2.30am - awake. Help!

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I've been on citalopram 20mg for anxiety/depression for just over 8 weeks and was feeling much better! The last lot of tablets I've had though has changed from 'Teva' brand in a long white/orange box to 'Accord' in a short light blue box - my anxiety is back through the roof! Head spinning, nausea, burning pins and needles in my hand and arm, insomnia and panic! I've not been up in the night for weeks but 5 days in to the 'Accord' brand and I feel like I'm back to square 1!!

I know it's the same tablet but has anyone else had a similar experience with a different manufacturer? What can I do to get my others back and my anxiety back under control?!

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    The active ingredient should be the same so it sounds like your body doesn't like the inactive ingredients.  You may want to go back the pharmacist and see about getting the same brand as you had before. 

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    Thanks both. Spoke to pharmacist and managed to get an appointment with the GP, both said it's unlikely that a change in brand would cause such significant effects but asked me to try Teva ones again at the same strength to see if that improves things. Fingers crossed! Thought I had things sussed and under control, it's awful to be so low again.

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      Fingers crossed for. Its awful when you don't seen an improvement or feel you are slipping back again. Let's hope they do the trick . Good luck

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