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

Posted 27 Jan 2017 8 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 ...

Can Buspar cause Brain Zaps?

Posted 27 Oct 2015 11 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" ...

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

Posted 18 Aug 2015 7 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 Effexor xr for 10+years now and want to come off as I am starting a family soon?

Posted 31 Jan 2017 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 ...

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

Posted 18 Sep 2017 3 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 ...

Brain Zaps (Sertraline)?

Posted 16 Jan 2015 3 answers

Hello, I was on sertraline 50mg since October 2014 , and recently stopped two weeks ago. The doctor asked me to start taking half a the tablet for a week then stop all together. Two days after stopping completly, I started to get this funny sensation when moving my eyes, walking around, it could ...

I am having Lexapro withdrawal symptoms 3 months after terminating - will it get better?

Posted 11 Aug 2016 3 answers

I was on Lexapro for 1.5 years at 10mg. Upon discontinuing the medication I entered a state of constant dysphoria and brain fog. I also have the classic brain zaps and excessive sweating but I can live with those. It has been three months and I have slowly been getting better, but still suffering ...

How long can the brain zaps last withdrawing from Cymbalta. It has been almost 2 months for me?

Posted 31 Dec 2017 1 answer

Also, has anyone ever used sudafed to help with the brain zaps. It helped me get off the Cymbalta, but the doctor said I couldn't keep taking it. Any one had this experience?

Cymbalta and brain zaps?

Posted 19 Aug 2014 4 answers

i have been taking cymbalta for about 10 years... good for pain and depression... had brain zaps from time to time ..especially if i forgot to take cymbalta on time ..but now i have been taking the generic instead if real thing and i have been having brain zaps most everyday ... is anyone else ...

Please help! Anyone have "brain zaps" when coming off Lexapro?

Posted 20 Feb 2018 2 answers

I have been on Lexapro 20mg for 3 years. Been on antidepressants for 16 years. I have been weaning off for months. Very slowly. I wanted off it as it left me in a complete foggy state with no ambition or drive. The chronic fatigue was intense! Starting getting more and more anxiety. Weight gain the ...

I've been off Cymbalta 45 days. Zaps gone, but have profound depression. Success stories, anyone?

Posted 30 Dec 2014 5 answers

I was on opiods for pain, but the withdrawal did not even come close to what I am going through with Cymbalta. The brain zaps and rapid moods swings have diminished to almost zero, but I am left with a profound depression, unlike anything I have experienced. I am determined to succeed. I am also ...

3rd day coming off Effexor XR?

Posted 18 Mar 2016 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 ...

Prozac causing brain zaps?

Posted 25 Jan 2018 1 answer

I just started 10mg generic Prozac for my depression. I took the pill then 6 hours later I had a brain zap feeling that triggered a panic attack. I sat there on the couch slapping my face and rocking back and forth for like 10 minutes still filled with fear. I felt honestly so disconnected with my ...

Is mental numbness a normal symptom of Lexapro withdrawal?

Posted 17 Nov 2014 3 answers

I have been on Lexapro for about 18 months and have been off the medication for about a week now. My withdrawal symptoms started with feelings of depression and anxiety and of course brain zaps. Now I have transitioned into just feeling numb. I felt good on the Lexapro, I felt present, but now I ...

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