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rj6445 10-12-2005 10:44 AM

ativan and buspar
My pcp is trying me on buspar daily at 15mg along with 300 of WB and 10 of Lexapro. He didn't say, but guess it is safe to use the ativan until the buspar kicks in from 5-30 days. Any Thoughts? Thanks

mjewell 10-12-2005 03:47 PM

Re: ativan and buspar
That sounds about right. Benzos are usually prescribed to help out with initial side effects until the meds get in your system. I would just not even use the Ativan unless you really need it. That way, if you aren't taking it every day, you will know when the Buspar starts working. Otherwise you might start feeling calm but it is actually because of the Ativan that is always in your system.

red-rider 10-13-2005 01:17 AM

Re: ativan and buspar
I hope someone will comment further on this. I have been on Ativan(1mg) daily for BP spikes/anxiety. The new doc I went to would not refill the Ativan but offered Buspar. I have been afraid to take it because I have read here about the "dizziness" factor. I trust the Ativan~I fear the Buspar. I also read online that one's system should be free of Benzo's before starting the Buspar in order for it to work properly. I wish I knew if they could be taken together? The new doc is on vacation and not available to give me specific instructions. Her nurse was unsure. If anyone has had experience with Buspar/Ativan~please comment.

dragonballwizard 10-19-2005 04:34 PM

Re: ativan and buspar
I am on buspar 15mg 2xday and ativan as needed ....I was dizzy when I took the buspar at first but it does go away.

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