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Old 06-02-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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Is Buspar like Xanax

I am wondering if Buspar is like Xanax my doc is weaning me off Xanax but I have never heard of Buspar before and was wondering what it does. I am starting lexapro later today 10 mg but i already read alot of posts on lexapro, but was wondering is it for anxiety also or does it help with depression.

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Old 06-02-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: Is Buspar like Xanax

Buspar and Xanax both treat anxiety but much differently. I've tried both and found that Buspar was not as effective and made me dizzy. Xanax is very effective short term, but is addictive. I can tell you that my anxiety was so great that only something like Xanax really worked. I'm not crazy about being "addicted" right now, but it beats looking over your shoulder for that next panic attack. If your doc is weaning you off Xanax, he or she may be concerned about the tolerance issue. It is a real, valid concern, but when push comes to shove, Buspar doesn't provide the calming that Xanax does.

Old 06-02-2005, 09:53 AM   #3
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Re: Is Buspar like Xanax

Well I was talking Wellbutrin XL for about 20 days and had horrible side effects and had to go to the hospital. I was having migranes for two weeks, blurred vision, equilibrium was off causing me to take two steps to the right all the time it bad so I was taking alot of xanax to deal with it. I took 70 .25 mg pills in 10 days to deal with the side effects of wellbutrin. So that is why he is changing me and weaning me off xanax. Thanks for your reply. I appriciate it very much. DeAnn

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