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Lexapro and Buspar question
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:28:48 PM »
So I went to my doctor today and although I am doing much better and it a much better place as far as my anxiety is concerned I still do have those days where I am sure I'm dying.
My doctor wanted to add Buspar to my meds.  I am currently on 20 mg of Lexapro.
And one of my fears as mixing meds, she assured me taking both these drugs are safe and I shouldn't worry.
I also have a RX for Klonopin but that's just as needed ... And thankfully I haven't had to use that in a few weeks.
But what about the days I may need to take one.
Could taking all 3 of these drugs harm me?

Also wondering if anyone else has had good results with Buspar   

Thanks for any help
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Re: Lexapro and Buspar question
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 12:10:31 AM »
Could taking all 3 of these drugs harm me?

No. All three meds work in different ways so don't interfere with each other, though the benzodiazepines may slightly inhibit antidepressant induced neurogenesis.

Also wondering if anyone else has had good results with Buspar

Buspar is quite often prescribed to extract a bigger response from SSRIs, or to counter some of their side-effects and may kick start SSRIs that have pooped-out. It is also sometimes prescribed on its own for anxiety, but the results are patchy and it rarely works for anything other than generalized and social anxiety.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all suggestions are general in nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.