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6.2/10 Average Rating
656 Ratings with 615 User Reviews

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BuSpar (buspirone): "It works alright on my days off when I'm not doing much. But when I have a busy day and I have to be out in public it doesn't do much at all for my anxiety."

   
5.0

AllyGator09 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 1, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "They recently increased my dosage by only 5 mg. With disastrous results. Big increase in anxiety attacks. Bad Drug. Caused me to experience 5 anxiety attacks in 24 Hours! A new record for the number of anxiety attacks that I’ve ever had in 24 Hours! And they want to slowly increase it to 60 mg a Day. No way! Feel like rubbish! And that’s just with a small increase!"

Wheels (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 27, 2018

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"This medicine actually increases my anxiety and makes sleeping so hard to obtain."

   
1.0

Boss (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 27, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "Definitely curbs my generalized anxiety, and helps with my social anxiety, it’s not a cure all, as I still have insomnia but it has definitely improved my quality of life. SSRIs never worked for me because I felt like my depression was rooted in anxiety and not the other way around, plus SSRIs gave me panic attacks and so did trazadone after two weeks. I take 1/2 a 7.5 as soon as I wake up and then I take another half again a couple hours later then a whole one a couple hours before bed. The first two or thee days it made me feel slightly funny but it’s definitely beginning to level off and I’m definitely much more content, less rumination, and a general feeling of well-being this far..."

   
8.0

oe_cm (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2018

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"I have started this medication generic from manufacturer Mylan and had bad reactions by 10 fold but I had stuck it out hoping it would work. Then I had received my next prescription from a different maker - came in a bar form and to my surprise this was a total different feel of medication. "How is this possible? More of a sedative feeling instead of such anxiety over the top which worried me so much that I decide I have to stop this medication and ween off. It's disturbing to think you want to get better but how can you if the generics you are prescribed are different from each other. I go through Kaiser and so far disappointed with how things are all handled. Stick with one manufacturer not multiple different manufacturers of a medication as they are different..."

   
1.0

Marie June 10, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "I have been down a long road. I had gotten inappropriate sinus tachycardia with stopping a beta blocker. And was put in another heart medicine to control my heart rate with less weaning side effects. Anyways they diagnosed me IST (Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia). But since being off the medicine my heart rate has been fine. Not over 100 bpm. Anyways took 2.5 mg of buspar last night and my heart rate has been under control. I just want to cry cause I haven't seen my heart normal without being on a heart medicine even then it didn't really help much. I guess I found my miracle drug and my heart rate was due to anxiety since doctors give me high anxiety and panic"

   
8.0

Cassyroach91 (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2018

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"I found that I felt more focused and it calmed me down a great deal. It did make me feel a little dizzy at first, but that could be because, I'm also taking keppra and losarten and amlodopine - the last two I've taken for one month and the Keppra I just started yesterday - so that could be the reason. But overall the buspar makes me feel good and I don't feel the despair and tension like I was going to explode. Hopefully this medication will also help me with my blood pressure that was out of control. The highest was 239/200 it is now 169/93 it's better..so we will see..."

   
8.0

rniebla771 (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "I'm on 15mgs of Buspar a day, its been 2 months and its not working that well. It evens me out a little but I still get anxiety attacks. I'm also gaining weight because of sugar cravings."

   
4.0

Jessie (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2018

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"Where has this medication been for the last 5 years? I am on day 3 and I finally feel normal again and I never thought that was possible because I didn’t even know what normal for me was anymore. My life had caught up to me, 4 kids (including 2 yr old twins), career and just a demanding household has weighed on my life heavily. I had become an angry person, an angry and short fused mom. I began yelling, which I had never done before. I regretted it but my anxiety/stress level would reach a boiling point and I couldn’t control it. I just wasn’t a happy person. I called my dr and asked for help. I’m currently on 75mg Effexor for depression. She added Buspirone 5mg 3x a day. This was a game changer. Day 3 I’ve completely noticed a change. Things that bothered me before don’t bother me anymore. I’m able to rationalize with my children rather than yell. This medicine is helping me be a better parent and I’m so thankful. I am HAPPY and I never thought I could say that."

   
10

Brandy April 15, 2018

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"For years I've been taking buspirone for anxiety. It has been extremely helpful and have not had any side affects."

bsaltyjo (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 12, 2018

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"I have severe social anxiety, I've had it my whole life. I was on ativan for years and I wanted to get off them. So my dr. prescribed me Buspiron ( busbar), well what a nightmare.!!! The first few days I felt like I was going to die. My heart was raising, I could feel my heart pounding out of my chest, couldn't sleep, made me speed like crazy awful. Scared me so bad. It was so bad about a week in, I had to go to ER. It made my anxiety 100 times worse. I had to go to ER in a ambulance, I couldn't breathe. I only gave the a 1 because I had to put something, otherwise it would have been 0. If you have bad anxiety I wouldn't recommend this. But if it work for you thats great, we are all different, but it was a total nightmare for me."

   
1.0

Kaye April 8, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "Quit drinking cold turkey after 2 years of life altering changes. Never had anxiety. Well I do now. Crippling scary moments only about midday. Morning and evening I'm fine which is weird. Was scared to death to take a med like this because other than high BP I'm good to go. Broke down and tried one 5mg dose. About an hour later I felt smooth. Was told 5mg 12 hours. I take 5mg 3 times a day. Usually every 4 hours so 15mg. 4 months sober and a month after starting Buspar it's a life saver for me. I've read that it doesn't work for everybody and everybody I'd different I understand. But it has done the trick for me so far. I tried every vitamin concoction and drink known to man with no luck. It made me very dizzy the fist couple weeks. Now I don't even notice taking it except feeling more calm. Not recommending taking it like I do but it works for me."

