly prescribed and seems to be well tolerated and quite effective for most patients. It does take a week or so for the Buspar to kick in I believe.
Why not talk further with your prescribing health professional before beginning this med? With these meds it's all about getting the combination right. This might actually be ideal for you. Please keep us posted. There is always someone here for you, or you can send me a PM, as I will now add you as a friend.
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