Are people supposed to take Buspar and benzodiazapines together? I've been taking Buspar 3 times a day, and a tiny piece of Klonopin once a day as well, along with Paxil. Thanks.
Quote from Forrester:Are people supposed to take Buspar and benzodiazapines together? I've been taking Buspar 3 times a day, and a tiny piece of Klonopin once a day as well, along with Paxil. Thanks.
Quote from Forrester:Actually they should not have prescribed both. I was not beign closely monitored by a psychiatrist. Just my general family practice doctor called those in. She suggested Klonopin first and called that in, and I called her 2 wks later and asked her to call in Buspar and she did so. Gee I have one nice doctor huh? Just kidding. She should be monitoring me more closely but that is not her field.
So anyway today I got a psychiatric consult. I went to a low-income place. The Paxil and Buspar combo is no longer working, so they're gonna switch my antidepressant to Effexor and combine it with Klonopin for 2 weeks then go off of the Klonopin. And no more Buspar. Finally I'm getting an experienced opinion tailored to my needs-hopefully this med will take, no bad side effects or anything.
Quote from Forrester:The psychiatrist told me that Effexor is good for treating both anxiety and depression. first it hits the anxiety receptors and acts similar to an SSRI and at higher levels then it hits the depression receptors because at higher levels dopamine is released or something like that. so he said it's good for both anxiety and depression.
I"m starting effexor Monday, maybe we could have a "check in" here each day to see how our symptoms are. I'm praying for at least some relief, not a miracle, just some relief, and I'd like it to last a while, the last drug I took (SSRI Paxil) lasted about 2 or 2 1/2 yrs before it wore off, I know that is a long time but in teh long run I'd like it to be longer, those were the best yrs of my life :)