09-21-2008, 02:06 AM
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Re: Has anyone tried Buspar with a SSRI?
It's now been more than a week for me on Buspirone. I adjusted my dosages a bit, Citalopram I titrated down to 40 mg / day, and I titrated Buspirone up to 30 mg / day.
I notice small changes in my mood / anxiety every day. Buspirone is definitely doing something for me. It's supposed to be at least 8 weeks before this medication is in full effect, so I'm just going to sit this Busp. trial out.
I feel more and more connected to people every day, and anxiety doesn't cause as much self-consciousness anymore. Looking people in the eye is getting much easier as well (also with pretty women ;-) ). This experience is definitely a whole lot better than 60 mg / day Citalopram. Obsessive worrying is also getting less.
Also, sexual difficulties (libido, inorgasmia) due to the SSRI are basically gone now that I've added Buspirone (in contrast to the first few days after augmenting; see previous post). I would suggest anyone already on an SSRI to try this out as well.
Diagnoses: ADHD-Inattentive with Asperger traits, comorbid low-grade depression, generalized anxiety and social anxiety. Avoidant Personality Disorder.
Current treatment: Rhodiola Rosea (250-500mg), Omega-3 EPA (580mg), Alpha-lipoic acid (250mg), 100mg Sertraline.
All advice is based on my own research and experience. I am not a medical professional.