Brain Zaps And Headaches
Posted 02 July 2022 - 07:45 PM
Hi Suh and welcome to the forum,
Just to make sure I am understanding you correctly... you stopped Cymbalta 3 years ago, cold turkey, and you are still experiencing the brain zaps?
It is very rare that people are left with symptoms for this length of time, even if you did withdraw cold turkey. Sometimes it can happen, as I have suffered seizures ever since stopping Cymbalta which was also just over three years ago, but I have not known anyone to suffer brain zaps for this length of time. Can I ask if you have taken any other medication since the Cymbalta?
The headaches could be attributed to many different things however. Have you tried anything to help with the problems?
Many members have found that Omega 3 helps a lot with the brain zaps.
Can you also tell me when they happen and how often?
Posted 02 July 2022 - 08:59 PM
Posted 03 July 2022 - 07:19 AM
I am still bewildered as to the brain zaps after such a long time.
What I would suggest is that you get in touch with a chiropractor as trapped nerves feel EXACTLY like brain zaps; I have had both. It is quite possible that with all the tension that you have endured that you have a trapped nerve in your neck or the caniovertebral nerve where the neck meets the skull. It is a lot more common than one would think.
A giveaway would be that the "shocks" occur when you move your head (or potentially your eyes). Either way, I think it is an avenue worth exploring. It simply doesn't sound right that you would have headaches and zaps as a result of Cymbata after this length of time, but it IS consistent with a trapped nerve. In which case the Gatorade would have done very little, if anything, as this is a PHYSICAL problems not a NEURO problem.
Fishing Hat will be along later today to make his own suggestions, but I would sincerely suggest you look into the potential of this being a trapped nerve.
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Posted 03 July 2022 - 07:26 AM
My suggestion is 2000 to 3000 mg of Omega 3 per day. Make sure it is high in EPA and DHA as these seem to be the most effective against brain zaps. Like IUN stated, it is unusual to continue experiencing the brain zaps this long after coming off the Cymbalta. What other meds are you taking?
Posted 03 July 2022 - 08:51 AM
Posted 03 July 2022 - 09:56 AM
Posted 03 July 2022 - 10:34 AM
Well, I have to admit that other than the interesting omeprazole information I can not find anything in the medical journals that is on point to your problem.
There is some minor information listed below that may help. The omega 3 and green Gatorade are the old standby treatments and you have tried them.
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