She has the Paxel but does not like taking it as it made her feel hung over the next morning. I told her there is lots of meds to try if your not doing well with one.
I have mentioned to her many time in the three days I have been visiting with my brother, to seek professional help but I see a nod from her but untill the feet move I don't see it happening it's hard for her to come to terms.
I told her that the side affecets are strong at first but you will get over most of the hung over felling and I also told her that the meds take up to six weeks to really take a full effect.
My brother is one that doesn’t believe in counseling or therapist and I was the same until I went to the hospital as I had come to a complete low.
I had seen a a few women in the hosp and really got to talk to them men also during our free time so I have see the depression in other and myself and feel that there is
Help in meds and counseling to lead a better life…she is a happy person as I have known her for 17 years but that person is trapped in side.
My brother even used his air line points to fly me from MD to Fl b/c he said I need to come visit with family as I am living outside my home in MD do to a restraining order from my wife and my hospital stay was just last Nov 16th. Even with him knowing my resent problems he does not relate to his wife and says it’s a waist of time with mental health doc's and pills, he even said to me as I was talking to him about her that the Paxel she has is to help the pain and sleep.
I was stunned when he said that...complete spousal denial he is of the mind set that if it doesn't happen to him the why would it happen to other's...Hello why do you think I am were I am today with my bipolar it’s b/c I have those problems except the manic?
My family has always been one to not deal with issues and address problems and I carried that in to my marriage but I want to break myself from that and not sweep family issues under the rug.
My parents still do not recognize that I was the cause of a lot of the reason behind the restraining order but I now understand why my wife did what she did and thankful that someone did something (even though it was a restraining order and was thinking of suicide prier to that) as my feet weren’t moving to get the help I needed.
I gave her the link to this site and asked her to visit my post her so she could see other offering some help.
Post Edited (MDdave) : 1/1/2008 2:25:34 PM (GMT-7)