It's hot and I'm tired. I'm tired all the time, though. Even in perfect weather I don't have the energy to accomplish much.
The problem is, I can't start a conversation about it without pseudo-medicine inserting itself and getting in the way. My own PCP won't listen to me - he just tells me that chronic fatigue syndrome doesn't exist and shugs his shoulders when I ask him what other ideas he has. My previous doctor, same thing. Woo believers love to talk to me, but I'm not going to a chiropractor or taking St. John's wort - sorry, I can tell you now that those suggestions aren't helpful.
I hate that the woo-sters have taken over the "vague pain and exhaustion" category of medical issues. What about those of us who would rather find an efficacious treatment and start living a normal life? Maybe be able to get a full-time job for the first time in... forever? Keep up with an active family life?
And really, what kind of doctor won't even talk to you because other people are interested in holistic medicine? Screw those other people! Maybe the reason they turn to charlatans is because they can't get any MD's to listen to them.
Several times, he's offered me Prozac, which is clearly meant to act as a placebo. (Happy pills to shut the patient up.) How is that any better than homeopathy?