I get that misunderstanding from some of my docs, not realizing that I panic *BECAUSE* I feel physical symptoms, not that panic causes them in the first place. All that's worked for me is to explain to them slowly and clearly, often with a written list of questions that I won't deviate from until they answer *all*. With some, it never works - so I don't deal with them. But my PCP and ENT are very good about
listening to what I'm describing *first* and diagnosing *second*. That ease some of my health anxiety. Maybe it will work for you too.
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac