Effexor helped my depression but then made me gain so much weight and develop high blood pressure! I figured the only way I could get off is if I could take a leave of absence.
These authors describe the fact that major changes to neuronal networks can occur during antidepressant treatment, thus leading to zaps when the brain attempts to function without the drug.
Anyone have a idea? I also believe that there is a possibility that these drugs are causing brain damage. I had brain zaps so bad I thought I was going to die from it and it had absolutely nothing to do with medication.
What causes brain zaps?
The muscles of any body organs can cramp. The zaps felt like waves of mortal dread ripping deeply through the muscle an flesh. If I had known the secret to getting off at a snail's pace, I couldve gotten off while still working. Cr unchy nip lz.
Inositol changes into a substance that regulates serotonin's effectiveness within nerve cells. This starts with the kidneys, which eliminate urine from the body. I am so surprised that there is still no actual medical definition or information out there on this as it seems fairly common.
Medication caused head and brain zaps description:
However, taking high doses of tryptophan can produce some side effects: Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Excessive internal bleeding in the stomach and intestines. I also found if I had to take a medication that had anything to do with altering my anti-depressant like some anti-biotics, blood pressure pills, etc. Rhinitis - Chemical irritation causing pain, redness and swelling in the mucus membranes of the nose. Ever since that first time of this happening it has happened regularly only during meditation for the past three years.
Please share your stories in the comments! I hope that you can find good social support through this difficult time.
But I have physical pain in my brain! I am so afraid I will be like you and still be waiting for the side effects to subside years later. The first bout was six years ago. Other Drugs Posting Standards Addicted and need help? And I was not being medicated with anything. Serotonin blocks this process and build up negative energy because your brain is speeding up its processes between neurotransmitters. I take it with melatonin and benadryl to sleep because without it, regardless of exhaustion I can not sleep.