Well, I took the Buspar 5 mg 2x a day for about
a month ( along with the 40 mg omeprazole), and I decided not to refill the rx. I stopped last Monday. Other than periodic headaches and some mild dizziness, the side effects were not that bad. Sometimes, I felt the globus was a little better and I would feel encouraged. But, it never went away noticably. I am a bit more aware the globus since I stopped the Buspar (naturally!)- but I think the trouble of taking it wasn't worth the effect for me.
If it had been 1x a day versus 2, I might have tried longer. As it was, I was always forgetting to take the dose at the exact same time (which was important) and you had to decide to take it with or without food and stick strictly to that. I heard you could get "brain zaps" with increased dosage, so I didn't want to increase it (and maybe have a harder time discontinuing it).
I was already watching food intake and timing with the omeprazole, so all of that was too much for me. I think the doctor thought (with reason) that stress has played a BIG part of reflux for me. Maybe, a different drug or a stronger one would help, but I am a bit weary of rx merry-go-round. Despite that opinion, he wants me to keep taking the omeprazole for now.. I am really hoping that my age is playing a part in this and menopause will bring relief. I have limited control over stress as I have to take care of my disabled child.
Sorry to disappoint those who were on the Buspar hope train with me. Has anyone here had success with anti-despressants or anti-anxiety meds?