Ladies: Stop Trying To Diagnose Yourselves On The Internet!
1:15 pm, April 19th | by Rebecca Srulowitz
In a survey of 1,000 women, one in four admitted to going to Google– rather than an actual, you know, doctor– to diagnose themselves. And, not so shockingly, these ladies are misdiagnosing themselves, popping pills without doctor approval, and ultimately suffering severe side effects.
Now, if you’ve ever visited WebMD, you’d know that the likelihood of finding out your headache is simply an actual ache in your head is slim to none. Most likely you’ll be alerted that it’s an aneurism, tumor, or some “House”-esque disease found only in the wilds of the Amazon. Yet, for all that we know about the validity of self-diagnosing or diagnosing via the Internet, people (predominantly ladies) still do it.
Well apparently, one in ten women said they hesitated to discuss health problems with family or friends because they didn’t want to cause “a fuss.” We know that women are expected, and expect themselves, to quote-unquote do it all — a successful marriage, high powered career, and a brood of soccer-playing kids — but to not want to make a fuss? That’s ridiculous! Get off your high horse, lower your expectations of being superhuman, and go to the damn doctor!
But then again, this advice is coming from a self-proclaimed hypochondriac who hasn’t had a check-up in five years.
[via The Telegraph]