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It's been a while since I've been on here, but I'm a long-term user of citalopram - the last few years I've been taking citalopram.
I'm currently on 40mg a day, and I've been on this dose for over a year now. I've had no problems, and I take my medication every day.
However, the last week or so I've been experiencing 'brain zaps' - many of you who have experienced withdrawal symptoms will know what I mean by this. I've previously experienced this before, when I've accidentally missed a pill, or when I've been coming off them and my body has been adjusting. When I say 'brain zaps', I mean... I get very lightheaded/dizzy, and it can feel like there are small electrical currents flowing through my brain occasionally. I sometimes worry I'm going to pass out during these experiences, although it's never happened.
So, as I've mentioned, I've experienced these before as withdrawal symptoms. However, I'm not going through withdrawal. I've been on the same dose for a long time now, and I haven't missed a pill in ages. I'm still taking them at the same time every day. I can't think of a single reason why I'd suddenly be experiencing this, so I just figured I'd ask in here to see if anyone else has experienced this after a long time of using the medication?
After all, this might not be related to citalopram at all, in which case I could rule it out for being the cause.
And yes, I'm going to see my doc soon.
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