I have finally stopped Venlafaxine... ...shock of electricity

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I have finally stopped Venlafaxine, I feel totally fine and content, but the only thing is... when ever i move my eyes up,down left or right I get this weird sensation for a split second, it's like a wave or a really really low shock of electricity, it doesn't hurt but its unpleasant. I just wondered, is it normal and should i just ignore it until it goes? Will it ever go do you know? I really hope you can help. Thanks

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    I had what I can describe as little earthquakes where the room seemed to shake for a split second. They will go after a week or so I think it must be your brain getting used to not using the drug.
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    How long were you on it?   How many mg’s.   And why did you come off of it?  Just curious because I just completed my 3rd week just starting it. 
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    Hi

    i was on 225mg ER for about 2 years and came off it cold turkey about 18 months ago. I had the electric shock / zapping in my brain, that were very unpleasant, alongside lots of other withdrawal symptoms, and they lasted at least 6 months.

    i still get them now occasionally, but only when I’m tired.

    i stayed off meds for about 6 months but then had to go back on them again as I had a relapse. However, I refused point blank to return to Venlafaxine as I hated being on it. 

    Stick with the waithdrawal if you can stand it. It’s definitely worth coming off as it’s a truly awful drug - in my opinion. 

    Liz

     

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    Hi

    Yes you will receive tiny shocks. This is your brain activity changing from the long term use of Ven. 

    You may well end up going back on a very small dose to wean yourself off slowly rather than in one hit. 

    It has been proven a very difficult drug to reduce. But if done properly and with support from family then it is achievable. 

    Sara x

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    Hello,

    I was on this stuff for 3 years.. I just "tapered " down.. 2 days after my last pill I find that among other scary side effects, the one that is driving me mad is the sound I hear when my eyes look left or right.. it's a clicking sound.. not a shock but s definite feeling.. did you?

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    Everybody in here is right, it is truly a bad drug, the side effects seem worse than the "reason" I got on them

    . I can t really remember why I needed this stuff. I'll probably get kicked off this site by the pharmaceutical men in black😎

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