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Rxclusion
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   Posted 11/7/2017 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
So I went to the doctor yesterday and got some decent answers for my chest/rib pain, the physician said that it possible my rib pain is from a few things, but mainly said it is possible my anxiety has put my body into a heightened fight or flight mode that is causing my ribs to constrict and hurt like a muscle you overwork. This is the first time I've considered it to be a muscle-skeletal problem.

He prescribed me buspar since I told him I had had a bad experience with Zoloft and the Lexapro took away my anxiety but definitely made me depressed. I have never taken Buspar before, and I'll be honest I am a bit anxious about it. But I am hopeful.

Here we go! Let's defeat this anxiety..

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 11/7/2017 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
RXC,

I am so glad that you had a productive appointment! It sounds all good...

...getting answers and a new med regimen...win-win!😀

I think you will likely have a good experience with Buspar. I have heard good things in general...so fingers crossed!

Keep us updated, okay?

Peace and progress!😀

S.C.
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"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

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   Posted 11/8/2017 1:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi

Pleased to hear your doctors appointment went well good luck with the Buspar.

Keep us posted.

Hibee
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Momtogigiandquinn
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   Posted 11/8/2017 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Buspar is the mildest of mild anxiety medications, so nothing to be nervous about. I’ve been on it for years and the only side effect I had was light headedness shortly after taking the first dose of the day (it lasted just about two weeks in the “start up” phase). Buspar has a super short half life (just 4 hours), so it’s usually prescribed a few times throughout the day. It also takes a couple weeks to kick in.


My anxiety was a bit too much for buspar after a while, so I actually use it combined with a small dose of Lexapro. Good luck!

SamiD14
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   Posted 11/8/2017 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello.
I was wondering if you could keep us updated on your experience with Buspar? My doctor recently suggested adding this to my Lexapro and I would love to hear more about it.

Rxclusion
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   Posted 11/8/2017 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I’m hopeful...Got a couple of maybe answers though...Said the pain sounds muscular skeletal, that it is likely either through an injury or through anxiety I’ve cause inflammation in between my ribs and the cartilage. He explained that it is possible either I have an arthritis in between my rib bone and the cartilage, possibly a few of my lower ribs have overlapped over each other, and/or I’ve worked the muscles too much and they are constantly sore because of it.

All of this he believes could be caused by my untreated anxiety, he put me on a anxiety med that I’m supposed to take twice a day. He explained a couple of the physiological responses to anxiety, some I knew some I did not...such as your ribs can actually act as auxiliary lungs in threatening situations, that your ribs constrict to protect your vitals (what could be causing the pain is that constant strain). He also explained the adrenaline response, which accounts for why your heart rate is elevated and you can feel palpitations whenever you’re anxious. So I’m hoping it’s more of an anxiety cause rather than something more serious.

Day 1 on buspar seems ok, feel a little funny after taking it. Like that butterfly feeling you get whenever you really like someone. I’ve noticed a slight change in my mood but I’ve still got the pain. Hoping it helps, I know it takes awhile to fully lock on to the anxiety.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 11/8/2017 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Rxc,

Interesting about the ribs! I have often wondered about the costochondritis/anxiety connection...as I had never even heard of costo before joining this forum. Now, I know there must be something there, regarding the constriction...

***goes to my research desk to do some more digging***

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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