Anxiety/Stress: Has anyone had luck with Buspar?
February 14, 2014 9:20 AM Subscribe
I recently started Wellbutrin for depression, and although it is helping with the mood, my anxiety is getting out of hand. Small things stress me out to no end. I have tried benzos for short-term anxiety issues, but I would not like to get hooked on them. My psychiatrist recommended Buspar to be taken with the Wellbutrin, but my friend told me that he was on it and it was little better than a placebo. I would like to hear peoples' experiences on Buspar, with or without Wellbutrin; did it make a difference in your anxiety/stress levels? Should I give it a chance, or is it a waste of time? Are there any other medications that would offset the increase in anxiety that Wellbutrin is giving me?
posted by CottonCandyCapers to Health & Fitness (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
PS: I would not like to get off the Wellbutrin, as the benefit to my mood is substantial and it is the first antidepressant I have been on without sexual side effects. I am attempting to stay healthy through eating well and semi-regular exercise, and am looking into talk therapy.