Depression worse in the mornings

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Hi have been taking citalopram 10mgs for two weeks now for anxiety and depression, I'm just wondering if anyone else is experiencing really bad depression in the mornings and eases a bit as the day goes on?

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    Hi Kez, it's very very common for depression to feel worse in the morning and then eases off during the day, I guess it's the feeling that you've got to face another day, as the day passes it's closer to its end with perhaps sleep being a relief.

    Neil 

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    First few weeks the anxiety and depression may get worse before it gets better. Stick with it you should feel the effect after 3-4 weeks but if not you should speak to Doc about upping the dose to 20mg as they normally start you off on 10mg.
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    I've only been taking for 4 days and its just as you describe. I'm thinking of changing the timing of my dose which is 10mgs the same as you. I've been taking it with our evening meal 6.30ish. After reading a few other sites with posts on citalopram I'm going to try taking it at breakfast time instead. 

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      IV been on citalopram for 7 months and always taken it in the morning because I get a good night sleep, IV read that people who take it at night get very vivid dreams and are Very agitated the next day, but each to there own I say everyones different, good luck x
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    when i was on citalopram my mornings were bad with feeling depressed, my dr at the time did say that it would happen for the first little while, as my body ws getting used to the medication, what didnt help was that my ex at the time was not helping making things easier, if you are concerned about being depressed in the mornings might i advise that you go back to your dr, and see if they can offer some kind of support to get you through this tough stage.
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