Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 79655

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Need positive feedback on Buspar Please!

Posted by genelowery on September 26, 2001, at 15:10:32

I am about to go on a combination of Buspar and Celexa. I am interested in hearing on very positive effects of Buspar on anxiety. I could use all the encouragement I can get. Thank you
Gene

 

Re: Need positive feedback on Buspar Please! genelowery

Posted by SalArmy4me on September 26, 2001, at 15:18:41

In reply to Need positive feedback on Buspar Please!, posted by genelowery on September 26, 2001, at 15:10:32

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Volume 18(6) December 1998 pp 465-469
Buspirone Augmentation of Antidepressant Therapy

"In conclusion, the results of this open-label study in anxiety-prone depressed patients who failed to respond to an adequate trial of an SSRI or clomipramine support the hypothesis that the addition of buspirone may augment the therapeutic efficacy of these antidepressants. Thus, depressed patients deemed to be "treatment-refractory" after such monotherapy may benefit substantially from the addition of buspirone to their existing medication. Because of its proven clinical safety, augmentation of antidepressant efficacy with buspirone offers significant advantage over alternative agents such as lithium (because of the toxicity of the drug) and psychostimulants (because of drug toxicity and the potential for substance abuse)..."

 

Re: Need positive feedback on Buspar Please!

Posted by mlm on September 26, 2001, at 16:03:33

In reply to Need positive feedback on Buspar Please!, posted by genelowery on September 26, 2001, at 15:10:32

> I am about to go on a combination of Buspar and Celexa. I am interested in hearing on very positive effects of Buspar on anxiety. I could use all the encouragement I can get. Thank you
> Gene

I have taken Busbar and Celexa for 6 months with good results. mlm

 

Re: Need positive feedback on Buspar Please!

Posted by Tony P on September 27, 2001, at 1:02:06

In reply to Re: Need positive feedback on Buspar Please!, posted by mlm on September 26, 2001, at 16:03:33

People's reaction to Buspar seems to vary a great deal. I have used it effectively for many years, primarily in combination with Serzone. It added an activating and energizing effect for me that the Serzone lacked. It doesn't feel like an anxiolytic in the same way that the benzodiazepines (Valium, Ativan etc.) do, but I was able to cope with stress much better without being unreasonably angry by the end of the day.

10-20 mg per day is about right for me - your mileage may vary.

One caution: I drive much more aggressively when I take Buspar, but my attention is slightly impaired!

TP

> > I am about to go on a combination of Buspar and Celexa. I am interested in hearing on very positive effects of Buspar on anxiety. I could use all the encouragement I can get. Thank you
> > Gene
>
> I have taken Busbar and Celexa for 6 months with good results. mlm

 

Re: Need positive feedback on Buspar Please! genelowery

Posted by kregpark@yahoo.com on September 28, 2001, at 13:12:10

In reply to Need positive feedback on Buspar Please!, posted by genelowery on September 26, 2001, at 15:10:32

Hi Gene:

Buspar might help but ...

If SSRI's Celexa, Zoloft, and Paxil don't work...
have you tried Effexor? I have Social Anxiety
which doesn't seem to respond as well to Effexor
but there have been increasing reports of people
with GAD doing VERY WELL with Effexor!! I was
very suprised as I've been hearing this because
for many people Effexor seems to increase anxiety,
but apparently for those with GAD, it has the
oppositite effect!!!

I definitely recommend trying both Effexor,
and Paxil too if you haven't tried it.

After that, of course benzodiazepines, (Klonopin,
Xanax) are extremely effective, and in long term
use seem ok if the dose can be kept fairly low to
prevent cognitive difficulty.

Also Nardil and Parnate can be very effective.
Especially Parnate is worth a try for GAD, while
Nardil is preferable for my condition (SP).

Good luck!!

kregpark@yahoo.com
http://www.socialfear.com/

> I am about to go on a combination of Buspar and Celexa. I am interested in hearing on very positive effects of Buspar on anxiety. I could use all the encouragement I can get. Thank you
> Gene


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