Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WebMD Symptom Checker Sucks

I've been having severe headaches this week. Yesterday, it came complete with light sensitivity and nausea. Today, it's just the headache and light sensitivity. I hope I was able to stave it off with some Ibuprofen.

But I went to WebMD to see if there might be something going on I ought to have checked out or if this was just a stress related thing. What's first on the list of possible problems I have?

A brain aneurysm.

I suppose that's better than a tumor...

Perhaps I just can't decide whether I'm more torn up over Ed MacMahon's death or Jon and Kate's divorce.

12 comments:

  1. Seriously - brain aneurysm? That's super scary.

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  2. I have noticed that whenever I search WebMD for anything, I usually get one obvious hit, then it moves right on to "LIFE ENDING AFFLICTION OR CALAMITY!"

    I think WebMD needs to take a Quaalude.

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  3. I'm glad that you filed this under Mel Gibson's fault. it's plainly obvious that this is the case.

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  4. That damn thing is always telling me I have brain cancer or could possibly, at that very minute, be having a heart attack. I don't know why I continue to use it. I like freaking myself out, I guess.

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  5. Holy crap, get it figured out and get better. You're one of the good ones, we can't afford to lose you.

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  6. Check out the below link. I typed in your three symptoms and this symptom checker is so much better than WebMD!! Brain Aneurysm is NOT shown as a top possibility.

    http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch?addterm=nausea

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  7. migraines usually cause light sensitivity and nausea. watch out for that brain tumour

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  8. wait, If you've really HAD an aneurysm, woulnd't it be hard for you to even USE WebMD in the first place??

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  9. i have an aneurysm 4mm diagnosed about 9 years ago. it is in a very difficult to get there. the chance of a stroke are high. i decided to wait on it and have it checked yearly so far it is still the same. know how i found out? from my ear doctor. i check on webmd formy severe copd and they are great. i also went to brain aneurysm and they have been helpful also.

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  10. Does anyone have a suggestion for a better way to check symptoms than Web MD? I think Web MD sucks! Thanks.

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