View Full Version : Buspirone/BuSpar


CptNemo
09-03-09, 03:52 AM
Has anyone ever taken this by itself,or maybe with bupropion/Wellbutrin?

I am attracted to this combo because:

Non-addictive,
more probable that a GP will prescribe them,
inexpensive,
and they look to have benefits that I need,whether for my 'depression' or my as-yet-undiagnosed ADD-I.

I'm only self-diagnosed right now,and am planning on asking for this (BuSpar/Wellbutrin) combo from my GP in a little over a week.I will also ask for a referral to a specialist(psychiatrist?) at that time.

I'm sure I have ADHD,and hope to get some stronger meds if needed,but I'm sure my GP won't write any strong scripts.(I wouldn't expect her to).
I'm between jobs,with ho insurance,and am seeing a county GP (doc) here in California.


I am currently prescribed Prozac and the side effects are bad,and I've seen no improvement in 35 days.
40 days of Citalopram before that,with no improvement.
Of course these are depression meds.

I've never had one (dep. med) work for me except once.
It was about three years ago,and I cant remember if it was zoloft or lexapro(I've had both).

Weird thing is...there was about a three week window where I remember telling my doc that I felt 'high' from the ssri,and almost felt guilty for feeling so good.
He told me: "Unfortunately,this drug doesn't make you feel euphoric,that's just how you're supposed to feel".

That only lasted for a short time,and I kinda gave up until recently.
Anyway,I don't want to keep rambling,but I just want to hear of any success stories with these two drugs,or reasons why they might not be a good choice.

Thanks,CptNemo

CptNemo
09-03-09, 09:34 PM
No one?

Should I try to post this somewhere else with more traffic?
I've done a lot of searches,but I can't find anything useful.
I know this might seem too subjective,so any advice is appreciated.:)

PS:How should I repost without having duplicates? Delete this one?

December15
10-12-09, 02:00 PM
I'm out the door now but I'll answer later.....

December

excel
10-13-09, 03:43 PM
Has anyone ever taken this by itself,or maybe with bupropion/Wellbutrin?

I am attracted to this combo because:

Non-addictive,
more probable that a GP will prescribe them,
inexpensive,
and they look to have benefits that I need,whether for my 'depression' or my as-yet-undiagnosed ADD-I.

I'm only self-diagnosed right now,and am planning on asking for this (BuSpar/Wellbutrin) combo from my GP in a little over a week.I will also ask for a referral to a specialist(psychiatrist?) at that time.

I'm sure I have ADHD,and hope to get some stronger meds if needed,but I'm sure my GP won't write any strong scripts.(I wouldn't expect her to).
I'm between jobs,with ho insurance,and am seeing a county GP (doc) here in California.


I am currently prescribed Prozac and the side effects are bad,and I've seen no improvement in 35 days.
40 days of Citalopram before that,with no improvement.
Of course these are depression meds.

I've never had one (dep. med) work for me except once.
It was about three years ago,and I cant remember if it was zoloft or lexapro(I've had both).

Weird thing is...there was about a three week window where I remember telling my doc that I felt 'high' from the ssri,and almost felt guilty for feeling so good.
He told me: "Unfortunately,this drug doesn't make you feel euphoric,that's just how you're supposed to feel".

That only lasted for a short time,and I kinda gave up until recently.
Anyway,I don't want to keep rambling,but I just want to hear of any success stories with these two drugs,or reasons why they might not be a good choice.

Thanks,CptNemo
I take it with cymbalta works fine for me

excel
10-13-09, 07:21 PM
i also take busspar

jeremy83
10-14-09, 10:34 PM
Currently on buspar. no complaints.

muldoon
10-16-09, 06:40 PM
Buspar is best for people with very mild to moderate anxiety. I took it for a short time, and while there were a few times when I noticed it shut down the traffic in my head, when I got an anxiety attack, it was like trying to derail a train by putting a penny on the tracks.

A side effect that persisted was one that is common w/ many serotonin agents. When I'd stand up from either sitting or lying down, there was an extreme drop in blood pressure and I'd have to grab onto something to avoid falling over.

In my opinion, it may be a good "add-on" medication, but to tackle higher anxiety levels alone it is absolutely worthless.

slowlygoincrazy
10-20-09, 12:35 PM
1 week into bispar i also take adderall--- ive noticed no change at all except hunger all day. hope in time ill see an improvement... tired of trying meds for anxiety..

RestlessAbbey
10-25-09, 05:28 PM
Buspar is best for people with very mild to moderate anxiety. I took it for a short time, and while there were a few times when I noticed it shut down the traffic in my head, when I got an anxiety attack, it was like trying to derail a train by putting a penny on the tracks.

A side effect that persisted was one that is common w/ many serotonin agents. When I'd stand up from either sitting or lying down, there was an extreme drop in blood pressure and I'd have to grab onto something to avoid falling over.

In my opinion, it may be a good "add-on" medication, but to tackle higher anxiety levels alone it is absolutely worthless.

What med would you consider adding Buspar on to?
Originally I was put on Wellbutrin to offset some of the side effects of Prozac but in the end I was taken off of Prozac (it did help w/the depression I have but the side effects were super sucky)and stayed on the Wellbutrin.

Later the did end up giving me Buspar, I went up to 10mg 2x, I didnt notice much of a difference. So my doctor took me off of it. From what I read you can take 30mg to 60mg safely. So maybe I just wasnt taking enough.

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To OP:

I wasnt dx w/ADD till 4 months ago, I am still on the Wellbutrin. However I do not feel it helped w/my ADD symptoms, but Ive been on it for over a year so maybe Im just use to it. Honestly Ive been on it for so long I am not even sure what it does anymore. I do notice a depression w/drawl if I forget to take it for a day or two. I asked my original psych that DX me w/add about wellbutrin helping ADD and he didnt find it to be useful, but that's just one dr. It can't hurt to try.

Though I have read that it does help some people, I guess it does depend on the person, just like any other medication. Sometimes it can help a lot of people and then it doesnt help anoter. It can affect your sleep if you take it after 4pm.

I am hoping once I get my GAD under control my doctor will let me try a stimulant for my ADD.

muldoon
10-29-09, 03:11 AM
What med would you consider adding Buspar on to?
Originally I was put on Wellbutrin to offset some of the side effects of Prozac but in the end I was taken off of Prozac (it did help w/the depression I have but the side effects were super sucky)and stayed on the Wellbutrin.

Later the did end up giving me Buspar, I went up to 10mg 2x, I didnt notice much of a difference. So my doctor took me off of it. From what I read you can take 30mg to 60mg safely. So maybe I just wasnt taking enough.



If you are doing well on 'Butrin, then I think you should stay with it and retry a slightly higher dose of Buspar. I also was on 10mg 2x daily but I was already having too many side effects (mainly the lightheadedness all the time). I personally do very, very poorly on any serotonin agent. Perhaps that's why I'm slightly biased against SSRIs...but I try not to be. Everyone reacts differently.

The one good aspect I see about Buspar is that there's no serious body rejection-type symptoms when you first get on it that alot of people seem to have with SSRIs. Also, if it doesn't work for you, there's usually not a discontinuation syndrome risk that is also associated with SSRIs if you just stop abruptly.