I was able to talk to her medical doctor this week and we had a long talk. As I had thought my wife was not telling her all of what was going on. The doctor had no idea that my wife was skipping her medication and that she was seeing a counselor. I simply found that to be amazing. The doctor was very nice but I’m not too sure just how good of a doctor she really is. This doctor has been seeing my wife for over two years and prescribing her the Effexor and knew very little about my wife. I know that if my wife does not tell her then the doctor will not know but I would have to think that these doctors should ask questions.
I was not able to talk to her counselor, we have been playing phone tag. I am meeting with my wife’s two sisters this weekend and we are going to try and come up with a plan on what we can do to help my wife. She is getting worse instead of better and still is skipping around taking her medication, this all has to stop before she goes too deep and cannot be helped. What I did learn from her doctor is this, if you’re prescribed Effexor or some other similar drug take it as prescribed. Skipping around on this type of medicine is the worse thing a person can do to their self. My wife has been going through withdraws for a long time and does not know it and now she believes what she is feeling is her instead of the effects of the drug. Multiple withdraws over a long period of time must be terrible.
I would have to believe that a medial doctor should not be allowed to prescribe a drug such as this one. I firmly believe now that before anyone can take this type of medicine they first should see a doctor that has extensive experience in this field. This can be a wonderful drug but it must be respected someone with experience should be watching over the results. Wish us luck we are about to go down a new path and I’m not sure what will happen. My wife needs more help then I ever thought.