6. I'm a female and get most of my health info online
I can get answers from the internet that I can't get from doctors. Do a lot of searching and get different views. I always put in the word "forum" to see what has helped others.
Natural estrogen/progesterone cream just about eliminated nighttime bladder problems and I had to tell my dr what amts I wanted because she knew nothing about it.
I went on a road trip to California drinking Starbucks coffee along the way. The tip of my tongue was burning so bad the entire trip. I came home, went online and put in "burning tongue forum." And the big answer was "cinnamon." Stopped putting cinnamon in my coffee and no burning tongue.
I don't take prescription meds: I have a great diet and look for the natural cure. However, my mom was a different story. I was constantly researching drug reactions and making the drs lower or change her drugs. Here is where the internet is great. I tell the dr the pain med is making my mother psychotic (something she has never been before). The dr says "I have prescribed this to hundreds of people and have never seen this side effect." ME: Just go online - there are thousands of people, even young people, saying this med made them psychotic.
It's a great tool esp for researching meds -just go to the side effects forums and you will definitely look for the natural solutions.