Anybody else take Buspar?
I suffer from Trichotillomania brought on by anxiety. My hair is getting so thin my doctor put me on two meds.One is Celexa 20 mgms and Buspar 10mgms. I was wondering what I could expect when taking the Buspar.The bottle says take twice a day as needed for anxiety. Does that mean I only take it when Im worked up or...
Asked by Leonore Busman 3 months ago.
I suffer from Trichotillomania brought on by anxiety. My hair is getting so thin my doctor put me on two meds.One is Celexa 20 mgms and Buspar 10mgms. I was wondering what I could expect when taking the Buspar.The bottle says take twice a day as needed for anxiety. Does that mean I only take it when Im worked up or should I take it twice a day no matter what? Thanks! Answered by Rheba Bustillo 3 months ago.
BuSpar (buspirone) needs to be taken continuously for it to have any benefit. It does need to be taken exactly as it is prescribed, normally people take about 30 mg divided in 2-3 doses. BuSpar is not a medication that provides rapid relief of anxiety. Like antidepressants BuSpar typically takes 2-4 weeks for benefits. The dose of both medications are fairly low so you may not have any response until your doctor increases the doses. So yes take it twice a day everyday no matter what. If you are not seeing a psychiatrist you really should find one. Typically a general practitioner is not capable of treating trichotillomania effectively. In addition a consultation with a dermatologist is often a good idea. Lastly there are a number of mediations that have been studied for trichotillomania and several have shown promising results. Neither BuSpar or Celexa (citalopram) have been specifically studied for trichotillomania however other medications have been including Orap (pimozide), Anafranil (clomipramine), Prozac (fluoxetine), Luvox (fluvoxamine), and lithium. Using Orap with either Anafranil or Prozac has demonstrated the greatest efficacy. Some of the studies have been based on the idea trichotillomania is related to Tourette syndrome or obsessive compulsive disorder which is why drugs approved for those indications are the most studied. Lithium has also shown some very favourable results. The antidepressant Norpramin (desipramine) was found to have little benefit. Answered by Lindsay Badlam 3 months ago.
If the bottle says "as needed for anxiety" it indeed means to take it only if you are anxious. However, Buspar is not really a medications you take on an "as needed" basis. Also, the does is relatively low (not too low, just lowish). Is the doctor who prescribed you those medications a specialist in psychiatry or a primary care doctor? If it is not a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, I would strongly suggest you go see one for a consultation because primary care doctors often under dose medications. However, I obviously do not know the situation or specifics... Independent from the above, I'd also strongly recommend therapy I've you're not already doing that. It's generally very effective for anxiety disorders. Answered by Ozie Males 3 months ago.
I took Buspar, Effexor, and Trileptal for depression and anxiety, but now am off of all of it because I think and my doctor thinks that it was causing me other problems (high white blood cell count, infection). I don't need other health problems so I just got off all of it. I just try to deal with my problems on my own and with God. EDIT: Have your thyroid checked. It's not in top shape even when the doctor says it's okay sometimes. Research it on the internet. Answered by Katrice Stiltner 3 months ago.
i took every anti-anxiety med known to man and didn't like any of them. i found that a b vitamin complex did the trick better, anyways. Answered by Kasey Roeder 3 months ago.
I took that **** for only 2 days. I was dizzy and my ears were ringing. I despised it and never took it again. Answered by Hildegarde Perona 3 months ago.
I am only on my second day of Buspar. And I have had 3 panic attacks. I feel like it is making it worse instead of better. And I am EATING a LOT. Does anyone hae any experiene with Buspar? Will my eating subside? How soon will theese attacks subside? thank you
Asked by Rodney Della 3 months ago.
