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   Posted 5/8/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone gotten brain zaps when they've gone to a higher dose? I did 5mg Lexapro for 3 weeks, then 10 days at 10mg, 4 days at 15mg and today I went to 20mg of Lexapro, per doctors instructions. When I started and at the other dose changes I just had headaches and felt dizzy till I adjusted. I have, on occasion, had brain zaps. But today it's been going on all day.

Just wondering.

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   Posted 5/8/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Brain zaps, also known as "brain shocks," "brain shivers" or "head shocks" are a fairly common withdrawal symptom experienced during discontinuation (or reduction of dose)

I am not familiar with the brain zaps associated with increase in the doses. Perhaps someone else is. You may want to talk to your physician if this has been going on all day.

Hugs to you and take care.

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   Posted 5/8/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Kitt,I was at a loss with this one!

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