Posted by Angel (220.127.116.11) on March 30, 2001 at 09:31:51:
Hello once again all. I wrote a post yesterday and was amazed at the response I have gotten. I wish I knew of this sight long before now....for the past 3 years I have never really understood jus how cluster headaches could change a persons life. When I seen my hubby in the pain he was in was so frightening it was all I could do not to cry along with him but jus to be there for him. But I tell ya I never dreamed that this drug "Lithium" could change this man so drastically. At first I thought this drug was a godsend for him, now I know the truth. It is destroying him mentally and destroying my family.
We have 3 great kids, 17-20 y.old who are now so upset with their father, that now that he has left us they just want to attack him. They have noticed the changes in him for the past few months as he has withdrawn from any type of relationship with the. I always tried to keep the peace but now I just dont know how I am going to accomplish this. He is so hateful with what he is saying that I have begged them not to try and get ahold of him right now as I am so afraid he and them will say things to one another that may never ever be able to take back.
Im trying to make them understand its the drugs hes on, but when they see me struggling the way I have been for awhile now, esp now that hubby has left, im afraid all they are seeing is that he is choosing his "drugs" over his family. They know he refuses to go to the doctor to see what the problem is as he says "HE" doesnt have a problem, that we do and that things change.
I have printed a few of your responses to my post in hopes that he will read and see that he is not the only one that is going through this, but as of now he refuses. Tells me he aint reading anything from a bunch of whiners from the internet, that he is in control and doesnt care what other people say. :(
Im really thankful to you all who did respond to my post as I am definately learning so much about CH and Lithium. I have now bookmarked this sight in hopes that someday, IF he ever returns he will be willing to read and learn from you all the way I have.
I dont know any of you, but somehow I feel as if you all are truly "friends" to me right now...and right now I surely need friends...as my "best friend" has gone :~(....thanx again....Angel
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