This is no Social Crisis... Just another Tricky Day (The Who)
Debbie...YES. I weaned off Lexapro slowly and suffered from brain zaps... After doing some extensive research, I realize I should have not stopped cold turkey at 2.5 mgs but cut the pill in smaller and smaller pieces. I still get 'zapped' them from time to time. I am one person that will never take another SSRI. The withdrawals are worse than the condition they are supposed to treat...but that's just my opinion.
Denise...I stopped Lexapro six months ago and am still suffering. According to their own website, withdrawal symptoms especially brain zaps can last a year or more. When I complained to my doctor about these symptoms, he told me that SSRI's 'are a lifetime committment.' I would have NEVER gone on it in the first place if I had known that.