I was just given a new anti-depressant called Prestique by my psychologist. I was told to double the dose and was not given any refills, effectively only giving me a 15 day supply. Then my psychiatrist had an urgent family matter that took him out of the country for 2 weeks. I ran out of Pristique 3 days ago, and now I’m experiencing what is colloquially called “brain zaps”.
Essentially the way it is manifesting itself to me is sudden bursts of bright light inside my eyes accompanied by brief tinnitus and an uncomfortable sensation of pressure inside my skull. Each of these episodes lasts about .5 seconds but occurs in a rapid burst of 3. Absolutely anything can set them off, from trying to focus on a task too hard to getting up too fast.
I’ve tried to get in contact with another psychiatrist to get the medication refilled, to no effect. Even better, there is no known remedy for “brain zaps”.
This is unbearable. I’m home from work today because the symptoms are that bad and getting worse. My psychiatrist isn’t due back until Wednesday. I’m losing money by not working, I am useless around the house, and I just want to sleep but I can’t.
Does anyone have any suggestions/experience with getting these things to stop? Please? Any home remedies? I just want my brain to stop having mini seizures.