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Why Do I Sometimes Feel Dizziness or Shock-Like Feelings in My Head?

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Updated May 09, 2013

Question: Why Do I Sometimes Feel Dizziness or Shock-Like Feelings in My Head?
Answer: What you are referring to sounds like what some have dubbed "brain shivers". This is a side-effect of certain antidepressants, most notably Effexor. When I first heard of this phenomenon I collected together several people's descriptions of it and searched for a medical explanation of why it occurs. You can read the full article here.
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