11 THINGS YOU CAN RELATE TO IF YOU GOOGLE YOUR SYMPTOMS
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Admit it, we’ve all Google-d something like “runny nose greenish mucus” at least once before to find out what’s wrong with our bodies. Some people want to ascertain the seriousness of their ailment before deciding whether or not to visit the doctor; others just prefer to self-diagnose and head straight to the pharmacy to save on the consultation fee.
If you’re one of those who like to consult Dr. Google about your symptoms, you’ll most probably be able to relate to these:
1. You don’t know where to start reading
There’s just too many links with the keywords you searched for.
2. Information Overload
Too. Much. Information. To. Digest.
3. When Google tells you that you most probably have a type of chronic illness
4. You go into denial
NO. NAH AH. NOPE.
5.You start reading up more links to prove the previous one wrong
There must be an exception.
6. You start getting more confused
7. Feeling scared
Because… what if?
8. Or feeling sad
9. You kinda give up searching after a while
10. You just want to lie in bed and not move
11. Then you find out from an actual doctor that it’s just a cold
But that day Google said… ok nevermind, as long as you’re fine.
As much as we would like to see Google as the keeper of all knowledge, not all of the information you find there are accurate or true. Googling your symptoms will only cause unnecessary stress as it sometimes assumes the worst and you’ll be in doubt over what to do. Always check with a doctor about your symptoms – they’re more reliable and you can have your queries addressed then and there.
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