Well technically it started on Sunday but who's counting. (lol)
Woke up Sunday with a facial rash figured nothing of it probably allergy or stress related but it hurt and was really red and irritated. I went to my Dr. on Monday thinking he could give me a topical Rx cream, like I had prior when I had skin issues. He said he thought I might have a skin condition and sent me to the hospital for testing. I go in for a complete workup and he calls two days later saying that my results were inconclusive and that I had a positive ANA, and he wanted to run more tests. I asked him what an positive ANA was and he said that it was a sign of Lupus but that it didn't necessarily mean that I had Lupus. He was sending me back to the hospital for an Anti-DNA, Anti-NS, etc. to rule it out. So I went yesterday and got more blood drawn and I have to see him next Friday to go over all my lab results. So between the stress of a possible Dx., the stresses of not knowing, school, exams, clinical, and just normal life stressors I seem to be nearing a nervous breakdown this week. It didn't help that this AM 98% of the class failed the first Med-Surg exam, I got a 60% after non-stop studying.
It has really made me start to question if I'm cut out for this. I just don't seem to have the passion that my fellow classmates have and am left wondering if it is because I'm in a depressed state or if it's that I just have too much going on around me.