‘When you choose to diagnose yourself on the Internet, you’re likely doing it because you feel conventional medicine has failed you. Despite the stigma of Internet self-diagnosis, most people do not spend hours online researching rare diseases and convincing themselves they’re terminally ill.
Most frustrated patients are turning to “Dr. Google” because they struggle with autoimmune disease and chronic pain conditions, as well as food and environmental allergies that cause mystery symptoms.
If this sounds like you, self-diagnosing because you feel there is nowhere else to turn, keep these few tips in mind to get the most out of your research and finally move toward a healthier future.’