Lexapro vs buspar

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656243 tn?1231288052 I am currently on 30 mg of Buspar and I also have Ativan when needed. She thought that adding Cymbalta would help with my GAD. I have taken Effexor in the past and hated it. Has anyone taken Cymbalta and were there side effects? Posative effects? I am looking at a months worth of free samples and am a bit weary of taking them. She did say the side effects were quite minimal. thanks guys C.
Avatar f tn I'm wondering if anybody has had experience in taking Cymbalta for anxiety and depression. I took Lexapro for several years and it stopped working, so I tried Zoloft this summer, which didn't help my anxiety at all, so now I'm back on the Lexapro and Buspar. I feel better than I did a few months ago in terms of anxiety, but nowhere near as well as I did in the past, and now my depression is horrible.
Avatar f tn Lexapro and Buspar are totally different medications. Buspar is an anti-anxiety medication (I take that along with paxil) Lexapro is an anti depressant. You shouldn't have the same side effects. However, it will take a few weeks for the medication to work. You may have some side effects from that but everyone is different. However, you need to find the right med for you. Sometimes it is on the first shot, other times it may take a few. Hang in there and don't lose hope!
Avatar n tn I am taking Buspar and Lexapro for anxiety. any suggestions on loosing weight. I have gained about 50 pounds in the last 8 months.
Avatar n tn The doctor put me on Buspar, I am very very wary now and this doctor is pretty blah, no personality, he said they were okay. What do they do? Are they the same family as Lexapro etc. or Xanaz, Valium.
Avatar f tn I have heard that Buspar is just as effective as Lexapro but that the libido is not affected and I will be able to reach orgasm as a normal 27 year old woman if I take Buspar. I am going in to see my physician this week and would greatly appreciate any insight.
Avatar n tn My Dr. is prescribing the Buspar, in addition to my Lexapro, and Xanax. Cause I told her I can't take the Xanax all day long cause it knocks me out, and right after I come off Xanax I go right back into a constant panic attack. We are going to try to give the Lexapro a little longer to build up (it's only been 15 days) and if it doesn't work or gets worse by next week, we're going to talk about weaning over to Effexor. I HATE ANXIETY!!!!! Anyone taking Buspar.
709686 tn?1277432159 I personally have taken meds like lexapro and buspar. Buspar just work for my anxiety and I rally don't remember having any adverse effects.
Avatar f tn Your doctor prescribed buspar AND Lexapro? *** Buspar and Lexapro should NOT be taken at same time because they can cause a rare but serious side effect of serotonin syndrome. You don't want that. So, you were right to never take all these meds together and am not sure who is prescribing them with any suggestion that there is overlap in your using them. I would not take buspar until you've spoken to your doctor. Ask them WHEN you can feel all Lexapro is washed out of your system.
Avatar n tn and they even threw in some Buspar. Forest stopped handing out Lexapro samples and are now giving out Viibryd samples. Will make Lexapro generic by January 2012.
404138 tn?1308941656 My doc said, since im young and klonopin is an addictive, wants me to play around with buspar and see how it makes me feel (without stoping the klonopin) and hopefully wean me off the klonopin and put me on buspar. I have only been taking the klonopin for about a month, and the lexapro about a month and a half, I started with 10mg and uped it to 20mg a month later now. Lexapro alone does not help my chronic severe panic and anxiety.
Avatar f tn I started lexapro on April 16th, It seems to be helping my panic attacks and anxiety,(not so much right after my period ends) but it is still making me so tired and I take it at night, will this get better after time? Or is it that I maybe need something with it to give me a boost?
Avatar n tn Recently I had surgery and this doctor changed the lexapro to a paxil and buspar. At first I felt fine but now three weeks of the new meds and I am tired all of the time and very down. I have a medical condition that I have to take several meds for ex: fentora, oxyliquid, fentanel patch. perscribed through a pain management doctor. There is not much follow up with the new medicine and I wonder if all of this is good.
