Date Joined Sep 2017
Total Posts : 3
| Posted 9/18/2017 2:36 PM (GMT -7)
I'm the new kind on the block; hi everybody. Right now I'm in a nursing home, en route to Assisted Living thank God. This will explain a lot.
I've taken Ativan for years with excellent results, until new doc dropped me to 2/day, 12 hours apart. The 2/day is not a problem, the 12 hours IS.
First thing in the morning, all I want is a hot cuppa java and a cigarette, not Ativan. Then bout 2-3pm, here comes the anxiety wave. The 2nd one at bedtime ('round 11pm), and I can sleep. We're talking 8-9 hours apart; reasonable considering it wears off in about 6 hours, per research. Oh well.
The most recent MD/PA alternative to good sense, is the addition of a mid-day gradually increasing daily 1-dose of Buspar (generic, buspirone). Nevermind that the initial dose is meant to be taken 3x daily. It's been months going from 5mg to 15mg. No change whatsoever, and for good reason.
This stuff is a just a new twist to the ol' famliar Seratonin fix-all. The new concept is to somehow target a tiny part of the brain that may be inhibiting natural seratonin production. Uh-huh.
I gave seratonin dietary supplement pills a good long chance years ago (all the rage, remember?), in gradually inceased doses. Result? It may work for some people, but not for me. Viva l'individual! One thing though. Very bright light and/or very loud noise absolutely does suck the seratonin right out of a room, and me. This much seems true.
Interestingly enough, when this Buspar episode started, I quit taking Lexapro (shhh, don't tell) which I KNOW though the PA does not, interferes with natural seratonin production. And speaking of PAs?
This woman cannot even pronounce Buspar ("Bus(stop)-bar"), let alone busPIRone. Doesn't go far to inspire confidence.
Her next bright idea is ......... wait for it .........
PDM: Psychotherapy, diet and meditation. Sound familiar?
Is there one prescribing DOCTOR left in the USA? That would be good, right?