I do like poodles, but I like you guys more. I must say that I like poodles more than medical school, however.
I am slowly, slowly putting the pieces together. Want to hear my latest piece of profundity? My diagnosis of Grave's disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism) came about a year ago. The diarrhea (which as you all know is completely ridiculous), obviously, has never stopped, and this fall became particularly worse. Yeah, yeah, I'm stressed out. I'm a med student, I'm supposed to be. But last week I was in the hospital for a couple days with syncope (fainting) and it turned out that my EKG readings and kidney tests were just entirely jacked. I know I'm just a jacked person, but this was insane.
My endocrinologist laughed when I asked him if my Grave's disease could be causing these other symptoms. He literally laughed! I did some research (and I know how to do research - what's valid, what's not) and it turns out that there are hundreds of articles out there about patients with Grave's disease having malfunctioning kidneys either due to the disease itself or due to the medication that they put us on. I incidentally changed my thyroid medication in October, which is when my kidney problems started. AHA!
We'll see what they think of that. Next time I see 'em. This will prove fruitful yet. Although I must say I've almost given up on myself.
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