User Reviews for Buspirone (Page 4)
Also known as: BuSpar, Vanspar
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|Panic Disorder||63 reviews||19 medications|
|Borderline Personality Disorder||2 reviews||0 medications|
|Summary of Buspirone reviews||629 reviews||6.0|
Reviews for Buspirone
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I've long used BuSpar, and it is an odd duck. Alone, it did little, but in combination with other meds it's amazing. Particularly SSRIs. It seems to amplify other meds, from painkillers to Prozac. It's not something I'm afraid to take, the boost is subtle but it definitely helps my anxiety slip away. I've not noticed any sick withdrawal efffects, being off it once for 2 months. I take 30 mg/day in two 15 mg doses."
Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 30, 2017
50 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I started taking this medicine last Saturday after I had an attack and passed out on the floor Friday and was sent to the ER. Well they prescribed me this, I have never had any situations like this before, and since I have been taking it I have been so confused, slow to react, tired, dizzy, and can't even hardly function at my job right now."
Matt.Taylor January 25, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I know this med doesn't work for everyone, but I really love buspar. When I started it, and whenever I have gone up in dose, I'll get a few days of headaches, but the side effects are so mild, and this is coming from someone who couldn't handle 5mg of lexapro. Buspar is the only med I take and I no longer have crushing and debilitating anxiety. I've got a totally normal level of anxiety. Best of all, I feel like myself completely (minus the anxiety, lol). I take 15mg twice a day"
Unfamousnovelist (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 24, 2017
22 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I started Buspar because I was having anxiety with the horrendous pain from gallbladder attacks. I started out at 7.5 for three days and then was supposed to advance to 15 mg. During the week of starting this, I had to have an emergency surgery for my gallbladder. When I was finally able to take this consistently, I found that I suffered from insomnia, felt restless and nervous, dizzy, and down right horrible. I have taken it less than a week and I have an appointment to see the doctor tomorrow. If I stop taking this, will I have withdrawal symptoms? Or should I do this gradually? My gallbladder symptoms are gone and my body feels great after the surgery. Any suggestions?"
Why Me? January 16, 2017
24 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I've been on Buspar for 7 days, and I have already noticed that my life-long intrusive thoughts/rumination have died down a lot. I have also noticed a decrease in social anxiety. I'm taking 15mg a day, 7.5 morning/evening. I wasn't on anything before, so I have nothing to compare to but my untreated state."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2017
68 users found this comment helpful.
Vanspar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Went into anaphylaxis after third dose. Increased anxiety. Had to go to the emergency room via ambulance. Mouth, tongue, & throat were swollen, chest was tight, severe all over itching, & itching throat. Found out this only works 50% of the time. That it's a hail Mary drug. It works on half of the people, makes the other half worse. Be very cautious with this one. Because it's a 50/50 chance."
JJann January 14, 2017
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I take it when I have an Anxiety - feel relief in about 30min. Also I take it before bedtime and I find it a very good sleeping pill. If you have insomnia- take 7.5 Remeron. It will do good! I promise"
FredBab January 13, 2017
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I began taking buspirone 10mg 3 times per day and had it increased to 20mg 3 times per day. Buspirone only made my anxiety worse and gave me panic attacks daily. I am also taking fluoxetine and ziprasidone. Once I stopped taking buspirone the panic attacks stopped. This medicine didn't work for me."
Borderline45 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "It's an excellent alternative to benzoids. I didn't notice anything right away. One day, a few weeks later I noticed my mind wasn't racing itself into destruction anymore! I'm glad there's no benzoid withdrawal."
DJ.HAM January 12, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "My doctor just started me on Buspirone, 7.5mg twice a day! It makes me super drowsy as if I'm drunk. I am always lightheaded, and drowsy without, I am even wondering if I have anxiety....I been on it since friday and today is Monday. So maybe in about 2 weeks I will feel better! I sure hope so!"
