My step-dad is, 41, I believe. Lol. He has hardly ever gotten sick in the 18yrs I have known him. About 3yrs ago we had some family problems(arguing and such) with my sister and this is about when it started. Every time he would eat, he would start coughing very roughly and he would take off to the restroom and throw up his entire meal. Some days he will come in and just not eat at all, because he would say he felt as tho it just wouldn't stay down. Some days he'll come in and say he knows its not gonna stay, but he was starving and eats anyway and throws it up.
Here recently he has been complaining of a headache and it just won't go away. We have tried EVERY medicine we could think of and nothing works, not even migraine medicine. He says that the "head on" stuff HELPS but does not relieve it completely.
In the 18 years I have known him he has never called into work sick and NEVER slept very late at all and I have never really gotten up before him(expect maybe on Christmas, lol) and he just cant seem to get up the energy to do ANYTHING. Some days he'll sleep past 12 o' clock. No energy what so ever.
We usually live pay check to pay check and with the way things are now, him sick and cant work and the prices of every thing going up, we just cant afford a doctor and he just doesn't like going to a doctor, in fact he hasn't been to one since he was a child.
When it first started we thought it may have just been stress, but now we just don't know what to do. He WONT go to a doctor and we don't know how to help him any longer.
Can anyone give us any suggestions?