I have had brain zaps, but only after I went off an SSRI. First happened when I went of citalopram (Celexa) and it lasted for about two months I think and then seemed to fade. But then the dizziness came back full force and I went on fluoxetine (Prozac) and I’ve been on an SSRI since.
I’ve since switched to Lexapro, but have been trying to wean off of it for a couple months and will experience mini brain zaps after not taking it for several days, along with dizziness and flu-like symptoms, which is why I’m not completely off of it yet!
It makes me not want to stop just yet since I’m in a bit of a stressful place right now, so don’t want to drop the med and run into yucky symptoms for awhile, even though I’m feeling better than ever with topiramate onboard.
I never had the brain zaps prior to taking SSRIs for MAV three years ago, and it only happens when I’ve been off of them for a few weeks. Mine were no where near as intense as you describe, Muppo.
Muppo, I’m so sorry you are going through this intense set back! To both you and Raven, I hope you can figure out a good med combo and kick this MAV beast in the ass!