Avatar n tn Ok, so I decided to take my lexapro last night. I took probably 8mg. I am trying to get myself up to the 10mg mark. I did NOT take the Buspar I got yesterday, as when I had gone and gotten it, by the time I got home it was 8pm, and I was tired, and didnt want to take the Buspar the same time as the Lexapro. I woke up again at 5am,with heart racing. So I took 2 pills of my propanolol and went back to bed. I slept restlessly, but I did get a little more sleep, till 7am.
872115 tn?1242182670 So my doc, gave me this Buspar, does any one know about it, I really did not want benzo type meds, and I guess buspar takes a couple of weeks to start working, but then I read, about you should only take buspar for a few months.
Avatar f tn I took Lexapro 10mg on and off for three years and recently was upped to 15mg for two weeks and then 20mg for 5 weeks. It helped so much before, my symptoms were almost gone! Now it's losing its effectiveness, I think. I felt fine for a week on the new dosage, thought I was improving, only to feel horrible again... I'm going to wait another week (6 weeks in total) but I doubt much difference will be made in that time.
Avatar f tn have an appointment Monday with a psych.. anyone have these side effects on lexapro?? And anyone ever tried buspar??? Any advice welcome..
Avatar f tn My psychiatrist just started me on Buspar in conjunction with the Lexapro. Does anyone know if it is common for these two to be presribed together. Has anyone had good results with this combination? From what I've read, most people don't seem to have a lot good to say about Buspar's effectiveness. Have you all found this to be the case?
404138 tn?1308941656 She also wants me to try Buspar along with the klonopin and see how I feel, does anyone know any info on buspar, and bad experiences, I heard that Buspar may cancel out the klonopin, I Hate taking meds, but it definately helps. I know klonopin is an addictive and im young and this is why she wants me to try buspar, im just worried, i dont want to be all drugged up. Im waiting to take the buspar until I can find enough info on it. I dont want to take it and be sorry I did so.
2102085 tn?1350866645 All SSRI's do for me is make me incredibly dizzy and nauseous. It never used to be like that I was on Lexapro a few years ago and I never had a problem with it. I haven't tried my Buspar yet I'm so terrified of having another bad experience! What medication has worked for you?
Avatar m tn Now, she just started me on 5 mg of Lexapro (generic version), once a day. She told me to take buspar as needed but I am so worried about Serotonin Syndrome and I wont take the buspar with the Lexapro.. or at least I'm trying not too. Am I ridiculous for worrying about it if they are such low doses? (both are 5mg) I'm terrible for googling all side effects and questions I have and I've seen some scary stories online.
Avatar n tn I can only say that all meds have side effects and each person reacts differently to any of these meds. As for Buspar, that is a very mild sedative that also needs time to build up in your body. Most people feel very little effects from it since it is not a strong acting depressant like the benzo's are. (xanax, klonopin, valium, etc) Wait for further replies.
1325193 tn?1450127436 since the anxiety is seeming a little better everday, is there anyway it can come back? I just feel so positive, and don't want to go back. Thanks for all of you who cared enough to always respond to me. You are true friends.
1166402 tn?1303847056 I was thinking about changing from Celexa to Lexapro. I still have obsessive thoughts and feel the Celexa might not be doing anything for my anxiety. What about Effexor? I heard the withdrawals are bad? What about Buspar? Any luck with that drug?
Avatar f tn I wanted to stay away from any benzos so he put me on lexapro. I took it and only felt mild symptoms, slight headache, tight jaw, yawning. The weird thing is, It seemed to intensify the effects of my methadone. I actually felt better! I read online that lexapro can keep meth in your bloodstream longer, thus keeping away most withdrawals. Anyone have experience with this? Any info is much appreciated!
Avatar f tn Horrific weight gain for someone who already fights her weight. I know Lexapro is known for this which is why I take only 10mg and went on Buspar and Lamictal as my reseach indicated both are neutral. I really like how I feel. I read something, but now can't find it, where there is a new Beta Blocker in the same catergory that started with an "o" I believe, and is not to supposed to create a weight gain - please help me.
Avatar n tn I'm 9 weeks pregnant and my OB just placed me on Zoloft and Buspar (I had been on Buspar and Lexapro when I found out I was pregnant.) Is this combination safe durring pregnancy?? Has anyone used this combo??