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Med school is a substantial risk factor for disease anxiety. I’m guessing you may have gotten dehydrated from the change in frequency and consistency, which (along with baseline anxiety) could explain the rapid heart rate and the weight loss. Rapid weight loss is nearly always just water. Perhaps you could call your doctor and get started on some Cipro or Flagyl (in *addition* to immediate rehydration)? Some doctors are happy to give it a try, and some will want to see you - it also helps if they know you well. In either case, the shortest path out of this is dealing with it. Good luck!

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