Posted by Racer on April 14, 2006, at 14:41:29
In reply to Re: Husband Giving Up ... » Flame, posted by Crazy Horse on April 14, 2006, at 14:02:08
> Remeron is an SNRI..Serotonin Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. You get mor "bang for your buck" with an snri, than an ssri.
Actually, Remeron isn't an SNRI -- it's a norepinephrine/serotonin ANTAGONIST, which is a bit different. But, it's also said to be a very effective drug for a lot of people. And I'm just a little nitpicky about things like this...
>>Effexor is an snri also, but i don't think it's as strong as Remeron. Effexor didn't work for me at all. Talk to his doc about Remeron, also tell him that your husband drinks. Good Luck.
I absolutely agree -- get the message about the drinking to his doctor. Call and leave a voicemail, if necessary. Make an appointment and go in saying, "Doctor, my husband [insert full name here] is scaring me -- he drinks to excess, says he has no problem, won't help himself, and wants a drug to do everything for him. Can you give me a prescription for relief from 'my' problem?" (Well, OK, that only works if the doctor has a sense of humor...)
And the one thing about Remeron is that it can cause a kind of rage in some people. I don't know how alcohol would affect that -- but that's in interesting question, if you ask me -- but it's something to watch very carefully.