Nauseous and loss of appetite after switching time

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Hi everyone

I switched from afternoon to morning a few days ago, first day was good but now I'm feeling nauseous, loss of appetite and the smell of cooking is turning me. Could this be as a result of switching times?

Thanks all

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    Hi Lois

    I was on for three years, came off about three months ago, went back on after a fortnight and recently switched my times from 2pm to 10am.


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    Hi pattie292

    I had the same symptoms when I first started citalopram...the nausea & loss appetite was dreadful and I too couldn’t bare the thought of food! I also took mine in the morning.

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      Thanks Emma

      That's reassuring to know.

      I'll ride it out and see how it goes. It's not as if I'm new to it, I just changed the times. I've only been feeling nauseous since changing times though and I have taken the same painkillers on off for a long time. I am going to change painkillers in any case as aspirin don't go with citalopram. I've also still got anxiety. Probably a combination of everything.


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    I've decided to come off citalopram after another bad day yesterday.

    Today I didn't take it in the morning, I took half my dose - 5 mgs at 5pm.

    I felt much better during the morning and afternoon, no symptoms, but the lightheadedness, muzziness and stomach ache came back soon after taking it.

    I'll try and maintain this dose for a few weeks and then half if again .Do you think this reduction is ok?


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      Hi pattie291

      Sorry to hear you’ve not been coping very well on them, citalopram isn’t for everyone and it’s worth asking your gp to try something else! Iv heard a lot of people have reduced to 5mg and gradually gone up to 10mg as the side effects are awful....I know too well about that and actually decided to stop taking them completely! I’m using cbd oil currently and having therapy as alternative methods.

      I hope your ok!

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    Hi Emma

    I look in every day but only just received your post.

    Thank you for enquiring about me. The nausea has passed and stomach ache, appetite also improved but I don't eat as much as I used too in any case. I'm getting giddy feelings but not the room spinning type, If that would pass I could cope.

    I'm still taking 5mgs but getting headaches and muggy head after taking it. I've also switched back my time to 5pm and cut down on aspirin.

    I suppose I'll have to wait it out and hope for the best.

    Hope you are doing ok too.

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