i mean the doctor's pretty sassy

trapcatqueen  asked:

There's no need to get sassy with that anon, self-diagnosis isn't considered medically legitimate. Why would anyone go to medical/nursing school if you could just google what's wrong? I'm about to unfollow you because I think it's unfair and ignorant for you to constantly be taking jabs at those in the medical profession, frequently degrading them to being stupid, insensitive, and worthless. I know a lot of people have had bad experiences with doctors but they really do want to help people.

The only reason we can google our symptoms (lots of research goes into self diagnosis) is because doctors have studied and shared their findings. I’ve never said that healthcare professionals aren’t necessary and I’m sorry if my support of self diagnosis has come off that way.

In fact, I want to emphasize that self diagnosis doesn’t invalidate professional diagnosis. Not everyone can get medical treatment and not everyone can comfortably self diagnose – and that’s okay.

What I’m trying to say is that these two things are not mutually exclusive. You can self diagnose and still seek treatment. You can get a doctor’s diagnosis and still research to better understand your body.

However, doctors are not all good people like you seem to be suggesting. They are human, which means there’s a mix of good and bad ones (just like in every other group). It’s dangerous to trust a doctor without question.

Also, I think I was pretty civil with the anon in question… Unless asking them to respect their patients was just too much for you.