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Pharmaceuticals/Effexor withdrawal "Brain Zaps"


ratsacat wrote at 2014-03-04 22:37:31
I have been off Effexor for 7 yrs now and still have brain zaps occasionally. Recently most days. I tapered off slowly. Clearly this isn't a withdrawal issue now. It seems like damage. Any others experiencing this?


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Patricia Morrow


I would like to bring a nurse's perspective to this area. If someone has a question about a medication, and feel more comfortable directing it to a nurse than a doctor or pharmacist, then I'll try my best to help. PLEASE NOTE: I DON'T USUALLY PROVIDE ANSWERS FROM FRIDAY NIGHT TIL SAT NIGHT AS THIS IS THE JEWISH SABBATH.


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