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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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?

3 times a day: While there is no specific contraindication to taking Buspar (buspirone) with Zoloft, the usual caution applies to medications in combination. The side effects can be more frequent and more intense than with one medication alone. Buspar (buspirone) should be taken three times a day. If it is tending to cause insomnia, taking one dose in the morning should be okay if the three doses can be spaced out during the day. ...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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My Dr Put me on Buspar (buspirone) 5Mg t.i.d. And Past 2 days. my back & arm is hurting & Abdominal pain & Fatigue And Muscle Pain and Insomnia. ?

Stop : I would stop the medication and follow up with your doctor to be re-evaluated. Unlikely to be secondary to the medication, but because it presumably started after taking the medication I would not take any more until you discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is buspar (buspirone)?

What is buspar (buspirone)?

Antianxiety: It's an anti anxiety pill not in the same class as a benzodiazepine like xanax, (alprazolam) ativan...It binds to serotonin and Dopamine receptors. ...Read more

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What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

Anti-anxiety: Buspar (buspirone) aka Buspirone is used to treat anxiety. Most common side effects are nausea, sedation, dizziness, headace, and in some cases excitement or restlessness. ...Read more

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What is Azapirones ? Is that buspar (buspirone)?

Azapirones: Buspar (buspirone) is one of the members of the group Azapirones. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone overdosed on buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone) Overdose: Overdose symptoms are drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, it can be life threatening if mixed with alcohol and/or other drugs
treatment involvs pumping the stomach and supportive care with IV fluids, airway stabilization and ventilation if needed in severecases, maintaining BP and vital signs and fluid balance.
I only Buspar (buspirone) overdose, no fatalities have been reported with five five time the dose. ...Read more

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Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

Well - tolerated: My patients have tolerated Buspar (buspirone) exceptionally well. The most common side effect they have reported is dizziness. Other potential side effects can include: headache, feeling tired, ringing of ears, paradoxical feelings of restlessness or anxiety, blurring of vision, nausea, GI upset, dry mouth & congestion. Priapism would be a very rare but serious side effect. See below. ...Read more

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Can i take Valium and Buspar (buspirone) together?

Most likely...: And make sure the prescribing physician(s) know everything you are taking. Do not start and stop these medications without talking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) and topomax be taken together?

Buspar/topamax: At therapeutic doses, they are fairly safe if taken apart, ex. Buspar (buspirone) in morning and topamax at nite. Report any adverse effects to your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Will Buspar (buspirone) increase anxiety at first? We

Will Buspar (buspirone) increase anxiety at first?
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Maybe: Not usually, however everyone is different. Often times we will titrate the medication slowly as some individuals can become dizzy or nauseated as they start the medication. Speak with the prescribing physician to minimize the likelihood of any adverse effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help can buspirone (buspar) have anti-emetic properties?

Depends.: Buspirone is not an antiemetic drug . It is used to alleviate anxiety however if anxiety causes nausea, this can be alleviated by Buspar (buspirone). Buspar (buspirone), unlike the Benzodiazepines, which are often used as anti-anxiety, takes a little longer to become effective. ...Read more

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Can I take ibupropen 800 while on 5mg buspar (buspirone)?

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Can I take ibupropen 800 while on 5mg buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone): If no stomach upset from buspar, (buspirone) Ibuprofen on as needed basis should be ok. ...Read more

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Can I take buspar (buspirone) and Valium at the same time?

Buspar (buspirone) and valium: Not a good idea to mix these. Consult with your doctor if you are not getting better. ...Read more

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Why some doctors says that Buspar (buspirone) is a useless drug?

Usually: their opinion is based on their own experiences. It could also be because they dont have enough experience with it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Buspar (buspirone) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Buspar (buspirone) overdose?

Buspar overdose: Per NAMI, Buspar overdose symptoms may include" drowsiness, very deep sleep, nausea, vomiting, &unusually small pupils." see: http://www.namihelps.org/assets/PDFs/fact-sheets/Medications/Buspar.pdf ...Read more

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I am taking Buspar (buspirone) and want to know what are the side effects?

Usually none.: Buspar (buspirone) side effects may include: headache, feeling tired, dizziness, premature ejaculation, insomnia, tremor, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loose stools, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, nervousness, depressed or angry mood, rapid heart rate, chest pain, nasal congestion & rash. It tends to be a well tolerated medication. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Busipirone (Definition)

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