Two years ago, I was due for a wisdom tooth extraction surgery. Like many people would do, a couple of days prior to the surgery, I looked up some dental forums to know more about the procedure and how much it would hurt. The picture I got was pretty fearful and I ended up even more scared. My dentist informed me that these forums usually talk about the most extreme cases and hence other patients get scared.
As it turned out, he was right. I then realised how much difference proper online medical intervention would have made. I would’ve been more relaxed for the surgery.