Oops... I meant weight LOSS
. She's been very unhappy... rough divorce and financial issues... but it hasn't affected her appetite in one way or another. I am constantly reminding her to keep pushing on, but as I'm sure you know, sometimes a tired, sick and frustrated person just gives up for awhile.
I understand your lack of faith in medicine lately. Mine has been faltering quite a bit with some recent family members' experiences. In my sister's case, she was repeatedly told to "call later" over a span of a week after doing a round of tests. She finally gets a nurse on the phone who tells her that the bloodwork results have been there since the day after she took the tests. The nurse browses over it and says, "well, you're not anemic... oh wait... that's really odd..." Yeah, not what you want to hear when you are wondering what's wrong with you. The nurse hung up on my sister (probably embarrassed).
A day later a doctor finally calls and tells her her iron levels are high but her iron stores are low.
He prescribes a high dose of iron supplements and tells her to come back in 2 months if she's not feeling better. Iron is too high, but take supplements to raise it?
I'm not an expert on this, but I thought it best she get a second opinion. The second doc about flipped that Doc 1 told her to take iron. "What is he trying to do? Kill you?" This second doc has since had sis in for a half dozen rounds of tests and appointments. So far no answers, but we keep pushing her to push on. We will find a solution... even if we have to do it ourselves!
Thank you for the well wishes. Passing on some healthy vibes to you, as well!