My grandfather has been ill for more than a year, and doctors do not know what's wrong. Can you help diagnose him?

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My grandfather is frustrated, because he is normally a very active person, but he can’t do things he used to without getting tired, then he becomes frustrated.He’s having trouble walking, breathing.

o If he does anything physical (walk for a bit, carry wood, etc), he is out of breath for a long time. We’ve told him to stop carrying wood, he doesn’t listen.

o He is constantly tired.

o When he gets up to walk, sometimes he says it feels like he “can’t feel his legs”, like there is nothing there, and he falls. Last week, he was at the barber, he got out of the chair but couldn’t walk to the car.

o He’s irritable.

o Sometimes he falls when he tries to get up and walk.

o His knee hurts all the time.

o Occasional stomach pain (off and on).

o Goes to bathroom a lot during the night

He’s had a ton of tests done. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, blood tests, MRI for the brain, EEG, EKG, multiple CT scans (with and without the dye), Spirometry test (he couldn’t do this), nerve tests...He has a 3” stack of medical records here that I am trying to parse through.

He also had a test done where they would poke him with needles all throughout his legs, and he couldn't feel anything in either leg. Then when they got up to his abdomen, he finally felt it.

He says that he’s had a ton of tests done, but that "they all come back fine”, but I’m questioning this as it sounds like he probably failed the spirometry test and whatever they did when they poked him with the needles in his legs.

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    Hello, I'd really appriciate if anyone can answer my query. Thanks.

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    Can anyone help?
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    Any updates?

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    Hi Casey

    I don't know how old your grandfather is? However, a shot in the dark... could he be suffering from post traumatic stress?

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