We’ve all been there. It’s getting late and you start to notice how you’ve been experiencing more headaches than usual. Or some unfamiliar chest pain. Or unexplained fatigue.

One thing leads to another, and suddenly, you’re glued to your smartphone for the remainder of the night. Search engines make it easy to self-diagnose without ever making a trip to the doctor; in fact, a medical condition. But Googling your symptoms can also lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety. Ryan A, Wilson S. Expert opinion on drug safety, 2008, Jun.;7(3):1744-764X.

For anyone who’s ever spent more time than they care to admit and convincing themselves they’re going to die in a week from some rare, flesh-eating disease, here are 11 totally relatable GIFs.

1. To Google, or not to Google, that is the question.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms

This is not going to end well, but I don’t care. I need answers.

2. When you finally cave in to the pressure and decide to self-diagnose.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms

FML.

3. Bracing yourself for the worst.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms Me: I’ll just sit here mentally preparing my funeral arrangements.

4. How you feel after recognizing the first symptom.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms

Denial at its finest.

5. Recognizing the second and third symptoms.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms

Does anyone else smell burned toast? Or is it just me?

6. When you realize it’s possible you might actually have the condition being described.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms But I’m too young to die.

7. Seeing the words "can cause death."

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms Why me?!

8. Going into panic mode.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms

It’s official. I’ve reached my breaking point.

9. Trying to convince yourself that your symptoms are probably nothing to worry about.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms

Me: Chances are that I’m probably not going to die.

Also me: I’m dying.

10. But later that night…

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms This can’t be normal.

11. When you finally visit the doctor and they confirm that nothing’s wrong.

The 11 Stages of Googling Your Symptoms
Princess Gabbara is a Michigan-based journalist and storyteller whose work has been published across several publications, including Ebony, Jetmag.com, Essence.com, Sesi, HelloBeautiful.com and Huffington Post Women. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at .

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