Celexa-brain Zaps

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lolajean329 Says:


My 12 year old son began taking celexa 10 days ago (10 mg). The results are awesome. His mood is much better, no sadness, more talkative, excitement and joy seems to have returned. This morning after a couple hours at school he told me that he was getting like quick electric "zaps" in his head. They only last a second. He says they are like when someone touches you after "rubbing their feet on the carpet" type zaps. I've googled, and all I can find is that these are withdrawl symptoms from celexa. Has anyone else experienced this at the start up of this medication? Loving the results until this happened. Hoping they don't need to change his meds and this will go away.



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Verwon Says:

That can happen when someone is new to taking such a medication, it is not just a withdrawal effect, according to FDA reports. He may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, weight changes, and mood changes.

How is he doing, now? Has there been any change?

Is he on any other changes?

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Verwon Says:

I'm sorry, that should be: Has he experienced any other changes?

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krissy Says:

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Ive been on Celexa for several years. I'm on 40 mg. a day and have been for 5 years. Ive never noticed any problems except the last two months. My pharmacy changed to the Mylan, and I noticed the "Brain Zaps" as well. It scard me and it hurt really bad on one occasion. These are not working for me at all. Its like a sugar pill as my depression has come back. Do u think I got a bad generic? and are the "Brain Zaps" withdrawal symptoms? Ive never had this in my life.. Please help if u can

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