Yesterday I mentioned to my RE that there was a small chance I was developing an UTI (I blame the progesterone). He requested I head to my Primary Physician same day.
Good news: no UTI. Bad news, I'm apparently dehydrated. I'm quite surprised by that as I'm drinking quite a bit of water and other liquids (especially milk) every day. The doctor suggested I could need electrolytes (the blood tests aren't back yet) and suggested Gatorade, but I can't stand Gatorade. Instead we picked up some pedialite. It's not bad. It's not exactly delicious, but it's better than remaining dehydrated.
The other odd thing that happened was I blacked out while giving blood. I have no idea what happened. I have blood drawn weekly at my RE's office. I've had more blood work in my lifetime than almost anyone I know my age. I don't love needles, but I look away and I'm fine. It didn't help that it took several stabs, I'm sure, but I'm not convinced it was purely a psychological response.
I was also a little worried about my blood pressure (120/60). That's the highest reading I've ever had (my typical results tend to be more like 90/50). I was a bit busy being almost passed out and forgot to ask my doctor about it, but I'm planning to bring it up with my OB next week. I wonder if the change somehow contributed to my poor blood test reaction.
I very seriously considered going to medical school. In the end, I realized my dislike of blood and needles and my lack of natural empathy would make me a better Engineer than Doctor. Career wise, I'm sure I was right, but personally, it would be really convenient to have a medical degree about now.