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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
Hi...got the same thing in my attempt to wean off Lexapro. It was so bad I went back on it but even on the reduced daily dosage I am experiencing some kind of weird eye stimutated brain zaps....or something that sounds like a 'whooshing' in my ears when I move my head or blink or move my eyes. I understand this is common with most SSRI's. Bummer..huh?
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I have just recently wean off of Cymbalta and it was a tough go but I used a very slow weaning schedule. I have not had any of the brain shivers but I did go through some nasty anxiety and just felt plain crummy. On top of that I had a URI at the same time so it was hard to sort our what was causing the feelings.
I will admit that there were some days during the weaning that I did take an extra dose of the Cymbalta but I finally bit the bullet and said just do it.
I hope you are sooon on the back side of this weaning issue as I know it is not fun.
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Oh Mrs. Fitz...I wish I had an answer as it is most disturbing, as you know. When I skipped a pill completely, I couldn't even drive because when I turned my head or moved my eyes I got zapped. I'm just slicing the pills little by little every day and some days the sensations are not as bad as others. I am praying for success for both of us...like I said...it's a real bummer! Oh..also after some on-line investigation, I discovered Lexapro and most SSRI's last 22 hours. So my symptoms are worse in the morning if I'm an hour or two off in taking the stupid thing.