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Eye Movement neuro symptoms (FOR JCOTTLEMD)

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  • Posted By: DerrickOlson
  • April 6, 2009
  • 02:29 AM

This is a response to JCOTTLEMD, thank you for the very helpful information on the eye movement neuro symtoms. I have been experiencing simular symtoms. I have had them for seven or eight years now. It is exactly how you describe them, for me I get the impulses in only one eye (right) when I look to the right. They only last for a few seconds and then they are gone. I have notified my family Doc of these symtoms. I did take an anti depressant (Lexapro) about four years ago and tried a couple others prior to that. I am not on any medication currently nor have been for the past four years. Can you please tell me what I can do to alleviate these electrical shock (zap) like feelings. Can they cause any long term dammage if untreated.

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  • I also had electric zaps in my brain first after discontinuing Effexor and then after discontinuing Cymbalta. I now take 10 mg of Lexapro just to prevent the electric shocks. After Effexor, I read on the Internet about a way to get rid of them. These newer antidepressants have a very short half-life in the body. The recommendation was to take Prozac for a month - it has a longer half-lie, then wean off the Prozac. Since I lived overseas, I could buy Prozac without a prescription. After discontinuing the Prozac, the electric zaps were much more bearable. It took a full year for them to go away completely.
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