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I have recently started taking Efexor XR after being on Zoloft for a few months. My husband did not know I was on the Zoloft and doesn't know I am on the Efexor now, although he knows I was considering taking the Efexor. The problem is that he doesn't understand depression because he's never had it and believes that you can just 'snap out of it' all by yourself. I was taking prozac last year and he did nothing but criticize me the whole time about being on 'drugs'. This is the reason I haven't told him about the antidepressants I have tried this year. It's just not worth the extra stress and pressure from him. I gave him a booklet to read (from the sample packet of Efexor) and I felt for sure it would help him understand. It helped a little but he still doesn't understand, he thought I wanted permission off him to take the drugs when all I was after was some support from him, I will take the drugs with or without his permission. I offered to make an appointment with my doctor so he could discuss any concerns he has but he said he will be fine without that. Does anyone else have this problem?
Quote from jomar:
I have recently started taking Efexor XR after being on Zoloft for a few months. My husband did not know I was on the Zoloft and doesn't know I am on the Efexor now, although he knows I was considering taking the Efexor. The problem is that he doesn't understand depression because he's never had it and believes that you can just 'snap out of it' all by yourself. I was taking prozac last year and he did nothing but criticize me the whole time about being on 'drugs'. This is the reason I haven't told him about the antidepressants I have tried this year. It's just not worth the extra stress and pressure from him. I gave him a booklet to read (from the sample packet of Efexor) and I felt for sure it would help him understand. It helped a little but he still doesn't understand, he thought I wanted permission off him to take the drugs when all I was after was some support from him, I will take the drugs with or without his permission. I offered to make an appointment with my doctor so he could discuss any concerns he has but he said he will be fine without that. Does anyone else have this problem?



I can relate to this , but from a slightly different perspective. My son is bi-polar and his wife refuses to educate herself on the disease and kicked him out of the house. She just thinks he's "crazy". When she met him he was manic and loved that high and fun loving side of him. She had no idea what she was dealing with and when he crashed, she just tried to have him committed.He currently lives with me and his father, which does nothing for our stress level. I am on Effexor for depression myself. Sometimes I think people refuse to see that mental illness is just that....an illness that has treatment options and patients do much better if they have the support of their families. I wish you luck and hope your husband will grow to understand your struggle. Blessings