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Old 05-13-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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Ativan vs Buspar

Which one do you take and/or think is better for the long run?

I say Buspar <BECAUSE>it doesn't have the habit forming and permanent brain changing Ativan has. At least not as much.

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Old 05-14-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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Re: Ativan vs Buspar

Ativan is not long term medication. Its only in case of severe panic attacks, and is a faster acting type. Buspar is used to raise your serotonin level, and is more long term than Ativan, however, I think buspar is only used in 3-4 week terms. Definitely want to check with your doctor, though.

Old 05-22-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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Re: Ativan vs Buspar

When I first started taking buspar I was told that I would take it for a year. It has now been five years. I did try to go off but the anxiety came back. My doc says it is a safe drug so I will take it as long as I need to. Godbless

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