Anbody take Buspar?

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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 10/24/2006 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, I went to the psyche doc today because my anxiety is through the roof.  A friend of mine told me that she is on a good old-fashioned, tried and true med called Buspar.  She takes Wellbutrin, Zoloft and Buspar.  My psyche doc said "you can take Buspar."  I hope have a good doctor.  Here theory is "less is more."  It seems to me that when people get "severely" depressed and anxious they are generall given higher doses.  My doc never does this - ever.  What are your thoughts on this?  Do you take Buspar?  Has it helped?  What meds do you take for anxiety?  How have they worked for you?  Thanks so much.
Talk2Kel 
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   Posted 10/24/2006 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard this med discussed here before I dont remember who knows about it but someone does. If you look back aways in the posts you might find something. Good luck. I am sure others will be by to post shortly.
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harry4
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   Posted 10/24/2006 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   

clearly your psych listens more to drug company salespeople than  to his patients

buspar, a tranquilliser of a different type to valium is almost useless, helping no more than placebo effect  and has a very poor reputation in the anxiety sufferers community

its been advertised as the non addictive alternative to valium, which it isnt, and even the makers have had to admit its not helpful against panic attacks, which valium, etc, is

for any claimed benefit , it must be taken for about a week daily before it supposedly works

its now being promoted for augmenting antidepressants, the jury is still out on this

several psychs who specialise in anxiety have dismissed buspar  as an overpriced sugar pill skull


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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 10/25/2006 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Michelle and Harry.

Harry - my docs won't prescribe benzos. Do you Lexapro and Wellbutrin are sufficient to treat depression and anxiety (severe right now - hoping not forever). Do you think I should add Buspar to the mix until things settle down and I get past this stage.
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
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janetlee
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   Posted 10/25/2006 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Buspar (have for years) and I don't know that it's really helped...sometimes it's hard to know. As Harry said, it could very well be a placebo effect. I am admittedly taking it out of despreration! I have been doing a LOT of research on anxiety and if you're interested in what info I've found (I'm hopeful!), email me!
hugs!
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 10/25/2006 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Janet - sure, please send me PM about the research you have found. I hate to add another pill to the mix but like you I am desparate. Do you take any benzos?
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
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janetlee
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   Posted 10/25/2006 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Kel!
I've emailed you the info. I hope you find it useful! :)
I am on xanax...well, sort of. I haven't taken any since last Friday because my caseworker at the mental health clinic I go to said that the clinic has adopted a new policy of not prescribing benzos anymore. She wouldn't say that my new doctor that I'll be seeing soon won't prescribe them in my case, but it didn't sound very promising. I decided to go ahead and try to do w/o them and see how it goes. I've had some tuff moments, but so far I've managed. I figure I'd tackle this head-on. If I were to absolutely need some xanax, I'd take some. I have oodles of it saved back...!!!
janet
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   Posted 10/26/2006 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Please remember to check with docs and not all meds work the same for everyone
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