Different make of fluoxetine

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Hi all.

Iv been on fluoxetine 14 weeks (4 weeks on 20mg and 10 weeks on 40mg). For the last few weeks iv been feeling really well. When I went to the chemist this week to pick up my repeat prescription the pharmacist gave me a different make of fluoxetine to what I usually have. Since starting to take them iv been having terrible headaches, and when I woke up this morning I feel awful again 😒.

I just wondered if anything like this has happened to anyone else?


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  • Posted

    I don't know but maybe your mind is reacting. Why bother take the old one then?

    Or maybe is just a regular headache...

    We know to connect a lot of symptoms that in the past before we get ill we didn't care for them..

    I hope it will pass soon...



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    I've had this! My new tabs are a paler colour than my previous ones and ive had headaches!

    Like Alex said though - not sure if it is my mind reacting or whether it is the tablets!


    • Posted

      Thanks both

      I did wonder if it was psychological. Possibly just some anxiety creeping back in.

      My new tablets are paler as well, I'm just a bit disappointed I was doing so well. Maybe I'm just having a few bad days 😢.

      Hopefully this will pass soon.

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      It will pass...just believe...we are all in the same situation....you are week 14 and we are week 4....you are far away in front off us...

      Report and write if you need reassurances...

      I am up and down constantly...but I feel good moments coming...

      My panic attacks stopped and that's the most important thing for me.....

      We are all with you.


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    They're the same medication, just a different manufacturer.  I've had this with my tablets too.  And yes, I think worrying about it has made you panic.  Don't worry, the doctor wouldn't put you on a dummy pill.  

    Often upsets like this can made you feel ill again.  It'll pass.

    K x

    • Posted

      Thanks for your reply.

      I think your right im over thinking things & worrying for no reason. Logically I know it has to be the same medication, so my headaches are probably due to stress or possibly side effects.

      It could also just be a headache! I forgot you are allowed to feel unwell for other reasons than depression & anxiety lol!!

      Take care 😊


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