Went to the docs

So I went to the doctor's the other day. I could tell pretty quickly, he wasn't (from what I observed) knowledgable in anxiety, so I didn't feel very verified and validated. He wasn't going to run tests, but I did not like the way he wasn't telling me what he was doing. Regardless, I left upset and unstatisfied, especially when I couldn't get the tests done because they wanted to check for like diabetes. Which I know I don't even have. Anyway, I don't think I'm going to go through with the tests as while I was sitting there, I felt like I was wasting my time. No one in my family believes these tests (a second round) are necessary, including my brother who is an RN and says nothing will come up. I'm starting to really believe my family and think I'll turn my full attention to therapy or anxiety coaching.

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  • Hello

    How are you feeling now ?

    Did you decide not to go through with the tests ? Remember your Health Care is entirely up to you and you have to do what you feel is best & no one else

    Hope you have managed to sort something towards starting therapy I really think it will benefit you :-)

    Take Care x

  • The doctor is not knowledgable in anxiety and said the chances of there being anything wrong is slim. And that he was going to test me if that's what I wanted and said to come back for a diabetes test and I KNOW I don't have that so that's when it hit me that I'm wasting my time.

  • Hello

    Not all Doctors are very good at understanding anxiety

    Have you thought of seeing another one , maybe in the same surgery but who has more knowledge about anxiety

    If all that fails though I would look into therapy , I think you would really benefit from it :-)

    Take Care x

  • I've already been to two other doctors, only one of which knew of anxiety and wasn't concered for me medically. I'm beginning anxiety coaching hopefully tomorrow, actually.

  • Good Luck ....Hope it helps :-) x

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