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Anxiety - I have my first doctor appointment Tomorrow and I'm so nervous and anxious about it?
- 15 Nov 2015 by veraneka26
- 16 November 2015
- anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, nervous, doctor
Added 15 Nov 2015:
Added 15 Nov 2015:
Anxiety - I have dragged this doctor appointment for very long because of my condition and it stops me EVERYTIME my doctor appointment is coming up , but since my cousin past away a week ago my anxiety and stress level has went from a 10 to 100 pretty much. I don't know if IL able to explain to the doctor what's going on with me without breaking down or having a panic attack because of being so anxious. I don't know where to begin . Any help would be appreciated.
Honesty is the best policy. Let your doctor know you are anxious and nervous from the very beginning of your visit. Remember the doctor is there to help you, not hurt you in anyway. After a brief assessment, the doctor most likely will have suggestions such as medication and therapy. Anxiety is no fun, but something we have to push through to teach ourselves that we can do things inspite of its grip. You can do this!!
VERA; Very good answer from Laurie; Also what I do because i chicken out is write a note with symptoms how long etc and just hand it to the doctor when he come in or she so I don't forget to say Important things or get home and remember things I have forgotten. Try not to write a long letter just the main things that are going on with you and your health and mental health and I have never had a problem with the doctor not taking care of my needs. Try this and don't miss tomorrow's appt. This is what the doctors are there for and you know you need help.And even more with what has gone on lately in your life.It well be okay you just have to make sure you get in there.
More than once I've had a Dr. or counselor say they can help me more by my coming in to see them when I'm feeling very bad. They WANT you to come in anyway. They can see very easily what is wrong and how to help you because it's out in the open when you are at your worst. I totally agree that you should write down very brief notes of anything important that you think you might forget to say. That should help "break the ice" for you and get your message across. Now all you really have to do is show up and let the Dr. take it from there. So what if you cry? Get very shaky? It won't last the whole appointment, it'll fizzle out and you'll be able to speak. Or nod your head. So take the pressure off of yourself and just get there and know you are going to get some real help. You're going to be on the road to feeling a whole lot better! Hang on to that thought.
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