wife with depression

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 5/31/2007 3:36 AM (GMT -6)   
married to a lovely lady with depression.  The wife went to see her psy. yesterday  Tuesday.  came back a bunch of meds.  Alprazolam,clonidine,riperdahl,sertraline,and budeprion.  I talked to her today and she seemed to be doing a hole lot better.  Man i hope for her sake they work.  I have never seen her that bad.  She does not deserve it.  if i could have taken part of all of her crappy feelings i would have.  Easier said then done i know.  just tore me up seeing her crying and curled up in a ball.   She has been threw hell with this nasty disease.  I think a treateable cancer would be easier, at least the first few drugs would help.  but not depression.  one after another. and maybe one will work.   She has lots of anxieties, and a low self esteem.  yes i try to build her up.  and yes i can try harder.  She should have been an interior decorator.  i do give her lots of compliments on her crafts,baking,gardening,canning, and her looks.   but i do give her some crap about her cooking.  i keep telling her i wish she would be like me.  nothing seems to bother me, but her complaining about something i have done or not.   I will just take it one day at a time.  with the help of my higher power. 

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   Posted 5/31/2007 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I am very glad that she was able to tell her doctor what is going on. Now,remember the meds can take up to 6 weeks for her to feel the full effect. So she will be frustrated. And that is when you are able to step in.
Also,have you thought about joining her in the counseling sessions? You are going through alot with this disease yourself and I think it would also help you to be able to ask questions and get advice on how to help your wife.
You are a very caring husband and she is very lucky to have you!

Please keep us posted and stay strong.

Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Currently taking none.


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