Hi There All,
I posted about a year ago when my wife decided to stop her Cymbalta cold turkey. There was no convincing her otherwise. Long story short she had a hypomanic episode which destroyed our marriage then had to go under emergency psychiatric care for planning her suicide as she started to emerge from the hypomania several months later.
Its been a year and although we are still friends our marriage never recovered. She 'doesn't remember what it felt like to love'. She tells me all she feels is anger and sadness. Her emotional range is very far from what it used to be. She used to be kind and caring, and up until when she stopped cold turkey, she used to look at me like she completely and utterly loved me. To be fair I often feel similar, angry and sad, that our lives were torn apart by a poorly understood psychiatric drug.
However that can't be changed, what I was wondering is whether anyone can comment on long term recovery of emotional normality. Is this restricted range of emotions expected to be permanent. Will she ever regain her feelings for me. Even if she doesn't regain those feelings I hope her ability to feel returns. It seems like a curse, to be damned to feeling nothing but anger and sadness due to a drug side effect. Any experience of going back to long term normality would be greatly appreciated. She tried a number of supplements which did seem to help in the short term, however none of them are advised as long term solutions so she did wean herself off.
Thanks in advance