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Robinj

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Your hiccups just won't quit. Like, it's been two days. You could head to your M.D.'s office. But, groan. So inconvenient. And Dr. Interwebs is faster, simpler, and cheaper. It takes mere seconds to type symptoms into a search engine...and just a few more to learn that those persistent throat spasms could be a sign of a pulmonary embolism. Or a stroke. Or, holy sh!t, cancer.


http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/cyberchondria-0

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Another good article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberchondria


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The internet has so much information and I tend to think I can make sense of it all, but it gets especially dangerous when I consider how my many meds may interact with each other and with me, plus with the complexity of an autoimmune disease figured in. I'm better off sending a note to my rheumy through his portal and letting him worry about it. 
Thanks for posting these. They are a good reminder. 
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I agree Robin, Dr Google can be a problem. The internet can be a helpful tool if used along with your doctor. Going through a lot of issues with my youngest daughter and we are still dealing with tests and different specialists. The internet helps us to get a little more clarification on what the doctor was talking about if we didn't ask at the time. We also use it to get more information on the various possible diagnosis that they keep giving her.
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Dr. Goggle is a pain in the b u t t
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