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pdo05 posted:
My husband has been increasingly getting more and more angry over the stupidest things. It is really taking a toll on me with anxiety and pains in my chest due to stress. He has stopped taking his Cholesterol meds about 5 months ago, and has not renewed his prescription for his high blood pressure med. His anger just gets worse and worse and the road rage he has "aquired" this year just plain scares me. I have had two people suggest that he have a physical as this behaviour may be signs of a blood clot? Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
mattthecat responded:
pdo05 you need to see if you can get him in for a full work up mental and physical. Bipolar disorder does not present it self later in life but can go undiagnosed for years. but what you have been describing sound just like my wife who has Bipolar disorder but in truth it could be any number of things you need to see if you can get him to go in to get physical and mention this behavior to his primary care doctor if that doc cannot find any thing maybe the doc will give your husband a referral to a good psychiatrist. I hope thing get better soon.

Carl_1970 replied to mattthecat's response:
Hi both,

I agree with Matt, I think that the best course of action is to gete him examined by the appropriate medical professionl(s).

I wish you all the best in geting the situation resolved.

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pdo05 replied to mattthecat's response:
Thank you Mattthecat, I appreciate your answer. Yes, I do plan on addressing going to a dr. with him.
pdo05 replied to Carl_1970's response:
Thank you Carl_1970. I agree this should be the next step for sure.
sheila000 responded:
You might want to write this to Dr. Goldberg. I don't know about cholesterol meds but high pressure is often a beta blocker that does have a calming effect. i don't know about blood clots. Has he had mood disorder in his background or family?
Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
Dear pdo05,

Chances are if he had a blood clot he would have neurological symptoms (like, being unable to speak or walk), or be dead, so, not so likely an explanation for the hostile behavior you're describing.

Many many things can cause hostility, so, it would make sense to encourage him to have this (new?) behavior evaluated rather than jumping the gun on any (new?) diagnoses, psychiatric or otherwise.

Obviously a bad idea to ditch cholesterol meds and blood pressure meds, in general. Sounds like he's just not taking care of himself. I hope he decides to avail himself of the help you're trying to steer him toward.

- Dr. G.
pdo05 replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
Thank you Dr. G. I agree tht he should still take his meds. I really appreciate your answers and will talk to him about seeing his doctor.

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