One thing I have found is that it is important to just present the facts (the symptoms) to the Drs, and NOT to mention what we think it might be.
It's like presenting a jungle picture to someone. If you just tell them to find the animals, they find all kinds of things. But if you tell them to look for elephants, they miss all other animals! You want the Dr's to look with as
open a mind as possible.
Regardless of what the Drs find, I assure you that you are not losing your mind! While you may be getting old (we can't stop that!) and you may even be unmotivated, beating yourself up for some perceived laziness is NOT worthwhile. And no way is stopping because of pain the same as laziness!!!!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde