Man found dead in car moments after Googling his symptoms

Heart attack

A Michigan man was found dead in a parked car after he had apparently Googled his symptoms on a university computer, CBS Detroit reports.

Cops found the man’s body in a car in the parking lot of Grand Valley State University. The man, who was in his late 30s, was not a student at the university, but there are indications that he visited the school’s computer lab.

“It appears that he had been using the university’s computer lab and was researching health issues, actually specific symptoms of a health problem, which may give us an indication of what was going on, ” Lt. Patrick Merrill told the CBS affiliate.

The symptoms were chest pain, tightness in the chest and sweating — symptoms of a heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI).

“Maybe he thought he would just lay down for a minute and feel a little better, but unfortunately he passed away,” Merrill said.

It’s possible that the man was Googling his symptoms before going to the emergency room.

While it is important to know your symptoms so you can be better prepared to explain your problem to emergency room staff, you should rush to the nearest ER if you experience chest pain and tightness in your chest. The problem could be as simples as gas or as serious as a heart attack.

Nurses and doctors are trained to recognize symptoms in specific patterns. If that pattern is off by even one symptom, it could mean life or death for you.

There are many documented cases of ER patients being sent home to die because they presented in an emergency room with the wrong symptoms.

ER doctors and nurses are quick to label black or Hispanic patients as drug seekers if you don’t know your symptoms.

Anna Brown was only 29 when she died because she din’t know the proper pattern of symptoms for deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. She was thrown into jail when she begged doctors to treat her leg pain. She died on the floor of the jail cell.

Educating yourself about your symptoms could save your life. Visit WebMD Symptom Checker for more information.



 


77 Responses to “Man found dead in car moments after Googling his symptoms”

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    :shock: whoa !! Sandra didn’t you just tell us to look to web md for symptoms, before hitting the doctor :shock:

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    You should never play when it comes to chest.symptoms. Shame tho

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    Caramel Rain says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    whoa !! Sandra didn’t you just tell us to look to web md for symptoms, before hitting the doctor
    ***********

    :lol:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:
    :shock: whoa !! Sandra didn’t you just tell us to look to web md for symptoms, before hitting the doctor
    ____________________________
    I wasn’t going to say it since I still fresh in this SR game but uh r uh… :kona:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    MisTaken you are so silly :nun:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:
    :shock: whoa !! Sandra didn’t you just tell us to look to web md for symptoms, before hitting the doctor
    ____________________________
    I wasn’t going to say it since I still fresh in this SR game but uh r uh… :kona:
    __________________

    After carefully reading Sandra intelligent write up :tea: she still suggest the symptom checker on web md :grill:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    So pretty much if you google something it will come true…BRB gonna go google a fione azz man and some winning lottery tickets. :sarcasm:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    I used WebMD for symptoms once and it said I had a hernia. I went to the ER thinking I needed I needed a hernia repair and the CT scan revealed a small ovarian cyst which I found out was normal and disappeared about 2 weeks later so.. um. yea.. use at your own risk

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Cateyes huh, San? Yea I dont think I could pull that off :lol:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    chest pain, tightness in the chest and sweating = ALWAYS go to the ER.

    RIP. Dang. :no:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    chest pain, tightness in the chest and sweating = ALWAYS go to the ER.

    *******
    unless you popping mollies

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Bomb :bite:

    :hug: We love you mama! :cheer:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Bomb is in labor? :woohoo:
    congrats!

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Molly giving chest pain nah :huh:

    Welp. I tell you what thats one thing I dont know. :hahaha: Maybe cause its pure.

