Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

Is admitting to the doctor that you get a bit anxious about things stupid?

(3 Posts)
Spaghettinetti Tue 11-Aug-15 13:32:12

Well I went to see the doctor today. I've not been since November. I tend to put it off and sometimes have a couple of complaints that may or may not be connected. Today I went because I had shingles in November and am still experiencing some pain. I guess I was worried because I'm only 30 and think that there must be some 'reason' why I got it. The rash was across my boob and breast cancer had crossed my mind especially as my boobs have altered a lot since having my DD. Anyway, I sort of explained my feelings and the physical sensations but was a bit contrived and then I mentioned the fact that I get anxious about things.... Now I feel that I come across as completely neurotic and worry that the doctor will see me as somebody that cries wolf... Even though he was able to put my mind at rest about my actual physical concerns. Should I not mention my tendency to get anxious about things? Should I be totally honest? Grrrr... I know I'm being neurotic even writing this...

Kayakwonder Tue 11-Aug-15 18:22:38

I had 2 GPs dismiss symptoms as me being "an anxious person" before finally one took me seriously and I got a diagnosis.
IME better to be taken more seriously and not to admit you're anxious.
Get well soon.

gingeroots Tue 11-Aug-15 21:00:56

I understand where you're coming from spaghetti .It can feel intimidating seeing doctors - they're so clever ,and busy ! I always find it hard not to think that I'm wasting their time .

You can get post herpetic neuralgia after shingles .

Expect GP mentioned that .

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: