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Well, Here i am at a bit over 20 months off. When this insane Electricity in my brain stops firing off I can almost be healed totally.. What a pain though.. Any suggestions to stop such electric impulses? Thanks.. Bob
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I got the ole brain zaps/electrical impulses when I went off Lexapro 18 months ago.  I was told fish oil would help...it didn't.  I then started to taper valium and still get them every day.  I see that you were on Zoloft also and know stopping that drug can cause those sensations too.  To this day I don't know if is the Lexapro or Valium...or both.  Such lovely drugs.

 

Donna

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I am sorry you still have to deal with it Bob.  :( Frustrating I know. Hang in there, with time I am sure it will go away! Your other symptoms went away, so hang in there, this one will too!
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Hello Bob,

 

I am 18 months off today, and I still get the "electric brain" feelings (I call them brain zaps).  However, I am relieved that I still have them since I have other symptoms lingering.  As long as I have the brain zaps, it helps me feel that maybe these other symptoms are withdrawal related.  It sounds like you are doing quite well, considering...

 

~Leena :smitten:

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Thanks all for the responses.. what a run! Yes, I would say I would be about 95% when they leave or get reduced to a 1 rating( with 10 being the worst). I am at about a 2.5 rating now. I TRULY hope at 2 years off( a bit under 4 months for me now) that will be the case.. I have zero doubt the brutal nature of my c/t caused this as well but soooo many other things have left so this will too... God Bless, Bob
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Bob--

How were you at 6, 12 and 18 months off?  Did things gradually improve?  Did you see progress all the way

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Maranatha: yes things did/have gradually improved with temporary short set backs in between.. I was bad for a while. had tons of symptoms- now down to 2 or 3( and except for the electrical brain) the other two I call residual now. I always say go with what the old timers say- I regard myself as "middle aged" in this sick benzo game. And that is that it ALL GOES... I slowly took on one thing at a time, little by little. I lost many things- the ability to read for a few months, concentration totally gone and insane symptoms like brain on fire for months, etc. BUT that all LEFT! And I am down to what I have now. You WILL get there! I promise! I am expecting TOTAL healing THIS year! God Bless, Bob.
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God bless you too Bob!!  Thanks for the thorough response!  I'm 51 days out and its horrendous, but I get the feeling the other shoe hasn't fallen yet--praying I'm wrong!
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Hi Bob,

 

Congrats on 20 months off.  I know what you mean by that electric brain feeling.  Are you still taking that PharmaGabba supplement?

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Hi Bob, I remember you. And, I am right behind you at 19 months 2 days ago still with and electric element to my brain. It is not like a zap impulse anymore, but I can feel it pulse inside when I am laying down and trying to sleep. I dose off and it squeezes a pulse and brings me back to an alert to start the cycle over. I know that whatever it is is the reason I sleep few hrs with multiple awakenings and awake alert without the ability to go back to sleep. And don't get that groggy feeling. Yikes. My c/t was brutal too and the brain on fire as you describle I've lost but still have quite a host of physical head things. Here's to healing Bob. I hope it resolves for you. I am thinking "the AD added for benzo tolerance, (idiots), compromised the healing in regards to this. You too maybe.
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Hi... I rarely take the pharma gaba now... though I do have it..... only the one made by bio synergy. I would only take it for when my anxiety was very bad... Yep... amazing how long it takes for the electrical impulses in the brain to straighten out. Like a wire that was cut and not going right... but much, much better than before. I sometimes think of taking alpha lipoic acid but hold off... I expect TOTAL or darn near total healing sometime this year... God Bless, Bob :thumbsup:
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