hello everyone, great site i have been reading the posts and wondered if anyone could give me some advice ......
my hubby is suffering dreadfully with acute anxiety, he is holding down a job, but is worried and stressed and so terribly anxious sometimes he cant sleep. he had a month off work just after christmas, the dr gave him anti depressants, but he feels that he is better off at work being in the house was really getting him down. I was trying to get him to take the dog out for a walk, take up one of his old hobbys but he just could't seem to get any thing to interest him, he finds it hard to be in the same room as the kids if they make noise it makes him anxious
When all the the dreaded bills arrived after christmas he decided that he would rather be at work, and earning money.as it was more stressful worrying about losing his job!and he thought it might be better to be busy working as sitting around was driving him crazy
he is on medication for depression, had a couple of different ones since Christmas but there not really helping (yet) i realise they take a long time to kick in, he also has been perscribed valium just for when he gets a really bad attack, the dr gave him tamazipam to help him sleep but he has hardly shut his eyes I dont know how to help him for the best.i know the vallium can become addictive and he is getting 5(mg ?)now as the (2mg) didn't help at all , they are just for when he is really anxious...and I am worried he gets addicted to them on top of everything else how long would it be ok for him to take them ?? if he hasn't had much sleep he seems to be even more anxious the next day.he only took his first sleeping tablet last night but was still awake nearly all the night.
can anyone give me some advice please ?
I just want to say the right things to him,as I dont think i can just at the present time whats the best way to reassure him he is scared he wont get any better.......
he has become a hypocondriac worry's about any ache or pain he has no matter how slight.......the dr told him to relax and he cant is there anything I can do to help this ?