Being on your second day of Buspar, it is hard to say if it's going to work for you or not. You need to give a medication such a Buspar time to build up in your system. Buspar is not a fast acting anxiety medication such as Klonopin, Lorazepam, or any others. It needs a chance in order to get mainstreamed in your system. I was on Buspar for about 2 years and I found that it was wonderful for me. I didn't have a problem with being hungry all the time or over eating, but I'm not sure that you do either. I think that when people have anxiety attacks often, their stomachs are being sabotaged by the constant production of adrenaline. Adrenaline, when released into the body, temporarily stops all digestive function. We get used to this as we live with our anxiety being untreated. Once you begin the therapy of your choice, I believe that the desire to eat is because you are hungry. Your anxiety is suppressed and your body begins to mend. Anxiety is very traumatizing to your system. It's going to take some time for all of this to come together for you. If you are worried about weight gain, then watch your diet, eat only when you are truely hungry, and excercise if you want to. You can also try another form of anxiety supression that better suits your and your lifestyle. Just know that anxiety is tricky and hard to live with, but that does not mean that through trial and error you can not find something that will help you to feel better. The attacks that you are having now, should subside, but this may take up to a month before you see any sign of improvement. I know that seems like an eternity, but if it's going to work for you in the long run, isn't it worth giving it a shot and sticking it out? In the mean time, drink chamomile tea, stay away from caffeine, try to relax and pay attention to where and how you breathe. These are all things that in little ways can help you to cope with the attacks that you do have. I hope that I have been of some help to you. I know how hard it is to feel like you are not going to make it sometimes, but believe me, you can and you will. Keep fighting and take back control of your life. Have a good day and take care. Answered by Morris Weslow 3 months ago.
Eh..I would lay off the alcohol for a while until you figure out how buspar effects you. It is a pretty heavy duty anxiolytic drug and is usually taken with other mental health conditions. It works tho, so take it. Buspar can make you sleepy, lethargic, and generally out of it. Alcohol can makes these effects worse, and it can get to the point where you may stop breathing. You're going to drink no matter what, so just wait for around 14 days, about how long it takes for the med to fully take effect, before drinking. Limit the intake to a few drinks no more than three times a week because there are dangerous interactions like liver failure involved. Be safe and I hope you get a grip on your anxiety. Answered by Zachariah Diorio 3 months ago.
I am currently taking Buspar twice a day to keep from feeling anxious. It seems to be working for me. There are days that I don't take it, so give it a chance. If you are still having panic attacks call your doctor and have him put you on Xanax and you will feel the anxiety subside after 30 minutes of taking the medication. Answered by Zelda Brittman 3 months ago.
I took buspar for about a year, I can't really say that it really worked for me at all.I always had an appetite with it and the weight gain alone just added to the attacks but I was always talked into continuing with the meds until I finally said enough was enough. After years of fighting anxiety attacks (which I sympathize with you, they really suck to say the LEAST!) I have found a tea called Organic Nighty Night to work the best for me. Traditional Medicinals makes it and the tea can be found in most grocery stores or vitamin shops. Hope this helps. Just remember to say to yourself that they are just an anxiety attack, you are all right and they WILL NOT win. You are master not the anxiety! Answered by Kathlyn Thress 3 months ago.
If it is making you feel worse, I would quit taking it and tell your doctor. Maybe they could call in something else for you to try. Meds affect each person differently, what works for some don't work at all for someone else, or have unwanted side effects. Good luck Answered by Kami Koellmann 3 months ago.
Buspar (busporine hcl)?
My doctor prescribed this to me as needed, all I have been reading is that this medicine takes a while to take effect and it should be taken daily. I have taken the medicine at least 4 or 5 times and every time I take it within 30 minutes I feel relaxed and I can think single thoughts rather than 100 thoughts at a...
Asked by Arielle Mccook 3 months ago.
My doctor prescribed this to me as needed, all I have been reading is that this medicine takes a while to take effect and it should be taken daily. I have taken the medicine at least 4 or 5 times and every time I take it within 30 minutes I feel relaxed and I can think single thoughts rather than 100 thoughts at a time. It also makes me a little drowsy, and does wear off within 3 hours and I can feel the nervous feeling again after. CAN this medicine be working for me like this and has it worked like this for anyone else. I have NEVER taken a benzo such as Xanax so maybe this is why I can feel it working because I have not been exposed to anything stronger. I also do not take meds (part of my anxiety) I have to fight myself to take the Buspar to feel better and then I thank myself later. I just don't want to cause my self any harm taking it like this as I have heard taking things like Lexapro as needed will mess your brain up bad. Thanks! Answered by Lindsay Poskey 3 months ago.
