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    I need to really seek medical advise, I need to go to the doctors but the only issue is last time I went I was 10 and now I'm 18 I suffer from anxiety so find it hard to speak to people especially those in authority, what can I do how ?
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    I need to really seek medical advise, I need to go to the doctors but the only issue is last time I went I was 10 and now I'm 18 I suffer from anxiety so find it hard to speak to people especially those in authority, what can I do how ?
    If you have any coping mechanisms you normally use you can obviously use them, but you can also check out sites like mind.org, sane.org or some specifically for anxiety to see if they have any helpful advice for you.

    If you think you may struggle in the appointment you can write a note beforehand saying that you have anxiety and explaining why you are there. You might also find it helpful to bring somebody with you. You can also try breathing exercises before you go in to try to limit how anxious you get.

    Have you considered seeing somebody about your anxiety btw? Therapy can do wonders and you can also be prescribed medication if you need it. It's worth considering if you haven't already.

    Good luck. Try to remember that there is nothing to be worried about and whatever it is that makes you anxious about talking to them is just your anxiety messing with you. They won't judge you or anything- it's their job not to- so try to stay calm and say what you need to.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I need to really seek medical advise, I need to go to the doctors but the only issue is last time I went I was 10 and now I'm 18 I suffer from anxiety so find it hard to speak to people especially those in authority, what can I do how ?
    I used to be the same. As a child I didn't go often, but found myself anxious about it when I really needed to go. You might find it easier to write everything down beforehand and either read off the paper, or even just give it to them so you don't have to explain it yourself. I've done that a couple of times. You can ask the receptionist for a male or female doctor, whoever you might feel more comfortable with, and they may have a nurse available to chaperone the appointment if it would make you feel more comfortable. You could also take someone with you for support. You might also want to consider mentioning your anxiety while you're there so everything can be dealt with in one session, because there's a lot of help they can offer you for it. If your anxiety is preventing you from accessing healthcare, then it sounds like you could really do with some more support. Good luck :hugs:
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    I need to really seek medical advise, I need to go to the doctors but the only issue is last time I went I was 10 and now I'm 18 I suffer from anxiety so find it hard to speak to people especially those in authority, what can I do how ?
    Call them up and ask for a telephone consultation
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