I've been on Buspar since the March. I can't take it 3x/day, as the third dose messes with my already messed up sleep. I was taking 7.5mgs 2x/day. about 3 wks ago my dr increased it to 10mgs 2xs/day. My am dose I take quite early, around 6:30-7:30, and then go back to bed. My early evening dose makes me dizzy, light-headed and nauseated for about 1 hr after I've taken it, and makes my sleep worse.
I've decided this isn't worth it, as I can't tell if its helped or not. I wanted to talk to my dr, but the receptionist wouldn't take a message and wanted to give me any appointment a good 2 wks away. I told her I would be off the med long by then. So, then she said to go to Urgent Care, but I've been there, done that before and they help you diddly squat, and just tell you to see your own dr!
So, I am just going to go off of it myself. I've already eliminated the evening dose, but am still taking 10mgs in the am. I've been sleeping a bit better now. I will soon decrease it to 5mgs, and then to nothing.
My husbands therapist wants him to try some supplements called EmpowerPlus, as it has helped alot of people with depression and the like, so we might both try that.
I really don't want to go back on an AD again. Haven't had much luck with them.
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
Clonazapam .25mgs, Oxy IR 2.5-3xs/day 5 mgs at bedtime, Synthroid, Zopiclone, flexeril , Buspar 7.5 mgs 2xs/day
Supplements: Licorcise extract, Seriphos, professional vit/mineral, magnesium/malic acid, B#5, probiotic, Ester C, P5P[B6 supplement]
Daughter Jerica 17, Dx: Crohn's, Imuran 150 mgs, amitriptyline 20mgs, lactaid pills, calcium 1000 mgs/day. Forvia, starting Remicade Apr 23/07
Husband with treatment resistant depression Effexor-900mgs