Re: Dr. switching me from Xanax to Buspar
I would first find another dr! What a jerk. I know they don't want to prescribe the Xanax as much. As I see it, what does it matter whether it's Xanax or an SSRI, or a heart med you take, you're still "addicted". ? Anyway, I have read some good things about Buspar and am thinking of trying it again to keep my panic attacks at bay. I have read that it helps quite a bit in many instances. I would try it if I were you. Start out real slow and go with small doses for a few days and go up. I am going to try that I think. I was taking Lexapro for anxiety and it helped, but the weight gain made me stop. My anxiety is back and won't go away. I don't really want to go back on the Lexapro, so going to try Buspar first.
With anxiety, we have to get out of our heads.