So, long story short.
My wife was on Lexapro, I mild anxiety med for about 6 yrs, mainly to take edge off work related stress and to deal with the monthly hormne swings. She had complete hysterectomy Dec last year so figured, no more hormones, she wouldn't need the Lexapro so her and doctor weaned her off this past March/April.
Now to 3 weeks ago....oh my gosh, I am so hating the ER dept. We have been to the ER 3 times in the last 2 1/2 weeks due to high heart rate, high blood pressure, nasusea, sweats, and this morning her BP was 170/110. They put her back on Lexapro a few weeks ago, but takes 4-6 weeks to really feel effects adn take off the edge. Bad part is, I can see her doing this to herself. She gets some thought in her head, then she worries, next thing she is checking pulse, the she gets flushed/nauseated, then her BP shoots up, chest pains, on & on. She realizes she is doing it, but can't control it going out of control.
I don't have this problem and it's starting to stress me out. I can't keep dealing with the trips to ER and I have to walk on eggshells, I have basically stopped talking much around her as I'm afraid something I say will set her into another panic attack. She has low self esteem and I talk a lot in Sarcasim so doesn't take much from me. She is doing it to herself and I just want to say suck it up and get on with it, but know I can't.
She did finally talk to a great ER doc who actually told her the effects of the drugs she has been taking, how they work, how her body would react, etc. I think this really helped her more than anything so far. He also suggested she learn some self relaxing techniques. I told her she needs to get up off the couch and do some activity to take her mind off of things....house cleaning would be a good start
Well, thanks for reading, just needed to vent to someone since I can't much talk to her right now.
Struggliing dealing with it. They change meds this morning in ER, hopefully this will help this time.