I've been experiencing
brain zaps and electric shock symptoms. I'm taking Xanax and
heard that Xanax can cause them. I also heard that anxiety can
cause these symptoms. Can anxiety cause these symptoms, and if
so, what can I do to get rid of them? And should I stop taking
my medication right away?
Yes, the electric shock sensation (also referred to as “brain
zaps”) are common symptoms of anxiety. Many people experience
them. I did too. And yes, they initially scared me, as well.
Since there are many medical conditions that can cause anxiety-like
symptoms, it's wise to discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
If your doctor attributes your symptoms to stress and/or anxiety,
you can be sure they are stress- and/or anxiety-related.
Actually, stress is the cause of these kinds of symptoms. Most
people don’t realize this because they don’t feel
stressed, but being anxious (worried) stresses the body and a
stressed body produces symptoms of being stressed.
The best way to eliminate these kinds of symptoms is to become
knowledgeable about stress and anxiety so that you can take proactive
action to prevent your body from being stressed. This is where
good self-help information can be invaluable. The more you know
about stress and anxiety, the better off you’ll be.
To that end, I would encourage you to join our website and immediately
ready Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The information in these chapters
should provide many of the answers you are looking for, as well
as I think you’d find this information very comforting
I think you’d find The Symptoms section in the member’s
area to be very helpful as well. We list and fully describe many
of the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety, including
The good news is that symptoms do go away when you understand
what causes them and learn how to reverse them. While the information
isn’t rocket science, it is important to know and apply,
since these kinds of symptoms generally don’t go away by
themselves. Knowing what to do is the key to eliminating them.
The member’s area
of our website was developed for this reason: to explain what
stress and anxiety are, how they occur, and what you can do to
reduce and eliminate them. Because all of us at anxietycentre.com
have experienced debilitating stress and anxiety and know how
awful and frightening it can be, we developed the information
in the member’s area of our website so that others wouldn’t
have to suffer needlessly like we did. Again, I’m confident
that you’d find the information in the member's area
There’s no question about it. Knowledge is power when
it comes to resolving stress and anxiety.
The bottom line is, you don't have to worry about these symptoms,
but they do require action before they can be eliminated.
Knowing what to do is the key to returning to normal health.
Once you know what to do and have experienced a successful reversal
of your symptoms, you can then consider coming off of your medication.
But I don’t recommend doing so right now, as people need
to be equipped with the right information and well prepared before
attempting to break free of a benzodiazepine medication (which
Xanax is a form of).
Incidentally, I was on Xanax too, and for many years. But I’ve
been off of it and anxiety condition free for over 20 years.
Knowing what to do made all of the difference. And if I can do
it, you can too.
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