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FinnMertens

438d

my doctor put me on Buspirone for my anxiety. I haven't been able to leave the house in months because of the anxiety so I hope this will help. are there any side effects I should be aware of? when I first started lexapro I had a really rough first two weeks but then it was great. should I expect similar?

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    • Min11

      417d

      I was on Buspirone for a short while, it gave me diarrhea and I was walking into things, dizzy I guess. It was changed at the follow up appt.

    • Min11

      417d

      I was on Buspirone for a short while, it gave me diarrhea and I was walking into things, dizzy I guess. It was changed at the follow up appt.

    • Haleybug22

      418d

      It will help some. I have used many times but the best anti anxiety with least problems has been my klonapin. I've been on for 8 years or so. It helps everything panic attacks, sleep, anziety

    • verasama

      418d

      I know when I started it, the dose wasn't high enough and it made my panic attacks worse. It got better on a higher dose, but I don't think it's the right medication for me. That said, I don't remember any other bad side effects.

    • chickybones

      420d

      I (personally) would not expect ANYthing out of it. I tried it for my anxiety and sleep and it did Nothing at all. Like i even took a high dose and didnt feel a thing. Like a sugar pill or something! Taking benadryl would be better smh. I too have had trouble leaving my home. I now take low dose abilify to help boost my antidep and anxi meds (effexor). The combo works great for me and i leave the house now... some anxiety but not much. But who knows maybe itll help you! Thats just me

    • Julz

      420d

      I have been on this for almost 8 months and it seems to really help me and I never really had any side effects to my surprise

    • Kmlb5464

      430d

      My first dose I felt drunk, like really drunk, but it never effected me like that again.

    • AmandaJane

      430d

      In my first dose I would get really dizzy for 5-30 minutes, and then if I took it consistently day after day no side effects. It got more intense the higher the dosage, say I took it for a week and then forgot for a day or two, when I took it again I got really dizzy for like 30 minutes and it was like real vertigo. But it always went away after I got used to it!

    • Kingswife

      431d

      I didn't feel any side effects while on it and that was a relief

    • Chesbro99

      431d

      I'm not sure if I get any side effects? But I know I have to take it 3 times a day but it does make a dog difference and help me

    • RedandBlackFan

      438d

      nausea. diarrhea. headache. excitement. confusion. fatigue. That’s everything I was told but I’ve been on it for several years now and the excitement feeling I had in the beginning and it was a little bit scary but it went away after a couple of weeks.

    • Remy007

      438d

      I’m on that and it truly helps me! I don’t feel any side effects maybe it slows my heart rate down

    • MangoNari

      438d

      I was on Lexapro for a month, and my first two weeks was just headaches, but it got worse from there. I was then switched to Buspirone as well(recently) and so far the only thing I have experienced is being a little drowsy. But I have only been on it for 2ish weeks, so, we will see! ╮⁠(⁠.⁠ ⁠❛⁠ ⁠ᴗ⁠ ⁠❛⁠.⁠)⁠╭

    • ssaturnss

      438d

      getting really dizzy is normal for me, sometimes I even pass out but I usually can take like a 5-10 minute nap, and that usually helps

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Some people have experienced side effects with Buspirone, such as constipation, tiredness, and increased heart palpitations. However, these side effects may improve over time. It's important to remember that everyone's experience with medications can be different, so your experience with Buspirone might not be the same as with Lexapro. Keep in touch with your doctor about any symptoms or side effects you experience while taking the medication.

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