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Health Anxiety Off the Meds


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Jan 16, 2020
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Hello. I was diagnosed with Health Anxiety, OCD about 5 years ago.

I just joined because I am having a lot of worries lately. I stopped taking my medications about 2.5 months ago. I took 150 mg of Prozac and Buspar everyday for about two years. I have gained a lot of weight and was tired all the time so I tapered myself off.

So it’s been 2.5 and I am still having brain zaps when I get tired and I have convinced myself I have MS from constant google searching.

I’m considering just going back on the medication to stop the brain zaps. Has anyone else had brain zaps this long after stopping? It only happens when I am tired and really gets zappy with eye movement at night. Trying to convince myself now that I don’t have some kind of neurological dispersed.. I also had an MRI about two years ago that came back normal.
That was supposed to be *Neurological disease


Dec 31, 2019
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You took the meds for 2 years. Your body needs time to re-adjust to not having those chemicals daily. Many times there's a rebound effect when you get off them, even if you taper. The clue is you're having brain zaps when you get tired. MS symptoms could care less if you're tired or wide awake. Relax, you don't have MS. Everything you posted is clearly anxiety related. What you're experiencing may or may not completely go away due to your anxiety, but brain zaps are a well documented anxiety symptom.