I had to go in to the doctor one time and stand up for my husband. He was on the cholesterol drugs, and was exhausted all the time. He went from working out every day and hiking on weekends to going to bed at 7 pm and sleeping until noon on weekends. The doctor tried to shame my husband and called him fat and lazy. I ripped him up one side and down the other and told the doctor that if Dave was too tired to hike it was a serious problem and I didn't appreciate him thinking my husband was a liar. I finally told him we were not taking the meds any longer, and what use was a stupid number when the option for treatment was severe liver damage and being too tired to live his life.
I was so angry. Dave has not been back to the doctor since as far as I know.
Time for a new Doctor!
Don't allow him to let one doctor keep him from treatment. I've been feeling bad for 6 months or so.
I went to the doctor in June. Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism which effects every cell in your body.
Symptoms are numerous and include sleeping disorders. It's very dangerous. Sleep apnea may be a problem and cause heart attacks and stroke and he may not wake up one morning.
It's also very common today for people of northern European descent(white people) to have thyroid issues at middle age. I apologize for being White male.... ermm, just kiddin, I won't apologize! http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
Stop the thyroid madness
Here is a list of symptoms and may be missing a few.
* Less stamina than others
* Less energy than others
* Long recovery period after any activity
* Inability to hold children for very long
* Arms feeling like dead weights after activity
* Chronic Low Grade Depression
* Suicidal Thoughts
* Often feeling cold
* Cold hands and feet
* High or rising cholesterol
* Heart disease
* Plaque buildup
* Bizarre and Debilitating reaction to exercise
* Hard stools
* No eyebrows or thinning outer eyebrows
* Dry Hair
* Hair Loss
* White hairs growing in
* No hair growth, breaks faster than it grows
* Dry cracking skin
* Nodding off easily
* Requires naps in the afternoon
* Sleep Apnea (which can also be associated with low cortisol)
* Air Hunger (feeling like you can't get enough air)
* Inability to concentrate or read long periods of time
* Foggy thinking
* Inability to lose weight
* Always gaining weight
* Inability to function in a relationship with anyone
* NO sex drive
* Failure to ovulate and/or constant bleeding (see Rainbow's story)
* Moody periods
* Inability to get pregnant; miscarriages
* Excruciating pain during period
* Aching bones/muscles
* Bumps on legs
* Acne on face and in hair
* Breakout on chest and arms
* Exhaustion in every dimension-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional
* Inability to work full-time
* Inability to stand on feet for long periods
* Complete lack of motivation
* Slowing to a snail's pace when walking up slight grade
* Extremely crabby, irritable, intolerant of others
* Handwriting nearly illegible
* Internal itching of ears
* Broken/peeling fingernails
* Dry skin or snake skin
* Major anxiety/worry
* Ringing in ears
* Lactose Intolerance
* Inability to eat in the mornings
* Joint pain
* Carpal tunnel symptoms
* No Appetite
* Fluid retention to the point of Congestive Heart Failure
* Swollen legs that prevented walking
* Blood Pressure problems
* Varicose Veins
* Oral thrush
* Dizziness from fluid on the inner ear
* Low body temperature
* Raised temperature
* Tightness in throat; sore throat
* Swollen lymph glands
* Allergies (which can also be a result of low cortisol-common with hypothyroid patients)
* Headaches and Migraines
* Sore feet (plantar fascitis); painful soles of feet
* a cold bum, butt, derriere, fanny, gluteus maximus, haunches, hindquarters, posterior, rear, and/or cheeks. Yup, really exists.
* irritable bowel syndrome
* painful bladder
* Extreme hunger, especially at nighttime
* Dysphagia, which is nerve damage and causes the inability to swallow fluid, food or your own saliva and leads to "aspiration pneumonia".
* And few more I could add
I have many of these symptoms -- including the Inability to get pregnant;
Did I say it effects every cell in your body? It really does.
Other important things for males, mainly middle age or older include Testosterone
and no it's not only for Sexual purposes but for energy and Strength. Without good levels of T we males would be lazier than 90 year old women. No offense of your 90 or more...
Low-T Symptoms include:
Lack of sexual desire,
Lack of enjoyment for things once enjoyed
Lack of desire for living
Lack of energy
and many morehttp://www.isitlowt.com/
There are also certain medical conditions that increase the odds of having Low T, such as:
High blood pressure
Asthma/Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
So I quit smoking 13.5 months ago.. Hope it's not too late.
I smoked for 35 years, though I am only 41 now.
In June I was diagnosed with Low-T, Sleep Apnea, High Cholesterol & Triglycerides, Borderline Diabetic, COPD, Hypothyroid, all of which can be triggered by the last one. Let me say I felt like death warmed over. I
m too young for this.. Twice I've been told by women, Growing old aint for whimps. (A big Fuk you too) I'm not old yet.
the cholesterol meds made me sick too. I just stayed in a recliner for days and didn't want to get up.
I stop taking them and felt somewhat better. I stayed away from milk products and anything with high Cholesterol.Your husband should get an appointment with a sleep specialist and a endocrinologist neither of which will tell him he is fat and lazy. Because they know health issue cause these things.
Good luck to you both