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There’s a lot of information out there on the internet.  Unfortunately, there’s a lot of bad information out there on the internet.  So how do you avoid it?

A common problem for headache sufferers is that they misdiagnose their own problem.  If you’re looking for information before visiting a doctor, this isn’t necessarily a problem.  But if you act on the misdiagnosis, it could be a huge problem.  This isn’t always a matter of bad information.  Doctors simply have a well rounded health education that most people don’t have.  Neither does that mean that they’re right and you’re wrong – often doctors misdiagnose headache problems.  That’s why it’s important for you to be educated too.

One thing to remember is that when you’re looking for information on the web, you find what you want to find.  For any given treatment, you can usually find articles praising it as the answer to life’s problems, and articles claiming it’s the cause of the fall of civilization.  Look for a balanced approach, from sites you trust.  Be aware of the way you search.  Talk to your doctor – not to believe everything she says, but to get a balanced perspective from someone who will take the time to listen to you.  And don’t waste all your time playing games. 🙂

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