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Crazyc1979

813d

Does anyone else have anxiety about making/keeping doctor appointments? I always feel like I'm bothering them😥 Or I make the appointment but the closer it gets to the appointment I cancel😥😥

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    • CJ

      810d

      I don't feel like I'm bothering them, but making appointments does make me anxious. I don't love calling to them, and I guess they kinda feel like a lot of obligation. Instead of thinking about appointments as bothering them you might think about an appointment as keeping your doctor employed. If no one made appointments then they wouldn't have a job. Almost nobody becomes a doctor without really wanting to become a doctor, so not only are you giving them paid work, but it's work that they want to do and probably find to be really fulfilling.

    • CJ

      810d

      I don't feel like I'm bothering them, but making appointments does make me anxious. I don't love calling to them, and I guess they kinda feel like a lot of obligation. Instead of thinking about appointments as bothering them you might think about an appointment as keeping your doctor employed. If no one made appointments then they wouldn't have a job. Almost nobody becomes a doctor without really wanting to become a doctor, so not only are you giving them paid work, but it's work that they want to do and probably find to be really fulfilling.

    • ceci

      811d

      Same I smoke and use essential oils in addition to my meds but also just anxiety I'm general with slot of things

    • Tomato

      812d

      I actually brought it this up with my therapist once. He said that’s his job, and I shouldn’t feel like I’m bothering him when I mention what bothers me (as long as it’s part of the therapy time of course). That really made me feel better

    • lillypod21

      812d

      Crazyc1979 growing up it was like that. And then it changed last year in May. So I get that feeling every appointment.

    • SapphireSparrow

      812d

      Same!

    • Crazyc1979

      812d

      SapphireSparrow maybe so! I never thought about that but I'm the same way...not just doc appt but even meeting with friends!! (Probably why I don't have any)

    • Crazyc1979

      812d

      Lilypod21 same here!

    • Dreaming84

      813d

      Crazyc1979 because that’s would be too easy !!

    • SapphireSparrow

      813d

      I always thought it was a mild form of agoraphobia because it isn't just doctors but all appointments and phone calls.

    • krissi

      813d

      I am that way sometimes but then I think I make myself more sick with worry and reschedule the appointment and eventually go to it.

    • lillypod21

      813d

      I have that problem. I get so nervous that it will go wrong. Or I have to make a appointment about a problem I see and I feel like they won't see anything wrong

    • Crazyc1979

      813d

      Dreaming84😥 I've been there too...why can't our bodies just act right?? Lol

    • Dreaming84

      813d

      Sometimes it’s that way and sometimes my body won’t let me go

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