Buspar with Lexapro or after Lexapro?
I started Lexapro in March due to being diagnosed with situational depression & anxiety. The situation that was the cause has subsided, but I still feel I need something for anxiety. Due to restrictions from my health insurance, they aren't willing to pay for Lexapro so I am in the process of weaning and am having a lot of breakthrough anxiety. I am interested in Buspar because of it's "non-dependencey". Is it OK to take it when weaning from Lexapro? I know that people take SSRIs augmented with Buspar, but I'm not sure how that works when lexapro is both an antidepressent and an antianxiety agent. I have a call into my dr to see what my options are, but he is slow in replying often. I have a feeling that he will be willing to start me on Buspar if that's what I am willing to try since it is approved by my health plan. Has anyone had this experience or used Lex <WITH>Buspar?
I also understand that Buspar is a drug that isn't taken for an extended period of time (typically 4 weeks), but also read that it takes 2 weeks to get into your system. What's up with that?
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