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  1. Trilt

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    Fwiw, I don't know what school you're planning on attending, but there are very few that require your bachelor's before matriculation. Finish your pre-reqs, you're in. So investigate that along with the beverage and study tips above, I'd bet you'll be fine.
     
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    Schools that go months after interviews with no communication :mad:
     
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    I’ve been working out with my trainer twice a week and eating healthy(ish) since January. Got on the scale after like a month. Gained 5 pounds. :rage: Vet school is the worst.

    (I’ve been a weight rollercoaster between losing 10 pounds from anxiety & depression during finals to gaining it back immediately after and then gaining 5 more pounds these last months.)
     
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    MUSCLE WEIGHS MORE THAN FAT
     
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    Sorry, I'm being annoying, but one pound of muscle weighs the same as one pound of fat. Muscle is more DENSE than fat.

    @cdoconn A lot of people I know that start working out and building muscle do gain on the scale initially. And there's the idea out there that after a tough work out, your muscles are all inflamed and water-retention-y which can lead to an artificial gain. Keep doing the healthy thing and it will pay off :)
     
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    I have a summer job now. It’s with my previous employer so they’re waiving the interview. That’s great, except the job I’m being offered is the intern position and not the higher paying temporary position that I’ve worked in the past.

    I want to be happy, but right now I’m just disappointed. I won’t even be interviewing for the higher paid position according to what I heard from HR. That really sucks and is rubbing me the wrong way right now. I’ll still be making more money as an intern than I would working in a vet clinic in the area, but it really just feels like a major demotion. Plus, it’s almost $1000 less a month so that’s a good reason to be upset.
     
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    Shhhhhhhhhhh I’m tired
    That’s what I meant

    My brain is too tired for this and I need a nap
     
  9. cdoconn

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    I’m thinking of going extreeeme after spring break (no soda, lots of salad, more vegetables, no comfort food) but @SkiOtter cam attest that when I cut out soda I turn into the spitting image of Satan.

    Plus I’m going to be going through a lot in therapy and I comfort eat/ comfort drink Dr. Pepper soooooooo I don’t know how badly I want to push myself.
     
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    I mean, that’s because you literally are going through the symptoms of withdrawal. You’d be the same if you were cutting out your daily heroin versus cutting out your daily pop
     
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    Yeah but in theory it should go away? Not still be like that a month later?

    Alt theory: I’m actually just Satan, but caffeine makes me appear normal.
     
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    It will eventually but will take 5ever
     
  13. strider144

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    Taper that ish. Keep yourself out of withdrawals.
     
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    I’m with you. I’ve tried tapers and quitting. I’ll give up other stuff so I can not have migraines more than I already do, thx. Gimme my Coca-Cola

    In fact, enjoying a good ol’ rebound migraine right now. I hate this shiz....
     
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    I successfully quit my Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi addiction in vet school for a time...then finals happened heh. I still drink way too much but I’ve been successful with my weight loss efforts :shrug: might have been faster without but whatever, I don’t have any other terrible vices so... :p
     
  16. JaynaAli

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    Exactly. My residentmate drinks 3+ 20 oz mugs of coffee per day. I drink a can + a 20 oz bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper or Dr. Pepper Ten on average. I don't think their coffee habit is any more healthy/unhealthy than mine. I gave it up for almost a year after my wisdom teeth removal in vet school (deal with those caffeine withdrawl headaches while on the good pain meds was a brilliant idea), but internship and residency caused a relapse. I do drink at least one bottle of water every day at work and try to limit myself to water and tea at home in the evenings.
     
  17. cdoconn

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    I’m sorta glad I’m not the only one struggling with this. Tbh I’m kinda wondering if it’s just something I’m just gonna live with. I’ve tried tapering it, completely cutting it out, and whatnot but I always come back. :laugh:

    I’m thinking life’s too short to be miserable all the time.

    I do have to not drink it for the next two weeks because I’m getting my teeth whitened nightly after my jaw surgery aaaaand I can’t have them (or... I shouldn’t have them, they said it’d mess them up and I paid too much money for the whitening to not have them look great).

    I already prewarned my friends about the onset of Satan. :laugh: Might squeeze in my coffee next week though instead, since it’s not dark colored and I have an incredibly high number of things I need to study for.
     
