Monday, October 01, 2007

When September Ends

Sorry for taking so damn long to give updates. I don't know where to start, so I'll just give you the recap.

Mid July - Early September
  • I got palpitation (fast heart rate), hyperhidrosis, insomnia, trembling hands, heat intolerance, and fatigue. At first I thought it was okay, maybe I just exhausted.
  • Once I went to mall with my mom; I had vertigo and excessive sweating, lucky I didn't collapse. Maybe I forgot to take breakfast.
  • For few weeks, I was puke almost everyday, right after eating. It's not bulimia. Something wrong had happened to me.
  • I didn't go to campus for almost a month, fully bed-rest at my home-sweet-home.

Sept 10
  • My auntie said my neck was swelling.
  • I think it was my first day at campus after all. I had lost 20 lbs within a month. My friends forced me to go to a doctor and took blood test. I had been diagnosed for thyrotoxic affected by hyperthyroidism.
  • I just realized that the common symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism had happened to me! Even worse, I got rash in some part of my body. Yes, rash like red spot in chicken pox. Holy cow!

Sept 11
  • Hair loss was disaster! I had my hair cut before it was getting bald. *sigh*

Sept 17

  • My worst birthday EVER. I was stuck at home with this nasty disease. Nevertheless, thanks to my friends who came by to visit me. Love y'all :)

Sept 18

  • The Doctor prescribed me PTU and propanolol. I took it for a week and had no progress. I was back to my old (Chinese) medication eversince.
  • Actually before the blood test result came out, I took some Chinese medication because I couldn't stand my disease any longer. Due to heat intolerance, I easily got mad and end up with depressed. God knew how suffer I was. Ta-da! After taking them for 4 days, I can feel the effects.
  • As a med-student, I know that hyperthyroidism treatment may take 3-4 years of medication. If the thyroid gland gets larger, surgery is an option. However, I don't like surgery.. and I can't wait that long to get cured. Sinshe who has prescribed me the Chinese medication said it's just gonna take 6 months or so.

Sept 27
  • First day on my mid-session. Even though my trembling hands still exist, it wasn't too annoying like it used to be.

When September ends, could October be any worse? Let's see. Hopefully not ;)


  1. you got ill.... [gasp] out of vampire bite????


  2. de... gmn ujian??
    huix ga bs nii...
    uda ga takikardi or tremor lg kn???

  3. Hope you get better soon Dev.

  4. @harrie: makasih ya.

    @sabine: uda lumayan sih, tp blm ilang lah, cuma berkurang dari yg kmrn. emberrrr ujian rese bener!!

    @dee: thanks yah dee! :)

  5. awwwwww D:
    I was looking for you (it was me who called), but didn't know it was *that* bad! Hopefully the Chinese medication helps you get better :))

  6. wah wah wah...sakitnya parah ya?
    semoga mahasiswi kedokteran ini bisa menyembuhkan penyakit yg dideritanya sendiri, hehehe :p

  7. dev...cepet sembuhh yahh say :)

  8. oooh.... i'm so sorry you're ill.
    i wish you a speedy recovery -- sending so many good thoughts from here

  9. Wow, this could be related to pollution, it's getting really bad in Indonesia. Chinese Medicine should work fine.

  10. sorry to hear abt that, bt remember... there will be downs, bt there are also the ups of life!! soon happy days will come again (if not already!) =D

    anw, when u're bored, do come and check out my new blog, cheers!


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