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Addition of Buspar
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:00:55 AM »
 So I had my regular Pdoc appointment  yesterday. It didnt turn out like I planned. I currently take 40 mg/ day of Prozac ( generic ). Based on where I was this spring I am in a much better place. However I have still been using Xanax as needed and he would like to get me to a place where I dont need it at all if possible. So we will give it a shot. I took one last night and another this morning. I'm thinking its best taken with food because I took it before breakfast this morning and a liitle while after I took it I got really sick to my stomach for a bit.
 From what reading Ive done it either works really well for you or not at all. Seems it takes a couple weeks to kick in. Heres hoping !
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Re: Addition of Buspar
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 09:10:58 AM »
Good luck!
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Re: Addition of Buspar
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 09:23:15 AM »
I'm thinking its best taken with food because I took it before breakfast this morning and a liitle while after I took it I got really sick to my stomach for a bit.

It shouldn't make any difference, but taking it with food won't affect how it's metabolized. But always take it the same way at the same time as Buspar has a very short half-life.

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From what reading Ive done it either works really well for you or not at all.

Very true when taken on its own for anxiety and unfortunately mostly its a case of it being less effective than M&Ms. It also only works for GAD and maybe social phobia. However, when taken with a SSRI it can significantly increase the effectiveness of the antidepressant and reduce some of its side-effects too. In the adjuvant role it seems to work for most to some degree.

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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 advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Addition of Buspar
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 10:20:42 AM »
 My diagnosis is GAD so hopefully it will work for me. I still have this "underlying " anxiety that Im try to get rid of !
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Re: Addition of Buspar
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 06:52:57 AM »
So far all I feel is jittery...although I know I need to give it a fair shake. Still taking Xanax, so far its the only thing that helps.
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Re: Addition of Buspar
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 01:18:22 PM »
I took Buspar a few years ago and I remember getting super sick also if I took it without food. I took the medicine to work with me and took it after breakfast, that helped.
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Re: Addition of Buspar
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 09:59:58 AM »
So its been just over a week and I dare say at this point that the buspar is helping. I hade another pdoc appt yesterday  and he changed the dosage from 5mg - 3x/day to 10 mg 2x/day. The last time I took a xanax was last Saturday...
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Re: Addition of Buspar
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 10:22:49 AM »
Sounds encouraging! 

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