My question is about doctor patient confidentiality. My husband and I are currently without health insurance and he’s been taking an over-the-counter anti-depressent called SAM-e, which makes him irritable and at times either whiny or overly-anxious — or both. His primary physician doesn’t know he is taking SAMe. But I feel I should tell him. My husband insists it is as good, if not better, than any of the expensive prescription antidepressants he took when we had health insurance, pre Obamacare. Should I just be happy that he is no longer depressed and grin and bear the whining and anxiety.
–Long-Suffering Wife, West Bath, ME
- For instance SAM-e could possibly affect bleeding risk if your husband is also taking any drug that affects bleeding, such as aspirin or blood thinners.
- Or if he takes a drug to control his blood pressure.
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