anxiety medication-buspirone

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tigerpawn
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   Posted 4/27/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
wondering if anybody has experience with medication, BUSPIRONE, asked my GASTRO, to prescribe
anti-anxiety, thats what he came up with, 10mg once at bedtime,
WANT TO KNOW IF SUCCESSFUL
THANX tigerpawn

coolgirl09
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   Posted 4/27/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I've only ever been on zoloft and xanax, but they both helped me alot! Perhaps you might want to see a psychiatrist and/or counselor to help you work through some of your anxiety. It can be helpful to have meds and therapy combined. Good luck!
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seattlesue
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   Posted 4/27/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have used Buspar for over 10yrs.  I have not had anything work as well and it dosen't leave me dopey or unable to stay awake, just seemeart at those times I am s to still my mind and racing heart on those nites I can't sleep and  can't stop my brain from getting out of anxiety mode.  hope you have as good of results and good luck

sr5599
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   Posted 4/28/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I used it for a few months. It seemed to mellow me out without any drastic reactions. My doc suggested it's especially effective when mixed with an anti-depressant. I had no side effects but I think it took a couple weeks to kick in. Not like Ativan and Xanax that help within minutes. Good luck!
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ZenaWP
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   Posted 4/28/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My 2nd GI prescribed Buspirone along with Elavil and I don't remember what problems I was having, but my mom asked her boss (who was a psychiatrist) and he said the two should NOT be prescribed together.  I left that GI because he was a moron anyway and started seeing a psychiatrist, who gave me Remeron instead, as it's supposed to be easy on the gut.  So, I don't know how well Buspirone would have helped on it's own, but I shouldn't have been taking it with the Elavil. 

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