Posted by CaffeinePoet on May 20, 2012, at 16:05:24
On regular buspar, with enough sleep, a good diet, and exercise, I feel great.
My anxiety is controlled without my mind being 'suppressed' the way it was on a benzo. Less rambling, less trouble getting to the point when I talk. Less episodic forgetfulness.
Over time, I was able to ramp from 7.5 mgs once daily, to 15 mgs twice daily. I use the higher dose at more anxiety-provoking times.
Mixing buspar with a benzo, or with alcohol, does not work for me. I will just be tired and unproductive the next day. And try jamming too many psychostimulants, like Sudafed and coffee together, and my neverending loop of worrying thoughts will return.