My buddy was looking up his vague pain symptoms on the web the other day. He would rather waste time following false leads and wrong information than make an appointment..."because it takes too long"
So he suffers and ends up crawling into the er with now acute pain..and unnecessary pain.
His doc explains whats what..and my bud sits there with a stubborn look...because from all the looking up he did, most of wht he thought it was, was not.
Dr Internet seems a wonderful tool because all you gotta do is ask someone for an answer...easy peasy and quick and convenient..and its not the professional who cost you time and inconvinience.and you get almost the right answer..the close enough answer to ease your mind a bit.
Ask ten laymen on the street and get ten different answers
Ask the wrong person who is believable enough sounding and you get hurt.
My buddy who iv talked about through the years seems to like the close enough answers...told him its a good place to start looking for answers..but not the answer..always says doc dont know nothing..until he goes to doc to fix what he neglected.
One day he'll learn to not take the easy way and just go to the pro first...his excuse is money..well it costs more to fix it later than now i told him..dont think he believed me as he buried his nose in the laptop again