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This is my second time on citalopram. I used to take them around 4 everyday the first time...this time around I’ve been taking them at night..I feel bad again I’m hoping its just a blip...Week 7 starts tomorrow and I was just wondering if they would make me feel any better if I started taking them in the morning...

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    Hi there. I don't think it makes too much difference as it is so slow acting. I always take mine first thing in the morning as I found taking at night did not help the insomnia. You should start to have good days as well as bad ones soon and the side effects should start to reduce very soon. Stick with it. All sounds normal. Be easy on yourself. Mark

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    Thank you mark I just can’t wait for it to start going away driving me nuts so glad that it sounds normal tho 
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    Hi, i think it depends how you feel, i take mine at night because about half an hour after ive taken them i feel so drousy and tired and i sleep well off them so i take them about half 9 at night. But if they are keeping you awake or something might be worth trying in the morning. However i think blips happen anytime you take them luckily i havent had one yet though and the morning anxiety has stopped!! 

    Bethanie x

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      It’s just the dizzyness feels like I’m drunk I don’t no how to explain it just that about half an hour after taking it I feel like a light headless dizzyness type of thing If you get me lol 
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      Yeah i get you smile id probably take them at night then your not having to go to work or anything whilst feeling dizzy. im still getting side effects after 5 weeks so dont worry about it not being normal. They should go for us both soon 
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    Do you get this as well then x
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      First week i was throwing up all the time couldnt eat crying constantly really bad thoughts the lot but then i increased to 20mg and since that ive just been really tired, like i nap through the day for a few hours and then have a good nights sleep but i do feel dizzy when im at work which is when im most anxious, i used to be terrified of fainting but now i just keep busy and i forget about it and it tends to go kind of like its in my head. Not saying this is the same for you but if it is just a side effect it will go soon if not cbt might help it helped me when i had it really bad 4 years ago, i got depersonalization a lot but since i had cbt its not happened
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    Yes I’m on a waiting list for cbt it’s taking for ever well feels like it thay only thing with me is this dizzyness like I’m swaying that’s best way to explain it x
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      Yeah i remember being on a really long waiting list too, i went private in the end. Maybe if you take it right before u go to sleep u might sleep through the worst of it? Or does it seem to be all the time?
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    Only when I take the tablet about half an hour or so after it then it last for a bit then goes then comes back I just  don’t no if it cause I no I took the tablet or because it’s realky happening so Yh I’m hopein that the worse will be when I’m a sleep fingers crossed x
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