(Closed) I need advice, TMI for sure

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 63
6350 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m glad you are feeling better! Is your body reacting to going off the Lexapro?

Post # 65
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just skimmed these responses and am glad you are feeling better.

Thought I’d ask though- how is your diet? have you been tested for seliac disease?

Post # 66
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just wanted to chime in and warn people

1) to take medical advice given over the internet by other anonymous individuals with a grain of salt

2) for board bees with medical knowledge to be very careful about posting differential diagnoses and medical advice.

I know I am very cautious about the kind of support I give over the internet and try to generally just point people to reading that might be applicable to them.  In fact, I *try* to stay away from most health advice threads altogether!  If I do post something that might be construed as advice I try to put a disclaimer with the post and I ALWAYS advice people to see their own practitioner first and foremost.

Post # 67
620 posts
Busy bee

Mrs. DG

I agree that you never know who you are getting advice from on the internet and the internet is limited.  Even ithe information shared may have incorrect or missing elements.  Overall, medicine over the internet could be dangerous.

I will say that just about all the cases where I felt like giving advice were cases where I thought the person should go in because they would benefit from some medical evalution.  Some have been helping people to understand what they have been diagnosed with.  Some people have asked avice about some generic things.  I can’t really think of a case where there was no diagnosis where I made a diagnosis then encouraged someone to stay home and follow some treatment I came up with. 

It is this caution that I was referring to when reading some of the stay home solutions.  In some situations where it turns out to be nothing serious, it could be luck. 

The disclaimer is a good idea. 

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