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I Have a Fear of Doctors

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    Hello everybody! I'm new to this forum and just thought that my personal experience could be of help.I'm a 38-year old woman whose life has been pretty much limited due to an absolute terror of ever going to a doctor.In fact, after passing the age of being followed by a...
    KellyPT KellyPT 36-40 Jan 21, 2011

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    Go Away....

    As we say here in Greece''if you eat an apple a day the doctor gets away''
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F Mar 27, 2013

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    ...and I'm really thinking hard how to get out

    of this one! Needles in my skin just below my throat, on the chest below the collarbone. I WON'T DO IT!!!!
    cheekyhannah cheekyhannah 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    All they want to do is poke me

    and be a cheese mosa
    lilloca4fitness lilloca4fitness 18-21, F Apr 22

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    Monster In The White Coat

    I was never a fan of going to the doctors even if it meant a free ticket out of school😊. The long white lab coats, that 'hospital scent ' that makes your belly flop, and even the sound of those damn latex gloves smacking against their wrists. I've always expected to hear bad...
    Kariel95 Kariel95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    I Fear Going to the Doctor

    My fear is a little different, I always fear that the doctor will not really listen to me and help me get better. For instance, I went to the doctor recently and told him that I have had pain for 8 weeks, I showed him the location of the pain, there is swelling also. This is...
    FlyingFlower FlyingFlower 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2008

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    Fear Of Doctors

    I have a fear of doctors. I feel like I can't trust them. Getting a simple medical check up scares me because it is tense. Doctors make me feel nervous inside because I am afraid that they will find something wrong with me. 
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M Jan 10, 2010

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    Everything About It.

    The smell of a doctors office, and the sound of the paper beds...  UGH!  It reminds me of being a kid and nearly everytime I went to the doctor I had to get a shot.  I feared shots so bad.  One time my parents and a bunch of nurses had to carry me...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    Dreams

    (sorry for spelling/grammer errors.) Oh, and you may notice a slight resemblance to Soul Eater. I have a serious phobia of Stein so my friend dared me to write a book about him and have it published. My next step after this is to publish this and hand a copy to my friend. Let me...
    Rosiechan Rosiechan 26-30, F Jan 10, 2013

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    I Like Them But Don't Trust Them That Much Anymore

    I usually get nervous in the waiting room and think if I didn;t have anything wrong I do now cuz I am so anxious... and it doesn't matter if its a woman doctor or man I get edgy... but worse with the young good looking ones... they really scare me I get so nervous with men anyway...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Very Suprisingly, It's One of My Worst Fears!!!!

    Before the accident, just the thought of hospitals made me get a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. As a child, I would be so scared of doctors to the point I would never let one touch me. I don't know what brought this fear, but it was a known fact that I would NEVER take the...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 2, 2008

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    Trying Being Fear Less

    I had my share and the results of it all is that I fear of doctors.  I'm not saying they are all bad cause that would be a big fat lie.  I'm afraid if I need going to a physician and I don't know anyone who have been to them I will boil inside, be anxious...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    They Freak the Living Day Lights Out of Me.

    I only ever see doctors when something is wrong so of course I fear them... to me they're the people that bring the pain and the torture... even though they say in the long run its for the best... I Still HATE sseeing them every week... I mean they're annoying, tedious and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    I had to get some of my skin cut off to remove

    my warts and now something is developing on my private area that looks like a pimple that hurts when it gets touched. Anyone have any ideas to help me?
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    It's a Pain

    I don't have a fear of my Doctor.  He's actually a nice man.  But...What I do fear is all the pain that is inflicted on you for the medical tests and proceedures with the final testing results and diagnosis of "Your Doing Fine"!
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 2 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Im 24 and am beyond terrified of Doctors.

