Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
Someone, somewhere could find a problem with it, I'm sure.
This is true
I've noticed that with some people, you do have to be careful and set some boundaries regarding those emails that start with "Hey, I have a weird medical question for you..." Anecdotal story-swapping is cool (ex: "Hey, I read that gluten-free diets can help with some of my child's issues, do you know anything about that?" Sure, a little; here's a link you might find helpful. Your doctor might have some additional information for you.
or "Hey, I have a temperature of 104.3 F and I'm vomiting blood and oozing from my rectum, should I go to the doctor?" Um, probably. Put a towel down on your seat if you're going to drive.
) but if someone's pestering you for medical advice, I'd err on the side of caution and politely say "That might be something you'd want to bring up to your doctor." I have one girlfriend who told a mutual friend that she could go off her insulin and easily manage her type II diabetes with diet and exercise and received a very
angry phone call from the lady's endocrinologist.