Be prepared for the next onslaught from the medical profession after today's reports suggest cyberchondriacs cost the NHS millions. In the Times today the headline above states Negligence payout bill for NHS on course to hit £3.2bn in 2020. The two are I think not unconnected.
Dr Google and hyperchondria do not make happy bedfellows, but sadly ill-informed doctors make Dr Google an invaluable helper in protecting the patient from negligent care and legal redress.
B12 diagnosis and treatment is easy, cheap and safe. Unfortunately the medical elite choose to look down their noses at patients with ill-defined multiple symptoms that are difficult to validate, but no less real.
Doctors need reminding of this if they choose to play the cyberchondria card!