Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A study on cyberchondria

Do you have cyberchondria? Do you skip your doctor's office - I mean why waste the money for a copy and the time to sit around a waiting room - and head straight for Dr Google to figure out what is wrong with you? Yes I'm talking to you. Stop denying it! Do we need an intervention? We are all guilty of it - whether we hit up Dr. Google or just our train of thought, for that offline version, down that evil road - cyberchondria that is.

This is where we self diagnose something usually fairly evil. Its not a head ache, its a brain tumor. WE ARE ALL GUILTY OF THIS!

And now to prove it, there has been a study done. Yes a real study to show the effects of cyberchondria. What a waste of time and money. This is like a study to decide if goldfish feel stress, a weed hurts when yo pull it up, or if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make any noise. Seriously. Cyberchondria is a normal person playing doctor on themselves. Why do we need a study? Self induced anxiety if you ask me (not that I have done it much myself...).

Now it must be a real ailment if there was a study. I wonder if its covered by my insurance?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog since
February and you are the best!!! I had an abnormal mamogram 12/1/2011 and a simple bilateral mastectomy 1/5/2012. Did no cyber searching (was in a fog for a month....like you said in the past..."knowing but not knowing")until I saw the oncologist and he prescribed anastrozole. Looking at the side effects and what women said about it was all bad. I was so anxious and fearful. I told the pharmacist my fears and she counselled me. A week later I called and spoke with an oncology nurse and finally started taking it. Have done NO more cyberchondria since. Your blog hits home just about every day. Thank you and keep up the good work!!! Marcy