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Would appreciate some good vibes...

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Hey everyone.

Tomorrow is my doctors appointment. I’m extremely nervous because I haven’t been to the doctor in a very very long time.

I made an appointment because I can’t deal with these intense panic attacks and non stop anxiety that I’ve been dealing with for a few months now.

I’m afraid to start this journey. I’ve never taken medication for this kind of stuff and I’m just afraid of going through the motions of trying to find the right kind for me.

I’m just really scared but I know I’m doing the right thing. I just worry that if I’m this nervous right now how will I be tomorrow? Thankfully it’s in the morning though.

Wish me luck everyone 😔🖤

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Txaps profile image
Txaps

I'm sending positive vibes your way! Going to the doctor can be scary. I developed a phobia of going to the doctor because I don't want to hear bad news and I hate to have labs done. I keep telling myself that the doctor's office is the best place to be and if the doctor can't help me then who can?? Tomorrow will be the first step of your new journey. It will be scary but hopefully you and your doctor will come up with some solutions that may help you out! Good luck and we don't mind an update!

in reply to Txaps

Thank you so much for your kind words.

I keep telling myself the same thing, the doctors office is the safest place to be lol

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LovelySnow

Sooo understandable! I get nervous on doctor's appointment days, too. After my appts. I like to do something fun for myself - just to say, "Yay! I did it!" I will definitely be sending you good thoughts and hope things go really well for you. 🌸

in reply to LovelySnow

Thank you so much 🖤

I might take up that idea for the next day lol

in reply to LovelySnow

What a great idea! Can I borrow it?! I think we ( on this site) forget to be kind to ourselves.... I know I need to remember that! I really like your helpful suggestion! thanks!

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SA192461

Sending positive vibes and Hugs to wrap yourself in while you go through this journey🤗🤗

in reply to SA192461

Thank you so much 🙏🖤

Redfox9 profile image
Redfox9

Sending you positive vibes , praying for you. We all are with you in this journey:)

in reply to Redfox9

That means so much to me, thank you 🖤

Anxiousdude profile image
Anxiousdude

Good luck. You got this! Getting help is super important and I’m glad you are taking this step.

in reply to Anxiousdude

Thank you! 🙏🏻

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Cocoon3

I began very severe panic attacks last yr, a few months ago I began Klonopin, miracle drug in my eyes.!! I was having ER visitors s for extremely high pulse rate & limb numbness.. I had been on Xanax but that didn’t touch it. But, maybe try Xanax 1st & Klonopin if need to. I know that HORRIBLE feeling... I’m sorry u are going thru this but u are doing right thing !! Feel at ease inside, ur dr is there to help you, as well as us.

in reply to Cocoon3

Cocoon!

Can we chat about Klonopin!? I’ve been on it for years ( like 18) and I wish my doc never started me on it!! I’m trying to wean off ( of course with medical supervision) because it’s not a good med to be on long term! Be very careful with this med... try to stay on lowest dose possible and if you can, find a substitute fast. Long term benzos can be dangerous. I know how well it takes care of symptoms.... but sometimes at a cost that is much too high! Please know that I support your choices and know how crippling anxiety can be!! I just wish i could go back in time and never gone on that drug! Wishing you calmness and peace and simply sharing my experience with you!

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Cocoon3 in reply to

Thank you for sharing!!! It truly means a lot. Xanax was my med for many yrs but then I would have rapid onset’s of panic attacks.. every branch of my life is stressful & tense & I cant relocate because of my elderly mother.. I’m in great grief over the passing of 6 close loved ones & feel so lonely & this social butterfly is pretty much a hermit... what do I do ?? I’ve tried meditation, therapy etc . I truly appreciate your concern & input.. hv been on benzos for 25+ yrs.. God Bless

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Cocoon3 in reply to

I’m always open to any advice & comments.. ur concern means a lot!! I have no one in my life who seems concerned about anything involving me...so it feels good to hv input

in reply to Cocoon3

I’m sorry for your loss! That pain would cripple most. Maybe try being kind to yourself. You’re grieving, which in a way... is healing! I know how it feels to have no one in your life to turn to for help. It’s sad and scary. I fear being alone the most. But when I really think hard.... i realize we’re not alone. You have us ! Me! This site has amazed me in the few short days I’ve been on it. People here are so caring and supportive! Most here (if not all) know what you’re going through. We’re right there in the trenches with you! Isn’t it a good feeling to know that we all want to see you happy! healthy! regaining control of your life!! Lean on us for awhile until you feel stronger! We’ll help share your burden!

in reply to Cocoon3

Thank you so much! 🖤

Hi Morgues!

