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User Reviews for Buspirone (Page 3)

Also known as: BuSpar, Vanspar

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7.0
Anxiety 514 reviews 56 medications
   
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Panic Disorder 60 reviews 19 medications
   
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Summary of Buspirone reviews 585 reviews 6.7

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For Anxiety: "My first ever medication I tried for anxiety and with unfavorable results unfortunately. Taking it the first week I felt slightly less anxious and ready to move. After this though, I started to can a terrible dizziness that would keep me locked in my bed for hours until it subsides. I tried using this in different settings, times and with different meals to see if anything was going to work but the dizziness was deafening. Had to come off of it after less than a month of feeling like I was on a horrible plane ride."

   
5.0

Lee...H. December 16, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Panic Disorder: "I have been on Zoloft for 11 years. I have severe panic disorder and anxiety. I brought my Zoloft from 150 to 25mg during my pregnancy, all seemed well until after I gave birth and all my happy hormones wore off. Major postpartum depression and anxiety kicked in. I immediately went up to 150mg of Zoloft but that was not doing the trick. My doctor kept telling me to take buspar but since I tried to many medications before finding Zoloft fitting, I was scared to add something else. After a year of this roller coaster, I gave in, I tried 5mg of buspar at night, I woke up the next day and actually left my house. It is like day and night. I started at 5mg only at night then went to 5mg day and night. Don't worry to try it if you are scared!"

   
10

Anna V December 12, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Geeze. I started buspar 2 weeks ago in hospital. They had me taking 5mg twice a day. My psyc said too take three times a day because I have come off adavan. My issue is, the first dise works great, the second one I take at 6:00 knocks me on my butt after I eat. Literally I become kinda lathargic, I am also med sensitive. Help please"

fancyfree (taken for less than 1 month) December 10, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Buspirone has improved my life! Initial response was unpleasant. Prescribed 10mg 1/2-1 pill every 6-8 hrs. First dose felt odd, not myself, jittery, detached. Others positive reviews prompted me to started w/only 1/4 pill before a nap then 1/2 before bed. Being asleep made a difference, woke up refreshed, alert, at ease. Then took 1 pill 3 x day. Day 5 the constant ringing in my ears from tinnitus was less noticeable and my stress level better. After a month I feel so much happier! Positive, alert, more in control. Negatives: vivid dreams. Symptoms of my autoimmune disorder are improved, it appears Buspirone helps in more ways than is listed and has turned out to be the single most effective med I take. Wish I had it years ago!"

   
10

DB867 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 10, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I started on 5mg twice a day for the first month and now am on 10mg twice a day for 2-3 weeks now. It made me really dizzy after taking it and it still does but I just make sure to take it when I'm sitting down for awhile. I did not really think it was working at all because I was getting anxious constantly still. However this last week I have had zero anxiety. In fact I feel so weird not worrying all the time. But I am happy because it's actually working. I am glad I stuck it out. I recommend staying on it for 6-8 weeks before deciding it does not work. Yes there are some side effects but nothing like SSRIs that I had taken in past."

   
9.0

Toni10 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 7, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Why is everyone on such extremely low doses of Buspar?? I've been taking it for approx 3 years for anxiety at a prescribed dose of 30 mgs every 4 - 6 hours for a total not to exceed 150mgs daily. The half life of Buspar is only 2-3 hours so it makes absolutely no sense to me that someone would only be taking one dose per day unless they're only wanting to curb their anxiety symptoms for 4-6 hours per day.... . ."