   
10

Sluth (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "I've had anxiety for several years with full blown panic attacks that have sent me to the ER. Fortunately, I've kept those at bay for the last year, but I still get anxiety at night. I finally decided to go to the doctor but didn't want a benzo. I was prescribed 15mg tabs, I take one at night...and it does absolutely nothing for my anxiety. If anything, it makes me a tad drowsy. Not what I was hoping for."

   
2.0

Eve (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2018

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"I've been on Buspar for 5 mths. My doc gave me 15mg. After a week I couldn't even describe how great it felt not to be so constantly worried about everything. I did end up getting depressed (but that had already started due to other things), and my anxiety seemed to get a bit worse for a couple months. Doc then put me on 150mg of Wellbutrin which takes 4-6 wks to kick in. During that time (1st 4 wks) I was VERY depressed & anxiety & panic attacks were very bad (had my worst panic attack ever), but then she upped my Buspar to 25mg which helped calm down the anxiety and panic attacks. 4 wks after starting Wellbutrin she upped that to 300mg. In a week depression disappeared & anxiety calmed down and its been 4 wks since. I think it takes the right dose and combo of meds as well as continuing for a bit through the rough patch that sometimes comes with new meds while trying to get the dose right. Don't give up too soon."

   
9.0

K March 29, 2018

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"Now at 5mg at three times a day it finally started working for me--calmer on a day to day basis. It took about a month before I could really feel a difference. Well, if this is good, I think, let's get the doctor to up it to 7.5mg three times a day. What a difference--but not in a good way! I felt foggy and dizzy and my mood swings were worse. More is not always better."

   
9.0

Peri-menopausal (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "Makes my anxiety tremendously worse, even after months of use! Don't believe the fake big pharma comments. This is not a replacement for any benzo, in any way! It is only 'known' to be 'effective' in general anxiety disorder. AFter my switch I couldn't sleep for a week, dehydrated, thought I was gonna die, so then they gave me Zoloft in conjunction with the buspar that I was already on for 2 months! The Zoloft made it even worse, I am surprised to be alive and writing this today."

   
1.0

PTSD March 27, 2018

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"I am being weaned off of Clonazepam and onto Buspirone. I can't even described how miserable I am. I'm a month in and suffering panic attacks, having terrible muscle pain and haven't been able to stop the Clonazepam totally. I hate it. I can't sleep at night. My arms and legs are so sore I am in constant pain. I want off of this drug!"

   
1.0

Abia March 26, 2018

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"Buspirone hasn't done much for reducing my anxiety.... I still worry about everything all the time. What I have noticed as a positive effect though is that when I have "anxiety spikes" (my term for a panic attack that's not quite a panic attack), it doesn't spike quite as high. So it mutes my sharp anxiety episodes, but doesn't really help me to actually worry less."

   
6.0

T (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 23, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "I have debilitating anxiety and paranoia. I hate valium, xanax etc as it causes me shocking depression and lose all motivation. I'm currently taking pristiq, seroquel and Armodifinil. After just a few days on 10 mg twice a day I feel so much better. I've stopped the morning dose as it was causing me to feel spaced out and numb until 2pm. Been on it now two weeks and all my physical anxiety (pounding heart, shortness of breath and irrational negative thoughts) has basically disappeared!! I feel so good I've even booked an overseas holiday soon. Something impossible before the Buspar. I love this medication it's changed my outlook in life :)"

   
9.0

Tonks March 21, 2018

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"Works well for treating anxiety. I would occasionally experience tolerable dizziness for 30 minutes if taken prior to eating a meal. I took this medication for about 8 months, but eventually switched to Lexapro because I didn't like having to take it 3 times a day. I also didn't like how the anxiety would start coming back when the medicine was wearing off. I would consider taking this again in the future because unlike SSRI's, there are no sexual side effects and it is safe to take during pregnancy. I do recommend this medication if you don't mind taking it multiple times per day and can accept that you may occasionally feel mild dizziness for a short period of time after taking a dose."

   
8.0

Girl in her 20's (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 18, 2018

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"I being in buspirone 5mg for 3 days I take it 3 times a day. I never had sleeping problem now I can't sleep also I had never being treated with anxiety. I hate taking pills so I stopped it right now. Also the side effects are ridiculous so no reason to take it anymore."

   
1.0

Yudy March 17, 2018

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"I started experiencing extreme anxiety and panic attacks out of the blue a few months ago. I did not want to take any type of addictive drugs like Xanax or Valium so my doctor prescribed Buspar, 20mg twice a day. It has worked extremely well for me, I feel much calmer with no side effects."

   
10

Dcc (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 16, 2018

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"Since I started this medication about 4 months ago, my depression increased dramatically. I went to several different doctors because I KNEW something was seriously wrong, but I didn’t know what it was. I couldn’t stop crying and couldn’t function at work. Over the last week I tapered myself off of Buspar, and today I didn’t take any. I gradually started feeling less crazy and today felt GREAT! I’m sure this med works for more people than it hurts. But, believe yourself even if the doctors don’t. If you feel worse, it may just be the Buspar!"

   
1.0

Flo (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 15, 2018

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BuSpar (buspirone): "I can take 15mg three times a day but most of the time I only take two a day as I was told not to take after 6 pm. But it works for me great. I haven't had any side effects or anything. It keeps me relaxed and calm and even when I want to get upset I really cant. I thank God for this drug. Give it a try if you haven't."

   
10

Dimples42 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018

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"Took for 21 days only , it didn't do anything for my anxiety nor the shortness of breath , in fact I think it increased my anxiety a little bit more and I was irritable. Also no positive affect on depression , and I felt like it was causing a memory and sexual problems a bit ."

   
1.0

Nate (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018

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