    I dont trust them, I dont believe they will do me any good and Im so scared that if I go there will be something wrong with me. I havent had a pap smear since 18 and Im a lesbian but my girlfriend says I should go at least see a OB/GYN but everything about them scare me. It...
    BiancaKelley24 BiancaKelley24 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    The Results

      I don't so much, fear the doctor- but the results that I go for. What if I go for something simple, and i get back test results for something that's more complicated? 
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Im Afraid Of What The Docter Has To Say

    ive been afraid of docters sence i was young  i have a few medical isues that realy need to be taken care of but im afraid of whats going to happen and what they are going to do and say im scarred to death its realy starting to afect my quality of life every day every week avery...
    timmcfrlnd timmcfrlnd 46-50 May 19, 2011

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    I Stay Away

    I just don't do them, I am never ill, never had a day sick, I keep fit, eat healthy foods, I've never had a work medical examination, and refused to have one at school, my body, my business, not my body to create revenue for over zealous Doctors to reel me in for unnecessary...
    bigeasygent63 bigeasygent63 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    Heyy , well every time i go to a doctor i feel

    nervous and scared , and after a while i feel light headed idk why its so wierd.... Even if im going to a dentist i feel the same
    nareen3 nareen3 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Illness Is What I Fear!!

    I was thinking about writing this story about my fear of doctors and I thought,it's not that I have a fear of doctors,the fear comes from what they MIGHT tell me I have.I have a bad habit of trying to cure myself just so I don't have to go to the Doc.Then I also have a bad...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    Terrified Of Doctors

     Ive suffered from a paralyzing fear of doctors my whole life and  have spent the last two years trying to face them for the first time.  I am 27 years old and am missing most of my teeth, most people don't notice, I just don't open my mouth or smile.Ive been seeing a...
    putonahappyface putonahappyface 26-30 1 Response Feb 6, 2011

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    It Feels Like The Cold Hand Of Death.

    I dont like doctors. I dont trust doctors. I have avoided going to a pysician sence i was 18....i am now 37.now i seem to be forced into this situation by a car accident in july of last year.It was a frontal impact with airbag deployment....now it seems that i may have to have...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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    I'm so afraid of going

    but I need to go. I have to find out what's wrong with me so I can get on with my life. I haven't cut because I knew I was going to go to the doctors soon.. Well today's the day.. I hope we get into a car accident on the way there and I die.
    NemoNoMore NemoNoMore 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    Creepy Symptoms

    What is scarier than telling a doctor that you have been passing bloody urine?
    gityergameon gityergameon 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    Hey everyone. I hope my experience can help people just as much as so many of your experiences have helped me. Im 26 and have had HS for 9 years (i think) thats how long i can...
    Meganvan Meganvan 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I first developed a rash on both of my arms in 2008. Since then I have seen 9 doctors and the 9th doctor was the first one who could identify the rash. He told me there is no...
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    I can't be sure and I don't want to be sure. But I have a feeling that its true. It's a very strange story I have only told 1 person and I think they judge me because of it. I...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    It's so difficult.. I am a graduate student, and I've always done well academically. But sometimes I get so consumed in self-doubt and anxiety that I have forgotten something or...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    This is kind of long but I'd really appreciate feedback <3 Work anxiety. Every single day, and I don't know what to do about it. The thing is, it isn't the job that gives me...
    ChildoftheEarth ChildoftheEarth 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    When Aunt Flo decided to make her first appearance I always wondered why she overstayed her welcome. Mum told me that it was normal and that my body would regulate itself as the...
    Guilty1982 Guilty1982 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    It's not just social anxiety but it's an intense FEAR from public interaction that gets so bad, I try my best to avoid it. That itself has caused great self-hatred and insecurity...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    From time to time I dream a lot of nightmares and I fear they are about to haunt my sleep again. I'm so tired I need to sleep, but if I sleep I might have a bad dream. Yes...was...
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    I have hepatitis B. But I don't know where, when, or how I got it. I just turned 27 in June. And just a day before my birthday, I woke up feeling like I have been crushed by a lawn...
    confusedHepB confusedHepB 26-30, F 1 day ago

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