Fiach wrote: Most of the time the doctors are just like "you are overweight" and he's left to just fight through it. He has the over the counter stuff that sometimes can help but more times than not its not enough.
Such a medical cop out that 'overweight' thing. Mum had the same thing for decades, with 'overweight' being blamed for things that eventually were diagnosed, including underactive thyroid. She's lost lots of weight without trying since she found out her body couldn't tolerate certain foodstuffs and cut them out. In my case, the doctor didn't mention my weight when, a couple of years ago, I went in with bad pain in my abdomen and right side, and to be fair, did send me for hospital tests to eliminate gallstones, gall bladder infection, ectopic pregnancy, liver disease, cancer, stomach ulcer, hernia, and a whole long list of scary things that can cause the same symptoms. But when they found absolutely nothing wrong with me, I was sent home with an official diagnosis of 'unexplained abdominal pain' and told to 'come back if you can't put up with the pain and we can maybe give you something for that'...funnily enough, I've been feeling fine since I cut out milk, gluten, heavily processed/sugary foods and caffeine from my diet. I do really miss beer, though!
It does sound quite possible that your husband's problems might be linked to his diet (though I only speak from experience and I am not a medical professional). I hope he will decide to try and find out if there's something his body doesn't process well and reclaim his health. There's loads of stuff on the net about candida, gluten intolerance and other food allergies, and lots of support organisations for people with them. Good luck and blessings on you both.