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Ativan vs. Buspar for Anxiety

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Ativan

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/ 174,320 posts
Other Names: Lorazepam

Buspar

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/ 39,306 posts
Other Names: Buspirone
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 174,320 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 39,306 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Lorazepam (initially marketed under the brand names Ativan and Temesta) is a high-potency short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug that has all five intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolytic, anterograde amnesia, sedative... Read more on Wikipedia
Buspirone (trade name Buspar) is an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the piperazine and azapirone chemical classes, and is primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) gained Food and Drug Administration of bu... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Renee
May 30, 2014
Renee wrote
IBS ativan
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By Cindy L Moore
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Ativan
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
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What patients are saying about Ativan vs. Buspar

2,171 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to combine Buspar and Ativan; only thing is, Buspar's...
Ativan is my little benzo friend ...It's no problem to combine Buspar and Ativan; only thing is, Buspar's effect may be too subtle in comparison...
done buspar - didn't help me.  Ativan - helped but made...
...help me.  Ativan - helped but made me tired.  And clonazapam I have been on this for a while now...
around. When I first started taking it it made me feel dizzy...
...on Buspar and it worked great for me. I took ativan as needed. I am again on Buspar and hope it works just as well the second time around. When I first started taking it it made me feel dizz...
I have tried Buspar, Ativan with no success for Anxiety. I...
I have tried Buspar, Ativan with no success for Anxiety. I have so much ...heart pounding too. Currently taking Xanax. I don't seem to ...And it does. I have put on weight, but I have a...
is definitely a side effect of the Buspar; my sister...
Dizziness is definitely a side effect of the Buspar; my sister was on ...went away completely. She ended up quitting the Buspar because of that, but ...the Buspar worse to take Ativan at the sam...
that, I've tried Buspar which didn't help much. I would...
...Ativan has helped me enormously... Previous to that, I've tried Buspar which didn't help much. I...
one right now though. Buspar works well for me for my...
...it seemed to work better for me, they give me atavan when i go the the ...one right now though. Buspar works well for me for...
love my buspar. Now I don't need all the Ativan. I am up to...
...my buspar. Now I don't need all the Ativan. I am up to 30 mg twice a day. The max I think. But it is working. I sti...
and lexapro. Buspar makes me very sleepy. When I get...
...and I'm taking buspar and lexapro. Buspar makes me very sleepy. When I get a panic attack I take ativan and put the pill under my tongue. These medicines made me gain a lot of weight. How did...
it's non-habit forming and I can function much better...
...to buspar because it's non-habit forming and I can function much...
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