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Has Anyone Had Experience With Buspar?

Has Anyone Had Experience With Buspar?

I've been on buspar at 7.5 mg for a week, just increased to 15mg yesterday and it feels like I got smacked in the face by the buzz fairy. I would be disconnected with the fibro fog, but now I feel unfocused and scattered to the wind. My tongue feels stumbly and if typing on my phone I find it difficult to coordinate my fingers. It does get better the later it gets but I take the dosage twice a day, so as soon as I finally get normal, it's time to take it again. I have to increase to 22.5 mg next… read more

posted October 21, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Some of the anxiety meds can make you feel that way until your body adjusts and I've been told to take in the pm so I don't feel loopy during the day

posted October 23, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

I never took Buspar, but it was given to a friend of mine to take when flying for anxiety. I almost think you need to cut that in half. I always have to start on a lot lower dose on antidepressants than most people do. If I take the full dose right away I feel like crap all day long. If I take half and work up slowly it usually works out better for me.

posted October 21, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Isn't Buspar a psychotropic drug? Let me say that I am NOT a doctor but I thought this was no longer being used for FM. Even the Mayo clinic website and a book I'm currently reading (Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain- a Survival Guide) refer to this drug's treatment as one for anxiety.

posted October 21, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

I'm supposed to take them twice a day in as close to the same state both times. If I eat before taking them I am supposed to always eat before taking them or vise versa. I just really wish it would get better. I'm so sleepy and fuzzy headed all the time. It's almost like the fibro fog has just been boosted. I definitely don't like feeling this way...

posted October 25, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Oh I forgot to say what it's for lol. I've been having anxiety/panic/rage attacks. My mood dripped incredibly low and the shrink didn't want to put me on anything "addictive" like the benzos. I'm already on Cymbalta, hydrocodone, robaxin, CND ibuprofen. They wanted me ramping up quickly because with the severe depression, panic attacks and apathy, I think they were afraid I was gonna hit rage one day, and instead of just hiding and crying, they think I'm gonna find some energy somewhere and hurt myself. So maybe they want me scattered and unfocused until I can get hold of this.... Who knows what they think... I'm just so sleepy and distracted and fumbly....I have to see them again on the third, maybe by then this will have faded some... hopefully before I fade too far. Don't wanna get lost....

posted October 21, 2015 (edited)

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