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    Use a straw with your coffee just to be safe even though it’s light :p
    You may have to have iced coffee or lukewarm coffee, but it won’t get on the fronts of your teeth as much with a straw
     
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    It’s iced and I drink it with a straw! So safe there! :lovey:
     
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    I've run out of people in real life to rant to so here I am (probably going to delete). My favorite animal at work was euthanized a year ago yesterday. My grandmother is not doing too well. Today is a year since my horse that I had since middle school passed away. I still have awful nightmares about the say she dies...my cat most likely has cancer and I can barely afford the diagnostics to prove it definitively much less any kind of treatment. Even if I can swing the cost...I can't get off of work to drop him off I'm the morning but no one else can get him in his crate or catch him. I despise my job with a passion (my boss is a sociopath), but now with my cat I definitely can't afford to quit/had to take a second job. I got an acceptance letter today and I don't even feel happy about it because I'm so upset about everything else and even the thought of feeling happy makes me sick with guilt.
     
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    Hugs! I'm so sorry your kitty isn't doing well. :( I hope the job-related things turn around soon and you can find a better place to be.
     
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    Articles get rejected for dumb reasons all the time, I promise it isn't a reflection on you. Discuss it with your coauthors, find another journal, do some edits to target the new one, and submit it again! I'm writing one now we're planning for Vet Clin Path, but if it isn't accepted there we could try JVIM, JAVMA, and/or JVDI.
     
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    I'm so sorry about your cat. :(

    Every one of the doctorate students in the lab I shadowed had experienced a paper rejection. It's just how the process works, and it's not a reflection on you or your work. Definitely not something to beat yourself up over.
     
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    Time of the month also matters, FWIW. The week before my period I routinely put on anywhere from 5-8 lbs and it's always just waterweight, but I always felt super bad about myself until I figured out what it was.
    You could always try My Fitness Pal as well. I have a hard time with strict diets because once you stop them you go right back to your old bad habits. My Fitness Pal helped me a lot with learning how to eat like a normal person and making it more of a lifestyle change than a temporary slim-quick diet. I need to get back to it (stress of vet school has lead to much more stress eating than is even remotely healthy for me), but I felt better about myself when my expectations weren't so severe.
     
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    I finally got a new coffee grinder for my french press, and wanted to stop at the local roaster for beans on my way home from a dog show. They were closed :( :( So I got beans from the grocery store but it's just not the same. Still worlds above the Keurig which is my normal morning go-to out of laziness, but I really had my heart set on a certain local blend tonight :(
     
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    Petty rant. My spring break plans fell through. Now one week before I have to figure out what to do. Don't want to go home - too far, can't stay on campus. I think I'm going to head to Colorado State and see if I can crash in the frat house there for a few days and snowboard, then figure out somewhere else free to stay (maybe a cousin in Oklahoma City) before heading back to school. Good thing - I still have a 4.0 so far including the physics class I have dreaded - but it is only my first year. Still don't have a good summer job lined up.
     
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    Where do you like to go? Hubs is a coffee snob and is always looking for more local places :)
     
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    Dublin roasters is my favorite!

    I’ve been wanting to try Baltimore Coffee but haven’t made it there yet


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    About 8 months ago, I slammed my right hip into a counter at work. It hurt for about 6 weeks, then the pain went away. I would feel occasional twinges of pain here and there but nothing awful and I have had sciatic issues in the past. Well fast forward to the last month and this ****er hurts. All the time. Worse at night. This isn't sciatica, no shooting pain and it is deeper pain than what I was having with sciatica. Tonight I have taken 1,000mg acetaminophen and 800mg ibuprofen and I am still in pain. I have put ice on it but nothing.

    Between work and all of the BS that I have been needing to keep doing at my house, I literally do not have time for a doctor until next week. Seriously, have not had a day off in 2+ months. I just wish I could find something to take the edge off the pain until I can get it checked out.
     
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    Very sorry you're hurting all the time. Any conceivable chance you can go to an urgent care clinic for a visual check, maybe more, if you can't see your own doctor sooner?
     
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    :( DVMD....that is not good...do you have a PCP that you can call? Also, those are my pain med go to’s :/
     
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    Baltimore coffee is his favorite! So many blends to try :)
     
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    I was on day shifts from Tuesday to Friday last week and admitted this 4 yr FS DSH. She was referred for a low albumin and anemia and then surprise she also had a suspected chronic linear FB. Sent her to sx to remove the foreign body and we got biopsies of her liver and small intestine due to ultrasound changes shown there. She ended up needing a crap ton of plasma and two units of blood that night to stabilize her. On Friday, I finally thought she might have stabilized somewhat (despite needing another transfusion the day prior) and actually looked somewhat decent. Well, she's now neurologic and we don't really know why. Her mom is super nice but is about to be tapped financially and I'm just super sad. I had really hoped she was going to make it because she looked significantly better when I left and instead they're likely PTSing later today.
     
