Can you take buspar and xanax at the same time?

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Jenny R.
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   Posted 10/30/2006 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if you can take buspar and xanax together.  I take 7.5 mg buspar in the morn, and 7.5 mg in the evening.  Today has been extremely bad, I have weird tickly sensations all over my face, and before I started the buspar, when I would take a 1/2 of a .25 mg xanax, it would help a good bit with these strange feelings.  It seems the buspar has given me muscle twitches and buzzing sensations, can anyone relate or help me out?  thanks so much!!!! Jen

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   Posted 10/30/2006 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jenny

Hun I'm sorry your having a rough time with this. Have you called your dr and asked him what he thought about it? They may have to change the dosage on your meds of change your meds all together.

Someone will be along shortly that might be able to help you more with this.

Hope you feeling better soon and please keep us updated.


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harry4
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   Posted 10/30/2006 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   

most docs and psychs familiar with anxiety patients consider buspar as an overpriced placebo tablet,and worthless  however its heavily and expensively promoted to docs, some sadly accept the ads

it probably shouldnt be taken with xanax as they are 2 different types of tranquillisers and may fight each other inside you

just take the xanax
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/31/2006 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
PLease do talk to your doc about this first thiugh okay
Take care 'Lyn

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   Posted 10/31/2006 3:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I took xanax and buspar together for years with no problem. But you need to talk to your doc about your side effects! Take care!
janet

Jenny R.
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   Posted 10/31/2006 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone, I am having a terrible day, I am on day 2 of the 15 mg of buspar, i only took 7.5 mg a day for 2 weeks.  These weird sensations are driving me crazy.  Yesterday, I did break down and took a 1/2 xanax, it alleviated alot of these weird feelings for  a while, well this morning they are back with  vengence.  Does anyone else ever have weird sensations like this with their anxiety disorder?  I have buzzing sensations in my legs, and it feels sometimes like I get these cold water feelings going through my veins, and my face feels tickly, like a hair is moving across it.  Please help!!!!

Lane
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   Posted 2/25/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello............ Bless your heart! God knows I know about the weird symptoms of which you speak.... and that I've been to enough doctors to sink a battle ship and that after they've stared at me... like I'm a total mental case...... for an hour.... all I can get out of them is that I have an auto immune disorder... not unless Lupus.... I've been on tons of steroids... methotrexate (chemo) and Plaquenil (lupus drug) for years.... and this past seven months... all these symptoms have become just totally out of control! ...... so please ask to see an auto immune specialist.... or RHEUMATOLOGIST... tho'... I have to say that the Rheumatologist hasn't been as helpful to me... as a good old INTERNAL MEDS doctor..... .....
 
You have tagged onto an old post.......................this thread is from 2006.  I am removing the name of the Doctor from your thread to protect the physciain from Spammers.
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 2/25/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Talk to the pharmasist.....
SnowyLynne


stkitt
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   Posted 2/25/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Lane
Welcome to HealingWell. I am glad you found us and if you don't mind I would suggest you start a thread of your own as you have tagged onto an old thread from 2006. Please see the thread "New Members Read First"

Thank you
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chirpchirp
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   Posted 2/26/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Jenny, I get those sensations ALL the time! I feel like there's a hair going across my face, or my eyes get blurry, I get dizzy..... a number of weird sensations. I take klonopin and was wondering if that was going it, or if allergies were doing it. I also get twitches in my forehead and behind my eyes. When it doesn't stop, I feel like I'm going crazy!

chirpchirp
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   Posted 2/26/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Stkitt, I just saw your post. Sorry! I totally didn't see the dates!

Thanks,
Tiffany

stkitt
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   Posted 2/27/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Tiffany


No problem........... :-) turn :-) Thank you for responding to the post and perhaps Jenny is still around and will see it.



Gentle Hugs,



Kitt

debaser
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Well as long as one of Harry's screw ups made it back to the front page I feel like I should set things as straight as I'm able to.

BuSpar is not a tranquilizer but it does have a mild sedative effect. It's completely different than a benzodiazepine and it is very common for them to be prescribed together. As far as it's efficacy goes, clinical trials have shown it to be very effective against some kinds of anxiety and ineffective against others, but it is hardly a placebo. This medicine also came out many years ago and is available as a generic, so it's not expensive and probably not even advertised anymore.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist of course.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
debaser,


Great explanations........I use this med and for me it works well. :-)



Kitt

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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
It works well for lots of people. That Harry used to make me so mad. I don't know where he got his information, but I have a feeling it was from somewhere in the posterior region of his body and not his brain, haha.

bettybultema
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   Posted 5/13/2010 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
my doctor just started me on buspar 15mg (to be upgraded to 30mg after 5 days) and i was already on 2 mg of xanax per day. I thought it was odd that she wouldn't just give me more xanax, but i'm thinking the xanax is to control my normal anxiety and the buspar is to keep the panic attacks under control. I'm glad I found this thread. I was so confused and my family was worried that I was being over medicated.

