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buspar has been around for a long time and is popular with many docs who call it the non addictive alternative to valium

however psychiatrists who specialise in anxiety say its useless and helps no more than placebo effect

even if it does work, it needs to be taken daily for up to 3 weeks before it starts working and everyone admits its of no help for panic attacks, which many SA sufferers have,
if starting buspar, you would need valium as well, until the buspar cuts in, assuming it ever helps

IMO docs who prescribe it listen to the drug co sales reps more than they listen to their patients

some say its helpful in making an antidepressant work better but this may be an "off label" use promoted by the maker

the side effects are generally mild, if you still want to try it
 

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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones when it comes to BuSpar. I like it because it doesn't give give me any side effects and keeps my anxiety in check. Before I started taking it, my negative thinking would sometimes get to me and it would take me a day or two to finally snap out of it. I will say that I'm not really more outgoing with people, it just makes it so I don't really care what other people think of me.
 

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Seems like I know you. Either you used to post under the name Arther or there is another guy down under who has a posting style exactly like yours.

Buspar has been generic for years now, so no more cheerleaders (they prefer "pharmaceutical rep") to promote it. Out of all the psych meds out there I don't think there is any other one more widely deemed useless than Buspar.
 

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I take about 15-20mg broken up throughout the day. Yeah I guess it only works for certain people. I don't understand how anxiety and depression medications can produce such different effects for everyone. You really do have to just go down the list and experiment to find what works for you.
 
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