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Anxiety/panic attacks and dentist this am!

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ClaimedByMe Fri 07-Oct-11 08:36:50

I just want to write this down to try and get my head straight.

I suffer frim panic attacks and anxiety, i have beta blockers and am on a long waiting list for more counselling. I have a dentist app this morning, just for a checkup but have toothache so i know theres a problem,ive been awake half the night, have already emptied my bowels a few times this am, thats a major symptom of my anxiety, the saaying "shit scared" really applies to me!

I just need to get through this appointment ( without shitting myself) i know in my head its just a check up and they will do nothing but look but im bloody terrified, i know how to breathe and to distract my anxiety but i am just not coping this morning, i feel so stupied.

Thanks if anyone reads!

Katisha Fri 07-Oct-11 08:48:27

Dentsists are used to this. Tell them when you get there - don't try to tough it out.
If you find you need treatment after the check-up then maybe you can ask about sedation. This worked very well for DS2 who developed a fear of the dentist.

ClaimedByMe Fri 07-Oct-11 09:00:42

Thanks, dp, dd and ds are going too and i need to be brave for the dc so they dont a fear too sad

Katisha Fri 07-Oct-11 09:15:37

Send the DCs in without you, or with DH.

Katisha Fri 07-Oct-11 09:15:48

DP sorry

Katisha Fri 07-Oct-11 17:26:43

How did it go?

ClaimedByMe Fri 07-Oct-11 19:18:48

It went great! I dont need any treatment smile! The dentist was really good at keeping me calm, thank you for asking!

Katisha Fri 07-Oct-11 21:44:39

Excellent - well done!

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