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Stopping Effexor before myelogram?

Posted 22 Oct 2017 by Mjr3126 1 answer

I am having a myelogram and was told to stop Effexor 48 hours before test. I have been weaning myself slowly down to 25 mg once a day.I have had really bad brain zaps when I tried stopping this medicine before and am very worried this will happen again . Any advice?

Do I have to wean off Cymbalta to get on Lexapro, or can I just stop cymbalta and start Lexapro?

Posted 18 Sep 2017 by sally willis 2 answers

I have been on Cymbalta 60mg for several years. It's starting not to help anymore with depression. Someone suggested I switch to Lexapro but I tried to wean off the Cymbalta and have terrible brain zaps and dizziness with panic attacks so I'm still on it. I wasn't told about the ...

Has anyone stopped taking Cymbalta 60mg & started taking mirtazapine 30mg?

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by Shelljones92 0 answers

How long does it take for brain zaps to stop? & start feeling normal again. I had to stop Cymbalta for 3 days then start mirtazapine. Last night was the first night on mirtazapine, I have bad anxiety after having my second child in 14 stopped them when found out I was pregnant 16 & started ...

Cymbalta - What can be done to stop the brain zaps as I titrate off of cymbalta?

Posted 27 Jan 2017 by Morebrainpainnogain 5 answers

I am trying to get off of cymbalta after taking it for 10 years @ 120mg a day. Yes, I was prescribed cymbalta 60mg bid. Now missing a single days dose and I start getting zaps 24 hours later until the dip in systemic exposure (AUC) is recovered. If I miss two or three days (due to cost) I become ...

Dizziness after being on Effexor for 2+ Years?

Posted 19 May 2017 by cjchris45 2 answers

Hey everyone, I've been taking Effexor 225mg (and 10mg of Benazepryl for slightly elevated blood pressure) for two plus years. I initially experienced the common dizziness, brain zaps, and other side effects most commonly prescribed at first, but eventually got to a stable point where my ...

Hi I have been on Effexor xr for 10+years now and want to come off as I am starting a family soon?

Posted 31 Jan 2017 by stellalouanna 8 answers

I am desperate for help or tips and suggestions on best thing to do. I have tried to gradually come off Effexor several times with NO success as its too severe and unbearable with the brain zaps and foggy head. Plus the anxiety and depression that comes stronger when I try to reduce. I have tried ...

Can Buspar cause Brain Zaps?

Posted 27 Oct 2015 by sheilac3102 10 answers

I ve been taking Buspar (10mg 3x a day) for about 3 months now for anxiety. It took the medication a few weeks before it started working and it gave me headaches for a few weeks but after that I thought everything was fine. Now, in the last week I ve been experiencing these "brain zaps" ...

I need help. I'm desperate. How do you all get through these brain zaps. Mine are so horrible that I

Posted 26 Oct 2016 by sulley2133 2 answers

... don't want to move. No one understands

Has anyone been sleep walking after night terrors on Viibryd?

Posted 17 Oct 2016 by Viking Goddess 1 answer

I have been on Viibryd 40mg for 2 years. For the last year I have been researching sleep paralysis and night terrors with no prevail until I heard the term "Brain Zaps". When I experience brain zaps that tells me I am going to have sleep paralysis and night terrors. I have been scared to ...

3rd day coming off Effexor XR?

Posted 18 Mar 2016 by Aliciapaul357 5 answers

I am at 37.5mg now started off at 150mg been on it for 2 and a half months! Today is my 3rd day dizziness, anxiety, brain zaps, nasuea. I thought I would not have side effects bad cause I haven't been on it long. I will stay at this 37.5 for a week and Tuesday I quit taking it I am so worried ...

Buspirone - Just started Buspar today for anxiety issues and panic attacks?

Posted 18 Aug 2015 by willow4280 6 answers

I don't take any other meds for anxiety, just Exforge for hypertension. I'm reading these reviews and wondering what "brain zaps" are. I'm a lot nervous about taking this and I am worried about what I can expect as side effects.

Hi I have been on Lexapro for about 20 years. I am currently on 40mg daily and I missed a dose and?

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by the_shewolf 2 answers

... had some pretty annoying side-effects. I only missed 1 does but had extra bad brain zaps, dizziness, headache and confusion. Does anyone else get this on only missing 1 dose? I also have a number of side effects that I only just realised that may be due to the med. Has anyone else still get ...

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