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    8) 8-) B-) 8-]
    Just ignore me….. Ain’t nobody doing nothing :eek:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    BRB gonna go google a fione azz man and some winning lottery tickets.
    _________________

    :thinking: :pc:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Morning Roses and TURDS! :)
    OTB
    Smurfette
    San ah make ya Dance
    Jenayyyyyyyyyyy
    GYPS
    Misstaken
    :wave:

    RIP to this Man, I get his concern, that ER bill :lol: I kid i Kid
    butummh SANDRITA good morning Can we get some ratchett posts today :bow: PLZ

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    8-) This said this is supposed to be a NERD :angry:

    *fist in the air in my Liam Nelson from Taken voice* I will find you, I will hunt you down and I will kill you”

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Tryna find that nerd. :hahaha:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    :rofl:

    :rofl:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Dont be cray-say on a :dead: post.

    BBL. :hahaha:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Molly giving chest pain nah
    ~
    ~
    Prolly the homemade one’s with COMEt in tHeM

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    :lol: @Caramel, those are almost the only kind of shades I like too. My face funny, but I’m a be like Breakfast at Tiffanys just without the Tiffany :nun:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    8) B-) 8-]
    Just ignore me….. Ain’t nobody doing nothing
    **********

    ? what

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    Jdore says:

    Good Morning world! :hi:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Yes OTB I will find it. Why do you forsake me nerd :crying1:
    :-B #8-) 8-B

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    Somebody forgot their ‘settle down’ pills today, I see :eek:
    ===========
    :waves: LuvLife

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    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    GO BOMB GO!!!!! Can’t wait to hear about the Twins! Congrats Girl!!!

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    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Everytime I feel some type of way, I look it up first, head to my physician, tell him what I have and that I need to be prescribed xanax :tea:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Prolly the homemade one’s with COMEt in tHeM
    ******
    :blink:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :stop:

    WAIt BOMBS having the baby girls??

  38. 38

    (((factory bullhorn)))
    Ty, Esq’s gonna be needing that $6,200.99 :steer: pimped out stroller back yo :lol:

    GOD bless them all :pray:

    BUT whatever you do Esq, DO NOT listen to MsTake :eek:

    :rofl: :rofl: #crisistime

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Tink Tink :newbie: says:

    Everytime I feel some type of way, I look it up first, head to my physician, tell him what I have and that I need to be prescribed xanax
    ***********

    valium :tea:

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    mzwhang90210 says:

    @Sandra :goodpost: and thanks for the link!

    :waves: Roses!!

    *pushes Jdore off the Eurffff for yet ANUTHA rachet gravi!

    :rofl:

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    LuvLife #shebeeninlaborsincesunday
    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    Good Morning All! :waves:

    ESQ says :hi: and one :hug: for each Rose… Dem Babies are still in the rotisserie getting ready :yes:
    She is waiting to dilate more :yawn:
    Keep your head up ESQ! You’re doing great :thumbsup:

    :kiss: Jenny… AND Brenden getcho picture offa here :cuss:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    San ah make ya dance says:

    @Caramel, those are almost the only kind of shades I like too. My face funny, but I’m a be like Breakfast at Tiffanys just without the Tiffany
    *************

    :tea: classy bish :lol:

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    Luvyn :yahoo: I just took a personality test from Doctor Phil :hahaha: that test was dead on :yes:

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    :rollseyes: *waits to be properly greeted* :tea:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    BUT whatever you do Esq, DO NOT listen to MsTake
    :yes:

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    :blink: DTS I looked at your comment and was like :huh: am I in the right post :lol:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Yes OTB I will find it. Why do you forsake me nerd
    :-B #8-) 8-B

    ********
    duck :lol:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says: LuvLife #shebeeninlaborsincesunday
    ~~
    MY GAWD since Sunday??!?!?!?!?! :phew: I Know BOMB is loosing it! :bite:

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    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    Heeeyyyy @DTTS Tell Bomb we wish her everything great and tell the kids to COME ON!!!

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    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    Hold Up…since Sunday?! Oh hell no. Taken please call up Bomb’s babies and tell them to get out!!

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    Jdore says:

    :hug: mzwhang

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    *snickers* Jenny
    Positive Words ONLY LuvLife :rules: #takeitback #ikidikid :rofl:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    what does it mean when somebody calls you a ghostrider?

