A dear friend appears to be quite ill. He has sought medical help, but his doctor has not been able to find what's wrong with him. He awaiting the results of yet another round of blood and urine tests. His symptoms include fatigue, total lack of energy, spaciness, "hot flashes" (but not an actual fever, and no sweat) alternating with a very clammy forehead (but not actual chills), a grayness of color, eyes appearing to recess deeply into their sockets and just feeling yucky (that's a medical term!). He is very low key, not talkative and appears a little out of it. I asked him if he was depressed (I'm a psychologist), and he said only because he can't beat this medical condition. I have known him awhile, and he was a happy, teasing, healthy (ex-SWAT cop who still does his full work-out every day), rode his Harley (which he doesn't feel safe doing now), active with a loving wife and kids and rewarding job - definitely not depressed. He has had this condition for about 6 weeks, and it seems to worsen a little daily. Lay people keep telling him it's probably some virus that will work itself out "eventually," which doesn't really help. Any ideas or suggestions that he and his doc might pursue? It is really scary being around him and watching him go downhill. He's about 50 years old, normally very fit with no known or past medical problems. Thanks . . .Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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