when to take citrolopram

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Just a thought does anyone take citrolopram in the evening I just wondered if it would stop the horrible morning feelings. What do you think?

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    I always take mine in the evening and in the morning I would feel great. I guess all depends on the person. Try taking at a different time to see how you feel. X
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    Hi Ms Graham. How long have you been on citrlopram, have you always taken it in the evening. I am on day 11 and feel desperate today but had a good day yesterday is this normal. Have your mornings always been good I dread waking up.
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    i was told by my doctor to always take it in the evening so that's what i did

    don't know if that's any help

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    I've been on Cit for almost 5 weeks now and am just starting to feel the benefits. I had TERRIBLE side effects (nausea, shakes, increased anxiety, panic, loss of weigh, no appetite). I use to take mine at dinner time, but have moved it back to bed time. If you've not been on it long enough I think it's just the side effect. Once those are gone, it shouldn't really matter when you take it. But I have noticed that many people take it in the evening, so perhaps stick it out for a few more days if you can. I know it's so hard when you feel debilitated in the morning and you have the whole day ahead. It will get better smile

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    Hi Lynnet,

    What horrible feelings do you experience in the mornings? I feel the same way every morning (sadness, loneliness, anxiety) for the first three hours after I wake up. Once I'm out of the house, then I feel better.

    DR

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    Hi linnet, some may remember me from before xmas . I was presc. Cit from my dr after a chain of events set off my anxiety .i had only been off meds ( seroxat ) a few months , which may I add , I had been trying for a long time as they are one of the worst to get off. So I did nt want to get stuck on meds again . My anxiety comes and goes and after keep checking on the forum to people saying about all the side effects it put me off . Then I had a bad day and decided to start taking them . I only took the one ( at night) and I was awake all night ! My dr said I was suppose to take it am duuuuhhhh. Well I did nt take any more and I'm still in a quandary
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    Hello Lynnet

    I was told by my doctor here in nz to take them at night . I take a 20mg about 7 .00 pm . What do you take in morning ? as they tend to make you sleepy. Took me about 12 weeks to come right , but gosh feel great now .all the tears,anxiety , dread, has gone. I can go shopping and meet people again instead of curling up in a

    Sobbing mess.

    I will work , believe me just give it time and good luck, everyone on this site has been there and we are all

    Here for you

    Wendy.

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    Thank you Wendy it is so nice to hear a success story. I take 20mg in the morning. The mornings are my biggest problem, but I am definitely going to stick with them. I really need to get my life back to normal. My doctor didn't tell me about the horrible side effects so thought I was going mad until I found this forum. Take care Wendy and keep well.
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    I started off taking mine at night, but they don't make me drowsy, so I was really struggling to go to sleep, and I felt awful in the mornings (anxiety, nausea, dry retching).

    The doctor wasn't helpful, so I asked my pharmacist. He said that it's better to take them in the mornings, as although they can make you drowsy a couple of hours after you've taken them, that wears off and they interfere with your sleep. I'm now taking them in the morning.

    I've found that I actually now feel better in the mornings. For the last 3 days I've had no retching and very little anxiety, and in fact, I've felt much better overall for the last 5 days. (I'm on day 18 of 20mg).

    I think it's down to whether they make you really drowsy or not. But mornings are working for me.

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    Lynnet, I have been on them for 15 months and currently trying to get off them. The first 2-3 weeks were the worst, your body just needs to adjust. After a while it all gets better, you will see a positive change so try and get through it smile good luck!
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    I take them in the morning because when I first started taking them in the evening I couldn't get to sleep. I'm hoping that taking them as early as possible should mean the effects ware off by bedtime
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    Hi needs some advice been on citalopram for a week now take it at 6am but my first 3-4 hours ov the day I'm needing to go back to sleep and feeling very jittery would any1 advise me to take it at night and. See how I get on then?
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