Husband Went Missing for 4 Days
First time on this group. My ex-husband is being treated for anxiety and depression but his cocktail of meds has made him like a zombie. His psychiatrist has done nothing but increase his meds. 300 MG bupropion HCL XL, Aripiprazole 10 MG, Hydroxyzine PAM 50 MG. His general practitioner just added Gabapentin 100 MG because he said none of his other meds were for anxiety. As per my title, he went missing for 4 days so was without his meds. I truly thought he was gone and was upset with myself that I wasn't more persistent in getting his meds adjusted. Now that he has been found, I'm searching for help for him from another psychiatrist and/or facility, unfortunately no one has anyone they can truly recommend. Sad! I think it would be senseless to put him back into the condition he was in when he went missing. I had him take a dose (2 caps) of the Gabapentin because he was anxious and he took a Hydroxzine. Trust me, I'm not trying to play doctor here but I'm not sure where to turn. He has no medical insurance and no family in the area which is why I'm helping. He is a Christian but is battling spiritual warfare in his current mental condition and he feels there is no hope for him. Thanks for reading and I hope to get some insight from this community.
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I also want to suggest that doctors who have never taken a medication like Gabapentin really have no idea how much it affects things like memory and cognizance. It took me months and a small car accident before I realized how "out of it" I was at the time. It basically made me "high" and then I just didn't care about anything. That's not a helpful response for me, but perhaps your ex needs to not care. I wish him good luck with the Gabapentin.
@kbee6973 What a time you’ve had! And how wonderful that you are helping your ex! Just wondering if, after your experience with the hospital and ER, you’ve thought about contacting the patient representative at the hospital? The job of the patient rep is to act as your voice when there is a problem. They can look in to the problem and follow up on the situation. I did that when I had a big problem in the ER. The rep said they would educate doctors about listening when someone says they have a rare disease. The patient reps want to do what’s best for the patient. Try it! Becky