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adhdmom
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   Posted 8/23/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Well here I am, I am glad I found this community. My daughter is 15 and has been diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder.. however her main complaint is panic attacks. They put her on zoloft 10mg she had a horrible RXN to it. She was on it for 3 wks b4 they realized that her symptoms were an allergic rxn..they took her off.. it took 3 wks for the FX to go away sad   Then they wanted to put her on effexor xr.. after reading and looking it up I refused to allow this to be the 2nd choice of meds for her, I didn't get a good response from the doctor by this decision, in fact it was sarcastic to say the least. But I stood my ground. We talked to her pediatrician, she put her on bc because of her periods.. she said of course she will experience depression she has severe pms.. her hormones are all out of whack! Let's straighten out her hormones and go from there, we have lots of options, I also want her on vitamins and on and exercise regimen (to release endorphones not for obesity, she's got a j-lo body lucky girl!).  So we went and asked about using an alternative med... it was not a receiving suggestion by the dr.. but she agreed to treat just her anxiety considering she has panic attacks on almost an hourly basis and we ran all other medical tests with pediatrician to determine it wasn't medical...My daughter said "I get sad, I have bad days but the depression isn't bad, it's the panic attacks I can't deal with :("
 
So I agreed to try buspar or busporine (sp?), I read up on it and it seems to be a relatively safer drug than the alternatives... Has this been successful for others? Especially this age?
 
Sorry so long and thanks for listening :)


ADHDMOM!!!

Post Edited (adhdmom) : 8/23/2007 8:52:33 PM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 8/23/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum. I am Kitt. I am not a professional so I am sure your physician has the best advice and it looks like you are doing a fine job of being a wonderful advocate for your daughter.

BusPar:

The safety and effectivness of BusPar have not established in children under the age of 18. Reference: PDR Pocket Guide, 7th Edition.

I am sure someone else with experience with the medication will be along shortly.

Again a warm welcome and stay with us.

adhdmom
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   Posted 8/23/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh she also has started suffering from sleep paralysis... is this typical with anxiety attacks?
ADHDMOM!!!


HorsesHealme
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   Posted 8/30/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Buspar only worked for me for short term, and it really only helped my eye twitch go away and maybe relieved like 40% of my anxiety, panic was not relieved on it. We had to keep upping the dose every few months. Took like 2 weeks to work initially. t it did give me some relief even though for a brief period then it stopped working again so I said forget it I don't want to keep upping it and have no relief from my panaic. So in light of the buspar's eventual failure they put me on klonopin and zoloft last week. I instantly felt better with the klonopin and I continue to feel better and more calm as each day passes. From my past exp. with the zoloft I know it will be a few months before I get that. Good luck with your daughter, the buspar is worth a try if doc says so. She will have to take it probably 3xs a day to get it to work though. I'm not a doc or anything but I would ask to start low dose and work the way up as it can give you a headache.

olivia of course
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   Posted 8/30/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I've taken Buspar for about 6 months in the past. It worked for my anxiety/panic, it took about 2 weeks for its full effect. But everyone is different. As stkitt said, it is not approved for someone under 18, so I would discuss it with the doctor.
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adhdmom
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   Posted 8/30/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, well she is allergic to zoloft and yeah she's on an extremely low dose of buspar.. 5mg twice a day.  She said it helps but is short active however it hasn't been 2 weeks yet.. I am calling her Dr on Tues to see if she needs to up it..
 
Thanks for all the advice, we are still hopeful :-)
ADHDMOM!!!


hazelnut86
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   Posted 7/20/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
i take Buspar - i used to be on 5 mg twice a day but my doc just told me to take it 3 times a day
i switched to Lexapro and i had a weird reaction too - after 2 weeks of trying it - i decided to give up because it makes me nervous and then i noticed it was making my blood pressure go up. not sleeping good either.

buspar twice a day didn't do the trick but i asked my doc if i should double my dose or take 3 times a day and he prescribed 3 times a day. hope it helps. it makes me feel kind of dizzy or spacy for about 15 minutes after i take it but tolerable.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/21/2010 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hazel,

Your pulling up old thread re Buspar. You have several threads going about Buspar so please just read old thread FYI - this one is 3 years old.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kitt

AKindOfMagic
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   Posted 7/21/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have severe panic disorder and depression. A few years back, I was put on Buspar at one point. They said it wouldn't have rarely any side effects, probably none, except nausea. They gave me a half dose to start with. I took it that very afternoon.

Well something totally went wrong, and I've never had any bad reaction to any meds before.

#1. It seemed like I became childlike. I was 20 years old at the time, and I went on my front lawn and was rolling around in the leaves like a little kid.
#2. It increased my sexual desires like crazy.
#3. I felt as high as a kite, and it was too much for me.

I took it for a few days but had to stop. I never got any nausea, but the side effects that I experienced were far too much for me. I'm sure some drug addict would of enjoyed that kind of side effects, but not me. Everyone has different side effects, though. It just didn't work for me with those wild side effects, however, it did stop anxiety. It made me feel like nothing mattered at all and I was invincible, which probably wasn't good.

brittanylac
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   Posted 7/13/2012 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Did the buspar work for her? I am 20 and I was just put on Buspar for anxiety and panic attacks. I take .5MG 4 times daily... well im suppose to but i just started today and took one and feel loopy i hear its normal the first few days???

stkitt
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   Posted 7/13/2012 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Good Morning and welcome to HW.  You have posted to a old thread however I do see another thread here that you have posted so I will lock this old thread and respond to your latest thread.
 
Kindly,
Kitt

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