BuSpar (busprione): Acts by inhibiting the action of serotonin (5-HT); has shown little potential for abuse, a good choice in substance abuse. USes : Management and short-term relief of anxiety disorders. Adult: PO 5 mg tid; may increase by 5 mg/day q2-3d, not to exceed 60 mg/day. Available forms: 5, 10, 15 mg. Alex...this drug is not a classified Benzodiazepine/controlled substance, it is an Azaspirodecanedione/non narctic drug. Lexapro is neither a classified Benzodiazepine. It is a non narcotic drug specifically prescribed for chemical imbalances in the brain. Management of long term relief of anxiety, depression, ... Uses: Major depressive order, anxiety, pyscotic episodes relating to chemical imbalance of brain. While benzos have addictive personalities, due to controlled substance, and can possibly change ones character, not always for the good, BuSpar nor Lexapro contain substance abuse charaters. These medications are prescribed for daily use in order to be effective. It is said that these medications require a 7 day range for optimal relief, however many patients have reported relief in as few as 2-3 days. All medications can become addictive, especially with patients having an addictive nature. All patients have different chemistry make-up, therefore, what may be correct for one, does not fair well for another. Everyone has their story. No one knows your story but you. There are many who have said Lexapro did not work for them. Many have said Lexapro messes with your mind and you should stay away from it. And I'm sure that they believe this due to their experience. However, as I said, one medication is not the answer for everyone. In my case, I began having pyscotic episodes, seeing and hearing things, becoming lost on the way to work or home. I was lucky enough to remain in reality to the extent of realising something was wrong, just didn't know what. I was sent to a Pyschiatrist in the Behavioral Center and was diagnosed with a chemical imbalance, which I was told is quite common in situations in which I had been subjected to, and in such the length of time I had been under these circumstances. So, no one can give you the precise medication to take. It's a question of what works for you. I am all the time suggesting Lexapro because it brought me back into the world. It saved my job, my family, it saved me from losing myself and everyone around me. I also suggest it whenever narcotics are being used, or with non narcotic yet addictive personalities are prescribed. Many of us have problems, and we should try to handle or cope with them without running to the pills. Pills are not a cure, and they cannot erase our problems. In fact, many of us find out much later that the pills are our biggest problem. I do not recommend using pills for the everyday stress of life. However, when I recognize the signs of my own personal experience, or other much more dangerous pills are being taken, YES...I suggest giving Lexapro a try. Hope this has helped rather than offend. Take care, Alex! Answered by Nubia Dagel 3 months ago.
Buspar and alcohol interaction?
I was recently put on Buspar for anxiety and the weekend is comming up and im wondering what if any possible side effects will their be. I did a pretty quick search and found alot of vague details mostly like this "Although BuSpar does not intensify the effects of alcohol, it is best to avoid alcohol while taking...
Asked by Elizabet Metenosky 3 months ago.
I was recently put on Buspar for anxiety and the weekend is comming up and im wondering what if any possible side effects will their be. I did a pretty quick search and found alot of vague details mostly like this "Although BuSpar does not intensify the effects of alcohol, it is best to avoid alcohol while taking this medication." so what i want to know is why is it best to avoid alcohol when it apparently has no side effects with alcohol? Answered by Eddy Casanas 3 months ago.
Buspar And Alcohol Answered by Robert Sosnowski 3 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Buspar and alcohol interaction? I was recently put on Buspar for anxiety and the weekend is comming up and im wondering what if any possible side effects will their be. I did a pretty quick search and found alot of vague details mostly like this "Although BuSpar does not intensify the effects of alcohol, it is best to avoid... Answered by Mirtha Snead 3 months ago.
The main reason being that when you ingest alcohol it enters the bloodstream and depending on the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream then the amount of other chemicals is diminished and since the Buspar affects the nervous system if there is an absence of enough chemical to work properly then the drug is ineffective and the sensory receptors may receive false signals thus sending incorrect data to the brain causing anxiety, insomnia or seizures( the side effects may be enhanced by taking alcohol and cutting the presence of the Buspar in the bloodstream). Answered by Rosario Slappey 3 months ago.
Buspirone And Alcohol Answered by Lamonica Gerst 3 months ago.
ARE ANY OF YOU PEOPLE DOCTORS? OR ARE YOU JUST RUNNING YOUR MOUTHS---CITE SOME SOURCES TO BACK UP YOUR CLAIMS---OTHERWISE YOUR INFO IS USELESS TO ME Answered by Hortencia Selbig 3 months ago.
