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citalopram, thinking to change the time i take it, advice PLEASE????

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lucylue Sun 13-Jul-08 16:30:54

I am taking citalopram 10mg since middle of march. recently we increased it to 20mg. but it is making me sleepy during the day.
i am currently taking it in the mornings, and thinking of taking it night times.
i took my last dose this morning.
-if i want to change it to night times shall i take the next dose tonight or tomorrow night?
-and at night time is it wise to take it just before going bed or after dinner?
thank you very much in advance.

BigBadMousey Sun 13-Jul-08 16:35:45

i took mine an hour before bedtime or at bedtime if I forgot and felt a lot better all round.

to change I left one dose until midday then the nexy day left the dose until the evening therby staggering the change over about 24 -48 hours.

Don't take one in the morning and then one in the evening on the same day - you'd be better off missing a dose than doubling up.

lucylue Sun 13-Jul-08 16:43:10

thank you very much BBM.
-will i need to take it in the mornings again in the future?
-or continue with night times if i will be happy with it.

itati Sun 13-Jul-08 16:44:23

My GP told me to take it in the morning but I am not sure why. Just wondering if it why I am TATT.

lucylue Sun 13-Jul-08 16:55:56

more ideas please????

BigBadMousey Sun 13-Jul-08 20:18:42

gp told me to take it in the morning because it apparently keeps you awake but I found it made me sleepy (I have since discovered lots of people find that). If takig it at a different time of day suits you then stick with it.

I found it an awful lot better if I took it at bedtime.

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