Lexapro Brain Zaps

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Twiggygal
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate lexapro brain zaps.  Should I talk to the psych about tapering off the med?  I have been on lex for two years and the zaps get steadily worse.
 
I've never even been depressed.  I just have panic attacks and take Ativan for those.  Lex does nothing to help those.
 
Any thoughts?
 
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Twiggy

You are a brave woman to go through brain zaps fo 2 years and the med doesn't even work.

Yes, sweetie, talk to you Doc.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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Twiggygal
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   Posted 12/8/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't know they were brain zaps til a couple weeks ago. It just feels like my brain is pushed around or something and I just get zapped kinda

sucks lol

thanks KITT
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DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
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Twistedmentality
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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
iam on lexapro and never had them, atleast i dont think so...

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/9/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
over the last 15yrs ive been on:
 
1. tofranil
2. effexor
3. aropax
4. prozac
5. zoloft
 
i get 'brain zaps' with every AD i take. they are horrible and i wouldnt wish them on anyone-
you are not alone, id be asking my doc about changing though if its not working for you- good luck!
Maz XX


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Post Edited (Mazfire) : 12/9/2008 2:18:05 PM (GMT-7)


Twistedmentality
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   Posted 12/9/2008 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
can someone explain to me what they are , are they like shocks ?

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/9/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
yep its like a jolt of electricity through your brain. its incredibly unsettling.

            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't get brain zaps from my Celexa (very similar to Lexapro) but when I was taking Geodone, when more than 24 hours had passed and I didn't take my daily pill, I'd get brain zaps so I know of what you speak.  What a weird experience. 

Georgie Girl


Twiggygal
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   Posted 12/9/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the advice.
 
I think I'm going to try and make an appt with the shrink in the morning for sometime soon.  I hate this med.
 
It's torture.
 
The only thing that stops the zaps is sleep or 1 glass of wine
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG - 2 mgs a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
 
 
IT'S A GIRL! Amelia Candice.
 
Born 7-7-08
6 lbs, 6 oz
19.5 inches long
 
 
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Jan Marie
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   Posted 12/10/2008 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Effexor and get brain zaps all the time.  I have learnt to live with them - in fact if I'm busy I don't even notice them.  I would rather live with brain zaps than constant debilitating acute anxiety, but maybe that is just  me.  We each have to find our own way.  All the best.

stkitt
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   Posted 12/10/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Twiggy,

How is it going for you with the brain zaps?  did you get your Doctor's appointment?

Your in my thoughts.

Kitt


 

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