Frustrating encounter with doctor
I met with my primary care doctor last week and he told me once again that I need to exercise more and lose weight. Which I'm trying to do, but I have trouble exercising enough because I'm so tired, I'll fall asleep on the gym equipment. And then when I get home, I need a 3 hour nap afterwards, then wake up sleep drunk. I'm walking a fair bit because I'm not safe to drive. The kicker was that my doctor said he would refer me to the board certified sleep specialist (instead of my usual pulmonologist) for a second opinion, but he said the sleep doc would just tell me if I lost weight I would be less sleepy. This is telling me he doesn't understand IH. My doctor thinks everything's because of my weight and thinks I eat tons of food all the time. I'm on meds that make me gain weight and struggle to eat often enough.
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