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Dr David please
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

what is your question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Dr D
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you are welcome.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here's my question :I take Lexapro and Wellbutrin and I have for a long time. I ran out of Lexapro and forgot to get it refilled and probably didn't take it for like 3 weeks. I started getting those brain zaps that people get when they go off medicine like that . I got my rx refilled and started taking it again and I've been taking it now for about a week and a half . I'm still getting the brain zaps though. I get maybe 2 a day or so and I'm wondering why since I'm on the medication again .I have read brain zaps can be from anxiety. You know I have plenty of that . Is that true? Someone said brain zaps could also be from Alzheimer's , MS or a brain tumor , so now I'm freaking out . Please help.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it can take more than a week and a half to get the medication levels back in your system.

you have to give your medications more time to work for you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you think it's definitely from the Lexapro withdrawal? I stopped it cold turkey .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What else can cause brain zaps ? Could it be a brain tumor ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, it is from Lexapro withdraw.

you don't have a brain tumor

keep taking your lexapro

your anxiety and brain zaps will get better.