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The next time any Dr. tries to feed you any BS about the internet....

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Tired of being sick, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    You need to say:

    What's the matter,are you upset because Toto pulled back your curtain?


    Lol............














     
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  2. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    CBT/GET advocates, Wessely and co.
    hehehe
     
  3. AbbyDear

    AbbyDear

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    yep... I think I get it.
     
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  4. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    Being a doctor makes you qualified to give medical advice.

    It doesn't mean you know everything.

    The smart doctor admits when they don't know something. "I'm not sure about that, but i'll look into that for you."

    Instead of some BS answer like: "the internets are full of lies! Blasphemy"
     
  5. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    'I said come back tomorrow...'

    seems about right. I have only ever been fobbed off by all the NHS doctors I have ever seen. Only by pulling back the curtain and looking for myself am I beginning to get answers...
     
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    andre79 Senior Member

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    And being the devil's advocate this time, i think that Dr Google sometimes may be a little alarmist.

    If you type Headaches causes (every single person in the world has had a headache at some point of their life) then it shows as one of the possible causes Brain tumor. Really? For an anxious person that could be difficult to handle.

    I am not opposed to seeking medical information in internet, as a matter of fact i do it, because doctors seem to be clueless about my case, BUT now I have learned that where to look is very important. I stick to medical studies and institutions pages, instead of forums posts, done by who know who.
     
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    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    "You humbug!"

    See avatar :cool:

    Though really I was thinking more along BPS lines, not doctors generally.
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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    Haha, very true. I remember one time I was researching finger pain and I got linked to stage 3 gliablastoma....
     
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    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    I believe it may have been Linus Pauling's line, but as Dr. Teitelbaum puts it in From Fatigued to Fantastic 'If a doctor is not up on something, he's down on it"

    Meaning unless its something the doctor has personally read or is familiar with, he will pretty much write anything else you've learned off.
     
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