By scared - 17/03/2015 21:35 - Australia - Brisbane
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That sucks. Try another doctor, maybe? Hope it'll turn out ok for you, OP
If you truly have anxiety issues, try counseling, and to learn to cope. if you still feel you need medicine, the counselor can recommend a psychiatrist who can give you the proper medicine and dosage.
Coping skills rarely develop overnight. Doctors usually prescribe an "emergency" anti anxiety drug for when anxiety is so bad you can't function along with counseling and maybe an antidepressant which has helped a lot of people who have suffered from anxiety. You're right in that one shouldn't be dependent on the anti anxiety medication, but going to counseling takes many sessions before helping, medications help right away
But a doctor isn't someone who you should go to until after you are diagnosed. My doctor prescribed antidepressants but he's a family doctor and my whole intermediate family has depression. I wasn't diagnosed with later problems such as anxiety and social phobia until I went in and had a session with a therapist. They should definitely still find a new doctor, as regardless of how op seemed they should have been directed to a therapist or psychiatrist, but a doctor is someone who mostly deals with the body, not the mind
They see so many "seekers" that they try to distinguish real from fake. Unfortunately that means many times the true people that need help don't receive the necessary treatment. Good luck OP.
I can totally understand this, you keep up the act of being normal for so long then when you confess your problems, people question the truth. You'll find people that will understand. Just keep looking.
And also you may have actually overcome the hardest part of anxiety if your able to function around people. Pretty much self healed.
True anxiety doesn't come and go when it's convenient. If you can function properly when you're around the public and then lose it when in privacy, there's more than anxiety. There's an underlying issue that's causing these feelings at those times. Wether it be loneliness, etc.... This is a bit more than daily anxiety. Now it's in the realm of a higher psych condition.
Maybe you should know what you're talking about. I deal with anxiety issues on a daily basis with my profession. Unlike flipping burgers at the local grease pit in your case. As I wrote earlier, actually I don't need to repeat it, before commenting understand the whole paragraph then make a conclusion.
You're right. I don't act different ways around people. I act myself. If I did have a problem I would take care of it before it gets out of hand or waiting til the last minute to try to fix it instead of whining about life dealing me a shitty hand. Apparently masking the situation didn't work and she should've seemed medical attention before hand.