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Re: Today's the day...

Posted by pegasus on October 25, 2006, at 9:17:56

In reply to Today's the day..., posted by Racer on October 24, 2006, at 14:53:40

We'll all be thinking about you. I understand the fear about side effects. If it helps, I've had that same concern, and did have some weight gain after switching to my current AD. And I chalked it up to having to choose between being fat and being happy (well, at least more contended). At that point, I had a similar conversation with my husband, where he just dismissed my concerns about gaining weight as crazy woman stuff.

Later, though, when I told him how much that dismissal hurt and was unhelpful we had a better conversation. He told me how relieved he was (for my sake as well as his) that I was less anxious and depressed. He told me that he completely accepted my body at my current (new improved larger size!) weight. He assured me that he would never think less of me, or be less attracted to me, because of weight gain.

I know your husband might not be able to have a conversation like that with you. But maybe you can ask him for some reassurance anyway? You might be surprised (or not).

Then, the best part is that I've started losing that weight that I gained, without adjusting my meds. So, who knows what that weight gain was all about. Maybe it was meds, and the side effects go away after a while. Maybe I was expecting to gain weight and so I did, temporarily. But I guess what I'm trying to say is that I know it's really hard to take that kind of side effect, especially with the ED history. But it's not a given that you'll have to take it, or that it'll be as bad as you think.

good luck and let us know how it goes




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