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    Old 02-18-2018, 09:06 AM   #1
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    Buspar caused panic attack?

    I have been on Remeron for 3 months for depression and anxiety. Anxiety is the under lying root cause. I have put on 25 lbs with it and asked to be talked off it to try some new. My psychiatrist recommended Buspar. I have been weening off the Remeron and started my first does of Buspar and within 15 minutes has having a panic attack. Now I know one of my triggers for panic and anxiety is new medication but I was incredibely anxious all night.
    Now I do not know what to do. I have been doing incredibely well with Remeron but the increase appetite is too much.
    I have heard that Buspar can initially cause an anxiety increase. What have others experienced? After 3 months of relative peacefulness I cannot go back to the chaos of constant anxiety.


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    Old 02-18-2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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    Re: Buspar caused panic attack?

    I feel the same way when taking new meds. I have been on Prozac for about 13 years with pretty good results. About 4 months ago the panic attacks came back with a vengeance. Doc upped my Prozac to 40 mg and added Buspar. Started with 5 mg twice a day and last week upped it to 10 mg twice a day. At first I felt anxious too but it seems to be getting a little better. What dosage did you start on? My Dr told me that I needed to start low and work my way up. Could it be that your Dr started you too high?
    Best of luck and God Bless.

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    Old 02-26-2018, 02:43 PM   #3
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    Re: Buspar caused panic attack?

    Some meds can cause increased anxiety. Buspar was a huge anxiety causer for me. I remember having waves of panic attacks for an entire day. New meds give me anxiety too, but the anxiety I was having was not about meds, but other things that were usually not an issue. I only took it one time, as the anxiety was bad.

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