How do we help our husbands not to worry, when we are going through the process of changing medication, and/or a change or stage of life unrelated to childbirth?
My story, 2 bouts of postnatal psychosis, kids are now 6 1/2 and 2 1/2.
A year ago, through the uncertainty of adjusting to being a school mum, I needed to step my antidepressant up to 30mg of lexapro.
We had a good summer holiday this year (Sydney, Australia) getting back into things we havent enjoyed as a family for a long time. Bike riding, swimming, bushwalking, watching cricket, sorting and tidying some spaces in the house that havent been touched since before child #2.
As the school year has got started again, I have been more organised, more tidy, and actually cooking meals (my husband does all the savoury cooking). When my sleep was changing, ie staying up later, getting up earlier, it sparked concerns, and with my psychiatrist have happily agreed to step my antidepressant back down to 20mg of lexapro.
However, my husband is VERY stressed that maybe Im getting sick again. He is super-vigilant of everything I do.
Im seeing my GP weekly, psychiatrist monthly.
He is seeing the same GP, will see my psychiatrist in a fortnight, and starting to see a new psychologist in a month.
How do I help him not to worry as much, and to trust our medical practitioners, rather than feeling the burden that my health is his responsibility?
PS Are there actually any Dads on this forum to share their experiences with each other?