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    Stopping Brain Zaps caused by Effexor XR Withdrawal
    Barclay posted:
    I am withdrawing from Effexor XR. I have scoured the Internet looking for answers on how to stop the horrific brain zaps. So far this combination of supplements is working GREAT: EPA Xtra made by Nordic Naturals (I took two capsules in the morning and 1 before bed), Energizer One multi vitamin made by Rainbow Light and 5-HTP (Hydroxytryptophan 100 mg) made by Jarrow Formulas. I started them today and have not had the first brain zap. Hope this helps!!!! EFFEXOR SUCKS!!!! If you have never taken it, don't start. If you're trying to come off....don't give up!!
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    Meggs30 responded:
    Thank you for this post. I have been weaning myself off of Effexor now for months and I am finally off of the drug completely. It's been weeks and the brain zaps are still excruciating. In my weaker moments I even consider going back on the drug to make them stop.

    I was wondering if you had any updates? I have been searching the web but can't seem to find any type of range of time for the withdrawal effects to stop completely. I will definitely try the supplements but I am really looking forward to eradicating the brain zaps completely.
    carriels08 responded:
    Ok, So that is what you call it, I get the same think when i lost my job and had to stop taking Paxil, which does the same thing to me. And trying to explain to the doc the assume its nerve damage. But its not!!! I did the same on Celexa, Paxil and the worst one of them all was cymbalta.
    As for me when i get them is to stay in bed. (easier said then done when you are a single mother of children). If it gets to bad (which prevents me from driving) then i go to the hospital for the meds. once in my system usually next morning the (Zap's) are gone.

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