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User Reviews for Buspirone (Page 4)

Also known as: BuSpar, Vanspar

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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."

   
10

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."

   
1.0

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

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For Anxiety: "I suffer from depression, anxiety and panic attacks. I take Remeron for depression and Buspirone 15mg twice daily. I was on Xanax for 6 months but my doctor switched me to this because i will just continually need to be bumped up on the Xanax and it's not that effective in the long run, which is true. .5mgs do nothing for me anymore when they are supposed to suppress a panic attack and I really need them. The Buspirone puts up this big dam to hold back the river of emotions I have. I feel like I have emotions of steel compared to crying all the time. Part of my anxiety is racing thoughts. This helps me FOCUS. I haven't been this productive in 10 years. However this does NOTHING for panic attacks."

   
8.0

954Girl (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 1, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Great medication"

   
10

Mtvbeavis31 October 28, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Just a little back story for you I am on low-dose Suboxone for opiate addiction that I had throughout most of my twenties (I'm 30 years old now ; I also have anxiety) . For the past 6 months my .50 milligrams of Suboxone has helped me be clean and sober without any Cravings whatsoever !! On day 4 of taking Buspar, I started drug seeking Behavior . Literally was a wreck. I was told that this would not have any interactions , that was clearly not the case with me . Please use with caution if you're an addict. It was literally a nightmare =("

   
1.0

Mikey855 (taken for less than 1 month) October 24, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "Before starting buspirone I read some awful reviews on it which made me not want to take it. I am now glad that I did start taking it as I've had zero side effects and it is slowly making me feel a little more human."

   
9.0

me 321 October 23, 2016

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For Anxiety: "This medication did nothing....absolutely NOTHING for me, if fact, there were days when I actually felt like the world was crashing down on me for absolutely no reason, so I have a suspicion that it made my anxiety actually worse. I had pretty damn severe anxiety to start with, but like I said there were days when I was crying and hyperventilating when there wasnt even anything going on. The only good news is it didnt give me any other side effects...besides the increased anxiety. I didnt get the dizziness or fatigue that I was warned about, I'm so happy it didnt make me nauseous at all, which I was really worried about (one of my phobias is vomiting so...yea). Make sure you take this med at the same times each day, I made that mistake."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 21, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Took 1dose today for the first time and I felt dizzy instantly and was out of it for the first hour , within that hour I ate dinner. I felt ok but I experience this sharp pain in my head that was worse than a migraine. The pain was excruciating. I really hope its just a small side effect otherwise if I take it again tomorrow and I get this headache again. I'm not taking it anymore..;( so many side effects . Medical marijuana might help... ;))"

JerseyGirl1974 October 18, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "This medication saved me! I was having daily panic attacks that were very physical and completely out of nowhere. I would think I was not getting a full breath. I would think that my chest was tightening and my body would go numb. My mind would become fuzzy and I would be paralyzed with fear. It happened during my classes, in movies, when I was out to eat, and I started feeling bad that those around me had to deal with me. Eventually, I just knew that it was a panic attack and I would and cry until it passed everyday in the nurses office at school. This was 5 years ago and I have been on buspar ever since! I have not had ONE bad panic attack in 5 years.. I would advise taking before bed, it makes you feel weird and tired like dead weight"

   
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Audraaay October 17, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have suffered from anxiety & depression (with a side of bipolar disorder) since I was a teenager. I've tried so many different medications over the years! I now feel like my doctors and I have found the right mix for what my body needs. I suffer from severe degenerative arthritis as well as a few other medical concerns that placed me on Tramadol & Flexeril to try to manage my pain. When I asked for an anxiety medication back (they took me off 7 months ago), she prescribed Buspirone 7.5 BID PRN. It's only been 3 days, but let me tell you, I have noticed a SIGNIFICANT difference in my thought processes, my nerves, and my sleep. ALL of them have had positive effects. I've only experienced drowsiness in the mornings."

   
9.0

somuchbetter (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I am on 5mg of buspar 2x a day to start and I hate it! I feel very nervous, jittery, and wired like I drank a bunch of coffee. My ears are ringing... actually it feels like my whole head is buzzing. My throat and skin hurt. I told my doctor this made me feel this way in the past but she didn't care. I feel worse like this than I do when I have constant panic attacks. I am also on 30mg Remeron. I can't sleep for more than 3 hours and I can't eat. I am 5'7" and under 100lbs. I have tried Tazadone and ended up in the hospital. I can't handle these drugs. I am going through hell right now because of a life stressor and I know the doctors are only trying to help, but these drugs are bad for me!"

