Posted by needesp on September 9, 2005, at 19:12:08
In reply to Re: Boyfriend adding alcohol to Mirapex and Ambien, posted by Flame on September 9, 2005, at 8:17:01
> Hi Needesp
> As I mentioned in my first post .. he has been my boyfriend for MANY years and I have "learned" to be calm and supportive of him (for the most part). I DO know that there is nothing I can do to try to change him. If I want this relationship to remain loving, stable, etc.. I know I need to be very supportive! He definitely "knows" I love him.
> Because I have been in the picture for so long, I do know all about his depression and about the prescriptions he is on to try to help with this.
> Yes, I do things for myself, also. I work very hard at not getting lost in his depression and all of the dynamics involved with that.
> Thanks SO much for your many kind words of encouragement and support! ~Flame~
Sounds like you are a wonderful support person...and of cause you know what he is on and why... my post to you was almost for myself!
I have been supporting my son through his suffering for 2 years now and its not easy....I have to remind myself not to take some of the things that he does and says personally. I know I need to take more specific time out for myself...sometimes I forget and sometimes I get caught up in his suffering (i could kick myself when I do cause i know I'm making things worse for us both).
As a support person I sometimes get so angry at the doctors (why can't they find the answers!!!?).
As for the drinking....for me it was scary to watch and live with...now my son is doing MJ but although he is quieter there are still repercussions of that!!!
Will your boyfriend let you go with him to the doctors? Sometimes knowing what they are saying and where they are heading can give you some idea what the plan is and why!
anyway the others know more about what is happening
all the best and good luck