Brain Zap Questions
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We found 14 questions associated with the 'Brain Zap' topic.
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"... read more
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... read more
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.
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... read more
I have taken venlafaxine 37.5 mg for 3 months to help my anxiety. It worked well until about a month ago. I started getting nauseous, dizzy and headache an hour after taking. My nurse practitioner told me I should go off it. I asked about tapering off and she said to take one every other day for a... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Was on 75mg for week than upped to 150mg 3 weeks ago iv still got brain zaps like pins needles in my head and iv still got anxiety how long will or do they take to work thanks
I have been taking paroxetine for about 5 years 10mg daily. I have weaned myself off this medicine slowly but I still get these “brain zaps” on a daily basis. I need to take antidepressants my doctor prescribed mirtazapine. Am I likely to go through the same things?
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... read more
I've been taking a medication escitalopram 20mg. Its causing brain shocks every day now. I've been taking this medication now for 6 months or so. The shocks have started a couple months ago. Its also causing facial nerve spasms on my face. I'm not sure if its the medication or... read more
I’m on day 4 of stopping Pristiq and I’ve never felt so awful, brain zaps, dizziness, helplessness etc. Please someone tell me this will stop soon. I was only on 50mg for about 4 months. Doctor suggested cold turkey and should only have effects for a few days but it is getting worse,... read more
Hi all. My dr prescribed this medication for me today and I was reading your reviews and alot were saying it caused brain zaps? What is that? Thank you for your help!