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I don't have any experience w/ Prozac, but I do have experience with SA. I'm surprised that drugs were suggested at 4 months, I mean...really, 4 months isn't that long, especially after a life-changing event like divorce. I have also gone through a divorce and I know how hard it was on me and my kids, but that was about 8 years ago and life is good right now, Looking back, it was the best decision I could've made.
Could it be possible that he's just picking up on some of your emotions? I know I had a rough time for about a year afterwards, but that's just me.
I would try to get him on a really strict schedule, I think that DOES help dogs and children w/ security issues. Like eating the same time everyday, taking a walk, grooming, playing, loving. And just give him a little more attention and love, and keep telling him that you aren't going to leave him...and that you are coming back in a few hours. I felt really corny explaining to my dog where I was going and when I'd be home, but that does seem to help. I will also sometimes bring home treats or toys, so she knows that when I leave..she may be getting a goodie when I get back. She really only cries for me if people are home and I'm gone, but if I leave her alone she will sit at the door and watch for me to come back. I know her whole world revolves around ME, the sun rises and sets around me and she just doesn't know what to do with herself if I am not here... as endearing as that is, it does upset me when she's upset..but I can't let on to her that i am upset too, I keep positive and upbeat.
Did the specialist suggest anything else besides medications?