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    Today my ankle went from 'not surgical' to 'you have four weeks to be walking without the boot without much pain or we will be discussing a procedure.' (Dude, you can just call it a surgery.) So now PT, but I haaaaaate PT because the majority of the time they don't understand my genetic disorder and try to make me do things that cause serious injury. Ughhhhhhh.
     
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    I've been in a walking boot for over 8 weeks and I miss running so bad
     
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    Booooo
     
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    I could maybe try to get in Thursday afternoon. I already have scheduled for the people to come out to look at the refrigerator that morning and it has taken over 2 months to get them out there, so don't really want to be rescheduling that. Hopefully they will get done early enough and I can try to get out to a Dr then.
     
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    Whatever genetic thing you have, it's worth finding a pt that is aware of it. Or at least bringing them literature on it. Took me a while to find one familiar with EDS but I only use her now
     
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    My one who was good with EDS left, and the other one I trust doesn't have any openings in his schedule until way too late for this, unfortunately. And then half the time that one says they know EDS just know about Muldowney or whoever it is that says to do closed-chain exercises, which really don't work for me rehab-wise or avoiding injury -wise. Judging from past history, there's a >50% chance a new PT won't work out, but maybe the weird respect I get from medical people now that I'm a med student will help
     
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    I’m sorry sandy :(
    I hope things turn around for you soon
     
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    Muldowney is good for some but not all things. I find I do need to do some open chain stuff but not to the ends of my motion. If you ever need to chat about eds hit me up. I've dealt with a bunch of issues recently and know how frustrating it can be.
     
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    thanks. A while ago I had someone who only wanted me to do closed chain stuff, ruling out a lot of stuff that had worked in the past, and insisted it wouldn't be possible to get hurt while doing it. Ha. Proved her wrong!

    This guy has potential. His sister has EDS and he didn't get annoyed when I had to adjust basic exercises. But now I'm getting big feelings about it all (he thinks it might well be surgical and at this point I kinda think it is. I'm on week 10 in the boot and if it's going to be surgery can I just get it over with so I don't have an extra month of atrophy and 4 weeks less time to get reconditioned before summer comes and I fail to be able to regulate my blood pressure and ughhhhhh).
     
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    I mean, I totally get it. It's nice to have a conservative surgeon, but sometimes you just want to move forward and you know it's not going to get better
     
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    I'm really surprised how common EDS is. We recently had a lecture from a vet that also has EDS, but she has some vascular involvement too, which forced her to quit practice and now she teaches about mental health/well being in the vet profession. I feel mine is not nearly as severe as either of yours; I just have stupid loose joints.
     
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    I believe I know who this is.

    There's some idea that it's more common than people expected and we just weren't picking up on it as much. Others think that it tends to occur more often in high-achieving people
     
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    My rheum showed me an article he found amusing about EDS: a disease of intelligent middle-class college-educated women? Sure, in that you're not going to get diagnosed unless you have the resources and access and belief that you are right / enough faith in doctors that you persist and are respectable enough that you're not totally dismissed.

    I really think it's just way more common than they think and that there's something of a spectrum. I go to a tiny school, maybe 300 total. I have at least two classmates who also have it and someone graduated last year who had it, too. I go to synagogue with a couple people who have it (my bestie saw me across the synagogue at high holidays and we had a moment of that 'one of us' feeling. Then a year later we actually met and yup, kindred spirits and both EDSers). I went to undergrad with a whole handful of people who have it, not that we were all diagnosed by then.

    We're not zebras, we're just horses in disguise.
     
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    I have full faith that things will get better eventually but right now man, that all just majorly sucks. It's so time for something to break your way.
     
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    Interesting article:
    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type is associated with rheumatic diseases
     
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    In my area there's one rheum who gets all the EDSers, even if we don't have proper rheum dxes. Someday we'll actually figure out how the immune system is involved in things and a lot of the associated disorders will make a lot more sense, but that might be a while since we pretty much know nothing about it at all right now. CIDP, freaky reflexes, mast cell stuff... we pretty much know nothing.
     
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    I had a feeling you might recognize that doctor. :)

    I hadn't heard that theory about EDS and high-achieving people. I do have a few classmates that have claimed to be "double jointed" and I suspect they also have EDS, but I'm not about to try and diagnose a human. At most I've asked if they talked to their dr about it, and they all have said no, and I've suggested it might be a good idea (mostly due to risk of vascular involvement.)
     
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    Yeah there are a couple in my area.

    Just interesting to see all the connections to collagen. Like the dysautonomias that can be associated with it, too
     

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