I hope you all can help me b/c I can't even begin to describe how completely frustrated I am tonight! I had myself a good cry, called my sis and now am looking to you all for advice on this , so here goes.... I will apologize in advance for such a long post.
I truly believe my BF has a medical problem and I don't know how to make him understand how important it is to visit his MD. Please don't misunderstnad the reason for my post...I DON'T want medical advice....I want help or pointers in how I get him to understand he needs to be seen.
For about the last year or so he has been exhausted. No matter how much sleep he gets, he is constantly beyond exhaustion. There is not a single day that goes by that he doesn't have to drink numerous cups of coffee throughout the day to just stay awake and function. He yawns 24/7. When he isn't at work he can be found sleeping on the couch...For HOURS at a time. When he finally wakes it's time for him to go to bed for the night!! We never are able to enjoy a Tv show or movie 2gether b/c he falls asleep no matter what hour of the day it is. Today we decided to go out and spend the day 2gether and twice he had to stop and get coffee b/c he couldn't quit yawning. Then, after we ate out, he asked the waitress for coffee so he wouldn't fall asleep on the drive home and this was at 5:30 in the evening!! Once we arrived home he watched maybe about 1/2 of Tv, then played on the computer for about 20 min. and then went up to bed at 8:30 pm. Now mind u, we both are off this w/e and my daughter is out with friends and here I sit since then ..just me and the cat!:angryfire
When I try to talk with him and explain to him that this is not normal for a guy who's only 31, he becomes extremely irate and defensive. I urged him more times than I can count to go to the doctor, but he is so stubborn. And the ironic part about this is that he will graduate in May with a PA degree..so he should realize something isn't right about this.
I'm just such at a loss how to get him help.
I've thought about talking with his Dad and seeing if he can talk with him. What do u all think?? Or can I not help him if he doesn't want to help himself? Thanks to anyone who is kind enough to read this.