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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Buspar (buspirone) can make u insomnia or sleepy?

Buspar (buspirone) can make u insomnia or sleepy?

Buspar (buspirone): Buspar (buspirone) is an anxiolytic which means it relieves anxiety. This type of medication may "overshoot" leading to too much relaxation or sleepiness. Because of the way the medicine works it is less likely to cause insomnia. That is a generalization for most people but medications sometimes effect certain individuals in unusual ways. ...Read more

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Having insomnia from palpitations and feeling not getting enough air been on Buspar (buspirone) 10mg 2xdaily 2weeks can increase dose help this?

Having insomnia from palpitations and feeling not getting enough air been on Buspar (buspirone) 10mg 2xdaily 2weeks can increase dose help this?

Possibly: You wrote previously about having had your symptoms checked in er, and had normal exams, etc. Your symptoms are very common in anxiety, which Buspar (buspirone) can help. Buspar (buspirone) can be increased in dose, and your doctor can work with you on this. Another essential part of treatment is psychotherapy, because this can help you learn healthy ways of dealing with painful emotion -- including anxiety. Be well. ...Read more

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Tried 10mg dose of Buspar (buspirone) at 5-6pm instead of 8 cause I thought it made insomnia worse. Get whooshes/head rushes after an hour. Not after am dose tho.

Tried 10mg dose of Buspar (buspirone) at 5-6pm instead of 8 cause I thought it made insomnia worse. Get whooshes/head rushes after an hour. Not after am dose tho.

Half dose: I would try taking half a pill. Buspar (buspirone) one is not a coated/long acting pill so should be fine. If scored you should be able to break in half. If not get a pill cutter. If that works you can ask your doc for 5 MG pills on your next refill. Buspar (buspirone) one max dose is 60 MG daily and you ca. Take it every 4-6 hrs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Can I take Buspar (buspirone) one dose in the morning with Zoloft because make insomnia to night?

Can I take Buspar (buspirone) one dose in the morning with Zoloft because make insomnia to night?

Yes.: Buspirone and sertraline often work well together, but the buspirone takes time to take effect, and a sufficient dose is required -- which may take time to reach. Buspirone is not technically a stimulant, but it does have a tendency to keep some people awake at night, if it is taken too late in the day. A useful approach is to take one dose in the morning and another in the early afternoon. ...Read more

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I'm taking 30 mg of lexapro, 60 mg of Buspar (buspirone) and 50 mg of doxepin a day. I'm still experiencing anxiety and insomnia. Is this normal?

I'm taking 30 mg of lexapro, 60 mg of Buspar (buspirone) and 50 mg of doxepin a day. I'm still experiencing anxiety and insomnia. Is this normal?

Are you relying on: Meds alone? If yes, then strongly recommend that you add in non-med therapies. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 40mg can remeron bi add at 15mg for insomnia. Ther any interaction?

Im on Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 40mg can remeron bi add at 15mg for insomnia. Ther any interaction?

Increase zoloft (sertraline): Yes, serotonin syndrome with high blood pressure and seizures can be one risk. It is not a good idea to take two SSRI-type medications with similar mechanisms of action. It would be better to raise the dose of zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) if it works for you. Zoloft (sertraline) is indicated for just about all anxiety disorders. If zoloft (sertraline) doesn't improve your symptoms, then it would be a good idea to see a specialist to switch. ...Read more

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So if i'm ultra sensitive 2 ssri/snri & buspars (buspirone) se what r my options now for gad & insomnia other than benzodiazepines? I exercise so a med is requird

So if i'm ultra sensitive 2 ssri/snri & buspars (buspirone) se what r my options now for gad & insomnia other than benzodiazepines? I exercise so a med is requird

Skills, not pills: I'm sorry, but i don't follow the logic of "i exercise so a med is requird." you're also already on Clonazepam -- and oxycodone too. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very helpful for both anxiety disorders ; insomnia, but you don't list it. Wouldn't it be liberating to develop your own enduring skills, rather than taking pills? If so, you could consider asking your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt  can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read more

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