Here is an update from the last post that I made my husband was given some new medication for depression last week. He did well for the first 3 days. He was back to work, he slept well, and didnt drink at all. Then, instead of the bottom falling out like I expected it to, he started out the morning well, and by the afternoon, he was going off about almost anything. Everything from the kids, friends, money, you name it. It was almost like he was waiting for the next thing to get mad at. One minute he would be calm and the next he would be picking an argument with me. By the time Saturday came, it was an all out screaming fight, which lasted close to 4 hours. He thinks that this medicine is making him think clearer, but I think that it is making him paranoid. He is talking constantly and I just never know what is going to make him mad or upset from one minute to the next. He is still taking pain medication for his back, which makes him talkative anyway, and by Sunday I was so tired. He just would not let me rest. I dont know if he meant to or not. The kids are trying to say and do the right thing, but you just never know what will set him off. He has been like this a little before, but we always made it through, and after a while he would mellow out. Someone asked if he was Bi-polar. Maybe so. His mother is. I guess I was just hoping that this was a learned behavior. I convinced him once to go to the doctor about it, and when they tried to put him on Lithium he just about lost it. He was so upset that someone would say that he was Bi-polar. He did not want to be like his mother. That is when he got the depression medicine. So much for that. I just long to have a normal, calm, relaxed family. No drama, no fights, no yelling. Maybe one day things will get straight. I hate to sound silly or stupid. I know that people with problems like this just dont change. I know that most people would leave. I dont want to be most people. I want someone to finally help him in the way that he needs. Does this sound familiar to anyone out there?
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