I have had challenges with panic attacks and anxiety for about two years.
I am pleased to say that I can see measurable progress from say this time last year. I would say that little by little I have made progress and am forming a plan to tackle situations that I avoid because of anxiety and panic attacks. However, the challenge that I am finding to be tough is health anxiety. I have had dental pain that has been on and off for about 10 days. I did not go to the dentist previously as I am trying to avoid making dental/doctors appointments for the slightest thing. However earlier this evening I did have some quite severe dental pain that caused me to become very anxious and panicky. I have decided to call the dentist first thing tomorrow morning and make an appointment. A part of me feels foolish about the fact that I did not make the appointment several days ago.
What advice can you give me on how to judge when it is reasonable to make a doctors/dentists appointment.
Very best wishes to you all.