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   Posted 4/24/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
No mater how much I try, I sompley CANNOT get my family to believe me about this whole panic thing. It's killing me. My brother says I just have mass hysteria and making up stuff. He says I'm weird and I need to go to a phsyciatrist. (and he doesn't mean that as a joke). He also says that they would be able to see if there's anything wrong with me by the way I act. But I'm pretty good at hiding how I feel. My mom keeps saying how much I don't want to be on medication which NONE of the reasons make ANY sense to me at all! Stupid crap about people who don't need it use it, but if I need it why not use it? Everyone's just like 'you don't wan to be on medication' and I'm like 'well if it'll make this go away or at least better, YEA I THINK I WANT IT!' UGH! It annoys the crap out of me. I'm scared of going to school every morning ever since my MASSIVE relapse of about 10-15 panic attacks in school in ONE day! And I'm terrified of getting a job, and I have no socila life because I'm scared to death to leave my house....I'd say something's wrong. Why don't they believe me? I know there's something wrong but they won't even schedule a simple doctor's appoinment to have it checked out. I've tried to ask my mom to get me checked out, but it's turned out ending in an argument. Can someone please tell me a way that I can convince my mom to set up an appointment for me?

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   Posted 4/24/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I hear ya....when I was in college i tried to tell my dad, but he gave me the classic "its all in your head" stuff. Mine would come and go, but now since its back with avengance i took matters into my own hands and scheduled a session with a therapist on my parents eventually understood that i wasnt kidding around and that i'm serious....

you can try that...sometimes you just have to take charge....good luck!!!


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   Posted 4/24/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you able to see your school nurse or councellor to talk to? Surely one of those would be able to help you get a doctors appointment.

You know on here you're not alone, we're all going through the same stuff and believe you. Seeing a doctor and starting therapy or meds if needed is a really brave decision to make when you're young. Realising and accepting that something isn't right and you need help isn't an easy step for a lot of people to make.

Good luck.

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   Posted 4/24/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Go see your school counselor. I know, they're usually pretty useless. But maybe s/he can see that you have a problem and at least talk to your parents about it.

edit - Jinx

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   Posted 4/24/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
We can't blame people too much for not understanding, because our emotions really are NOT rational when we're panicing or experiencing anxiety. But as you can see, there are many of us that know exactly what you're going through - and know well fears. The fear is very's just not always justified. : )

Unfortunately, you can't necessarily depend on a regular doctor to give you proper guidance. My family doctor told me " know it's all in your head don't you...". So if possible, see a specialist - a psychiatrist. You wouldn't go to foot doctor if your back hurts do you? : )
But I really like the advice about talking to your school counselor. Medication isn't always required, but it can be a God-send for some.

There's lot of reason to hope...whether you feel like it or not. : )

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   Posted 4/25/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lynn,

well, way back when major traumatic incidents happened in my life and my family's life and I very obviously wasn't dealing too well with them, my mother blew it all off. She did take me to the doctor for one thing, and not too surprisingly there wasn't anything physically wrong with me.

Did she take me to a psychiatrist? Well no. Probably because she wouldn't want an outsider scrutinizing our family and finding fault. Maybe if somebody had helped me back when I was 11 certain other horrors wouldn't have happened later in my life.

just my 2 cents. Look in the phone book under counseling or social services if the school counselor doesn't point you in the right direction. I think my school counselor did try to help me in junior high school but I lied and pretended nothing was wrong.

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