I've been taking 20mg Citalopram each morning for the last 4.5 weeks for anxiety and low mood. I started feeling a bit better around week 3, in that I woke up feeling more awake than usual, it started getting easier to get up, get on with normal things, work, focus etc.
However, around night time (which was when I normally used to get more anxious before taking it), I would feel more anxious and it would be difficult to get to sleep (no different from before the drugs), but normally when I got to sleep, I'd sleep through the night. On Citalopram I'd have nightmares, anxious nights, wake up at around 5am sometimes feeling a bit panicky.
For the last couple of days I've tried shifting towards taking them at night, which has made it more relaxing at night time, easier to sleep, no anxious or depressing thoughts at night, sleep through the night, but then I've felt more tired during the day, less able to focus and don't feel better until I take the medication again much later on.
It's almost like it only works for half the day, has anyone else experienced this?