Zoloft burnout? added abilify, but scared

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terrorcat1
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   Posted 3/30/2012 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
So I have major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.  Zoloft and welbutrin had been working for me for atleast 5 years, but the tremors were too much.  I am a liscensed hairdresser, afraid I was going to cut someone's ear by accident.  So my shrink switched me from the welbutrin to lamictal.  It has been over a year.  The tremors aren't as bad...  But now after probably 7 years of Zoloft, my therapist thinks I am experiencing Zoloft burnout.  So my shrink  put me on abilify.  I just started last night, so I have only taken 1 (5mg) tablet so far.  I don't know if I freaked myself out on my own, or what, but I didn't sleep a wink last night.  I know every individual is different, but I am reading about potential side effects, especially weight gain, and increased anxiety and now I am really scared.  I could go on and on.  Any comments of input would be appreciated.  Maybe I just need a pep talk to get me out of my head.
 
Thanks

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   Posted 3/30/2012 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Terrorcat1,

I take abilify and I really like it. I take it in the morning though. Did your doctor tell you to take it at night? Maybe taking it in the morning would be better. The nice thing about abilify is it doesn't take long to tell if it works or not. It usually starts helping you in two to three weeks. Instead of six to eight weeks as antidepressants do.

I really hope that it works for you. I have no trouble sleeping on it, but I also take adderall during the day to keep me awake. And ambien to sleep. But i take a lot of different meds. They work well together.

Keep us posted on how you are doing. And welcome to the forum. I hope to hear more from you.

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terrorcat1
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   Posted 3/30/2012 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Karen,
Thanks for the input. I could be hormonal right now too. It's hard to tell anymore exactly why I don't feel good. I was just watching a movie, and started crying. The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock. Reason to cry?... Anyway, one foot in front of the other right?...

Nealey

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   Posted 3/31/2012 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Nealy,

It is one foot in front of the other and one day at a time. That is the best we can do. But it is actually kind of freeing when you learn to take things one day at a time. No dwelling on the past, no worrying about the future. Life can be overwhelming at times, but if you stick to it, you will get there. Keep posting. And keep sharing.

Hugs, Karen

Oh yes, hormones. I remember that. I was on hrt for awhile until I got microcalcification in my breast, then they took me off of them. But they sure did help for awhile.

Best wishes...
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Jim1969
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   Posted 3/31/2012 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
For what it is worth I teared up a bit during parts of the Blind Side myself.
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   Posted 4/3/2012 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I was prescribed Abilify today. I'm to take it at night. I'm nervous too, but you and I will hope for the best! :)
jl

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   Posted 4/3/2012 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Janetlee,

Abilify has worked very well for me. I hope that it works for you too!

Hugs, Karen
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