   
1.0

Nickname123 (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2016

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For Anxiety: "For GAD I take 10mg once a day in the afternoon currently. I've been on this dose for approx 2 months and the only side effect is bad lightheaded slightly dizzy feeling approx 30 minutes after taking it which lasts for 30min to 1 hour. I was hoping it would go away after taking it for awhile but the dizziness comes on like clockwork after taking it. It greatly helps my anxiety in the evening after taking it but my anxiety returns mid morning. I'm not sure I could take a morning dose because of the side effect of being light headed for awhile. If I could get past the dizziness this medication causes and get to a 10mg 2x a day I think it would greatly improve my GAD 24x7."

   
8.0

Anonymous520 October 5, 2016

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For Anxiety: "My body is hyper sensitive to all medicines. I've had horrible experiences with all SSRI's. I take 15mg of buspar. I take all 3 pills at once before sleep. It helps calm my body down. I can say it's slightly helped and helped with my depression. I suffer from severe anxiety attacks that always result in intense dry heaving and diarrhea. (UGH I REALLY HOPE TO BEAT THIS ONE DAY!!) Because of the severity of my anxiety I do take other things to help level me out. I'm on a low dose of xanex (which I regret, I can't get off without crazy withdrawal symptoms.) I also take 50mg of 5htp at night, and recently magnesium every other day which I'm starting to feel a difference with. Hope this helps! Consult a doctor and see what works for you!!"

   
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NorthHeart October 2, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Dr prescribed for anxiety...Took 1 pill...had brain zings, trouble sleeping palpitations...will never take again.."

   
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stik (taken for less than 1 month) October 2, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Have had some anxiety for the second time in my life. The first time I did well with Xanax as needed and also Ambien as needed. I got through the rough patch and didn't need anything anymore for almost 2 years now. Right now it's been slowly coming back due to some stress back in my life. So I went and they gave me Ambien, which I do well with and Buspirone. I took it (only 5mg) today at 2pm. 30 mins later I started feeling very off, like my anxiety was getting worse every minute. My heart started racing, I was sweating all the sudden and when I tried to sit down and drink some water, my hands were so shaky that I could barely drink it without spilling. I was TERRIFIED!!! Went to the ER and my heart rate 204. Never take this horrific med!!"

   
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Blondie78645yahoo October 2, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I took busprione for three weeks I quit taking it because the side affects were to much. After I got off it I had non stop headaches for two weeks and still going. I have never had these headaches before in my life until I stop taking this medication. I was so worried that I got a CT scan just to make sure I was fine. Dr told me everything check out but the headaches are still coming."

   
6.0

Alexander19465 September 28, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety: "23 male, been taking buspar for 3 years now for anxiety/ocd with intrusive thoughts. I originally started with 10mg 2x a day. Took about 2-3 weeks to take effect, after that I really noticed a difference in my anxiety and intrusive thoughts. It really helped me get through the day and feel normal. I occasionally still had panic attacks that would eventually pass with drinking a bunch of water and sometimes taking an extra "helper" dose. Recently switched to 3x a day still at 10mg since the med doesn't seem to last as long as it used to. Still occasionally take a "helper" dose to fall asleep. Side affects were/still are antsy legs, dizziness, drowsiness, and extreme appetite all for only about 30 min. Overall better than anti-depressants."

   
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Tryingtofeellikeakidagain (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 28, 2016

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BuSpar (buspirone) for Panic Disorder: "My mild anxiety had been building for yrs when I decided to seek help for it. At that time, I had only experienced one panic attack after a health scare (heart palps from over exercising). It wasn't until I sought help to control my stress that I was prescribed Prozac. Started having panic attacks and taken off. Started taking buspar. 1st few wks were really rough (brain zaps). It kept me from having panic attacks but I still experienced moderate anxiety every day. After 8 wks, I started to experience depression for no reason and intrusive thoughts. Nothing like I ever experienced before. So I went back down, depressive thoughts came back. Tapered off. Lightheadedness, ear ringing and brain fog persisted the entire 3 mo. I was on it."

   
3.0

Anxnomore September 27, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on buspar 15 days now. I can't say as if yet if it has helped alot or not. It's not bad but I have noticed certain things I go through that I'm not sure if it's side effects or just my anxiety. Like I feel drowsy about 30 minutes after. I've noticed tingly or itchy sensation in hands, feet, arms (different times). Also more headaches than before I started buspar. LightheadedNess even though I've felt that way before taking it. Upset stomach, or nausea. Sharp sensation in different places. Oh yes and definitely noticed wierd dreams. The reason I rate a five is because I do feel like it brings a calmNess over me and my racing thoughts aren't so bad and after the first week I can see that it keeps me tired more and I do sleep better."

   
5.0

Punchie September 21, 2016

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