I thoght I was getting better

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I feel awful writting on here again as I thought I was getting better or should I say coping better.  Last week I had a real bad week, went to see my CBT therapist yesterday and felt a bit better but this morning I got a text from my dentist saying I have an appointment on Friday and it has sent me into a spiral as I am realy worried about my mouth, I grind my teeth alot to the point of breaking them and I am scared to death she is going to say there is something wrong although when I look on the internet it seems to be a common enough thing to do.  I have cancelled my appointment as I am to scared please can someone help.


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    Your going to have your ups and downs friend. You'll have good days and bad days, even weeks. I thought I was recovering myself and this last week has felt like hell all over again for me. Just stay strong. I wouldn't cancel your dentist appointment because your teeth are important , as important as everything else in your life, you only get one set. Hope this makes you feel a bit better!
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      Hi Daniel

      Many thanks for your kind words, it is much better than someone saying pull yourself together.  I have cancelled my appointment but have rebooked for next Friday, will have to pray that by then I will have the strength to go.

      Keep fighting it

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    Hi Jean

    sorry to hear your not coping as well as you would like.  What is your fear about the dentist?  What is it you think he/she might say.  Grinding our teeth are perfectly normal when tense or anxious.  Perhaps they might suggest a mouthguard.  

    I also have a medical appt. today that I am anxious about.  Trying to think good thoughts but it is tough I know.

    sending you healing thoughts.


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      Hi Lynda

      I am so glad you took the time to reply to me, I am not sure why I am scared of the dentist, just worried I have a disease, but thanks for the reassurance.

      I hope you get on okay with your appt, let me know how it goes.



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    Hi Jean, I am glad you have re-booked your dentist appointment as there is nothing to be afraid of. Teeth grinding is a common issue with people. A lot of them grind their teeth in their sleep. Your dentist is their to help you keep your teeth in the best shape possible. Chin up as they say and I am sure you will be fine.
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