• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

GAD / Health anxiety

M

Marcella135

New member
Joined
Nov 9, 2019
Messages
2
Location
Philadelphia Pa
Hello - does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with severe anxiety dealing with routine dr appointments / testing? I currently take 10mg Lexapro & see a therapist every 2 weeks.
Have an extremely hard time getting to dr / waiting for results - constant worries/ panic
Thank you !
 
Fairy Lucretia

Fairy Lucretia

Well-known member
Forum Guide
Joined
Apr 9, 2011
Messages
34,239
Location
Magical fairy wonderland xxxx
hi welcome to the forum x
do you mind me asking what type of appointments they are ,physical or mental health related?
could somebody go with you to the appointments to offer support

im going to have to have breast screening next year as cancer runs in the family
I don't know how I am going to cope with the waiting around for results

I hope you find the forum useful
love Lu xxx
 
M

Marcella135

New member
Joined
Nov 9, 2019
Messages
2
Location
Philadelphia Pa
Thank you for replying! They are routine health appointments- forced myself to go to gyn and pcp for physical this week - just waiting for pap results- bloodwork etc. mammogram is next week.
My husband does go with me it’s the waiting for results that causes me extreme anxiety!!!
I just wish I could handle all this better & not let it effect me this way !
 
Top