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Author Topic: Buspar/Sleep meds  (Read 7761 times)

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Offline shadowfluid

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Buspar/Sleep meds
« on: September 27, 2008, 03:34:03 AM »
Looking into it for constant anxiety.  Don't know if any of my pozzies are on that and like it.

I seem to be getting up an hour on the dot! before I'm supposed to.  Maybe it's stress. Anyway 25mg Seroquel  knocked my s#*% out for 24 hours.  Restoril makes me sleep worse in quality. Overy sensitive to benadryl. I even (OMG!) cut down on coffee....anyway...
  Xanax doesn't help the terminal insomnia. 

Sooo....maybe I will cut the seroquel in half or take 1/4.  Oh yeah and Lunesta was nasty and Ambien didn't do squat.  Hmmm maybe an antidepressant will help with the excessive REM sleep/vivid dreaming/early morning awakening.

Bah. More pills to take. :)
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 05:17:22 AM »

I'm sorry I can't help you out with the Buspar as I haven't tried it. 

I however have at good luck with Ativan (Lorazepam).

I hope you find one that works for you.

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Offline markaj

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 07:18:09 AM »
I was prescribed Buspar/Buspirone for anxiety.  It didn't seem to do much except give me a bit of a banging headache.   I took up to 45mg a day, although only took it for a couple of weeks and was told to stop when my HIV meds were switched because of interactions.  I took 20mg Temazpeam each night to get me to sleep but this is not a long term solution, I took the benzos for 7 days straight and they seemed to stop working after that.  I now take Citalopram for anxiety and depression which messes up sleep so I take it first thing in the morning rather than later in the day. The best anti depressant I've had with a sedative effect is Mirtazapine, if you haven't tried that it might be worth checking out. Good luck.  I hope this gets sorted.  Take care, Mark x
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Offline BT65

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 09:22:44 AM »
Shadow, BuSpar didn't do anything for me either.  But, everyone's different.  Things like this are kind of hit and miss, I believe.  Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Offline auspoz

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 09:43:34 AM »

Sorry I can't really help re this particular one.

I'm sure you will discuss this with a professional doctor, but I am doing much better on a combination of mirtazapine and efexor. It has taken a while for me to sort things out but together the drugs and the talk therapy are helping immensely.

Whether it is the medication or just depression in general, I have put on a lot of weight.

I too have found mirtazapine to have a good sleeping impact.

Good luck with your discussions and decisions.


Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 11:59:13 AM »
Remeron (mirtazapine) as well as buspar, slows your metabolism and causes weight gain.  I'm surprised you weren't advised about this side effect by the person prescribing these meds to you.
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Offline Peter6836

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008, 03:14:34 PM »
I take both buspar and serequl, and in much larger doses than you. 60 mg of buspar and 300 of serqeul. I have had a good response to both. I find that psych drugs work differently on each person. Unfortunately sometimes it is hit or miss. You may find it necessary to work with you psych for a while until you find the right meds for you. Do not give up, it may take time I know it is hard to deal with but it takes some time. I encourage you to do some relaxation expercises as well. and find a good therapist.
Good luck keep on going,

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 07:57:04 PM »
I would recommend Trazodone.  It's a mild anti-depressant with a sedative effect that has helped me sleep in the past.  My doc prescribed it to me when I was on Welbutrin to help me sleep.  It worked for me.  It's been around for a while so the long term sides are known, and it's available in generic so it's very cheap (if that matters).

Good luck
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Offline franfrog

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Re: Buspar/Sleep meds
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 10:36:52 AM »
Well I always have a hard time sleeping and I was on ambien.  I was taking it evernight and actually just spoke to my doc about it last night.  She switched me to rozerum but I am like you that benedryl does nothing.  I'm sorry I can not help you more but I hope that you have luck with it.
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