Googlesymptomitis Considered

Lack of information from doctors these days can drive you to google almost any symptom or medical procedure often with terrifying or hilarious results.


I googled a 2 D Echeo test of my heart and came up with this,”A Negative test is not always an indicator for euthanasia.” Yipes! Then I noticed the site was one with the title Vet in the middle.  Glad I’m not a dog.  I was recently removed from an experimental 4 Aminopyradine  drug for multiple sclerosis, and, with a lack of information about withdrawal, I googled it.  “Direct effects can be paw pinch and skin shrinkage,”  I googled paw-pinch, and found out that it is a dog thing. So I don’t have paw-pinch. You never know about some of these crazy terms.  Lots of information out there, some of it correct, some of it from a foreign country with poor language and primitive ideas, some from other sources that are helpful, but care is needed to read the site name and take information with a grain of the well known salt.


It would be so easy if doctors would take a few minutes to answer questions, but since most don’t, thank you, Google.


Google with good sense.



About Naomi

I am a writer and Christian educator who works in several genres with a specialty in materials for persons with disabilities. The Long Road Home Romance Collection includes one of my books (11/14), and I just finished the first draft of a Quick Look handbook to help persons who teach an inclusive classroom. I love playing and listening to classical music, fishing, doing family things, and, in spite of my non-interest in identifying birds, have come to name them because of my bird watching husband, Bob. My children and grandchildren, because of their expertise in different fields, have broadened my lens for looking at the world.

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