... For longer periods please help me with suggestions on how to cope
You could try AL ANON, this is a support group for the family,loved ones, co-workers, etc, of alcoholics or addicts. Even if he isn't an alcoholic, he sounds like he is hard and undpredictable to live with. It is anonymous, so, no one will repeat at all that you went there for help. They don't charge at all, but, they do ask and it is customary for you to give $1 when the plate goes around. That covers the cost of coffee, water and soft drinks. I am not suggesting you go to an AA meeting, ALANON is where you want to be. You will learn how to deal differently with his behavior. You can go to therapy if you have insurance or money and that will help. He needs to be in therapy also. I hope he is not getting physically rough with you.If he is, make a plan to get somewhere safe. But otherwise, AL Anon is filled with loving supportive people who understand and can help you. You may even have some support groups in your area more specific to your problem. I find group therapy as good as individual. Good Luck and God Bless PS he may need his meds adjusted or changed and counseling. If you go,he may go.
Hi Granipa. Your husband's current anger may actually be a side effect OF the Lexapro. I was on it for 5 months (to control Generalised Anxiety Disorder) and it made me restless and agitated. I felt like I was being electrically charged but with nowhere for the power to go. When I began to seriously consider slitting my wrists, I came off it. When I did I swung from being extremely angry to being in tears for a couple of days, along with difficulty sleeping, but then I was fine.
I suggest consulting your Dr to see if there is another med your hubby can take.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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