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.
- 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!
- Hair loss was disaster! I had my hair cut before it was getting bald. *sigh*
- 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 :)
- 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.
- 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 ;)