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Many: Are you on any medication? Many meds, especially those used having their main effects on the nervous system (ssri's, etc) can cause this. In addition, allergies, infections, tumors, and noxious agents can trigger them. I encourage you to see someone for an evaluation of this issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain Zap: Unclear as to what these "zaps" are;proved more information or try Health Tap Concierge or a local physician ...Read more
I am feeling very sharp electrical type zaps on the right side of my head. What could be causing these painful brain zaps?
Neuro impulses: Please see a neurologist so that he/she can determine the source of this. "electrical zaps" can be the result of nerves firing (maybe a pinched one) and the neurologist can find out if and which ones and then help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have been using Arlevert for 2 days and am experiencing Brain Zaps since then, kind of sudden and speedy current flow thru brain. Is it harmful?
I'm getting constant, all day brain zaps, that are becoming painful. At night when i lay down during the zap, my neck now spasms too and it hurts?
Neurologist: You should see neurologist for assesment and some tests. ...Read more
I have stopped my lovan 20 mg since one and half week. I have been getting the brain zaps sensations and I'm wondering if this will eventually cease?
Yes: I believe that Lovan is fluoxetine, commonly called Prozac. Some people do get strange feelings when they stop these medications, and these sensations should go away. Remember to be vigilant for signs of returning depression, if this is what you were taking it for. Hopefully, this will not happen, but sometimes it does. ...Read more
Slow taper: Assuming that SSRI withdrawal is causing your brain zaps, then the best way to minimize them is by slowing tapering off of them under your doctor's supervision. Not only should you let your doctor know that you're having withdrawal symptoms but you should also inform him/her if symptoms of depression start to recur. Hope this info helps. ...Read more