Xanax vs buspar and valerian root?
I am trying to get away from benzos. Please let me know if anyone has had any positive results with valerian root or buspar. Let me put it this way...Has anyone had any "xanax type results or relief" with either of these medications. Please let me know. This is so important to me. Thank you.
Asked by Amee Toupin 3 months ago.
BuSpar is actually quite famous for being HATED by ex-benzo users. The type of fix a benzo user is expecting is a rapid and complete relief from crippling anxiety. BuSpar works totally differently and may take weeks (3-6) to completely kick in, and it must be taken everyday, not just when anxiety strikes, as that will do nothing. Also, daily doses above 30mg are required, but most doctors start out low and hope for the best, when this rarely works. I did not have a positive result. All BuSpar did was make me tired, and at bad times of the day like when I was sitting at class at 11am! As for valerian root, most of the information on wikipedia is about the closest you are going to get to anything, and like BuSpar it must be taken everyday and may take weeks to work. Answered by Norene Cookman 3 months ago.
Is the medicine Buspar considered an older anxiety medication?
Or is it still widely prescribed?
Asked by Nikole Anhalt 3 months ago.
BuSpar (buspirone) was FDA approved September 29, 1986 so it is a fairly new medication approved for generalized anxiety disorder (it is not indicated for any other anxiety disorders). To give you a comparison here are other FDA approved medications for anxiety and the dates they were FDA approved: Butisol (butabarbital) June 5, 1939 Miltown (meprobamate) April 28, 1955 Librium (chlordiazepoxide) February 24, 1960 Valium (diazepam) November 15, 1963 Ativan (lorazepam) September 30, 1977 Xanax (alprazolam) October 16, 1981 BuSpar (buspirone) September 29, 1986 <----- BuSpar Paxil (paroxetine) December 29, 1992 Effexor (venlafaxine) December 28, 1993 BuSpar is still widely prescribed. In The United States there were 5.4 million prescriptions written in 2009, a 35% increase over the year before making it the 18th most prescribed psychiatric medication in The US. Answered by Blair Whiteman 3 months ago.
It is an older anxiety medication, but it is still prescribed. I don't know how widely, but it's commonly available in pharmacies. Answered by Sharleen Dine 3 months ago.
My boyfriend took 6 buspar being an *** because we were fighting...?
He forgot 30 minutes later he'd taken them and couldn't get off the couch to go throw them up like I wanted him to do. He's currently snoring. (20 mins later)... on the floor. 6 buspar won't kill him right? He's 260lbs. Drank one drink before that.
Asked by Stefany Jendras 3 months ago.
CALL 911. BuSpar is an anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. BuSpar is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms. BuSpar may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Do not use BuSpar if you are allergic to buspirone, or if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take BuSpar before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. BuSpar can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase some of the side effects caused by BuSpar. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with BuSpar and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. BuSpar is usually taken for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 weeks without your doctors advice Answered by Lela Prazenica 3 months ago.
Call 911 or your local poison control. Never ever have someone throw up without being told to do so by the EMT's or Poision Control. What to do now is turn him on his left side, check his pulse make sure its not slowing down and call 911. Answered by Marcelo Lemle 3 months ago.
CALL 911. ASK FOR POISON CONTROL. GET AN AMBULANCE. Answered by Roseline Bardney 3 months ago.
Buspar ? mental health professional?
Is buspar 10mg 3 times a day too much?does buspar cause fatigue?what are long term side effects?
Asked by Mary Kolbusz 3 months ago.
If your doctor prescribed Buspar 10mg 3 times a day then it is not too much. That amount is actually very common. You doctor would not prescribe anything that he or she wasn't sure about how it would affect you. Buspar is not a very strong anti-anxiety medication, it is only prescribed for very mild anxiety so I believe you will be fine. Busbar is known to cause fatigue, however if you just started the medication you should not be worried as it should pass. I do not know exactly what you are on this medication for but perhaps you would like to talk to your doctor about going on an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) instead such as Prozac. Prozac is an excellent medication of anxiety disorders as well as depression and as an SSRI has hardly any side-effects. Anxiety is widely believed to be caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain because you Brain keeps flushing the serotonin in and out. An SSRI blocks the reuptake of your natural serotonin and thus keeps your natural serotonin supply in your brain at all times. Also SSRIs only effect your serotonin levels, while Buspar effects your serotonin and Dopamine levels. Personally, I believe that messing with Dopamine levels can cause more problems. However, you should speak to your doctor about your concerns. If you are seeing a general doctor please switch to a psychiatrist to get your medication. A general doctor had about one class in psychology. Answered by Jarvis Prendes 3 months ago.
