A MAN who thinks he is unwell has gone to the doctor instead of typing his symptoms into Google.
Tom Logan decided that this time the weird pain in the right hand side of his torso should be diagnosed by a professional so that it could be treated, possibly with medicine.
Logan said: “As a man in his mid-forties, I suffer from relentless, raging hypochondria.
“Anyway, this time I decided to actually inflict my hypochondria on my GP – mainly because he thinks he’s better than me just because he did an extra year at university. I hate him.”
Logan added “It has been an unusual experience. The examination, the diagnosis and the prescription all do seem to be significantly more effective and reassuring than spending six hours on Google and then buying some manky herbal tea and a fresh artichoke.
“That said, I probably won’t do it again.”