It's been a bit since my last post here but I have been checking in every day to see what's going on..
I have a question regarding a depressive episode. For those of you that are familiar with my background, my bf is still currently experiencing a depressive episode. He's been this way since the end of June.
He was given a rare opportunity to visit Europe with all expenses paid; flight, accommodations, food, etc. His meds are not working for him right now and he is currently doing a mood chart and taking his meds for his anxiety since they still have some affect on him.
My question is, do vacation, especially travelling away from the day-to-day drudge help to lift an episode? Have any of you experienced feeling much better after going on vacation..maybe helping to lift you out of an episode?
I attend support groups every week and a friend of mine that attends the same meeting is BP and said he forced himself to take a trip in order to see if it might help lift him out of the depressive state he was in. It had a positive effect on him so I wanted to see if any of you may have had similar results.
My bf currently takes Lexapro and xanax, but the lexapro no longer works as he had a breakthrough sometime late May, early June I think. His pdox is having him chart his moods and considering changing his dx. He's been doing this since mid-July and is still currently charting his moods and waiting for a right mix of meds. I don't think his pdoc has given him a new mix of meds to try. Is that normal...I mean it's now the end of September, and he's still waiting.
Thanks to anyone willing to read this and giveme any advice/their opinion. It sure will help