One of problems I have heard about lately, with my 84 year old Dad, is how poorly he feels (for no apparent reason). All of a sudden my dad has the jitters, feels miserable and cannot sleep. Because his complaints persisted without cause I decided to accompany him to his doctor’s appointment. This was a true education! I learned that my father has Diabetes and thyroid trouble. He is taking medication for both conditions. The physician seems to feel that the two meds are not compatible and are causing the side effects. All sorts of thoughts ran through m mind, like “why wouldn’t a physician know this?” or “who put my dad on these meds?” At any rate, I was glad to have been with my father, had an opportunity to talk with the doctor directly and problem solve to establish next steps. A word to the wise……get into those doctor appointments earlier!