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Over the last two months I have been reading threads or posts from people with some very real Anxiety problems.
One thing I have had reinforced here is the mumber of repeat medical tests patients seem to have undergone. In my past I have been on sevral Patient Partiipation Groups and various Mental Health Task Groups and the problem of Anxiety suffering persistant heath problems has been brought up and the cost and time taken by the repeat appointments with GP and Specialist has also been talked about.
Anxiety is not the only condition that demands such an extensive amout of inspection and reassurance.
What I really need to ask for my own interest is what does Anxiety Patients expect from GP and Hospital when you have been having clear results from these tests you undertake. When would you eventually feel nothing was wrong and be able to trust the medical profession.
Many test can be quite invasive and quite unpleasent, would you still expect several repeat tests before you would trust the diagnosis of your problem.
In my case I also suffer the same Anxiety that is slightly different to Anxiety that I see here. I go through tests to check blood and fluids quite often as my drugs effect my blood counts and cause bleeding in the gut.
Also I suffer problems with a congenital brain condition caused by the Opiates I am pushed to take. Also I will need to take Cancer medication for to reduce my immune system attacking my body. This can really cause me problems as they supress white blood cell count Some of the tests check the bowel and many patients with Anxiety need to be sedated. When you go to the dentist would you need sedation for your checkups and dental treatmnt
Believe me when I say, I look on Anxiety as a real psycological problem that needs to be addressed and I myself go through test that have a negative, result and then I wonder how much stress I am putting my body through when they also need to know what is going on.
I would love to be young and healthy, and sad to say I will need to take strong, possibly dangerous drugs for te rest of my life. I know my reasons and understand my situation, it is just I would love to know if your reasons are the same
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