so last night i slept close to 11 hours and yet i woke up feeling totally unrefreshed. this teamed with my inability to stay awake in some lectures has lead me to the conclusion that i have obstructive sleep apnoea. ridiculous i know!
but it turns out that medical student hypochondria is a real thing. as medics we are a crazy bunch, and the number of times ive heard girls who are convinced their anaemic or people with headaches who now believe its a brain tumour... its insane! and yet if you think about it, it makes perfect sense that all day look we see illness, we learn illness, we study symptoms and naturally we start to interpret what is really just a cold as pneumonia!
i just want to point out that i know this is a serious problem for some students and im not trivialising it but i think in medicine, if you are too serious all the time, you are just going to end up depressed...and this is coming from me!
so to any older medics out there ... do we eventually stop behaving like this or does it jsut get worse as we start our clinical years?