She increased my Lexapro and also wants me to try taking Buspar as well.
Now last time she suggested this I was afraid to take it because of drug interactions .... I'm just wondering if anyone takes both?
She assured me 110% That it's FINE to take the. Together but you can't tell my HA mind that
Your doctor is mostly correct. Buspar is often added to SSRIs to either diminish side-effects, to boost their effectiveness, or to reboot antidepressants that have stopped working. Buspar is not a SSRI, it is not even an antidepressant but a completely different class of anxiety drug, though it does affect one serotonin receptor system which could potentially be a problem, however, at the doses prescribed to supplement SSRIs this isn't a significant factor. The only drug interaction that could present a problem is with Prozac which may reduce the effectiveness of Buspar.
The relatively new antidepressant Viibryd (vilazodone) is a combination of a SSRI and a chemical similar to Buspar in the one tablet.