My husband was diagnosed at the age of 35 with early onset. He is a very intelligent & succesful man, held high moral standards, a role model to many people. He is also a trophy husband, everything you would want from a man. He loves me dearly.
Then came the diagnosis. Doctor put him on Mirapax. Never warned us of any side effects.
He was sneaking some porn occasionally online. I gave him a warning. Then I found him chatting online with women, then having sex on the phone paying up to $300 per call. Then he was soliciting sex whenever he went for business travels. Then I found out that he did have sex with other women! I just don't know how many. (I did have him checked for STDs )
Went to the attorney, looked into a divorce. Didn't understand my loving husband suddenly turned into a devil overnight.
But I did remember every time we go to the doctor, he would check with me if my husband had shown any compulsive behavior. I always said no coz I didn't know then he was doing all these things behind my back. Thankfully a part of me put two & two together so i decided to give the nurse a call.
Lo & behold, she told me it was definitely Mirapax & discouraged me from proceeding with the divorce.
So we went to the doctor immediately, discussed with him what happened. He immediately told my husband to quit taking it.
The pain as a spouse is beyond words. It's like putting a knife through your heart.
Our marriage was almost over. I was severely hurt.
My husband tried his very best to restore our marriage. He told me that if I had proceeded with the divorce,he would have committed suicide. Not only would a drug cause a divorce but perhaps a death!
I forgave him. It wasn't easy. I cried for almost a year, I couldn't talk to anyone about my pains. But slowly & surely, after a couple of years now, I can say we're a happy couple today. I cannot imagine what a drug can do to a person. Some gambled their life savings away. Some end in divorce.
A part of me wished It should never be prescribed but it helps other people without the side effects. So I say, watch out! Watch for behavior changes. Don't wait until it's too late.
I wished I had found this earlier so I could talk to some people. Now, I would like to help some people with my experience.