Read­ers re­spond to col­umn about dan­gers of us­ing Google not doc­tors to di­ag­nose ill­ness

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS... -

“’s easy to do but all you gen­er­ally tend to find are thou­sands of threads of neu­rotic peo­ple all des­per­ately shar­ing symp­toms and ask­ing each other what they may or may not have with such ad­vice be­ing of­fered by some­one called Black Mamba say­ing stuff like ‘we’re all with ya babe hang on in there’. It’s in­deed point­less to en­deavor to self di­ag­nose as it just means that at the end of a Google ses­sion a cold has turned into Le­prosy or the early on­set of de­men­tia.”


“Peo­ple have been self-di­ag­nos­ing for years via the in­ter­net – I re­mem­ber chat­ting to my doc­tor about it at least a decade ago. At the same time, the last three times I’ve been to the doc­tor I’ve cor­rectly iden­ti­fied the is­sue”


“Lol!....I thought that was com­mon knowl­edge!....the best way to help con­vince your­self your go­ing to die is self-di­ag­nose on the In­ter­net.”


“Glad you reached an en­light­ened con­clu­sion. There are too many self-made doc­tors and sci­en­tist in world who have their heads so far up their back­side af­ter read­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar di­ag­no­sis on wikipedia which mag­i­cally made them PhD hold­ers.”


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