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Does Buspar Help Ocd, Or Is It Just For Anxiety?

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The reason I ask this question is because I'm thinking of giving up the Buspar for Ativan(I now have both). I take 20mg Lexapro a day and was on 30mg Buspar. If the Buspar has an effect on the ocd, other than for anxiety, then I better stick with it. I'm not supposed to take both(ativan and buspar), according to the pharmacist....Thanks for any input!

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I guess nooooobody knows?? :hearts:

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Your tumbleweed made me laugh!!

I found this pinned topic for you. It does mention that Buspar helps reduce signs of OCD

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Your tumbleweed made me laugh!!

I found this pinned topic for you. It does mention that Buspar helps reduce signs of OCD

Buspar

Thanks!!

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Hi Digging Fool,

Yes I agree Buspar is perscribed for OCD and Anxiety. I did not know you could not mix Ativan with Buspar as they are two completely different types of meds.

Check with your Doctor.

Best Wishes

Jim Bow

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Hi Digging Fool,

Yes I agree Buspar is perscribed for OCD and Anxiety. I did not know you could not mix Ativan with Buspar as they are two completely different types of meds.

Check with your Doctor.

Best Wishes

Jim Bow

I guess the pharmacist thought I might "fade away" with both......I probably need to stick with the Buspar, since I have OCD........Thanks!

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Hi Digging Fool,

Yes I agree Buspar is perscribed for OCD and Anxiety. I did not know you could not mix Ativan with Buspar as they are two completely different types of meds.

Check with your Doctor.

Best Wishes

Jim Bow

I guess the pharmacist thought I might "fade away" with both......I probably need to stick with the Buspar, since I have OCD........Thanks!

I am just posting to this thread out of curiosity. I have often thought of switching from benzos to buspar, but I have read NO reliable clinical studies that buspar is anything but a placebo. I have read studies that indicate it has worked for SOME people, but I am skeptical. I take a very low dose of klonopin daily, and for about 8 years my low dosage has worked. But, am I either pshycologically or pshyically addicted? My pdoc says that 1/mg per day is not even an issue if I am feeling fine on it.

Again, just curious as to what effect Buspar has had with other people.

Deepster

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Hi Digging Fool,

Yes I agree Buspar is perscribed for OCD and Anxiety. I did not know you could not mix Ativan with Buspar as they are two completely different types of meds.

Check with your Doctor.

Best Wishes

Jim Bow

I guess the pharmacist thought I might "fade away" with both......I probably need to stick with the Buspar, since I have OCD........Thanks!

I am just posting to this thread out of curiosity. I have often thought of switching from benzos to buspar, but I have read NO reliable clinical studies that buspar is anything but a placebo. I have read studies that indicate it has worked for SOME people, but I am skeptical. I take a very low dose of klonopin daily, and for about 8 years my low dosage has worked. But, am I either pshycologically or pshyically addicted? My pdoc says that 1/mg per day is not even an issue if I am feeling fine on it.

Again, just curious as to what effect Buspar has had with other people.

Deepster

Do you have OCD?......just curious, as that's what I have....

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Nope, no OCD in this "family" of MI challenges!

Deepster

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I just want to say that I got very addicted to it so make sure you have a good doctor. My doctor gave it out like it was candy unfortunately.

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I just want to say that I got very addicted to it so make sure you have a good doctor. My doctor gave it out like it was candy unfortunately.

You got addicted to Buspar?, or Ativan?.....Thanks.

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I got addicted to buspar. It didn't do anything for me. I just couldn't stop taking as much as I could get. It's because the doctors I had were all terrible. Most of them would just keep giving me more meds every time I talked to them.

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Buspar is recommended for helping people stop addictions. Both Buspar and Ativan are for anxiety and neither lists OCD as an indication, separate from anxiety. Personally, I found Ativan to have more effect on calming anxiety than buspar, but that's just my own experience. Buspar will produce a more "even" feeling while Ativan will need to be repeated more frequently. Sounds like you need to discuss this with the prescribing doctor.

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I know this is an old post, but has anyone else found that buspar helps with OCD?

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