I generally take Lexapro (20mg) around 5pm everyday. Lately i have been experiencing from what other people describe as brain zaps, tingling sensations, and dizziness. Honestly I have not bee too good lately with taking my medication at the same time everyday. Was wondering if my body can develop a tolerance to what i am on and start to feel these withdrawl symptoms within 24 hours of my last pill?
Can you experience "brain zaps", dizziness, tingling sensation withdrawl symptoms while on Lexapro?
Question posted by Monkey19 on 13 March 2012
Last updated on 14 March 2012 by rockgal81
I believe that a lot of ssri's and snri's give you the brain zaps when you stop taking them or take them at different times. It's a really weird feeling, but it does go away. I'd definitely try and take them at the same time every day so your body has a consistent dose in it. Good luck! :)
Hello Monkey19. Yes certainly. As to a tolerance our bodies can and do exactly that. Bild up an immunity, or tolerance to a drug. The dose is increased, usually to the point of the manufacturers limit of safety and where the drug would not be seen as being theraputic. The side effects can happen , as you mentioned, after missing a single dose. I've found that Lexapro is one of the most bothersome, and difficult of the SSRIs when it comes to side effects. Especially when needing to stop or missing a dose. You might ask your doctor to split the dose (if you're still planning to be taking it) That will help to ease the side effects. I do that on Paxil. I split the dose because it stops my nasal passages. Makes me sound as if I'm coming down with a cold. Regards pledge
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