It is very important to be very
clear and open when you go to visit with your doctor. Sometimes
you can forget to bring up issues that need to be discussed
in order to be properly diagnosed.
I have listed here some questions
and other things that you may want to take with you to your
doctor. With this list you will know
exactly what to discuss with your doctor so that you can make
the most of your visit.
1. The first thing you will want to talk about is your symptoms. Make
sure you are detailed about your symptoms, and do not leave anything out.
need to tell your doctor so he or she can provide the proper treatment
2. Once you have discussed all your symptoms,
ask your doctor if you might have an anxiety disorder. If so, what
anxiety disorder(s) do you have?
3. If you do have an anxiety disorder, ask your
doctor if he will be able to
treat you, or will he recommend you to a psychologist
or other professional. Ask how he will plan on treating you.
4. If you and your doctor agree on trying a medication,
make sure you have reviewed ALL of the
medication options you have. Find out how quickly they
will work for you. What are the side effects of the medication(s)?
How long will it take
medication to work? Are there any risks associated
with the medication? Is the medication affordable for you?