Hi fletched. Its usually your body or your brain telling you give me more. Its a side-effect, from cymbalta, when stopping the drug. I had it for several days, after stopping cymbalta. Its a normal side-effect. It left me after the 3'rd day. It usually dissapears with a week or two. I experienced it on two occasions, both when having stopped taking it. best to you.
Wikipedia.org has a page on brain zaps and it also lists other symptoms that result from going off or tapering ssri's or ssnri's like cymbalta, pristiq, effexor, and ability. There was an article on either mobilemsnbc or mobilefox this morning about anew antidepressant calle vibryd or hybrid, was very interesting, said has less sexual side effects and other advantages over ssri's and ssnri,s. Wish I could link this for you, but I am techno-Gilligan and am texting from my phone.
When I was trying to get off of Cymbalta I had terrible brain zaps. I know what you are talking about as every time I turned my head I became dizzy and my brain felt like jello. I contacted my doctor and he put me back on the Cymbalta. He worked with me and it took several months but we would do a lower dosage for several days or weeks and then when it evened out some we went even lower until I was finally off of it. I know that it is scary but it will stop. Just stay in contact with your physcian and ask him to work with you. I hope this helps you and that you will feel bettter soon
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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