Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/11/2008 6:18:09 PM (GMT-6)
I am sorry and don't beat yourself up sweetie, you are doing the best you can. With his sudden mood swings I wonder if he perhaps needs to be on a mood stablizer. Mood Stabilizers are commonly listed as Anti-Convulsants because of their calming effect and action dealing with seizures. The have lately become very effective in treating such things as Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Anxiety. They are very broad in their individul effects and would be hard to list all of the necessary information here.
A few of the more popular mood stabliziers are Lithium, Topomax, Lamictal, Depakote and Tegretol.
I am glad you went for your walk but my heart goes out to you as I know how alone you are feeling right now. The man you married is locked inside this depressed person and you are trying to find a way to get him back and survive yourself.
My email is always open Jenn so if you want to email me for any reason, please do.
Karen's dog is so cute, she should post a picture of Dharma. I have a Doberman, Morgan. She is a retired show-dog. I had her grandmother too until last November when we had to have her put to sleep. I still cry for her.
As far as the mood stablizer, Karen is correct in suggesting Abilify. Abilify is an atypical, and is a top ranked mood stabilizer. It helps with agitation, irritability, mania and depression. It usually starts helping the first day taken. It comes in multiple size tablets, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30mg. Because the tablets can be cut in half it makes for easy titration of dose. Abilify also has a long duration of action so it doesn't hurt to be late or miss a dose. It also doesn't matter whether you have eaten before taking.
Glad your talking with us helps you.
Take care and know we support you.