'I do not know if this is what your husband is experiencing but more info re his heart condition would be helpful if your willing to share.'
Spouse had his first heart attack 6 years ago, at age 55. Deep family heart history, smoking & work stress. Was 'in heart attack' over an hour; came out with one stent. 2 days later they put in a defibrillator, as his heart's 'electric' was deemed erratic. (He's never liked it, although it has never gone off; and, feels they put it in because 'we have good insurance'. lol)
Recovered, got a big promotion at work. Still stressed. Had second heart attack August 2008 on vacation. Had angioplasty, and told there were 2 more blockages from 50% - 70% in his right coronary - told to check in with home cardiologist. 2 weeks later heart doctor did second cath - said blockages were only 40%-50%. Had abdomen pain off-and-on ever since, and by Thanksgiving went to the ER; diagnosed with pancreatitis. Found also kidney problem, said he had since birth - solved with surgery in December. Let go from job in March - told in February...at age 60 1/2.
Had son's wedding in April. Was getting more and more tired; went to local ER. Ordered nuclear stress test - showed 'dark' in the back. Sent to cardiologist's hosp. for cath. Cardiologist said all was fine....anomoly on stress test. ?? Told he had 'unstable angina' episodes, hypertensive, and hyperlipidemic.
Downhill from there...especially when I got a job, as I'd been working at home, helping him out w/his job ever since his first heart attack.
UPDATE: They doubled his citalaprolam and Xanax. Big difference. But....he says he's 'not sick' anymore. He fixed himself. Everyone else is/has been 'bothered' that he was sick, and we all don't have to be anymore. Wants to stop therapy now. Still not...right, in my opinion. Time will tell, I guess.
(Always difficult to tell when something is 'heart' related and when it is anxiety/depression related...)
Going on that trip w/my sisters for a week this summer. Spouse really bothered by that. Really bothered. Doesn't trust still; knows it's from his past..but, that doesn't help. Tough...
Thanks for asking. Larry's Wife