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    JayKay

    "DonotdiagnoseyourselfontheinternetDonotdiagnoseyourselfontheinternetDonotd
    iagnoseyourselfontheinternetDonotdiagnoseyourselfontheinternet"

    Best advice I have ever read. It could, however, be improved by removing the "on the internet" part...
    DO NOT DIAGNOSE YOURSELF. You can't. I agree with Dan 100% here...just suck it up and GO SEE A DOCTOR! We're not all as bad as you may think. ;)

    BGOLDSTEIN

    BRILLIANT AS ALWAYS..... PEOPLE READ YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW... AND THIS ONE POST WILL DEFINATELY SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE AND THERE SANITY!!!

    STAY FABULOUS AND LOOK US UP IN COWTOWN!!!

    BEKS

    BGOLDSTEIN

    I MUST APOLOGISE FOR NOT EVEN ATTEMPTING TO SPELL CORRECTLY ON THAT LAST POST.... UGH!!! I FEEL THE NEED TO GO TO A REMEDIAL CLASS.....

    Amanda

    Great post. It needed to be said.

    Erica

    Your friend is extremely lucky to have you in his life. I hope that he has health care resources (health insurance, etc.) unlike many people in this country. My thoughts are with you friend tonight. I think people forget that people are being diagnosed with HIV every day - obviously we haven't learned everything about the transmission of the disease, or at least we (a collective we) haven't let that information sink in. Fortunately, in this day and age and in this country there are medications, etc. that can help prevent this disease from being a total death sentence.

    As for "self diagnosis" my doctor is one of the smart ones. At one point, it was suspected through some blood work that I MIGHT have lupus, or something worse. However, he thought that the same symptoms mikght be just because of the intense stress I had been under. His advice? Go home, relax, get off the computer, take some walks in the sun, get togehter with friends, etc. He refused to give me the names of the conditions that I could have that were WORSE than lupus - because he knows me, and knows I could develop "med student" disease in that every disease I read the symptoms of - I think I could have. He said I was paying him to worry instead :)

    Even though I believe that patients do need to advocate for themselves in some circumstances - He was right. I don't have lupus. It had a lot to do with stress, and I think (now that I've been through tests) allergies.

    I hope your friend finds a great doctor like mine and also finds a large support group

    Amanda

    Dan, you are an amazing person. This post will help many people and thank you for addressing the topic. I wish all the best for your friend and I know he is going to get through this with a wonderful and intelligent friend like you by his side.

    Kiks

    God, I love the way you wrote that. It's a total "Bees & Flowers" scenario, talking about Ewy things without using a single Ewy word.

    Cuteness.

    And don't let men get you down. We're a shitty species, and gay men are in an especially bad situation. Like, straighties never have to put up with other guys who totally give in into their carnal desires. True, the girls have to, but the guys don't. Problem is, gays do.

    And people try to tell us we don't suffer 'nuff already, ts.

    Stephie

    WOW! That really did help. I was a bit clueless about the process. Way to go to you for being a great friend and person. Hope your friend stays positive.

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