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redren 11-30-2014 11:47 PM

should I tell my doctor
 
I recently went to a doctor for the first time since I was 8 I am 24 now, I went for stomach problems he said I have gerd but also diagnosed me with depession and anxiety because I told him I didn't sleep after the second visit and my blood pressure was 140\100 and I weigh 120lbs so my weight isn't the reason.
Long story short he touched my neck and I just said stop 'I hate when people touch me'
He asked if anyone hurt me I said no lying. I don't know why I lied or if he believed me when I said no.
But I was abused when I was a kid I have a dent in the back of my head from being hit alot I just dont want to annoy him and say I was lying, I mean what's the point in telling him he wont be able to fix it and I never asked for help before no one has ever helped me before. I have never told anyone before and its not like I can really prove I was abused, and it wasn't that big a deal. I also dont want him to lock me up or medicate me harshly or he might just think I am lying.
I am really really thinking of not going back but another part of me says maybe I should just tell him, but I don't want to annoy him or bother him he is a doctor not a therapist. I dont want to waste his time with all these problems that don't really even bother me I mean the only reason I went to him really is because I passed out and a friend found me, I also didn't tell him I passed out, I told my friend I would go to the doctor because I hate hurting people and I knew it hurt my friend to find me like that but I mean it doesn't bother me why should I tell him.
So should I just tell him even through he isn't a therapist and it won't really help anything.

Seraph 12-01-2014 03:20 AM

Re: should I tell my doctor
 
The benefit of telling him is that he can put you in touch with some good support like a therapist or group. He won't be annoyed, it is understandable that you weren't ready to share your history with him. You don't need to worry about proof; very few survivors of abuse have any proof, only the damage that is done to them. It sounds to me like you want to reach out, and this will lead to a lot of healing. Sera

mysterygurl 12-13-2014 11:35 AM

Re: should I tell my doctor
 
I would try to be as open as possible because they know of resources that you may not know about.


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