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White Coat Syndrome / Anxiety

White Coat Syndrome / Anxiety

Hi everyone, my name is Angela, and this is my first time, and I'm excited but nervous. I have suffered from anxiety since I was in my 20s and I am now 46. The more I occupy myself, the better I have become. I use never to be afraid of going to the doctor, and I still am ok with going, however, soon as they want to check my blood pressure I started going into panic mood. My heart starts beating fast, I get sweaty, nervous and can't sit still. I become very talkative, and I'm saying to myself; what is wrong with you Angela. I have normal blood pressure but I don't understand why this happens to me. Somebody, please help me to figure out how I can overcome this terrifying part of life we all have to do.

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Hi!

Well, I used to be the same thing at the beginning of my panic attacks depression and anxiety about fifteen years ago,I used to hate it just going inside a pharmacy store “Walgreens “

Because they would have this “thing”were you can take your own blood pressure.

My blood will start to travel about a 100 miles per hour just by looking at it.

How did i overcome that awful feeling?

By forcing my self to stand in front of it and just stay there until My body would go back to normal.

You should give it a try. I did it and you can do it too..,good luck

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Oh, my that's the way I would be when I went to Walgreens as well. Thank you, I will give it a try, and I'm going to stand right there until I calm down. I'm so tired of that feeling, and it is embarrassed as well. Thank you so much, and I will let you know how it goes.

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I think you can over come this, I would find your self a therapist who can help you, it if a fear or phobia and they can be overcome, I know I have done it. Be kind to yourself. get help talk to us here. I send you love and peace from a past sufferer. Sprinkle 1.

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Thank you, and I thought about getting me a therapist. I feel that will help me tremendously. I don't understand what happened to me; I was never afraid until one day I began exploring my heart speed up at the doctor's office when they started to check my blood pressure checked and all of a sudden this fear come out of nowhere. I think now to myself, what triggered this concern? I don't know. Thank you, and I know I will overcome this because I am determined.

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