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Old 04-11-2018, 11:35 AM
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Default How is their immune system once released???

My boyfriend got released almost seven months ago. It seems like he gets sick ALOT. He has had flus and colds with high fevers. I am wondering he was in for five years including trial etc. could his immune system not be used to being in the public? He has seen a doctor but man it seems like he is sick a lot. Anyone had similar situations when your love ones come home? Thank you any feedback is appreciated in this Iím stumped and he is getting very irritated.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:35 PM
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Prison is often a very unhealthy place, mostly because of the lack of any proactive medical care. I have no idea how long it takes to regain normal health, or the long term health effects of prison, but I do know that I would be in far better condition today if I had spent those 5 years anywhere I could have had access to competent medical care.

The misery of prison can continue even after release.
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Have him get some bloodwork done to get to bottom of it.
Sometimes, the real world doctor isn't as easy as a sick call slip, and scheduling is time management.
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Prison is often a very unhealthy place, mostly because of the lack of any proactive medical care. I have no idea how long it takes to regain normal health, or the long term health effects of prison, but I do know that I would be in far better condition today if I had spent those 5 years anywhere I could have had access to competent medical care.

The misery of prison can continue even after release.
Thank you for your feedback. Thatís just The medical... He went to the dentist this week and has a lot of work to do there too!
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Have him get some bloodwork done to get to bottom of it.
Sometimes, the real world doctor isn't as easy as a sick call slip, and scheduling is time management.
I agree the real world doctor has got him in much sooner than a sick slip that gets ignored for awhile then once you get To medical you might get some sub par care.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:57 PM
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Stress can also have a very deleterious effect on the immune system. 5 years of stress, including trial, can cause hell on the immune system.
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Have them run the vitamin levels as well. Deficiency in vitamin d can lead to a poor immune system. Their diet isn't the best either, then compounded with limited sunlight it would make sense.

I personally like liquid vitamins the best as they are digested easily. Multivitamins are rarely fully digested.
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Bloodwork for autoimmune diseases as well. He could have had epstein Barr or something and not realized it or things lay dormant from childhood and pop back up.
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Thank you for the information this is all very helpful. He has been incarcerated many times since being a juvenile and into his upper thirties. He spent a lot of time either in the hole or max where there wasn’t much chance of sunlight. I seem to have prepared for all the emotional stuff he might experience but not that he would be physically deficient when he was released. It makes more sense to me now what could be going on. I will have him let his doctor know when he gets his physical
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The lack of decent dental care is even more prevalent than lousy medical care in prison, and bad teeth can cause health problems too. Once he has overcome his prison time, his health should improve quickly.
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My husband has good health care and dental where he is now. So I cant complain. He will be taking an immune booster when he comes home just in case.
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My hub's health was pretty good both before and after prison.
It continues to this day but he's sort of a health freak.
Healthy foods, exercise etc.
(not saying your LO does not do those things)

Its very true stress can really do a number on your health.
Hopefully after he gets his physical and dental stuff done, things will improve.
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