Mood up and down

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Hi all smile I started on 10mg of citalopram 11 days ago for depression/anxiety, just wondering if it's normal to have a low mood in the mornings then mood improves then feel low again in the evenings?

Thankyou, any support would be greatly appreciated xx

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    Hi Kez,

    Good to hear you've started on Citalopram, I am also on 10mg and am just over two weeks in. It is completely normal to feel that way, they can take a good few weeks to have an impact sometimes even longer. I seem to have good days and bad days so far but keep going and well done you for seeking help smile

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      Hi Jade, thanks for your reply, and Thankyou for the reassurance that the up and down mood is normal, I can't wait till the day I wake up and just feel somewhat normal again xx

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      I also can't wait for that day! I keep reminding myself that I am doing the right thing by getting help and it might be a long road but there is a light at the end smile we can do this! X

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    hi yes this is quite common at the start of taking citalopram it does improve inĀ  couple of weeks 10mg is a starting dose so depending on how your problem is the doc may up your dose i hope this helps alan
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      Hi Alan, thanks for your reply and giving me reassurance, I'm just hoping that the 10mg will level me out xx

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    Yes, I was always worse in the morning. I went up to 20 then 30mgs over a series of weeks. Also started feeling bad around 3 in the afternoon. I was given Ativan thend something else that worked better for me.

    That was last summer. Now I have weaned myself to 20 mgs and no additional medication. I am controlling my anxiety before it gets me to that awful point of chest pain etc by using CBT techniques and what I call, mind over matter.

    Best of luck, just know it can get better.

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