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Sara M. Decided for once not to check Web MD
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"The internet says I have an eating disorder, I might be anorexic!"
"Sometimes I wonder why I spent ten years at medical school and another 20 honing my skills..."
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"I've been using the latest home tech and apps to monitor my health....And after feeding the results into some online medical sites I discovered I was dead!"
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"Let's make a deal, doc. I'll stop diagnosing myself on the internet when you start making house calls again."
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"I feel fine but according to my new watch I might be DEAD!"
"So I'm perfectly healthy? That's good but will I still be able to research symptoms online and panic?"
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'You might be right that your pain results from a misaligned Charkra...but just humour me and let's see if the broken leg has anything to do with it?'
'I checked my symptoms on the internet and I think I might be dead!'
"I googled my symptoms and downloaded the treatment to my tablet. All you have to do is follow this..."
Kim was beginning to wish she hadn't started down the self-diagnosis route
'I can't examine you, but your health insurance does allow you access to a self-diagnosing website.'
"Doc, I don't have just a second opinion, I have 143 Facebook friends saying you're wrong!"
'He's a very good doctor, and I trust him, but I must confess that I always double check his diagnosis on Google.'
'We don't offer health insurance, but we do allow to Google your medical condition on your lunch hour and see what you find.'
'Our health plan consists of an hour of free web time to self-diagnose.'
'But surely if I'm convinced I'm a hypochondriac that makes me one?'
"I've already consulted WebMD. I'm just here for a second opinion."
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"And there's a surcharge if you insist on annoying the doctor with any self-diagnosis you found on google."
"I looked up my symptoms on the Internet and it said I might get old!"
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"I've found a diagnosis on the internet...maybe I should get a second opinion from my doctor."
"Because we dismissed his original self-diagnosis, he wants to give us his second opinion."