I'm scared to go to the doctor

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    • #66102

      Im pretty confident I have ad/hd, but I’m scared a doctor wont help me. That maybe I really am just lazy and immature. I’m having so much anxiety about seeking diagnosis. Please help

    • #66218

      What happens if you go, and he doesn’t help you? Nothing will have changed. You’ll be exactly where you are right now. If he does help, you’ll be better off than you are now. So the worst that can possibly happen is… nothing. When you look at it that way, what are you afraid of? Nothing! 🙂

    • #66275
      Penny Williams

      I agree with @anomalocaris.

      Try this online self-test and see if you’re on the right track. You can print the results and take them to the doctor with you:

      [Self-Test] ADHD Symptoms in Women and Girls

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #66519

      Thank y all for the support. I did talk my doctor and she was great. Prescribed me medication and told me to follow up in a month. Such a releif!

    • #68942

      Don’t be scared to go to the doctor. He/she will advise you the best things to do to manage your ADHD. He can refer you to a therapist or specialist to help you even better.

    • #69287

      I remember having the same worries after I’d gone through all of the testing and was awaiting the results. I needed a definitive diagnosis very badly, but I was terrified that the therapist would tell me that there was nothing wrong, it was all in my head, etc. It sounds irrational now, but it reflected my low-self esteem. Now I’d say trust your knowledge of yourself. If you know something is not right, get it checked out and find the answer. It may not be exactly the answer you are looking for, but it’s better than staying in a place of anxiety and uncertainty.

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