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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 xoxjordyn987xox, Community Member, asks

Q: i have really bad anxiety issues and i dont know what to do.

I have extremly bad anxiety issues and i need help handeling it. Im 17 and a senior in high school. I always seem to walk out of school because my anxiety always happens there. I need to start going again and being normal because i hate being like this and i would like to graduate. My mom gets so frusterated with it and i know im hurting her which i hate doing. My stomach always starts hurting i get really dizzy and my heart races which all make me want to cry....so i leave. The school knows about whats going on but it still doesnt help me. My parents want to take me to a doctor but im terrified of doctors so i freeze up infront of them and frankly act like an ass. I honestly dont know what to do all i know is that i hate being like this and i need help...

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
9/17/09 1:26pm

Thank you for your question and welcome to AnxietyConnection.com.

 

You really should listen to your parents on this one and see a doctor. There are a number of treatments for anxiety and you do not need to feel like this. Treatment can help you feel better and reduce your symptoms of anxiety and help you manage symptoms on a daily basis.

 

You are not the only one that feels this way. You can read more about this: School Phobia and Obstacles to Treatment: Avoiding the Doctor.

 

Sometimes, knowing you are not alone helps you. You can also have your mom contact the doctor's office and discuss your fears before you get there. The doctor will be prepared for you. Some doctor's offices will try to help and not keep you waiting so you don't become more nervous.

 

Please try to talk to your parents and let them know you do want to get help. School is so important, you want to make sure you graduate.

 

Let me know how you are doing.

 

Eileen

 

 

 

 

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DN, Community Member
9/17/09 12:59pm

Kiss Go to the physician!  So...you "act like an ass"..so what?  You are not alone in your hesitation to seek care from a physician. You also are not alone in your issues regarding anxiety.  YOU HAVE TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE!

Your quality of life can be so much improved.  It takes much courage to address problems and get them resolved.  If you feel like an "Ass"...so what...feel it and DO IT ANYWAY!  I can promise you, the physician will not see you in that way.  You are feeling that way because you are looking through the 'screen' of an anxiety disorder.  Please, take the first step and seek help.  I am a nurse.  I also suffer from an anxiety/depressive disorder.  It took years for me to gather the courage to address MY own issues.  I have...it is so easy to be on the 'other side' of health care (nurse)..so-o-o difficult to be the patient.  Please, make the appointment-write down all your symptoms-and take them to your physician.  You have to address this even if you "feel" like an ass.  You are not! You have health issues that need to be addressed.  Do you think people with diabetes are idiots for seeking assistance for their condition?  Well then, neither are you.  NOBODY ever wants to go to the physician. We all have a need to at some point in our lives. Your time is NOW.

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By xoxjordyn987xox, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 09/16/09