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Abc0710

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Anyone else sooooo afraid of getting tests done at the doctor? I have MRI and blood tests coming up and just can’t stop thinking about what it might be. Playing the worse scenarios in my head of when my doctor gives me the results. I’ve been having so much muscle and nerve pain- tingling, numbness, lower back pain, joint stiffness so doctor is wanting me to test for auto immune diseases. I have been feeling “off” about myself and light headed thinking about all these symptoms. How is everyone else dealing with this if you’ve been in this situation? I’m at the point where I just want to skip my appointments altogether…
 

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Very few people “deal with it.” They just continue on in the anxiety loop and live in fear. Sad but true. Look into the work of Dr Claire Weekes. Acceptance. It’s a proven long term recovery tool.
 
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I’m so sorry. All I can say to you is yes, I feel the exact same way. I am so overdue for screenings right now that the nurse coordinator at my clinic bugs me every few months about it. Ugh.
 

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Very few people “deal with it.” They just continue on in the anxiety loop and live in fear. Sad but true. Look into the work of Dr Claire Weekes. Acceptance. It’s a proven long term recovery tool.
Thanks for the info I will look into weekes. I don’t know how I got to this point but I was never like this. I do live in this loop and it’s not healthy. Sigh.
I’m so sorry. All I can say to you is yes, I feel the exact same way. I am so overdue for screenings right now that the nurse coordinator at my clinic bugs me every few months about it. Ugh.
I completely get it. I was supposed to get the blood tests done last week yet I keep pushing it off. I really can’t avoid this one because of how difficult it was already to get the MRI scheduled- had to go through months of PT first.
 

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I'm the same way but the fear of not knowing and that it could be something makes me go through with all the tests! I stay online and search so much until finally, I get exhausted and say eff it, I'm tired of stressing about this. What is to be will be and I just want it over it. It becomes a whole cycle. Hoping everything turns out okay!!!
 

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I'm going in for a physical at the end of the month after several years of pushing it off, I'm pretty nervous but I'm praying everything is well, I'm looking forward to the peace of mind after I see the test results!
 

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Anyone else sooooo afraid of getting tests done at the doctor? I have MRI and blood tests coming up and just can’t stop thinking about what it might be. Playing the worse scenarios in my head of when my doctor gives me the results. I’ve been having so much muscle and nerve pain- tingling, numbness, lower back pain, joint stiffness so doctor is wanting me to test for auto immune diseases. I have been feeling “off” about myself and light headed thinking about all these symptoms. How is everyone else dealing with this if you’ve been in this situation? I’m at the point where I just want to skip my appointments altogether…
Yup...I'm 42 and my last physical was around 16. I'm one of the ones who doesn't go to the doc(not proud of it)
 

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I’d say most people on sit site are anxious about going to the doctor. But you ARE going. You are facing your fears and good for you. Let us know how things turn out.
 

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I'm the same way but the fear of not knowing and that it could be something makes me go through with all the tests! I stay online and search so much until finally, I get exhausted and say eff it, I'm tired of stressing about this. What is to be will be and I just want it over it. It becomes a whole cycle. Hoping everything turns out okay!!!
Same ! I’ve searched everything online and it makes me sick to my stomach. Sigh. Thank you! I hope so too!
I'm going in for a physical at the end of the month after several years of pushing it off, I'm pretty nervous but I'm praying everything is well, I'm looking forward to the peace of mind after I see the test results!
Sending good wishes for your visit!
First off, I am PROUD OF YOU for making that appointment.
Don’t skip it! You’ll be happy that you went once you get the “all clear results”.
I needed this!! I have to tell myself I got this!!! Thank you!!
 

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I’d say most people on sit site are anxious about going to the doctor. But you ARE going. You are facing your fears and good for you. Let us know how things turn out.
Very interesting. I have no problem seeing my doctor but as soon as it’s time to get “tested” I freeze
Yup...I'm 42 and my last physical was around 16. I'm one of the ones who doesn't go to the doc(not proud of it)
Wow! I have no problem seeing my doctor but yes at times it even gets nerve wracking sitting in the lobby waiting to get called in. Then as soon as my doctor make me do tests I run away from it lol. Like is it necessary? Should I just wait it out and see? I guess it’s like I asked for it. *cries* but also need that piece of mind too.
 

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Very interesting. I have no problem seeing my doctor but as soon as it’s time to get “tested” I freeze

Wow! I have no problem seeing my doctor but yes at times it even gets nerve wracking sitting in the lobby waiting to get called in. Then as soon as my doctor make me do tests I run away from it lol. Like is it necessary? Should I just wait it out and see? I guess it’s like I asked for it. *cries* but also need that piece of mind too.
I’m the same way. I stay away.
 
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