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Coldness, mood swings, weight loss and more

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  • Posted By: GreyKitten
  • May 8, 2008
  • 00:23 PM

Hello,
I'm really worried about my husband. He's always been prone to bouts of depression and mood swings but lately there seem to be more and more things going wrong.

He's always cold, yesterday it was 25 degrees F and when I got home from work he had on a thick fleece, a woolly hat and the central heating on maximum!! It was unbearably hot but he still felt cold. However, despite feeling cold in himself his skin and body are very hot, he really radiates heat. He eats quite a lot of food and has a couple of pints of Guinness a day but he doesn't put on any weight, in fact he seems to be losing it.

Over the last year he's also experienced a certain amount of bowel urgency (especially first thing in the morning) and what appears to be quite a lot of rectal bleeding (possibly piles).

He's missing a lot of work (self-employed) - sometimes months at a time, sitting at home and saying he's 'not feeling well'. A lot of upset stomachs and just general malaise and lethargy. He doesn't sleep well.

When he's OK he's great - fun, lively, laughing, working - normal! - but this is usually only for a week or two then there will be a long period of feeling unwell.

He refuses to go to the doctor. I'm worried sick about him. Does anyone have any idea as to what could be the problem???????

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