Anyone else ever googled their symptoms? I have even knowing its just anxiety. It causes more worry, tells me I have psycosis and some things along that. Over all bad idea
Googling problems: Anyone else ever googled... - Anxiety Support
Oh my goodness, yes! I have been doing this for the last two weeks. I had to stop because I was going back into my black hole. I do not think it is a very good idea at all. I have been researching the after affects of meningitis and deafness. It is not a good idea to focus on the negative aspects. I find that you have to focus on the positive. I am trying to do that now. I keep telling myself that I am grateful for how healthy I am...even though I have issues. My issues could be a lot worse. I know it is hard to do. Talking positive to yourself can help too.
Self diagnosing is something we all are tempted to do, but WebMD and Mayo just cause me more anxiety and make me think I have a life threatening disease or something worse. I can't do it anymore, it takes control of me when I do.
We have all convinced ourselves that we have major illnesses thanks to Doctor Google. Most people resist consulting Google for this reason. But I always Google any new symptoms but not looking for confirmation that I have some life threatening illness, I'm looking for the bits that confirm I can't possibly have that illness. Big difference.
I consider myself to be a professional google searcher (is that even a word?). There’re some websites/articles which I have read many times, I mean I know them by heart 😂. It’s a difficult habit to break and it messes up with my head as well.
I have been doing that all my life and I was right many times most of the time not really. Now if a dr tellls you to stop googling tell him or her to stop saying "it is all in your head" . You know your own body and self knowledge could be useful.
Now that being said a symptom could indicate many different underlying conditions.
Case studies are more reliable . Depends which part of your body you are having troubles.
Etc.. just a tip.
Wish you well