well I hate to admit it but yes sometimes I do. I always look up the causes of an illness or cold or any pain or such.
The problem with the internet is that they tend to over exaggerate as they do with media stories. I use to read an organic site (natural remedies) cant off the top of my head remember the name of the site.
However i was reading on peroxide for teeth cleaning. So I tried it as I do many things I read (not now) and I think I may have swallowed to much. I ended up in so much pain I thought I was having a heart attack. I had my granddaughter and had to get her parents to pick her up and stayed at my friends (she is a nurse) for the night. Well it ended up subsiding through the night.
I did however go see my doctor, at the time I was not sure that the peroxide caused the pain . I told my doctor and yes it was the cause.
Another time I read that white vinegar was good for your hair. So I diluted it with water and sprayed it on my hair everyday. Well needless to say once again I ended up in the clinic. My hair/scalp was so itchy I did not know what was happening.
it turned out the vinegar gave me a bad rash and I needed medication and was told not to colour my hair for months.
So needless to say my family doctor thought I was nuts and advised me to quit reading the net for solutions (we all know how doctors are against home remedies)
I believe in a lot but I guess I carried it to far. The point being. if you read something about what you have it can make you more sick with worry so the problem becomes worse in your head.