I'm really struggling with how I've been feeling for the last few years. And its taken me this long to appear on one of these sites to ask for help. It's long overdue.
I've been looking at symptoms of Social Anxiety for the past few weeks and everything I've read is all too true, and it has brought me to tears more times than I can remember.
I am terrified of going to the doctors, and I can't shake the feeling they wont believe me, or tell me I'm just being too dramatic.
(The last time I went to my GP, I went for burning sensations and severe constant pain in my feet.... They told me I'd grow out of it (I was about 15) and it was to do with my circulation... I haven't been back there since... I still have the same symptoms four years on... I just can't bring myself to go back again.)
Even though the circumstances are completely different, my self esteem is far too low to be glazed over and ignored again...
Can anybody help me with what I need to say to be believed?
Or how to get myself past the initial walking up to the receptionist and not being completely crippled by fear to get my words out?