My husband has decided to stop taking his immunosupressents (liver transplantee) It has been 11 years since he had the transplant. He tells me that he is 100% sure that he doesn\'t need them. I am concerned that he is doing this for other reasons than just to prove he doesn\'t need them to live. It is difficult as he is not displaying the usual signs of suicidal intentions but something is just not right. I don\'t know who to talk to or how to get him help. He just says, I am doing this because it is my body and I don\'t believe I need these pills anymore. I feel like he is using his medication as a self destruct button. I am the only one that knows he is doing this. If his family knew they would go crazy, I believe it would drive him further away. I am worried.
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