Quote from islandkate::) HI,
I think your husband is on the right track..............unless your hubby IS depressed, NOT to do the anti-depressant thing......Go back to the Doctor and really lay it on the line that he just needs meds AS NEEDED!
Also a suggestion is some therapy.....might help......
.............. Is that why you are on this board instead of him? :)
Thanks, Islandkate. Well, for now, he decided (I'm sure with some prompting from me--the health nut) not to try and change his brain chemistry with the SSRIs. I think it would just be a "bandaid" in his case, and the underlying "stuff" would still be there. We're going to find him a psychiatrist/therapist to help him deal with mental ways of decreasing his chronic anxiety and get something, like you said, for the acute times--as needed.
I've had anxiety all my life (anxious mother, too), so I know what it's like. I choose not to do meds (though I use valium
to go to the dentist), BUT, I don't have work responsibilities anymore either (and anxiety is part of the reason I don't want to anymore). However, in the last year I've made great progress, and hubby sees the change in me and is willing to try it "my way", especially after seeing what drugs can make you feel like (I guess he thought it was gonna be a "magic pill").
I'm the one on here because he doesn't "do the internet", if you can believe that in this day and age! But, he doesn't hesitate to have me get online to do "research"--which I happily do because I think it can be a valuable tool and I love it.
Anyway, getting long-winded here :eek: So, I close for now......
and I thank all of you for your helpful, timely replies!
Best to you all,