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Re: HELP!! Husband stopped taking Lex....

Posted by banga on February 19, 2005, at 19:33:47

In reply to Re: HELP!! Husband stopped taking Lex.... Phillipa, posted by MickeyD on February 19, 2005, at 18:17:30

Hi,

One thing to keep in mind is---if he is behaving differently, it doesn't necesarily mean that he is not taking the medication. If you spend some time on this board, you may note that unfortunately psych meds are VERY tricky and complicated. They may work for a while, then for no reason stop working. You may find the perfect one, but it has side effects that you can't live with....or they only work long-term when combined with x. Or you just have to increase the dose to get the good effect back.

If you know for sure he's not taking them, that is different--I am just saying he could take them religiously and nevertheless they just suddenly stop working, or work less; or maybe it is in between--that he still forgets sometimes, and the blood levels are slowly getting lower and lower..

You may have your reasons why you don't feel right about asking him directly about it, but even if you manage to get around to it indirectly, no need to get confrontational....
ask him how things are going, then say it's been xx weeks since you started the Lexapro, what does he think--is it helping still? Maybe say, that you felt that in the beginning you noticed a REAL big difference and that he seemed so much happier, but lately it seems to have worn off...has he noticed this too? What could be going on? Should he maybe see the doc, maybe he just needs a little more...
Never mind if this is totally not what would work for you two--
Just some thoughts to ponder.


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