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Down to 15mg of valium from 30, over 8 months. quit ssri because of sexual sfx. buspar (buspirone) made me very dizzy. feel very sad and depressed. any advice?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Psychotherapy is effective for many anxiety disorders. In addition, sexual dysfunction (SD) with one SSRI/SNRI does not mean that this will happen to all of them, and non-SSRI antidepressants can also be tried. Alternatively, Wellbutrin, even in low doses, may reverse the SSRI-mediated SD. Buspar (buspirone) may have been tried in too high a dose, or escalated too rapidly. Consider second (or third) opinion.

Answered Dec 15, 2014



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