You’re making the 1st steps in taking back control of your life! I know it’s a scary thing, but please remember that it’s YOUR life. If you’re not happy or don’t want what your doc suggests... find a new doc. I hope that you know you are in the DRIVER’S SEAT here! There are MANY ways to treat anxiety; find which one makes you most comfortable! You should be proud of yourself for wanting to feel better and now actually putting that want/need into action! I remember feeling soo apprehensive too! It’s 100% normal! SO, pat yourself on the back, see ( hopefully) a compassionate doctor and start taking your life back! We’re all behind you cheering you on! Best wishes and let us ( me) know how things go if u like!! YAY... here’s to feeling better! ❤️

HUGS!

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Thank you so very much 🙏🏻🖤

Hello

Hope you are good

charlee4 profile image
charlee4

Most people remember after they have gone to the doctor that they forgot a question or two, so it might be a good idea to take the list of questions with you. This is how doctor's prefer their patients to handle a situation where you think there are questions you need answers to. The only thing I have thoughts about is trying to get everything I want to say or ask in during the allotted time they take with each patient. This post is late, I guess, as you are probably at the doctor's before you read this, but maybe it will ease your anxiety a little for the next visit. As for you hating to begin this journey, we are all apprehensive about starting a new journey, but work with the doctor and you will start to feel better really soon. Blessings.

in reply to charlee4

I haven’t gone yet, still have a couple more hours!

I have all my questions written down.

Thank you so much 🖤

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gccmejia

I hope everything went well!! I went to the doctor with similar symptoms! I would recommend you drinking water ( maybe sounds silly but it helps a lot) and tell the truth about your symptoms. Good vibes and be patient!

in reply to gccmejia

Thank you!

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MSGSTL

I just went to my psychiatrist today and it made me feel so much better. He is an awesome guy who has a lust for life. I recently graduated with a masters in gerontology and have been very nervous about my job interviews. I have autism and OCD, GAD, and suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder. The doctor and I role-played where he played the employer. After a couple of questions, he told me I came off as charming and intelligent. He also said that I should start the interview by disclosing my autism and anxiety issues, a question I had long been thinking about. Just remember, doctors have seen everything. So you should not be too nervous. You are taking the first step in helping yourself to grow and thrive. Don't be afraid to be assertive because you are ultimately in charge. You are embarking on a journey towards health and happiness. There are some wonderful medicines out there, and you will find the right combination I assure you. You picked the perfect time to make a change. Change is difficult for everyone, so you are not alone by any means. I wish you the best in everything you do. Just smile and be yourself. Everything else will fall into place.

-MSGSTL

in reply to MSGSTL

Thank you so much for your kind words 🙏🏻🖤

fauxartist profile image
fauxartist

change is scary when we have so much fear from anxiety....but your being very brave because your tired of the way your feeling....and your doing what you need to do to get some relief and in therapy sometimes the root of a lot of things that may be triggering for your anxiety may come to the surface, and that's where a professional can help you. Meds are only a tool, not a cure, and it is a journey....and there are ups and downs, but it beats the alternative and being stuck where you are now....so just trust your choice, and what ever your not comfortable with, make sure you talk to your therapist about it and get as much information as you can, knowledge is power....so take your power back.

in reply to fauxartist

I absolutely agree with you.

I’m starting therapy soon as well.

I know meds are just a stepping stone to recovery, not a full fix.

Thank you so much 🖤

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fauxartist in reply to

best wishes to you morgues....hang in there....lots of people here who understand.

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0101

Sending you the best of wishes and hope it is/does/has gone well. And as others have suggested I hope you can be kind and treat yourself to something nice now 😊

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