Friday, May 31, 2013

I'm a Doctor (of sorts)

I might as well be a Doctor...
...thanks to the Internet
If your anything like me, the moment you cough and aren't sick, take a serious look at the freckle on your face and you are convinced it looks different than it did yesterday, or you have bug bites in a weird pattern, you google it.

Enter WedMD.

Thanks to wed MD in the situations listed I would CONFIDENTLY diagnose myself with whooping cough, skin cancer, and bed bugs (even though your boyfriend doesn't have them).
I mean what else could it be?
During the course of my relationship with WedMD, I've been 'self diagnosed'
with pretty much everything and the kitchen sink.

Everyone lady has had to have had that terrible reaction to strong antibiotics, you know the
itchy kind of reaction I am talking about,  that can often be confused with symptoms of a
common STD (don't lie, you know what I am talking about).

Of course I did the only rational thing and called the advice nurse (in tears), who told me what it really was. I made me an appointment for good measure, I wanted to be confident.
This is the dance you could have spotted me doing on the way out, despite the itchiness.
One Diflucan, and I was good; I felt victorious.
I call it the 'Great scare of '09', it was something to remember.

I'm sure this WebMD method will continue to prove me wrong in my lifetime, like next time my throat hurts, and definitely when I have children years from now (I'm not expecting), but in the mean time, I will continue to read about all my symptoms online, just so I can be sure what those Doctors are telling me is accurate.

Who else is going to check their work?


  1. Oh Gawd. WebMD is the worst! I can't even imagine having it around whenever I pop out a kid... it'll be horrifying!

  2. My dr. has forbid me from using webmd, it turne dme into quite the hypocondriac...I thoughtI had skin cancer, ovarian cancer, brain tumor, going blind and was going to be on "I didn't Know I Was Pregnant"...all in the course of a month.

  3. Hahahahaha! I think I should have a MD certificate with my name on it for as many times I've diagnosed myself with WebMD. However, the one time I thought their suggestion was absurd and ignored it...I ended up in emergency surgery.

  4. I totally understand what you mean about the antibiotics! Apparently after about eight months of Augmentin there's just no good bacteria left anywhere! So annoying and scary!

  5. That is so funny! Every time I'm prescribed antibiotics I just go ahead and tell the Doc that I'm gonna need some diflucan along with that, please and thank you. I can't stand it when patient are convinced their WebMD diagnosis is correct, instead of what the doctor tells them. Like, if you aren't going to believe the Doc then why make an appointment?! Sorry about the nurse rant. Haha

  6. I should have never been allowed to know about WebMD. Its the worst. Like the time I took too much Biotin (for long, luscious locks) and my skin was itching and I was certain I was dying or had scabies.

  7. So my boyfriend is a doctor who works the ICU floor, and he just might be worse than WebMD, if that's possible. Any complaint or achiness and he tells me some worst case scenario story. If I mention that I haven't had an appetite for a day or two, he'll tell me that I could possibly have stomach cancer! What the?! I think he does it to scare me, but one of these days we're going to have a "boy who cried wolf" situation...
    XO, Rachel
    With Love, Rachel

  8. BAHAHAHAHAHA i like your itchy dance!!!


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