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How to help a sick spouse

By March 9, 2019 - 9:23am
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Okay I’m in the wrong place for the right reasons (I hope). My wife has been sick for over 5 years and the doctors can’t figure it out. I’m at my limit and have searched and searched for help. For the last few months she just sits and cry’s and if I try to talk to her or help she goes off on me. She takes so many over the counter pills and potions it’s mind boggling and when she has blood or other test they all come up fine. She has lost so much weight and is so depressed. Our quality of life is 0 and it’s at a point where I don’t know what to do. I try to be supportive but having life on hold for her for the last 5 years is almost reached an end. Is there something I can do?? Anything??

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Hello, Frickinnuts!

Thank you for posting today.

So, for 5 years, there has been no diagnosis of any kind? All test results normal, correct? If this is the case, she may need treatment for depression. When a person is depressed they tend to lose weight, food and daily activities become unimportant. There are many medications that can help treat depression. We cannot know why your wife feels ill, but being depressed may play a part. Also, taking too many over-the-counter medications may be making her ill or at least contributing. Are these medications necessary? Has she thought about stopping them to give her body a break and see how she feels? Did her doctor recommend them? If so, ask him or her if they are really necessary.

Have you thought about having her see a naturopath physician or looking into alternative medicine? Some people have had good results combining alternative treatments with traditional medicine. The 2 resources below can give you more information. Copy/paste the link(s).



We hope your wife will feel better soon. Please keep us updated.



March 9, 2019 - 1:15pm
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