You should have got a patients leaflet with it from the pharmacy. This is not a benzodiazapine but of a similar action (like Valium) Usually the starting dose is 7.5mg twice a day but the maximum dose is 60 a day so you've a long way to go to get there! Usually this is prescribed for acute anxiety states and is only used for up to 4 weeks then withdrawn. So you shouldn't be looking at long term side effects. Counselling or therapy should help you beat this and find ways to relax and calm down, self soothing methods. Most people get them for a few days to get over what ever caused the anxiety. GAD is better treated with beta blockers and therapy. It has a number of side effects short term that will be explained on the leaflet or look at them online. No one will get all the side effects most of them are very rare but have to be included. They can cause symptoms that are fairly like the anxiety with racing heart, insomnia, fidgets. Try to ignore any of the side effect details it's easier that way. If you get any that may be side effects then look to see if they are common! It works for me! Good luck Answered by Conception Jungels 3 months ago.
Buspar info anyone?
I am looking for personal experiences from taking buspar... How much did you take (mg) Did it work? Did it relieve anxiety? Did you gain weight? Any side effects? Sexual side effects, good or bad? Did you take it with an SSRI ( prozac, zoloft etc. ) or alone?
Asked by Lenora Hugueley 3 months ago.
I took Buspar for 6 months several years ago. I can't remember the exact dosage, but it was a tablet that was 'split' and I only took 1/2 of it, 2 x per day. I have VERY low tolerance for these types of drugs, which is why I took so little. But it was enough. I was totally functional, but was able to keep my anxiety and panic attacks under control. I don't think I would have survived those 6 months without it. I had no side effects that I can think of. They tried me on the absolute lowest introduction dosage of prozac -- and it turned me into a major drooling zombie! They took me OFF that, and gave me the Buspar and it worked great. They also gave me Xanax, as needed -- but I only used that once in a while when a total panic attack threatened to get completely out of control. By the way, I used these because I was going through a major 'triple' crisis -- loss of close family member, loss of job, moving to new home -- plus menopause. Just too much to handle in one short period of time. Answered by Felicia Matejka 3 months ago.
Info on Buspar please?
I need to know which is more potent, buspar or klonopin? I just had a very bad reaction with klonopin, and if buspar is milder I would be able to talk to my doctor about it. I will anyway, I just like to write down my questions so I don't forget to ask him anything. I am self-pay. So I try to get the most...
Asked by Gus Akimseu 3 months ago.
I need to know which is more potent, buspar or klonopin? I just had a very bad reaction with klonopin, and if buspar is milder I would be able to talk to my doctor about it. I will anyway, I just like to write down my questions so I don't forget to ask him anything. I am self-pay. So I try to get the most out of my dollar! 8D Thanks Answered by Valery Capellan 3 months ago.
BuSpar didn't work for me, I took it for 4 years. Klonopin is stronger. There are other forms of anti-anxiety meds out there. If your doc gave you klonopin, it's because he knew that based on your symptoms, BuSpar wouldn't help. Docs always prescribe BuSpar first when they can because it's non habit forming like the others can be. It's possible that you need to take an anti-depressant in combination. Let your doctor decide what's best, not a bunch of random people on Y/A Answered by Cletus Pierson 3 months ago.
Klonopin is more potent and can be addicting.Both drugs are usually ised for anxiety.Klonapin is in the benzo family and are highly addictive.These are physically addictive which if taken for a long period have to be weined.If you can make it on the busbar it is your best option.Stay away from the xanax.This is ussually a doctors next step up. Answered by Dodie Gendler 3 months ago.
It is a lighter med it doesnt knock you out It worked wonders for me within a week I was no longer having daily panic attacks and honestly I never have had side effects from it either after the first cpl of times I took it. Answered by Cathrine Cabanillas 3 months ago.