   
7.0

V1975 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 3, 2016

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "I take Viibryd which is designed to reduce side affects. I started taking it so I could have a sex life again. Prozac removed all sexual desire but since the half life is shorteron Viibryd you Can get turned on once it tapers off, still it was difficult to get in the mood do I've avoided dating altogether. I started taking Buspirone 3 days ago for my anxiety and It has stopped the libido problem altogether! I had no idea this helped,! Great news, not to mention it has kept me calm."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 2, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I started this for my moderate anxiety and the side effects were so terrible I had to stop. Felt like my head wasn't attached to my body, really dizzy and therefore nauseous too. I took it with food and within 15 minutes every time I feel like this. Made me vomit the first time because I was so dizzy. I'm going back tomorrow and refuse to take it anymore. I couldn't feel any positive effects because I was too busy trying to stand straight"

   
1.0

PattiLh November 30, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Not good experience AT ALL. I Have anxiety and depression - usually managable with 20mg paroxetine but exacerbated by stress at work- also diagnosed with C-PTSD. Take diazepam as and when to deal with most severe panic attacks. Psychiatrist assured me I could still take diazepam with this drug. After 1st dose I felt drowsy, spaced out and dizzy with heavy legs. I actually fell down a small flight of stairs in my house and later on in the day slipped on the main staircase. Decided to persevere and take another in the evening. Woke up feeling like a zombie, could hardly stay awake, headache and on edge. Discontinued. That night, woke up TERRIFIED and spent next day (today) either having intense panic attacks or wanting to commit suicide"

   
1.0

Welsh girl (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Started taking this medication for GAO. I had never taken any medication regularly before. I got diagnosed with GAO at 31. Started on a low dose 5mg per day and over the course of a month it got bumped up to 15 mg twice a day. This drug didn't give me immediate relief. It took six weeks but all of the symptoms of my GAO have disappeared. I am finally reaping the rewards of the full clinical effect, I feel like myself again! Initially I had side effects like dizzyness, ringing in my ears and nausea but over time they have lessened. I still don't feel too hot for the first hour after I take it but after that hour, I'm golden. I had to be patient and just deal with my GAO, which sucked. My take: The juice is worth the squeeze"

   
9.0

Rich911 November 27, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I am always hungry since starting Buspar and getting fat! But it does help with anxiety. Doctor denies it can cause weight gain. How can I stop gaining weight and lose??"

   
5.0

Leanna114 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 26, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I have severe panic disorder for years now. I've been taken off ativan and put on buspar, 15mg 3 times a day. I feel amazing. no full blown panic attacks in weeks, thats a true miracle for me. my appetite is low, and I'm losing much needed weight. I'm also on neurontin for anxiety, lexapro for anxiety and depression. I have to say, this is the best I've felt in over 10 years. this buspar works for me, amazing drug."

   
8.0

mamaturtles (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2016

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For Anxiety: "My GP prescribed this at 10mg up to 3x a day but only as needed. As in when I would start feeling an overwhelming foreshadowing to an anxiety attack. Taken as such, this medication did nothing for me. I only got like a rush of dizziness shortly after taking. So I stopped. A couple of months later I went to visit my psychiatrist on my regular visit and I explained the buspar and dosage I was told. She absolutely disagreed with my GP's dosage and informed me I should take this drug consistently 3x a day and not just as needed since this needs to build in your system to be effective. I can't say if this is AS effective for me yet as I was misinformed on dosage from my 1st doc but it's starting to work better than only taking as needed."

   
5.0

Lexii (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 25, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I tried buspar in addition to 200mg of zoloft. it was meant to enhance the zoloft. Unfortunately , it didn't work for me. I was on it for about 5 months, and during that time i kept having on and off discomfort , like my heart was beating harder,my stomach was always really bloated, my body heat would rise and I'd have a hard time cooling down. The symptoms were so mild I didn't really pay much attention to it, but after a while i got tired of the negative side effects and decided to call it quits. Almost immediately after i stopped taking the medication, all of those negative symptoms went away so I definitely know it was the buspar. if anyone has similar side effects, just stop the medication after two weeks max, its not worth it."

   
3.0

sudoku November 24, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I finally went up to 30 milligrams a day. It helped tremendously with my anxiety. I went off after I lost my insurance and had no withdrawals like I did with benzodiazepines."

