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MrT

757d

finally went to see my doctor about adding something extra for my breakthrough anxiety. Buspar it is. between what she told me and what I've found online, I'm confused about it's use. she said I could use it as needed for like a week at a time, or take it every day and see what helps. but from what I've read about it, it isn't an as needed for anxiety like a benzo (Xanax, Ativan) would be. anyone with experience with it have any info to pass along?

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    • FutureNurse

      752d

      Buspar is supposed to be used as a daily medication not an as needed med, so I’m surprised that you got put on it for breakthrough anxiety. I started taking it twice daily about a month ago. If you’re having concerns, reach out to your doctor. Tell them what you found online. Sometimes they have reasons for what they do, but a lot of times, they just don’t know enough about mental illnesses and medications to treat it especially if it’s a primary care doctor.

    • FutureNurse

      752d

      Buspar is supposed to be used as a daily medication not an as needed med, so I’m surprised that you got put on it for breakthrough anxiety. I started taking it twice daily about a month ago. If you’re having concerns, reach out to your doctor. Tell them what you found online. Sometimes they have reasons for what they do, but a lot of times, they just don’t know enough about mental illnesses and medications to treat it especially if it’s a primary care doctor.

    • MadMag

      753d

      I hate medications and used to take it 3 times daily. It really works well when taken daily. Currently, I use it as needed since I'm mainly in my bed all day everyday. It still helps to take it before going out in the world. No side effects.

    • Anne8769

      753d

      I take BuSpar as well, along with marijuana and it really does help

    • Remus87

      755d

      I take buspar twice a day and find it helpful as well. I take hydroxyzine as needed

    • Mr.Man

      756d

      I take Buspar 10 mg early and 15mg evening, and celexa 20 mg daily, I like Buspar it really gives me no side effects

    • AK11

      756d

      You’re supposed to take it daily

    • Awkweird

      757d

      I've been taking it for 10+ years with celexa and I take it daily twice

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