Re: Is Buspar like Xanax
Buspar and Xanax both treat anxiety but much differently. I've tried both and found that Buspar was not as effective and made me dizzy. Xanax is very effective short term, but is addictive. I can tell you that my anxiety was so great that only something like Xanax really worked. I'm not crazy about being "addicted" right now, but it beats looking over your shoulder for that next panic attack. If your doc is weaning you off Xanax, he or she may be concerned about the tolerance issue. It is a real, valid concern, but when push comes to shove, Buspar doesn't provide the calming that Xanax does.