Originally Posted by Samanataha
Why the sudden zaps??? Are these a normal side effect, I haven't missed ANY pills or changed doses. Is there ANY relief?
I'm not sure what exactly causes the zaps. I experienced the same thing when I was taking Effexor XR. Maybe it's some brain chemistry thing caused by a SNRI?
The brain zaps for me felt like an odd sensation rather than anything painful or intense. Getting off of Effexor XR was the only way I found to stop the brain zaps. While brain zaps are not unheard of, you may be better off switching to a different med considering how painful the brain zaps are for you