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   Posted 5/14/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
bettybultema


Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. I am glad you found information that is helpful to you.



I use Buspar and also a benzodiazapine as you have described. I find the combo quite helpful.



Please feel free to start a thread of your own so all the members have a chance to meet you.



Again a warm welcome,



Kitt

NightOwl33
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   Posted 5/15/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Buspar is definitely not a placebo. It knocked me out so bad I couldn't get out of bed and as soon as I stopped taking it I had a huge amount of energy come back.

Xanax on the other hand is a benzo which most suggest to get fof of and it can be a nightmare getting off of them. I'm still deciding whether to get off of my benzo.

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   Posted 5/16/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
yes benzos can b very hard to get off of but you can do it
taper down with docs knowledge and it will or should help
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hazelnut86
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   Posted 5/24/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt can I ask how much Buspar you take? I only take 5 mg once or twice a day - i'm wondering if i only take once a day if it is really doing anything? sometimes in the morning though it knocks me out - i don't see how ppl can take more than that and work! only lasts about 20 minutes but still. depends on the day how it affects me. i thought it was only for short term too - like on the website it says short term usage - no more than 6 months. my doc now doesn't know much about anxiety disorders - he always asks which one I want to try. when I told him Klonopin like my friend uses daily he said he doesn't like to prescribe a benzo for daily usage. it works well for her though.

Kris

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   Posted 11/11/2010 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Found this when I looked up Buspar. I'm on the off brand, 10mg. This scared me:
A possible side effect from Buspar from sedating the dopamine receptors, although Buspar is not a sedative:

Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dementia

Roberta had an unusually severe case of tardive dyskinesia (TD), a disease frequently caused by the neuroleptics. The term "tardive" means late developing or delayed; "dyskinesia" means abnormal movement. Tardive dyskinesia is a movement disorder that can afflict any of the voluntary muscles, from the eyelids, tongue, larynx, and diaphragm to the neck, arms, legs, and torso.(1) On rare occasions it can occur after a few weeks or months, but usually it strikes the individual after six months to two years of treatment.

Any of the neuroleptics can cause tardive dyskinesia. The total dosage probably affects the likelihood of this happening, but the dose relationship is not easily demonstrated, and any amount must be considered dangerous. While some symptoms improve or even disappear after removal from the offending medications, most cases are permanent. There is no known treatment for tardive dyskinesia.

Often the start of disease goes unnoticed, because the drugs that cause it also tend to suppress the overt symptoms. Thus the disease percolates out of sight, finally breaking through with uncontrollable twitches, spasms, or writhing movements. Whenever possible, patients should try to stop the drugs periodically to check for abnormal movements.

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   Posted 11/11/2010 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Miss July,
 
Good Morning and welcome. RE Buspar -  one database of side effect (Tardive Dyskinesia) reports lists 45 cases in over 9,000 reports ) or 0.45% of those taking buspirone that did report some kind of side effect.
 
I take this med and have not had any problems.  If you have concerns please talk with your Dr. but try not to google as you will always find contradicting info if you look hard enough.
 
I wish you peace,
 
Kitt
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   Posted 10/3/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Went through a very psychologically traumatic event about 2 years ago. I went to the doc and learned that you never mention "s--cide" or "h---cide" to a doctor or his nurse, just like you never mention certain words in an airport. Right away, they wanted to put me on an antidepressant, even though I insisted that I was not depressed, but rather, I was experiencing anxiety. I tolerated the antidepressant for 1-1/2 years, but the heavy sweating side effect was just too much for me so I finally got off them. Xanax truly does work getting rid of anxiety, but what i have read about it really scares me, so my research led me to Buspar. I can feel depression lately starting slowly to set in and I do not want to go on any more antidepressants. They all have that same sweating side effect that drives me crazy. I have an appt. with my doc this week to talk about Buspar. It sounds too good to be true, and you know what they say about things that are too good to be true, but if it's half as good as what I have read, it's possible that it's just what I need. I want to off Xanax forever. Right now I only take 1mg/day, but I've been on it for a long time and I just want to be free of dependence on any drug. So wish me luck, folks.

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   Posted 10/3/2011 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome! I do wish you luck and good health and results with the med changes that you are going to make.

I applaud you for doing your research and making informed decisions for your recovery!

Feel free to post an introductory thread and let us know a little more about you and your anxiety journey if you feel comfortable doing so:)

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   Posted 10/4/2011 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
SmokeyLady,
 
Hello and welcome.  Buspirone (Buspar) is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Buspirone is especially effective in persons with generalized anxiety of a limited or moderate degree. From what I know of Buspar it is  not very effective in persons with severe anxiety, panic disorders, or obsessive-compulsive disorders.
 
My own experience with Buspar included no side effects and no potential for abuse. My doc put me on Buspar to "augment" my antidepressant. 

This is not  medical advice, and not  a recommendation, everything could be different for you, please see your doctor.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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