Going off Lexapro and Brain zaps!

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   Posted 11/22/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so my son has being going off Lexapro very very slowly over a period of 3 months. He's down to 2.5mg every other day and still is having brain zaps when he attempts to quit intirely. What can be done to help this. I know about Omega=3's and have him taking that. Food wise bananas, dark chocolate, whole grains, turkey and hi carb meals are suppose to increase seratonin levels too. Would really appreciate anyone's suggestions and also how long after finally quitting does this side effect subside???
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   Posted 11/23/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   

I have to be honest and say I dont really know. Side effects are different for different people. I had none at all when I came of my AD. Some people only have it for a week and some people have it for a couple of months. Really it depends on how the med reacts to your son. Did he have a lot of side effects when he started taking it and did they take a long time to settle down?

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   Posted 11/23/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   


I have read the same info as Darren and the members report all kinds of brain zaps and problems to hardly any at all.

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