Ever since i can remember i have had an extreme phobia of ANYTHING medically related. When im in a doctors office or hospital, it doesnt matter what the reason is, i get paniky, my blood pressure gets very high and i feel like im suffocating. When ur little, doctors just expect that a kids gonna be scared being in a doctors office but once ur older the doctors dont rlly take it seriously. Im able to compose myself enough now when im at the doctors to the point where i at least dont have a panic attack or pass out but my blood pressure still all shoots through the roof when im there. My doctor had like a fit last time i had a check up because my blood pressure was very high and i tried to explain to her that it was only because i was in a doctors office and that i usually have low blood pressure but she didnt take it seriously at all. I felt really stupid and like a child cuz i couldnt just calm myself down. She just tested it right before i left expecting that it would be lower and it wasent and she didnt believe me. I googled it and saw that its called "White coat syndrome". idk how to make my doctor realize that i have a phobia and i cant just calm down and i dont have high blood pressure. Anyone else deal with this? Help?
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