wifezilla Posted July 21, 2005 Share Posted July 21, 2005 Hubby has been on Lamital and is up too 100 mg. He is more like himself and is doing well. He has also been on Zyprexa for almost 2 years, and went from 5 mg to 15 mg when his depression hit. He stopped taking the Zyprexa the other day because he says it makes his head feel like it weighs 100lbs and he can't get up in the mornings. He is going to discuss this with his pdoc tomorrow. But anyway.... Now that he is getting better, I still have a big concern. He seems to be totally unable to judge his moods...when he is anxious for real reasons and when his illness is flaring up? Is he depressed because our finances suck...or do our finances suck because he is stuck in depression? Is he happy and energetic because he is having a good day, or are we boarding the mania train? Trying to give him feedback is very frustrating because he doesn't listen (he is a tad stubborn..LOL). Plus, I can't spend my life as his mood barometer. I have been totally focused on him and his illness for about 2 years and I am sick to death of it. I know he needs to discuss this with his tdoc... I explained to him that I am also not happy with him tinkering with his meds because he is so bad at judging his moods. If he could get a handle on the mood states thing, the doctors would have no problem with him adjusting dosages, but as he is now, I don't trust his abilities. He did call the pdoc about the zyprexa, but couldn't get through (not uncommon) and he does see him tomorrow. Until he works through this in therapy, any helpful suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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