What time of day do you find better to take Citalopram?

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I'm 8 days into taking 10mg for depressed mood and anxiety. I take mine in the evening and manage to get to sleep, but my sleep is broken and I always wake at around 4am every morning. I find my mood is better in the mornings, but I crash around the afternoon and have to try and lift my mood with positive thoughts. The anxiety comes back in the afternoon as well. I wondered if I switched to taking it in the morning, would it make my mood better during the day and help me sleep better? 

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    You can do that or try splitting the dose. It has a half life of 35 hours you may just need time to adjust to it. 
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    I take mine in the mornings. I think if you take it at night you sleep through side effects but they will go eventually.
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    Hi Ollie,

    I take mine in the morning, I found taking them at night actually disturbed my sleep more than helped me but I have a friend who says the opposite and prefers to take hers in the evening  x


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