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    Old 10-31-2018, 02:09 AM   #1
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    Extreme fear of doctor

    75 and haven't been to doctor in forty years I can't seem to go does any one else suffer from this fear thank you

     
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    Old 11-08-2018, 05:50 PM   #2
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    Talking Re: Extreme fear of doctor

    Yes. This is very common. Often referred to as "White Coat Syndrome". I have it and I think most people do to one degree or another. My blood pressure also goes up in the doctor's office and this is called "White Coat Hypertension". When I get home my blood pressure returns to normal.

    You should at least get a physical exam. It won't be as bad as you think.

     
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    Old 11-12-2018, 05:58 PM   #3
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    I always suffered thru this....I'm 63 and every time I go for my mammo its like I feel exhausted by the stress and how I work myself up in a tizzy...petrified that for sure they'll see something....I go thru this when I go to gyn also as I panic over my pep test,,, and for the last three years I've had to get a sono in addition to my mammography due to dense breast and each year the week before I'm in a state of extreme anxiety. Its awful, does anyone else deal w this and does anyone have some helpful tips to dealing w this???? While waiting for the sono results for my breast I have to fight w everythg I have not to bolt for the door.....Anyone????

     
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    Old 11-12-2018, 07:12 PM   #4
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    Re: Extreme fear of doctor

    Dear friend,

    Maybe it would help to think about how it would feel to find out a lesion would have been operable if you only had gone in for regular examinations.

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