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    I've not been to the doctors since I was about 12 (I'm now 19). I'm going on friday because my mum died last month and I've recently been getting panic attacks and I'm having trouble sleeping.

    Will he just talk to me or will he need to take my blood pressure etc? Anyone ever been for similar reasons? Did you get any medications?

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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've not been to the doctors since I was about 12 (I'm now 19). I'm going on friday because my mum died last month and I've recently been getting panic attacks and I'm having trouble sleeping.

    Will he just talk to me or will he need to take my blood pressure etc? Anyone ever been for similar reasons? Did you get any medications?

    Thanks.
    Hey might take your blood pressure etc but mostly he'll listen to what you have to say and might give you anti-depressants...

    He may also refer you to a counsellor first. Depends really!
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    He may check your blood pressure but as judicious said it'll mostly be talking. You might be prescribed a book (it does happen!) - like 'dealing with grief' type books, may refer you to a psychologist, may prescribe anti-anxiety type drugs. Howeverrr, you don't have to do/take anything you don't want to.
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    Probably very little. I went to my doctor for a similar thing after a serious nut allergy which made me have panic attacks and I was sick after I ate. He just nodded and said it would probably pass.

    Keep persisting if you think it's serious. He will take your loss into account and maybe refer you to a counsoller, but I find alot of doctors have been weary for giving out anti depressents due to the fact they are addictive.
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    See another doctor if you don't like the one you first see, firstly.
    OP, my dad died, and I've had many a panic and anxiety attack, if you ever want to talk, feel free to PM me :hugs:
 
 
 
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