- 5 months ago
- Wedding: August 2019
Fiance has been on the same medication for depression for about 10 years. It’s a medium dose, and we have had zero problems with it. He takes one at night which helps him sleep, and one in the morning which wakes him up.
He started seeing a new GP recently who did a whole heap of blood tests to test his organ function (as some meds can have adverse reaction to kidney and liver function over time but that’s true of any medication). All came back normal.
But he decided that seeing as both his medications do the same thing (even though they’re different kinds), he didn’t need to be on both. So he slightly upped the dose of the night time one, and took the morning one away altogether. But, the dose at night doesn’t make up the delta of the morning one, so his net dose is now much lower with the one pill than it was before.
Fiance is struggling. Gone from zero issues to now dizziness, and his head is “swimming” and can barely string a coherent thought together. He hasn’t felt any mood change thankfully, but it’s still really affecting him. it’s been about a week. He’s had to go home from work a few times (today included) because he can’t concentrate and feels unwell.
The thing is, he just got promoted atwork and so his stress levels are higher, I just started a new job too, plus we’re getting married in August. The doctor knew all this, but decided to change his medication anyway. I can understand if his blood tests came back bad, but they were fine. He was fine. There was nothing wrong with him. The medications are common, it’s not like any issues have been highlighted recently about them.
Now he’s really behind on his work, making him stress out even more.
Honestly I think it’s a bit rich that this new doctor has come in with knowing nothing about Fiance, and changing something that’s been fine for 10 years. I’m a bit shitty about it. We don’t need the extra stress!
I guess my point is – does anyone have any experience with medication changes? How long to the effects last before you get used to it? Should Fiance ask to go back to his old regime? What would you do in this situation?