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I think my only hope is that he will allow the internist to check him out for possible liver damage due to alcoholism. He completely avoids the idea that he is an alcoholic. He constantly compares himself to his older brother who also has had psychological problems, but has been successful in his job and has recently married. I guess I am asking if I should just back off and wait for him to ask for help. He has called with concerns about the B 12 and feels his symptoms are instantly better with taking it.
Of my three children, he has always been the one who takes life more seriously. Your answer was the only one I could come up with because of the persistent back and neck pain. I am afraid for him . He often tells me he feels too bad to talk, can't think straight without the B 12.
Yes, I am going to suggest that he get a full work-up. I don't believe there has even been a chemistry done yet.
He shows symptoms of what I think is agitated depression. He has recently said that he is going back to college. I think this is because he has recently met a girl he likes who is ambitious. I am afraid his dependency needs will cause him to have problems with her as he has had in the past. Psychologically, I believe he has no insight into his problems.
I will definitely try to help him. Thank you for listening and giving an objective view of things.