Citalopram and problems sleeping

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I've been taking citalopram for a week now and finding it really difficult to sleep at night which I know is a side effect.

However, I have very busy days and I have an important interview next week and I'm finding it so difficult to function when I'm tired.

Is it better if I start taking my pill at night instead of in the morning?

And can I just switch when I take it one day? Will this cause any problems?

Anyone done the same?


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    Hi Louise

    I started Citalopram almost 2 weeks ago. I take mine going to bed and find I'm. dropping off quicker but still waking up tired. Hope this helps. What dosage are you on.

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    Hello Louise

    Sorry you aren't sleeping I had awful insomnia for the first 10 days and only slept for 2 or 3 hours a night. What time in the morning do you take your citalopram ? I was taking it mid morning at 11am when I moved it to 9am my sleeping improved quickly, so perhaps try as early in the morning as you can, but aI would check with your gp first.

    Best Wishes

    I hope you start to feel better soon


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