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Wonder how many MNetters or children have we all helped??

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lisad123 Sat 24-Sep-11 17:37:41

I see so many threads saying about health and people being advised by MNetters to go back, go to A&E or ask about this.
I got to wondering how many MNetters or their children have been truely helped by online people??
Anyone want to share?

lisad123 Sat 24-Sep-11 18:06:18

No one?

duende Sat 24-Sep-11 22:51:01

Yep. you lovely ladies helped diagnose reflux and lactose intolerace in my DS. HCPs would not listen to me and kept fobbing me off, telling me he had colic and I was overreacting.
I nearly lost my mind when he wouldn't stop screaming for the first 4 months of his life, or so. Mumsnet saved my sanity and made life better for my baby.

Oh, and also, you helped me self-diagnose myself with gallstones, I'm now 4 months post op and feel great.

lisad123 Sat 24-Sep-11 22:58:19

What me personally?? Lol

Jackaroo Sat 24-Sep-11 23:40:25

Tons - although I could've done without Dannyblanchflower agreeing with me just now that I might indeed be allergic to wine...

Same as pp re: lactose and gallstones (!) for me and DS1, DS1 and chickenpox party (not attending), weird generalised symptoms for me (yes, required follow up/action). Also on Mental Health thread, re: dose/symptoms/ PND etc etc., invaluable advice.

Nothing earth shattering, but made my life better/calmer.

Iamseeingstars Sun 25-Sep-11 07:07:41

It is just good to know that you can ask questions of people who are or have experienced something similar and can give advice.

in the real world it is difficult to talk to people a bout issues, and if you have been diagnosed with a critical illness, everyone shuts down and hides. So talking on MN has been good, although I still do need to open up more

Footle Sun 25-Sep-11 10:34:13

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Elibean Sun 25-Sep-11 16:35:30

Huge help having people talk me through dd2 (who was high risk for anaesthesia) having tonsils and adenoids out aged 24 months. Huge.

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