Help with Citalopram

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Hi all I'm New to all this, I've been prescribed citalopram 10mg, I'm at present , have anxiety attacks which are petty severe at times, I'm also suffering insomnia, yet still scared of taking my first tablet, please can someone reinsurer me as until I feel confident I'll be unable to take my first dose, as had bad experience with amitriptyline which put me in hospital

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    Hi. I felt the same and I will only be honest and say I am day four 20mg and feel a little out of it.  I have read the whole forum and everyone feels better after a few weeks.  Only you can decide what feels right for you but for me I couldn't.t feel any worse so took the plunge.   I hope you star to feel better soon.  
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      Thank You, Phyllis, that really does help, I was OK until the 4th of January , my Anxiety just switched on , so only had it for 2 weeks, it has been a rough ride, numerous visits to A&E

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    Hi i also was put on 10mg cit just 6 days ago! I too was scared to take my 1st dose cause i read forems about peoples side effects and because of my anxsiety i thought i was goin to get all them side effects! But tbh my side effects were very mild. Got abit of nausea but nothing to bad i couldnt handle and was constantly feeling tiered. The 1st night takin a tablet i had a panic attack and iv not had one of them since being 8 years old! But thats the only one iv had. Iv been knocked out on a night sleepin to the point i havent even hurd my son crying so my patner has to wake me up by givin me a slight nudge. Im on day 6 and feel so much better im happier in myself more relaxed and im not panicing over everything. Hope this has reasured u a little bit. Keep me posted x
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      Thank You Lauren, it's making it much easier to Decide, I'm slowly getting my insomnia under control , I'm sure then I'll take my first dose
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    Hi Martin

    I'm on day 9 and started to feel better the last few days.

    I too read all the reviews and was a bit worried but kept it in my mind that after 7 days I should start to feel better with any side effects easing off.

    Just keep that in your mind that you will eventually start to feel better.

    Hope this helps you x

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    Do not hesitate to take your citalopram! I too was afraid to take them when I started and eventually it was the best decision of my life! Let yourself 3-4 weeks to feel the positive effects of treatment. I'm sure you will not regret!
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    I was just wondering, what is the best time to take Citalopram, before bed or first thing in the morning, as I hear for some it can cause insomnia
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      Most n the forum say morning. I have been taking at night. I have disturbed sleep but am getting sleep.
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    I take mine in the morning at 8 am. I felt I bit spaced for a couple of hours after taking them for the first few days but that has ease now. I didn't deep the first night I took one but I don't have a problem any more xx
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