How do you keep yourself from cancelling appts?
I haven't shared on here in a while, because I am happy to report I have been doing well in general and maintaining some strong coping mechanisms for my anxiety and depression. However, something I struggle with is dental appts. I need to go - its been a few years. I struggle greatly with this because it gives me the most anxiety. Any suggestions on how to combat this? I have thought about asking for a sedative to get me through the appt - I really just need a cleaning, my teeth are in good shape. However, I am so anxious to even make the appt. Last time I went, the dentist was very aggressive and that did not help my medical anxiety at all, not to mention I have had a lot of other appts over the years for some reproductive health issues. I am appt'd out, and really just want to invest in a scraper to clean my own teeth, but I know that's not an ideal solution. Help, I am so overwhelmed by this. #medicalanxiety #Anxiety #whitecoatsyndrome