Yesterday, I went to the doctor for my Physical. Now, I have been to the doctor several times since my Anxiety began 11 months ago, but as of the last 4 months I stopped going to the ER. That was the first step in my acceptance journey.
What bugs me is how "laxed" and "nonchalant" doctors are when it comes to people who struggle with Anxiety. I was speaking to my PCP about preventative measures and what test I should be taking and how often due to my physical anxiety symptoms. These test include, cervical cancer screening, heart disease, breast cancer screening, etc. and she informed me that "oh, you are just 30 years old. You are not at risk for any of these disease." Which I understand, but she stated it in a way that there was no way I 30 year old could contract any type of cancers or heart failure because it simply doesn't happen. This is what bothers, because it DOES happen. So, as she was rushing through our appointment and giving me side eyes when I asked questions about my health (sure, one could have pinned my questions dramatic! But, your my doctor. Answer all of my questions, explain them to me in detail, and put my mind at ease).
Long story long, in my experience, I feel that medical providers don't take Anxiety as serious as those who are suffering. They don't feel that it's a "real" illness when in fact, it's VERY real.
I just thought I'd share this because it grinds me gears to be put on the back burner because I am not suffering from a deadly disease or because I am only "30 years old."
Hope everyone is having a fantastic and worry-fee day!!❤️