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MimiRamone

659d

Do you also experience brain zaps and other withdrawal symptoms if you miss a dose or are late with a dose? How long past your usual time of taking it do your zaps or other symptoms start? I can tell 4 hours later if I have forgotten to take my venlafaxine at lunch that day.

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    • Sliannet

      655d

      @JamesJC if the doctor ever decides something isn’t right or you don’t need this medication. He/she will wean you off and put you on a new med.

    • JamesJC

      656d

      Yes!!! I’m actually scared to get off of it because of this reason

      • Sliannet

        655d

        @JamesJC if the doctor ever decides something isn’t right or you don’t need this medication. He/she will wean you off and put you on a new med.

    • Taralouise52

      656d

      Yes extreme brain zaps. I can tell at about 12 hours late. One time I was out of meds for 72 hours and ended up at the hospital with non stop tears and brain zaps

    • tinycrafter

      658d

      Brain zaps is the best description of that and I've never heard it called that before! Yes! I just stopped taking this med 2 weeks ago, I had been on it 3 years, and that was rough. The zaps started the afternoon of the first day I stopped them and continued through yesterday.

    • Big_Country

      659d

      I have been on it for about 10 yrs and I have not had the zap’s but if I miss a dose I can tell 1 to 2 hours cause I will get really irritable take 150 mg twice a day maybe your dose is to high or to low talk with your pcp about it

    • sloth4lyfe

      659d

      I take XR at 225 mg daily and I take my meds every day at 8pm. If I miss a dose, I start to realize something is up the next day anywhere from 10am-12pm (usually). I don’t think I get the brain zaps that everyone talks about but I definitely feel like I’m going to faint—and I’ve never fainted in my life.

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