I keep getting bad brain and neck shivers that go to my arms, I know this is common when coming off paxil. I'm on day 2 of coming off any advice please? There making me sick to my stomach.
Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do, but they usually don't last long. Sudden movement of the head and bending down tends to bring them on, and you're more likely to have them when tired.
I suspect these are caused by 'short circuits' as the brain begins to rewire itself in response to the absence of the med and the loss of the brain cells and strengthened interconnects that it had supported. I've seen people have similar symptoms after a stroke.
While alarming, the zaps don't actually cause any harm. The brain is a highly 'plastic' organ which rewires itself constantly, but this can be more pronounced during and especially after withdrawal.