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11 February 2009 @ 06:51 pm
Doctors  

Hi All,

I just came bk from doctors earlier and all my blood pressure is fine so the doctor said its difinitly anxiety. I have been prescribed on anti depressiants for my anxiety coz i feel dizzy alot and i hope it helps but my mum will fetch them tomoz for me as i will have to take them in the mornings.

On the way to the docs i had a severe anxiety attack i couldn't move as i thought i was gonna pass out and i had to sit down, so i was 10 mins late for the appointment thats all 4 now.

Susie

 
 
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Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)chemoelectric on February 11th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, anxiety leads to hyperventilation and it all goes downhill from there, but really in my experience the greatest danger is finding a doctor who does not recognize anxiety as such. That’s why I get a second opinion. :)
susie4uk2009susie4uk2009 on February 11th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
why is that? about a doc who doesn't recognize anxiety?

Susie
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)chemoelectric on February 11th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Well, in the 1970s it led me to a phony diagnosis of schizophrenia and subsequent involuntary hospitalization, but psychiatry has gotten much better in the US since then. They simply didn’t recognize anxiety or anxious behavior when they saw it, back in the ’70s.

But what I was thinking of more, though it isn't exactly the same as anxiety attack, is how my obsessive-compulsive disorder nearly resulted in laser eye surgery, due to my fear of having detached retinas. In retrospect, the doctor was simply too eager, and offered to do it then and there, and probably wasn’t any good, and the second opinion was simply that I had no such problem. But it was anxiety that got me sort of shopping around for opinions in the first place, and there is the hazard of coming across a doctor who wants, even if by simple error, to treat a non-existent condition.

Not that I haven’t gone to the emergency room with what turned out to be anxiety; it’s just that in the emergency room I never got treated incorrectly, as in the cases mentioned above.

Edited at 2009-02-11 08:50 pm (UTC)