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    Good Morning everyone!!! :waves: This is a sad story

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    Dem Babies :pacifier: :pacifier: :stop: HammerTime :rofl:

    They said they ain’t ready yet! :lol:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    what does it mean when somebody calls you a ghostrider?

    :shocked: :shocked: Ewwwwwww Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, somebody called you that?!?! :popcorn: #fightingwords :D #ikidwrapperlingo

    :kona:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    :)] :geek:
    :-B
    =;
    :-SS
    Last ones for today

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    Hey Brown :waves: and Bomb been in labor since Sunday :shock:

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    This Post Has Been Rated ‘B’ :pigsfly: #auntednahasleftthebuilding

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    Jenny
    They kept sending her home, as she dilates/stops dilating.

    She goes back to the Dr. this morning to see :eek:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Caramel Rain says:
    BUT whatever you do Esq, DO NOT listen to MsTake
    ____________________________
    Chile I done birthed 3 babies. 2 recently. She might want to listen to me. TUH. Who she gwan listen to? You :eek: You killed your pet rock.

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    Brownskin Cutie (Carrington's E-boo) says:

    Hey Jenie!!!! :hug: Since Sunday? I know she is having a fit!!! Praying for her and the babies for a safe delivery. Go Bomb!!!

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    :rolleyes: bout that time for me too :bye:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    This Post Has Been Rated ‘B’ :pigsfly: #auntednahasleftthebuilding
    ________________________________

    yea… i’mma come back when…. just be back later :kona:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    ] :geek:
    :-B
    =;
    :-SS
    Last ones for today
    **********

    give it up. u suck :ban:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    SmurfeTTe. . . WOMAN PLZ,I can feel BOMBS pain :angry: :phew:
    I bet NO amount of cuddling and petting from BOMBS hubby is working right now.

    :hug: BOMB YOU Will Get thru it :happy:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Caramel Rain says:
    BUT whatever you do Esq, DO NOT listen to MsTake
    ____________________________
    Chile I done birthed 3 babies. 2 recently. She might want to listen to me. TUH. Who she gwan listen to? You You killed your pet rock.

    ******************

    :ban: Yea, im out

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    Smonae says:

    Good Morning Luvs :waves:

    :newpost:

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    flsun99 says:

    Wow…he was young.

    I stay on WEB MD. Back in the mid-90s I worked for Kaiser Permanente and I use to diagnose myself by reading the medical dictionaries. There are many symptoms that mimic many illnesses. But chest pain especially mid chest is something you don’t play with.

    I wonder if he had a family history of heart disease…or if he had symptoms in the days leading up to this.

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    You killed your pet rock.
    _________

    :ghost:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Caramel Rain says:

    I used WebMD for symptoms once and it said I had a hernia. I went to the ER thinking I needed I needed a hernia repair and the CT scan revealed a small ovarian cyst
    __________________

    At least you got them to do a thorough examination. Even though you were wrong, it’s better to be wrong than dead. They might have found the cyst after your third or fourth visit if you didn’t go in there dropping the right terminology. :yes:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    chest pain, tightness in the chest and sweating = ALWAYS go to the ER.
    ————

    Exactly. And KNOW your symptoms! Give them an entire group of symptoms that match your condition. Don’t just say you have chest pain. Tell them you have chest pain, tightness, a squeezing sensation, pain radiating down your left arm, sweating, etc. They will treat you entirely differently than the person who simply says he has chest pain.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    flsun99 says:

    There are many symptoms that mimic many illnesses.
    ________________

    That’s true. But doctors and nurses are trained to know the difference. We recognize specific symptoms that you may not be aware of. That’s why it’s important to know all of the symptoms of your condition. Deep vein thrombosis and a leg sprain seems to have the same symptoms: pain, redness, swelling, etc. But the difference between you being seen immediately or waiting in the ER for hours is telling the ER doctor that you have a positive Homan’s sign in addition to those symptoms. :yes:

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    Sincerity7 says:

    Why do you need to google your symptoms? That was a waste of valuable time.

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