Hey Dave -
At this moment, I'm not feeling the same way as you are....However, I've had those days!
What really has helped me is to get out...get out of the house, do something even whey you don't feel like doing it! No, you probably won't get the same satisfaction as you normally would have, but just getting out for a walk helped me.
My husband was supportive during my hard time at first, but slowly it got old for him and fast.
I began therapy and it too took some time but has helped. A really great workbook that has also helped me is called MIND OVER MOOD. Changing the way you feel by changing the way you think.
I agree w/others, I would not over medicate!!
I know it can be hard waking up w/all of those feelings and wondering how your going to get through the ENTIRE day w/out them. Trust me!! It's not easy, but as you can see, what you're doing now isn't working - right?
I really really recommend that workbook! Also getting out of the house and do more w/your wife. Again, it will all seem very forced at first and maybe not very enjoyable - but what you need is change! You and your wife!
My husband hated the fact that I constanly was "on" something just to get through the day...
I knew I needed to change my ways, not just for him - but because I didn't like the way my life was turning out.
I wanted to go back to the way I was living yrs before. The workbook was not only great for me, but my husband as well.
I still am on an antidepressant, however I only take Ativan on really bad days. And on those days, I don't allow myself to just hang out and think - I'm just going to let the pills do the job for me. Take your meds yes, but cut back, either get into therapy or find some othe way to get out of your head, so you can find relief!
Hope to hear from you!