I have a terrible phobia of hospitals, and doctors too. Just going into a hospital will make me claustrobphoic panicky and like I NEED to get out. In fact, last October I had to accompany my mom to her appointment for an eye surgery. Waiting in the waiting room was torture, I finally had to leave, go out to the car, and must've sat there crying for a least a half an hour before pulling myself back together to go back in. Shortly after my dad showed up, and we were invited to go check on how my mom was doing. I put on a brave face and went along but by the time we got there I could feel myself blanching and the feel of doom and gloom that precedes passing out was coming on. I had to quick turn around and get out of there as fast as possible. The nurse make me sit in a chair with my head down, and with a cup of orange juice. When I felt well enough to stand up, the first thing I wanted was to get out of that buidling pronto. I desperately needed to be back out into the fresh air. Aaaaaaa. It felt sooo good when I was finally able to get it. This is not the first time an incident like this has happened to me. I wish I wasn't like this. I have a terrible needlephobia as well, especially pertaining to bloodwork. Just hearing someone talk about their bloodwork is enough to make me feel woozy. God, I absolutley hate that woozy feeling. It majorly sucks. How do I get over my fear of hospitals and doctors, and most importantly bloodtests! Yikes. Currently I have been dealing with horrible anxiety and I would like to see someone to help me. I am at a point where I am willing to take a med for it. But my fear and anxiety attacks I get over the situation are really bad and I'm looking for advice from anyone who can help me be able to cope with this better. Visualizaion exercises? Acupressure points? Is there a way I can slowly desensitise myself to hospitals and bloodwork? I am open to any suggestions. This is a major problem for me and my anxiety is getting progressively worse. I need help!
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