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Dr Google - Don't do it!

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I'm guilty, too.  I guess because 90% of the time, I find reassurance or something that eases my mind.  But, then there is that other 10% that sends me off into a frenzy and then my anxiety takes off. 

I wish I could block the sites, too.  I know it's not good to sit for hours searching for information. :(

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I Googled last night for the first time in many months and fell to pieces!  Here it was, midnight, and I'd suddenly developed a horrible type of skin cancer.........  and Google giggled as I shook and was sick with fear!  

Dr. Google is my enemy!  

 

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I'm very guilty of this.  I normally don't Google and I did it tonight and I have no idea WHY I did it when it's not my norm.  Of course it only made my anxiety worse and thus I posted a question on here a few hours ago pertaining to my stomach issues.  I'm usually the one telling everyone not to google and I just crossed over into that world tonight.  

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8 hours ago, Ihadcancer said:

I Googled last night for the first time in many months and fell to pieces!  Here it was, midnight, and I'd suddenly developed a horrible type of skin cancer.........  and Google giggled as I shook and was sick with fear!  

Dr. Google is my enemy!  

 

Yes!  This was me a couple hrs ago.  Google told me I have stomach cancer.  Lucky us.

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My derms PA said 'Google always thinks Zebras'. 

If you hear hoof beats in the distance, think horses not Zebras' 

Disclaimer:  Doesn't work for Australia, etc. 

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omg this is absolutely genius, those memes in the beginning.   I had to look up something real basic & non threatening a few months ago, can't even remember what it was, & it had me six feet under and I just had to laugh at it

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Hi, I’m new to this and a self diagnosed hypochondriac! I’m freaking out this evening as I have a bad earache and headache and I’m tired and now thanks to google all I think is I have meningitis! What should I do 

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1234495855_Dr.google.jpg.4c8458d74476f436215908125e742cc1.jpg     Messages like this one what gets you to have anxiety in the first place.  I need my chill pill 

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Also very guilty of Googling my symptoms - I'm afraid to go to the doctor if I have a concern because I know that I'm being paranoid and don't want to trouble them or take time off of work to go.  It's horrible.  I actually wondered earlier what people did before internet - if they thought they had something I guess they had no choice but to go to the doctor or just wonder.

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Well I grew up before the internet and the thing is we didn't worry about everything because we couldn't read everything we weren't overloaded with information.  A headache was just a head ache, a stomach ache was just a stomach ache . Anxiety existed , but people got over it faster at least the majority of people. You couldn't have all the diseases because you didn't know all the diseases. So if you had a panic attack it was heart problem that you focused on...mainly it was the heart and then when the internet came in when I was in my late twenties is when you started to hear about all these different illnesses and diseases. If you just mentioned something was bothering you someone was always there to say " you should get tat checked out, you never know it could be blah " in the eighties you did hear those things and as young kid in the seventies you only heard about a disease when someone contracted it or died and you still didn't know what the symptoms were.A far less complicated time.

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