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Posted 20 Feb 2018 by • 1 answer
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 ...
Posted 25 Jan 2018 by • 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 ...
Posted 31 Dec 2017 by • 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?
Posted 10 Jan 2018 by • 0 answers
I've been on Effexor 75mg for four years. It still seems to be effective in treating symptoms, but for the past two days I have been experiencing the dizziness/vertigo/brain shocks I associate with a missed dose--but I haven't missed the doses. What gives? Could I need a dosage adjustment?
Posted 27 Jan 2017 by • 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 ...
Posted 18 Sep 2017 by • 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 ...
Posted 22 Oct 2017 by • 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?
Posted 29 Aug 2017 by • 1 answer
Posted 27 Oct 2015 by • 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" ...
Posted 3 Aug 2017 by • 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 ...
Posted 19 May 2017 by • 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 ...
Posted 31 Jan 2017 by • 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 ...
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 • 2 answers
... don't want to move. No one understands
Posted 17 Oct 2016 by • 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 ...
Paroxetine - How long do these terrible brain zaps last after discontinuing? this is worse than hot?
Posted 20 Oct 2016 by • 0 answers