While ive been feeling fairly good,my boyfriend on the other hand,who had panic/anxiety as well,after switching from cymbalta to effexor,(its been almost 2 months since the switch)took a step back and had a mild attack today.Its bad enough the effexor makes him tired all the time.He comes home from work and takes a 2 hour nap everyday. Well tonite,he said he felt an attack coming on,hes over thinking.He said today at work he was thinking to himself that he was doing good(no attacks for over a month),then as soon as he thought that it triggered an attack.Soooo i try to talk him down,sometimes it works ,sometimes it doesnt.Tonite it apparently didnt,he rambled a few things, took a xanax and went to bed.Didnt even try and work through it. This frustrates me.Grant you i have anxiety as well, but i can deal with it myself and not shut down.Its hard for me not to get mad when he shuts down like this.So my question is,how do you deal with a spouse,signifigant other..ect... who does what he does(shuts down).Sometimes he wont talk to me about it because he thinks he is a burden to me,if he was a burden to me i would give a rats ass,or bother asking.Help! Please dont think im selfish for ranting.
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