   
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Jarhead3 November 24, 2016

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For Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced: "Trying to get off this drug caused brain zaps, extreme dizziness, diminished libido, and panic which caused me to get back on the original dose. I still don't fully understand what it does."

   
1.0

Jack mehoff November 23, 2016

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For Anxiety: "this medicine has worked very well for me, my anxiety has been reduced greatly, I feel I can get through the day without feeling nervous or anxious all the time. I recommend this medicine to all who struggle with moderate to severe anxiety"

   
8.0

dump trump okay November 22, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Like you, I came to this website in a desperate attempt to find any medication thst would help alleviate the mental and physical pain that I was experiencing. I have tried a couple of different SSRI medications in the past at different times but eventually discontinued them after a couple of months due to their limited effectiveness in reducing my anxiety and the side effects they caused (headache, sense of detachment, inability to gain erection or orgasm, nausea). Buspirone has been very helpful at reducing my anxiety and improving my quality of life. I am currently in week 5 of my treatment of 22.5mg per day. I take 7.5mg at 8:00, 12:30, and 5:00. Only side effect that I experience is dizziness 15 minutes after taking."

   
8.0

Recommend (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 20, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Was on this for a month... i went mental!! I was less anxious but the side effect were really....really bad. I was extremely depressed and aggressive! I was itchy all over but no rashes and had an awful headache that tramadol couldn't even touch!!! Went to wedding and spent most of the time in the bathroom just to avoid people. Personally if a GP suggests this drug to you I would say no, GOD NO! But this only from my own experience. I'm now on Prozac and diazepam because it messed me up so much. Looking forward to some normality in my head!"

   
1.0

LoppyPoppy November 19, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I was just wondering what does everyone started out at, and if and when they knew to increase. I am currently at 5mg 2x day, I originally started out just taking 5mgs once a day at night, and then just recently increased to 5mgs 2xs a day. I know that is has helped, but i am still waking up anxious, and having some breakthrough anxiety in the day. I was wondering how others increased their does, and how they knew when they were at the right does for them."

   
8.0

AnxietySucks15 November 17, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I can say, Buspar (Buspirone) has helped me. I am also on 40 mg Citalopram once day and 5 mg Buspar twice daily. I have experienced way less anxiety, able to enjoy life better."

   
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Mrs. L November 14, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Buspar (or buspirone hydrochloride) works very well for me. I have severe social anxiety and i never could talk to people. It's still weird sometimes talking to people but i don't feel as nervous while I'm talking or when people i don't know start a conversation with me. I was taking xanax before but that wasn't working. Buspar works much better and is much safer in my opinion. I take 60 mgs a day, 15 mgs in the morning, 15mgs in the afternoon and 30mgs in the evening. It's very effective."

   
9.0

Boscovitch November 13, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "For years I've suffered with panic disorder and tried dozens of medications and my doctor recently put me on buspar. The first week I started noticing it was controlling the small panic attacks but not the big ones and if I would stay in one place to long and move from that place I would get extremely dizzy and couldn't get it to go away without laying down for a few hours so not really up to recommending it to anyone but it might work for you idk."

   
5.0

I luv guinea pigs November 9, 2016

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For Anxiety: "First couple of weeks it seemed to help a lot with my anxiety, I was taking 5mg twice a day. Now it seems every time I take it It I get an overwhelming dizzy feeling, kind of spaced out to where nothing seems fun and literally can't get my mind off of it. Also seems to make my anxiety much worse, started getting real bad panic attacks. Seems to make me depressed and cry a whole lot for no reason. Also nausea and stomach pains constantly. Thank god im going to the doctor tomorrow to get off this and hopefully find something that works."

   
1.0

Justin92 November 8, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I experienced suicidal ideation during the week that I was on this medication. Significantly increased those thoughts as well as my depressive symptoms."

   
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KMaureen (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2016

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