Buspirone for anxiety: any side effects?

Posted by derryman @derryman, Nov 3, 2017

Hi to all members fighting Aniexty & Depression. Can anyone help me. HAS BUSPIRONE ANY BAD SIDE EFFECTS. I have been prescribed it but haven’t taken it. I’m on 100mg SERAQUEL, 225 EFFEXOR.LIPTOR & other tablets. PLZ RESPOND WITH HELP. THANKS

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I have been on it for 2 yrs along with depakote, prozac, amitriptyline no issues for me. Every one is so different. Good luck!

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Hi, I have been on Buspirone for about 6 months. 10 mgs . in the morning and 10 mgs at night. It makes me a little drowsy. I don’t really notice anything else. I also take propanolol for palpitations in the morning. At night, I take 300 mgs seroquel and 45 mgs mirtazapine. Sometimes I feel like it isn’t helping, other times I feel better. My worst time of the day is in the morning.

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Can anyone tell me the pros and cons on Buspar? Currently I’m taking Celexa 40 mg. Slowly increased dosage because my psychiatrist knows how sensitive I am. Been on 40mg about 3 weeks. My anxiety and stress has been high ever since pandemic. I was on Celexa for years and then I eventually stopped it in 2020. At that time my psychiatrist wasn’t seeing patients. When I started seeing him again he tried different meds that didn’t work. I had trouble with Pristiq and probably weaned off too fast. Also on Xanax 3.75 mg a day. Different intervals. I’m afraid to get on another med especially Buspar. I’ve been nauseous probably from anxiety. Possible not being on Celexa long enough. Thank you.

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@flow65

Can anyone tell me the pros and cons on Buspar? Currently I’m taking Celexa 40 mg. Slowly increased dosage because my psychiatrist knows how sensitive I am. Been on 40mg about 3 weeks. My anxiety and stress has been high ever since pandemic. I was on Celexa for years and then I eventually stopped it in 2020. At that time my psychiatrist wasn’t seeing patients. When I started seeing him again he tried different meds that didn’t work. I had trouble with Pristiq and probably weaned off too fast. Also on Xanax 3.75 mg a day. Different intervals. I’m afraid to get on another med especially Buspar. I’ve been nauseous probably from anxiety. Possible not being on Celexa long enough. Thank you.

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Flow, I moved your questions about buspirone (BuSpar) to this existing discussion:
– Buspirone for anxiety: any side effects? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/buspirone/

I did this to help you connect with fellow members like @derryman @anniegk @justkiddingkim6 @brandman48 @njp1013 who have experience with buspirone. They can share their experiences and help you consider the pros and cons.

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