Does anyone have any experience of delayed reaction post HA & stent procedure? Six months on and my partner appears to be self soothing with alcohol having previously not drunk before. He is on the usual heart meds. Is becoming withdrawn into own world, irritable and non communicative. Have tried talking about it but get told to myob. In short there seems to have been a complete personality change and obsessive behaviour traits. I wonder if its some sort of complex PTSD reoccurring as prior to HA this was diagnosed but many years ago? Its very difficult to know what to do as mood changes are frequent ... I can understand the massive impact of the HA and procedure and want to do something to help/ support but at this rate I fear he is on road to another event or a breakdown. Refuses to go to Dr and they say to me they cant do anything. Ive tried ignoring it, but its just getting more entrenched.
Do others have this experience and if so has anything worked to help you support your loved one?