new user - best to take morning or at night?

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Hi there, been prescribed 10mg citalopram today, depression not responding to usual 'coping strategies' (good, bad or indifferent!).

I know insomnia can be a problem, so would I be best waiting till tomorrow a.m. to start? I'm planning on shaving part of the pill off anyway, so I only have a v small start dose.

Any ideas really welcomed, you guys are heroes, who needs super powers when you've shown you can withstand major depressive episodes! :D :D

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    Take the tablet first thing in the morning with some food and have a lot of positive thoughts.

    I found I was tired for a couple of weeks but put this down to the depression and not the medication.

    I'm taking 20mg and been on them for 6 or 7 weeks.

    Feel loads better and looking forward to the future.

    I'm back at work and can laugh at funny things on tv.

    I was very bad before I started taking the tablets. I also found reading the comments on this site every day help me to realise that I'm not the only one and I can get through it

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    Hi i take my in the eveneing 8 pm. I take it then as i know i will be home around that time, morning times i dont have to worry about what time i get up :wink: Well i mean on weekend's i do work and leave home at 7.30 am so dont want to worry about it then. I have been on it for around 3 years now and i am going back to my G.p. in 2 weeks to see if i can start coming off it. the only thing i worry about is that i am a teacher and i am concerned about the side effects . Good luck i have found it works for me just give it time. i'm on 30mg day. 3 x 10mg's. i started on 10 then worked up. I did not have no side effects. :D
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    i'm on 20mgs daily - find best to take on waking which for me is usually 5 or 6am. Some slight nausea for an hour or so but usually feeling okay by the time I go out around 8am. Yes pins and needles and a selection of other side effects, but I've been on this treatment for 5 weeks and have found it very helpful. First few weeks of sideeffects not easy, but I'm now feeling much better, got my sense of humour back ... good luck
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    i am taking 40mg i started taking them at nite and found i wasnt sleeping at all when i first started taking nothing new here thou as i never seem to sleep , i found it beta if i take them in the morning thou good luck xx
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    Thanks everyone who replied, I'm currently taking early evening to sleep through the worst of the side effects, but am working round to earlier in the day - I'm not really doing mornings at the moment!! :D
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    I've not found a great deal of difference

    orning or night, What I can say is the early side effects waking early, hot sweats etc passed off and now after about 10 weeks I feel a lot better and there are no real major side effects. However the changes take place gradually so stick with it.

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