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   Posted 8/30/2011 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a couple of good days and well today things are harder once again. Just cant get going and feel guilty about not doing things i want and kind of need to do. I started taking evening primrose oil to help with the mood swings and pms. Does anyone take zoloft and abilify? I have tied zoloft and wellbutrin but it didnt really do much. Well good thoughts coming to you all, stay strong.

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   Posted 8/30/2011 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Mandy,

I take abilify, but I take pristiq with it. It works well together, I also take xanax. How long have you been on the abilify. It seemed to work rather quickly for me. The zoloft can take six to eight weeks to reach it full potential. So if you just started them, the abilify will probably kick in before the zoloft. Either way, I hope that it works for you. I took evening primrose years ago, I don't remember that it helped me much. But it may help you.

One thing you need not do is feel guilty for anything when you are feeling down. Give yourself a break today. You can get things done tomorrow. Sometimes we need to take a day or two to regroup and feel better. A guilt trip just makes your depression worse. Though depressed people tend to blame themselves for things and feel guilty a lot. But dont punish yourself for not feeling well. Relax and take this time to feel better.

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   Posted 8/31/2011 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mandy,
I know what you mean about having good days and bad days. I get my share of both but mostly I seem to focus on the bad days, I guess because they are days when i am alone and don't have much to do. Don't feel guilty about not getting things done. They eventually will get done when you have the incentive and want to do them. Don't forget guilt isn't going to get the dishes done so why should you feel guilty. I think we are all in that place where we just can't get some things done. It will all eventually work out. Do you have something you can do such as read or take a walk or watch a movie? It will take your mind off. You do need to give yourself a break.
I remember I answered another one of your posts. You had said you feel most comfortable with people in their 80s. I am 65 so I hope I am somone you can feel comfortable wirh. Things will look up, just be patient and try to take good care ouf yourself.
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