gfein347 Posted February 15, 2007 Share Posted February 15, 2007 After months of indecision and urging from my girlfriend, I finally made an appointment with a psychiatrist. I've always had anxiety attacks, but since I've made the appointment, they've gotten so much worse. I have a fear of doctors, and the idea of talking about my mental health with a stranger is freaking the sh*t out of me, to put it lightly. At least once a day, I'll get so freaked out that my heart rate will rise considerably, I'll start breathing quickly, and I can't focus. It's truly interfering with my everyday life. Hopefully, once I talk to the doctor, my problems with anxiety (among other things) will be subdued. But, until then, what can I do? Does anyone know of a good way to handle the situation when I get anxiety attacks, or of something that might ease my mind? As a side note, yes, I do realize that my fear of doctors is irrational. I can't explain why, but seeing a doctor of any type terrifies me. Quote Link to comment
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