pharmacies in vietnam

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Re: pharmacies in vietnam

Post by Digg3r » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:47 am

OrangeDragon wrote:Here's an example of why seeing a Dr. is important and just Web MD isn't enough...

About a year ago I started getting sick. I'd been in Cambodia for about a year or so, and just come back from the provinces... my symptoms were a high fever, diarrhea, nasty headaches, the shakes, joint pain.

Me, the General, and pretty much everyone figured it was Dengue. Makes sense right? Never had it before, was out in the provinces, symptoms all match up. Treatment for Dengue is to just ride it out while staying hydrated and trying to keep the fever down.

I went ahead and got checked out by a Dr. anyway... just to be on the safe side. And I'm glad I did... he did blood work and discovered I had typhoid fever, which if you try to "ride out" without antibiotics causes you to hemorrhage and die.

Symptoms were identical, no way to be sure without blood work, but treatment options are polar opposites with death resulting from a misdiagnosis.
I learnt a long time ago not to use google to self diagnose. It's amazing the symptoms you can think you have after reading it online.
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Re: pharmacies in vietnam

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:41 pm

Digg3r wrote:I learnt a long time ago not to use google to self diagnose. It's amazing the symptoms you can think you have after reading it online.
I panicked when I realised I was expecting quintuplets...
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
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Re: pharmacies in vietnam

Post by Digg3r » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:48 am

StroppyChops wrote:
Digg3r wrote:I learnt a long time ago not to use google to self diagnose. It's amazing the symptoms you can think you have after reading it online.
I panicked when I realised I was expecting quintuplets...
Fair enough though, being an overweight gentlemen I never tired of the obviously original question of how many babies did I have from those creative geniuses on the streets of Cambodia.
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Re: pharmacies in vietnam

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:28 pm

Digg3r wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
Digg3r wrote:I learnt a long time ago not to use google to self diagnose. It's amazing the symptoms you can think you have after reading it online.
I panicked when I realised I was expecting quintuplets...
Fair enough though, being an overweight gentlemen I never tired of the obviously original question of how many babies did I have from those creative geniuses on the streets of Cambodia.
Never gets old - it's like "you won tuktuk?" as I drive past in our tuktuk. I usually offer to drive them to Siem Reap for $20 in Khmer and that leaves them with something to talk about for a bit.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
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