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How long do Effexor withdrawal symptoms last?

It's only been day 2 (insurance cancelled) of withdrawal & so far I've been feeling as though when I'm walking to whatever destination, my body arrives but my brain delays its arrival. I feel extremely anxious, nauseous, short-tempered, dizzy, sensitive & confused. I like how... read more

Does Kadcyla cross the blood brain barrier?

Can Kadcyla be used to treat brain metastasis?

Viibryd - What are brain zaps?

I'm just wondering the side effect called brain zaps what do I envision with that? I'm starting this medication tonight for the first time so I'm kind of wondering what I'm in for here. Thanks, Mieke

Can Buspar cause Brain Zaps?

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

Can't stop looking upwards?

For about a month, i've been having these "fits" where I cannot move my eyes downward. It's like my eyes are stuck looking up! My eyes seem to be trying to roll back into my head, but they don't fully go back into my head. When this happens, it doesn't go away until I... read more

Does anyone else feel like Topamax is making the stupid?

I feel like the Topamax is leeching my brain. I forget simple (and not so simple) words and jumble words in sentences. Sometimes I speak complete gibberish. It's hard to be a professional when I use words like thingy and whosit or just stand there and stare blankly because all the thoughts... read more

I just started weaning off of Effexor XR 150 mg. I am now on day 2 of no Effexor at all. I am?

... starting to feel very dizzy, tingling sensations, brain fog, and nauseous. Is there anything I can do (without taking another prescription) to lessen the side effects? I started Effexor 6 years ago for depression and anxiety while going through a divorce. Life is much more stable now and I... read more

How long does propranolol take to give effect?

I've been suffering from anxiety for about 5-6 years now. When I get low I crumble under my brain, when I'm high I'm free as a bird. Lately it has been down, the heart races, tingles in my fingertips, Palm sweats, the "pit in my stomach" feeling sick, the dread that I may... read more

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

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

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

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.

Lexapro - Horrible anxiety and panic attacks after taking only 5mg?

I've been diagnosed with a GAD a few years ago. I haven't had any anxiety attack in over 2 years. Now, it's time to go back to school (I'm 35) which my brain doesn't understand lol. I've been taking 2.5mg of Lexapro in the morning and another 2.5mg at around 5-6pm.... read more

Hi all, has anyone used Benzodiazepine's to quit drinking?

I know that Benzo's and alcohol work on the same receptors in your brain, and i've heard that Librium &/or Diazepam can help alcoholics to recover & stay off the drink. I've taken Librium at very short courses before when i've detoxed. Does anyone know the recommended... read more

How Long Do "Brain Zaps" last??

Hello, I have just been off of Xanax for about a month (my doctor cut me off at 3mgs a day - still pissed about it) and I have gone through the sickness of withdrawal 3 weeks ago but now, all of a sudden, I am experiencing these "brain zaps" and they are very hard to deal with. It has... read more

Has anyone experienced cold turkey withdrawal of lexapro 20 mg taking for 20 years?

Did feel like brain damaged and partially functioning after headaches and mind zaps stopped? Did you experience deep depression afterward and high anxiety? I know now too late to taper, life destroyed is there hope?

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

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

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