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Buspirone is a medicine used to treat anxiety disorder. It helps anxious people think more clearly, relax, and ease symptoms like sweating, palpitation, and sleep problems. It is also useful in the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in women.

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I was prescribed Buspirone hydrochloride, and I felt like my whole body was high every time I took the pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 16-year-old female and was prescribed Buspar 7.5 mg twice daily about a month ago. Every time I take it, I get a high feeling. My entire body becomes tingly, and I also get giggly. It feels like my whole body is high. I am relaxed. I thought it was my body trying to get used to t...  Read Full »

Dr. Surabhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Though you have given details of the dosage and the medicine you are taking now, you have not mentioned the complaints for which these medicines were prescribed. Please mention your complaints, the total duration of complaints, etc., in your query. Also, mention a de...  Read Full »

Which is a more potent anti-anxiety medicine?

Query: Dear doctor, I have been taking SNRI/ SSRI for around 20 years. Five years ago, my general anxiety got worse. So, my doctor switched from Citalopram 10 mg to Escitalopram 10 mg (one per day). Citalopram was taken five years to 10 years ago, and before that, Zoloft 20 mg per day. Now my GAD is gettin...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Buspirone is a different drug than Escitalopram. Escitalopram is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and helps improve serotonergic neurotransmission in the brain. The drug should be taken regularly in order to improve anxiety and depression. Buspirone is...  Read Full »

Is it possible to reduce the side effects of my social phobia medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I will first summarize my case, and then I will put my query. I had been diagnosed to have GAD and social phobia before 10 years, and I was taking Paxil 20 mg daily in the evening along with CBT. The result was excellent. The anxiety and depression went away, but with a very high level of...  Read Full »

Dr. Maneesh Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query. Out of the three options, the third option would be the best possible concerning the balance between the effectiveness and side effects. Zoloft (Sertraline) and Lexapro (Escitalopram), both are almost equal regarding the side effects and efficacy. Based...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old who has been prescribed multiple drugs for mental health issues. Is it safe to take the medications together?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old man, my weight is 125 pounds, and my height is 5.4". My doctor prescribed tablets Buspirone HCL 15 mg, tablet Citalopram hydrobromide HCL 40 mg, and tablet Cyclobenzaprine HCL 10 mg. I wanted to know if consuming all these medicines simultaneously is safe. Could I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. The drugs you mentioned have a similar mechanism of action, but the adverse effects cannot be predicted for all these drugs. No deciding factor will help decide which will work the best. You should follow the recommen...  Read Full »

We are planning for a baby. Will my penis size affect this in any way?

Query: Hi doctor, Please help me get rid of the following issues. I got married before two months. I have 2.5 inch flaccid penis and when erected it is around 5 inches. Is this normal? Can I make my wife pregnant? While masturbating, I am able to erect up to 5 inches and also produce sperm. But during in...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem. Penis size is not an issue. Because of penis size, your wife will not get any problem with pregnancy. So be relaxed. Your problem is delayed ejaculation, probably due to your anxiety. So I am prescribing you some medications for erectile dysfun...  Read Full »

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