WantingACure (taken for less than 1 month) January 9, 2017
11 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Needed something for severe anxiety and this worked really well at first. I was amazed at how well it worked for the first month and then it all went downhill from there which is strange because I have read it takes a month to work in some people. Was taking 2 doses a day and it worked great but it was short lived. Tried 3 doses a day and that only made it worse. Just felt horrible on it after a couple of months. Maybe it will work for you but it was not for me"
Toil (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 6, 2017
36 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I started taking buspar about 2 months ago. I started having "brain zaps" and I thought it was temporary. It was not. I started getting water retention and I wanted to eat more than usual. I also was extremely irritable constantly. I was told to take 5mg twice daily. I started with half a pill then after a week the whole pill 2x daily. I since then I decreased my dose to half. Now I'm off completely. All of the side effects have stopped almost immediately. No brain zaps, irritability decreased slowly, and water retention stopped. This pill didn't do anything except all of the bad. On the positive side - getting off of it does not give you severe withdrawal."
Experience1416 January 6, 2017
26 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I have Epilepsy as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I have been taking Klonopin and my Doctor is concerned about addictive behavior, so she put me on Buspar and decreased Klonopin. After the first dose, I had a massive panic attack (which can trigger seizures) so I also had a seizure in which I had to go to the E.R for. It also made my hands and feet sweaty, I was shaky all over, and always anxious. I was very appreciative that my doctor let me get off of Buspirone because it is just awful! I would not recommend it to anyone, especially patients who have epilepsy!"
Sari865 (taken for less than 1 month) January 4, 2017
25 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "I'm a 32 year old male and I've been taking buspar for about 10 months. At first it did nothing but make my anxiety worse. I would wake up with to full blown panic attacks and have the worse nightmares ever. However I'm now taking 40mg of citaloptam a day mixed with the buspar 15mg and 1mg of xanax twice a day. And Zanax! I have insomnia mixed with with deep anxiety issues. The problem that I have is the buspar makes me so fat! I'm literally considering stop taking it and just see of the other meds can help. Buspar Alone is no substitution for anxiety drug and wouldn't recommend it..."
Here4u2 December 31, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Good medicine"
Ddavisyyy December 30, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I am a very anxious person, socially especially. I take valium 5mg 3x a day (but lately only as needed, I'm tired of going through my script so quick) & yesterday asked my doctor to prescribe Buspar (buspirone) and to let me try it in addition to my valium. He agreed it was safe to take with my other medications (quite a few that I take for chronic pain and anxiety) but this medication, that is the ONLY FDA approved medication for anxiety that is NOT addictive, or so he says, actually has made me smile and made my general social and overall anxiety go away. I just started yesterday, 15mg 3x a day, and even tho I am staying on valium for now, this med may help me wean back to a smaller dose of benzos. Good luck!"
Chelseabergstresser (taken for less than 1 month) December 29, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "Dumb drug under tested"
Dudeman27262u2o292 December 24, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "This drug is awful. My Dr. took me off my klonopin because she was worried about addictive behavior. This drug i only took ! time and will not take again. It made me very dizzy, sick to my stomach, my hear was racing. It basically gave me the worst panic attack I've ever had. Odd since this is supposed to be for anxiety. I understand the risk with taking benzos but it the only thing that has ever helped me. I would recomend never taking buspar."
Art J December 21, 2016
33 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I started buspirone last week. Prescribed to take one 7.5mg twice a day. I'm not big on pill taking so with my doctors consent have only taken them when needed. The first day was... a unique one. I was extremely lightheaded and dizzy. As if the entire room was spilling but at the same time I had this unbelievable sense of relief from my anxiety. There are no words for the sense of relief and calm that i felt. With each day I've taken them the dizzy spell has gotten weaker and weaker. I do have a dull headache afterwards but it passes with time and Tylenol. I'm hoping that goes away as well. But if I have to choose between minor dizziness, and a slight headache over the chest pounding, agonizingly severe panic attack... I choose the buspirone"
Winning against anxiety December 19, 2016
25 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Lee...H. December 16, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
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!"
Anna V December 12, 2016
63 users found this comment helpful.
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
20 users found this comment helpful.
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!"
DB867 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 10, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Toni10 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 7, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
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.... . ."
V1975 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 3, 2016
21 users found this comment helpful.
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