Buspar questions and answers
im supposed to start buspar (antianxiety medication) tomorrow. but i plan on drinking. so should i just wait until the day after to start it instead?
A: Buspar is not a med. that makes you sleepy nor is it an addictive med. just so you know. Honestly don't know how it affects the liver though.
Can Buspar help your mood? Thanks, I'm taking it for panic attacks and I have noticed its been helping me with my mood. I've only been on it for 8 days and I can tell a difference.
A: I took it 10+ years ago for anxiety and it was okay it didn't change anything for me. I no longer take it for a reason but if your physician prescribed it to you it is tailored for your needs. everything works different for everyone.
Q: How long does it take buspar to leave your system?
I took buspar for a short period of time, about 3 months, it dangerously dropped my blood pressure and I decided I'll deal with the anxiety. How long does it take to completely leave your system?
A: The half-life of Buspar is about 2-3 hours. So, it's out of your system now.
Q: How long until the drug Buspar starts working?
I have real bad anxiety and social phobia and was prescribed 15 mg of Buspar daily. I just took my first pill today and it feels like my head is in the clouds or something. Just a weird feeling. I was wondering how long it usually takes for the drug to kick in and help your anxiety?
A: Buspar builds up in your system gradually, and takes 2 weeks to reach its full effects.
Q: Is it safe to take Buspar and melatonin?
I have no idea how Buspar reacts with other medications/supplements. I have a lot of trouble sleeping (I've struggled with insomnia for a while) and I was just wondering if it was OK to take the two together.
A: You should be fine since your body naturally produces melatonin. I've heard a lot of people do fine just taking Buspar, maybe you should try taking that alone to see how well it works. If you still have problems you should consult a medical professional about going on regular melatonin regiment.
Q: Can someone describe to me the affects of Xanax and Buspar?
I've been having pretty severe mood swings and anxiety, so I went to the doctor, and he prescribed be Xanax and Buspar. Can someone tell me what they do and how long will it take before I start noticing the affects? Please don't cut and paste the articles from Wikipedia. I read them already, and they didn't really make sense.
A: they are both anti anxiety meds. xanax is a benzodiazepene medication and buspar is not. xanax is a schedule 4 drug. buspar is not scheduled. xanax can help with the anxiety attacks by causing you to have a very relaxed feeling. some people take it just to get that mello " i don't care" feeling but it can be very effective during an anxiety attack. Buspar is taking more as a scheduled medication to keep a certain drug level in your body. it is not used for an acute anxiety attack. I do not know if that helps or not. the xanax will take effect about 15 minutes after you take it. buspar will take a few days to start working in your system because it has to get to a certain therapeutic level in your body.
Q: Has anyone dealt with anger and hostility while on Buspar?
I've been taking Buspar for a few months now and on occasion become almost uncontrollably angry/hostile. There have been points where my behavior freaks people out. Mind you, before the medication, I've had my moments, but these emotions have seemed to have increased since I started the medication and has put a serious strain on my relationships.
A: You should definitely tell whoever prescribed this medication that you are having these types of side effects so that they can either adjust your dosage or take you off of the medication entirely. It's very possible that you are having a bad reaction to the medication if these changes in your behavior started at the same time you started the medication. Good luck to you.
Q: Will I get withdrawls for skipping a Buspar dose?
I take 15mg of Buspar, four times a day. I kept choking on the damn thing tonight. I am going to skip this dose (fourth of the day), because I can't bare to put anything in my mouth after that ordeal. Will I get with drawls from missing one dose?
A: Skipping one dose will not cause withdrawal symptoms. Just be sure to resume your regular dosing schedule tomorrow-and you can just cut the pill in half, if you are having trouble swallowing it.
Q: Has anyone taken Buspar while pregnant and has it stalled labor?
My baby's head dropped weeks ago and my mucus plug has come out. I have contractions but nothing regular enough. I've been taking Buspar since I was first pregnant. Does it stall labor or effect the continuance of labor?
A: ive been on buspar since the beginning too and im 40 weeks. both my sister and i are due dec 31st and have both been taking it. we both dropped a few weeks ago and on tuesday i was dilated to a 1 and she was at a 2. things are progressing, slowly, but surely.
Q: How long does it take to get over Buspar withdrawal?
This drug is not supposed to be addictive, etc. but since I stopped taking it after only one month, I am definitely going through withdrawal. I was wondering if anyone knew how long this could last because I can't find much info about it. Buspar is a seretonin agonist...not a benzo. Its been about 10 days so far and life is still very hard after stopping this med. withdrawal symptoms: severe depression, thoughts of suicide, inner restlessness, dizziness, facial tingling, depersonalization...
A: What symptoms of withdrawal are you having? I would think that your chemistry should return to normal very soon. Dana (M.S. Mental Health Counseling)
Q: Do Buspar pills help with decreasing opiate withdraw symptoms?
I know Buspar is mainly used to treat anxiety; but I read that it's also used to decrease withdraw symptoms for opiate addicts...
A: yes, they can help to deal with withdrawal however they work better on stimulant withdrawal. buprenorphine* is the best for withdrawal of opiates.. or methadone..but methadone is much harder to obtain and mostly for hardcore heroine addicts..etc... buspar will help minor withdrawal.. however not major withdrawal like for instance a 80-160mg oxycontin addiction..or heroine addiction..or fentanyl..etc...
Q: How long will Buspar make me dizzy?
I just started taking Buspar this week. I start feeling dizzy and kind of lightheaded a couple hours after I have taken it. I end up taking a nap so it goes away. Will it always be like this? Or do I just have to wait for my body to get used to it?
A: This is probably a side effect. I would call your doctor and double check to see how long this will last for. It shouldn't be more than a week or two. If it takes longer, talk to your doctor. Maybe there's a medication thats milder that you can tolerate. Good Luck.
Q: Has anyone ever tried buspar and how well did it work?
I'm interested in finding out the benefit's of buspar.
A: yes i have - no it not the super drug for anxiety... Also visteral aka hydroxypam - are on that level but better than buspar. However... all of these drugs are not addictive - so try it out and hopefully you will get some relief. Good Luck =)
Q: I just got prescribed Buspar because Lexapro was horrible for me, do you know any info on Buspar?
Will I gain weight like on Lexapro? Will I get my sex drive back? Lexapro killed it. What is some general info on Buspar for anxiety?
A: I took it and it did not do anything for my anxiety. My doctor is trying to take me off of klonipin after being on it for years. Don't start taking it if you can help it. It is a benzo, very addicting and bloody hell to get off of. Doctors are prescribing it more on a 2 week to 4 week basis these days. People like me are having a hard time, now that they have decided it is bad for us.
Q: If i am remeron(anti-depressant) and buspar (anti-anxiety) and i take one 1 Oxycodone is that bad mix?
I take remeron once at night for insomnia and throughout the day i take buspar twice for anxiety. I wanted to know if i could occasionally take one oxycodone for pain or do you think there'd be a bad mix?!
A: You should be fine... From what I've always learned all three of those drugs are going to interact with essentially the same chemicals in your brain (dopamine and serotonin) However, the oxycodone is opiate-based so whatever you do DON'T mix it with alcohol (as you probably already know) Just don't overdo it... and double check the prescriptions for interaction warnings!!