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11 Apr 2006

Tired of being tired
I'm 61and retired 3 years, weak, easily exhausted, have stiff muscles, suffer from indigestion, often anxious and depressed, anti-social, frequent herpes breakouts,suffer from insomnia, can't handle stress. In a recent stressful situation I seemed to have a surreal experience.
I've always been easily tired, shy, unmotivated. Every time I've been to a GP about tiredness, I've had blood tests for thyroid function which has come up normal. When I mentioned indigestion my GP put me on a dispepsia trial. When I mentioned I was depressed he put me on antidepressants. I've had stress and heartache over the years. I want a proper diagnosis. Can an endocrinologist help?
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cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Barbara Anne
I think you should rather see a Family physician or a general physician first - some things need to be excluded before you see a endocrinologist. Personally I think a Family physician will be more sympathetic and spend more time listening to your emotional problems too as the specialists are so busy and hurried.
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