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    Old 05-09-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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    Anxiety from Buspar?

    I am taking 20mg/day of buspar generic. I suffer from general anxiety disorder and some depression. Like alot of people on here, paxil works wonders for me but in trying to avoid the side effects I have taken myself off of it a year or so ago.

    Anyways, tried no meds at all and have gone back to realizing it's part of my life and I need them. So I tried buspar because I heard it's a great anti-anxiety drug. It seems like the first 2-3 weeks I felt better (might have been psychological) but into week 4 or 5 I have noticed I think its actually making me more nervous, a bit manic. Has anyone else noticed this with buspar?

    Any comments will be helpful... thanks!

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    Old 05-09-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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    Re: Anxiety from Buspar?

    Possibly bump up the dose. The typical doseage is 30 mg daily (15mg X 2).
    That is what I did when the 20 was not doing much. Greg

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    Old 05-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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    Re: Anxiety from Buspar?

    My doctor has me on 60 mgs of buspar and 60 mgs of celexa. Anxiety seems to be controlled at this amount.

    Old 05-13-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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    Re: Anxiety from Buspar?

    I was on 30mgs of Buspar for a few months with success, then started feeling more anxiety than usual. I actually went DOWN In dosage to 20mg and believe it or not, my anxiety was better. I am now also taking Effexor XR and am going to still take the Buspar too.

    Old 05-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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    Re: Anxiety from Buspar?

    I took 60mg of buspar 20mg 3 times a day and I did notice a not 100% fine attitude after 6+ months.

    I eventually took Ativan and that helps me better.

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