Thanks for the sympathies, everyone. It actually wasn't so bad; I mean, after I read that article on the state of ERs (which I posted somewhere here), I really can't complain about waiting only ten minutes to be seen and only staying for 3 hours total! I just wish I could tell if it was something serious versus something random and dumb that will go away on its own. But when I get a 103-degree fever, I wonder...
Cathy, I've seen two ID docs actually, and they were both befuddled. I did have a confirmed parasitic infection six years ago in Africa, but it evidently cleared up (or at least they've never been able to recover any parasites or ova from my stool samples). With the thyroid thing, it just messes with my head even more.
Well, I'm not too worried about it because pretty soon I'm going to be a doc and will be able to figure it all out myself! LOL
I'm in a god-awful five-hour long meeting (on a 10-minute break now). How come I couldn't have had the (@#*&$ fever today instead of Monday? OH THE AGONY. I will call you back afterwards!