So yea… as the title says, I went to the doctor today. As you can tell, it didn’t go so well.
I have been anxious all day because its been a year since I went to the doctor as as many of you know, I have social phobia. I also have worked from home since March so it has kinda gotten more out of hand than I realized.
Anyway, I got to the clinic for my appointment and they had one of those Covid questionnaires. I wrote that I have a cough because I live in an apartment complex with smokers. So they sent me to the ‘potentially Covid’ wing. By this time I could already feel a panic attack coming but I suppressed it as long as I could. They took my temp and weight and took me to a room.
When they took my blood pressure (which is why I was there-to tell my doctor I can’t get my BP down by myself), my panic attack was nearly peaking and so when they took my BP it read as hypertensive crisis and they started interrogating me about why I wasn’t taking my meds (which I was never prescribed) or getting my refills (which I was never prescribed). So that nurse finally left and about 15 mins later another one came in and took my BP again and it was still really high but it had come down considerably since the first reading.
A bit later my doctor came in and I started crying because of my anxiety and she felt so bad. She said I should have let her know I was having a panic attack and she would’ve brought me something, but I DID tell the nurse my anxiety was super high so…
Anyway, my doc put me on a diuretic and a BP medicine, and she started me on Zoloft for my anxiety and gave me other meds to take if I have a panic attack.
So. I got my meds and accidentally got anxiety meds, which is good but I also had a panic attack and hypertensive crisis so take that as you will I guess.
Thanks for reading guys, I needed to vent. Now I’m tired and I have a headache so I’m going to lay down.
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