Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1070027

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buspar

Posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

I'm giving buspar a whirl. I mainly have GAD with some attention issues. I'm also taking Ritalin and mirtazapine.

The hope is to avoid taking S/NRI's. I've been on that bandwagon far too long and I'm feeling too detached.

Wish me luck...

Linkadge

 

Re: buspar linkadge

Posted by Phillipa on August 19, 2014, at 17:56:44

In reply to buspar, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

Best of luck. Phillipa

 

Re: buspar

Posted by Tomatheus on August 19, 2014, at 18:53:17

In reply to buspar, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

Linkadge,

Good luck with the Buspar. Feel free to let us know how you respond to the medication, if you'd like.

Tomatheus

 

Re: buspar linkadge

Posted by 90%there on August 20, 2014, at 4:44:28

In reply to buspar, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

Yes GOOD LUCK! I tried it for SA but didn't help. Was still coming off other meds tho at the time so not the most reliable of results. I did get start-up anxiety tho so watch out for that. Felt nothing like a yucky S/NRI tho.

90%

 

Re: buspar linkadge

Posted by ed_uk2010 on August 20, 2014, at 14:02:40

In reply to buspar, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

Hope it helps Link. Do let us know how you get on.

 

Re: buspar linkadge

Posted by herpills on August 21, 2014, at 12:38:52

In reply to buspar, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

> I'm giving buspar a whirl. I mainly have GAD with some attention issues. I'm also taking Ritalin and mirtazapine.
>
> The hope is to avoid taking S/NRI's. I've been on that bandwagon far too long and I'm feeling too detached.
>
> Wish me luck...
>
> Linkadge

Good luck! I've tried buspar but it didn't really help me. Do you feel the mirtazapine helps your GAD. I'm still on 15mg and I'm convinced it's helping my anxiety to some degree. I also take 1mg of lorazepam per day.

 

Re: buspar

Posted by willyee234 on August 21, 2014, at 23:18:32

In reply to buspar, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

I dont understand,buspar and again i know ill be blasted for this but simply has not now or ever shown itself to be close to effective on anxiety.Benzos hands down have constantly been the answer.Only problem with them is monotherapy,if u use them monotherapy they can cause depression and toleraince.However if youre adding them to your meds ones like ativan extremly effective you barly notice your on.

And people worry about safety,do some hard core reading and youlls see these drugs are actualy safe and what they call NEUROPROTECTIVE protective on the brain.

Heres just one of tons of articles on this

"Long-Term Neuroprotection by Benzodiazepine:"

http://www.nature.com/jcbfm/journal/v18/n5/full/9590393a.html

 

Re: buspar

Posted by Linkadge on August 22, 2014, at 7:42:39

In reply to Re: buspar, posted by willyee234 on August 21, 2014, at 23:18:32

Benzodiazepine just make me more depressed. Actually, I wasn't expecting much from buspar but I am noticing some improvements.

 

Re: buspar Linkadge

Posted by SLS on August 22, 2014, at 8:05:42

In reply to Re: buspar, posted by Linkadge on August 22, 2014, at 7:42:39

> Benzodiazepine just make me more depressed. Actually, I wasn't expecting much from buspar but I am noticing some improvements.
>
>

I wonder if you are responding to the 1-PP metabolite (NE alpha-2 antagonism).


- Scott

 

Re: buspar

Posted by linkadge on August 22, 2014, at 13:33:59

In reply to Re: buspar Linkadge, posted by SLS on August 22, 2014, at 8:05:42

Hi SLS,

I'm thinking the same thing. About 4 hours after taking buspar, I notice things start 'waking up'. Colors are significantly brighter and I start to get more energy. It feels a bit like remeron without the antihistamine effect.

I'm just trying to explore other avenues at the moment. I'm not even 100% sure what my diagnosis is. More anxiety than depression, but perhaps some cycling / attention issues.

I just know that antidepressants are not agreeing with me and I cannot take them at a reasonable dose.

 

Re: buspar

Posted by willyee234 on August 23, 2014, at 13:48:59

In reply to Re: buspar, posted by linkadge on August 22, 2014, at 13:33:59

Well my motto is if it works for you keep at it!

 

Re: buspar

Posted by Beckett on August 23, 2014, at 14:40:57

In reply to buspar, posted by linkadge on August 19, 2014, at 14:49:09

Buspar is an underrated med IMO. Hope you keep responding, and please let us know how you are doing.

 

Re: buspar Linkadge

Posted by 90%there on August 23, 2014, at 15:17:19

In reply to Re: buspar, posted by Linkadge on August 22, 2014, at 7:42:39

> Benzodiazepine just make me more depressed. Actually, I wasn't expecting much from buspar but I am noticing some improvements.
>
>

Hi Linkadge. So hows it going on the Buspirone? (sorry but I use generic names. Brand names change all the time and are diff in diff countries and confusing lol).
I do remember a more pronounced activating effect rather than the typical SSRI 'yawning' effects. Maybe I would have found some benefit if I wasn't coming off phenelzine at the time. Didn't even make me sleep longer like SS/NRIs always did and I been on em all except fluvoxamine and duloxetine.
Also I have met a few SA sufferers who got better on clonazepam but needed to add an AD after a few months. Even tho they did not have 'clinical' depression to begin with. Still, a small price to pay in my book.
Oh and were/are you taking other meds before you started buspirone? Which ones?

90%

 

Re: buspar SLS

Posted by 90%there on August 23, 2014, at 15:25:54

In reply to Re: buspar Linkadge, posted by SLS on August 22, 2014, at 8:05:42

> > Benzodiazepine just make me more depressed. Actually, I wasn't expecting much from buspar but I am noticing some improvements.
> >
> >
>
> I wonder if you are responding to the 1-PP metabolite (NE alpha-2 antagonism).
>
>
> - Scott

So is this currently the accepted pharmacology of its effects? I remember reading basic txt saying it works on SE. Or is that the indirect consequence of "NE alpha-2 antagonism? Just trying to learn. What other alpha-2 antagonisers are there and do they all effect mood??

90%

 

Re: buspar

Posted by 90%there on August 23, 2014, at 15:26:43

In reply to Re: buspar, posted by Beckett on August 23, 2014, at 14:40:57

Supposed to take 1-2 weeks to kick in if I remember correctly. A quick one!


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