First of all I want to welcome you to the forum I am very glad that you found us.
Wow,you must have the patience of a God that is for sure.
For some reason,us as the depressed people seem to take our depression out on the ones that we love.
We destroy relationships because we are so unhappy with ourselves.
We stop loving the things that we used to love,not because of any other reason than we feel that we do not deserve to be happy.
One of the major signs of depression is not doing things that you used to love to do.
And your wife might be confused. She knows she loves her family,but can't figure out why she feels so bad inside.
So,she thinks that she does not deserve you,and she feels very guilty that she is feeling that way. In her mind she might think that you would be better off without her.
Getting her into counseling needs to happen asap. She needs to figure out what triggered the depression in the first place. There might be a million reasons,but dealing with each reason one day at a time.
It is going to be a slow process,but one day she will wake up and be happy. It is not something that happens overnight. Also,keep in mind that the meds usually take 4-6 weeks to take full effect.
I am not sure why the doctor is cutting her off of meds before that and cold turkey?
Also,I do suggest you getting into counseling yourself. You are going to need help on how to deal with her. Plus take care of your own feelings too.
The kids also,they are going to be affected by this..no matter how hard you both try to keep it away from them.
Stay strong Rick,and keep us posted.
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