22 patient evaluations for Buspirone

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walk2483
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walk2483
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F46y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 28, 2010 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive sweating, Hot flashes

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive sweating, Hot flashes

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bassoongirl
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bassoongirl
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 27
Condition: Migraine 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Migraine

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May 5, 2010 (Started May 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Nausea, Dizziness

Jun 15, 2009 (Started May 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Nausea, Dizziness

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Simply Complicated
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Simply Complicated
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 28, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My gastroentrologist advised that I stop taking Buspar (buspirone) and prescribed 5mg valium 3x day instead. I'm assuming that this is better for my gastric problems. My psychiatrist said this is ok, as long as I quit taking the Buspar, and that HE would NOT prescribe valium for me, but if the other Dr was willing to, it was ok with him. It's rather confusing, but I've adjusted ok, and take about 1/2 of the vallium prescribed so I don't spend all my time asleep!!

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savedandfree
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savedandfree
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jan 26, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sammorrill
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sammorrill
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
10 seizures
364 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 8, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Headaches, Dizziness, Tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: do not like this med
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Tremor(s), Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
FrankieNinja
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FrankieNinja
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
458
VL 40
I am: b
I have:
HIV

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Dec 1, 2009 (Started Jan 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had a bad reaction to the medication and stopped taking it immediately
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Wen
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Wen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F51y
FM:21y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 18, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
imthewill
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imthewill
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
40 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
GAD

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Headaches, Brain fog, Dizziness, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I initially thought this drug was fantastic, but as I lost weight and quit smoking the side-effects started to make themselves present.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Brain fog, Headaches, Anxious mood

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ukwildcat
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ukwildcat
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mental Symptoms : moderate
Physical Symptoms : moderate
674
VL 102
I have:
HIV

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Oct 22, 2008 (Started Oct 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Cyprian1
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Cyprian1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Sep 30, 2008 (Started Sep 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Brain zaps, Internal restlessness (akathisia), Brain fog, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: That it can cause a bloated feeling , it may also hieghten your anxiety , create more brain fog as well as the sensation of being outside of yourself .. plus may give you restless sleep or very bad dreams ...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Internal restlessness (akathisia), Brain zaps, Anxious mood, Brain fog

  • 1 helpful mark
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