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DH is ALWAYS feeling ill/ virusy

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Hmmmmmmum Fri 31-May-19 09:14:26

DH has a virus what seems like most weeks. They seem to be full on mega viruses where he is bed ridden for a couple of days.

He will get a virus at least once per month, and some months he has one after the other, after the other.

It's becoming quite frustrating for us both... He spends a few days per month in bed with these viruses and has taken a fair amount of sick days from work.

He has a pretty terrible diet and my only conclusion is that his immune system is weak perhaps due to lack of nutrition.

Does anyone else have any suggestions? Would a GP be interested in hearing about this? I wonder if he could take a suppliment of vitamins. Or perhaps the GP could run blood tests to find out what he is deficient in (if anything!)

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Hmmmmmmum Fri 31-May-19 09:15:19

I should note that he has never been diagnosed with any medical condition. So would otherwise be considered 'healthy'.

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AtrociousCircumstance Fri 31-May-19 09:16:41

Yes blood tests. He may have a vitamin deficiency or something which needs investigating.

A shit diet and no exercise is a vicious cycle - the worse you feel, the less energy and motivation you have to make changes. So the change has to come before you feel you can.

Super doses of vitamin C (research it) are good - plus make sure he’s getting loads of all the others particularly zinc and b vits.

AtrociousCircumstance Fri 31-May-19 09:17:39

Ps if you exercise regularly it’s proven you are fifty percent less likely to catch illnesses and if you do, you shrug them off more easily.

Babysharkdododont Fri 31-May-19 09:17:59

What are the symptoms of the viruses? Is he definitely physically unwell and not depressed?

AtrociousCircumstance Fri 31-May-19 09:18:16

Pps also could depression be in the mix? Does he hate his job? That shit suppresses the immune system hugely.

HalyardHitch Fri 31-May-19 09:21:19

My husband is like this. I find it really tough as he's also away two weekends a month for work (as well as work mon-fri). Hes usually burnt out by the time he has a weekend off and spends he whole time asleep.

I find it emotionally tough and also frustrating. He's currently in bed now and has had a week off.

My son has just been diagnosed with coeliac disease and the paediatrician strongly suggests my husband peruse a diagnosis for himself. This would explain a lot

Hmmmmmmum Fri 31-May-19 09:27:14

Gosh I'm glad to hear that a few of you also have this issue.

Ok I will make him an appointment now. He does have a gym membership, but doesn't go. So will be getting on a health kick from now on.

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