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Is anyone else afraid to go to the doctor?

When I was like 8, my mom was in a really bad car accident, and she was in the hospital for 3 months, she had her jaws wired shut, her legs broken, they had to shave her head, because she had to have stitches in it. It was awful. But I thought it was the doctor who dome all that to her. Well, of course now I know it wasnt the doc, but for some reason doctors have scared me since. When I had my son, that was the first time I had been to the doctor as an adult, seriously. I never went back for my 6 week checkup, but my stepmom is a nurse, and she checked my stomach, and stuff. But now Im having severe back pain to where I can almost not stand to get up in the mornings. My son is 18 months old now, but It's hurt since I was young. What can I do about it, without having to go to the doctor?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:32 AM on Dec. 18, 2009 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • I'm not a fan of doctors. I have no problem taking my children to the doctor but I myself don't like going.

    Do you have someone that you trust like a husband, friend or even your aunt who can go with you to see a doctor? Step one to overcoming a fear is to face it and having someone you trust by your side can help you.

    Good luck.

    Cafe Jenn
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 1:43 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • You need to see a doctor, though you may need some counseling first.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:07 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • You REALLY don't want to pass your phobia on to your child; get the help you need
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:08 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • You really need to get over that fear.  I suggest counseling for that. 


    You could try a chiropractor for your back.  I had the very similar issues and the doctors couldn't find anything wrong (even with x-rays).  So I went to a chiropractor and he discovered my problem and now I don't have any more back pain. 

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 6:44 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • I strongly suggest seeing a chiropractor. You'll get help for your back without having to actually see a doctor-doctor (though chiros are docs, just not general medicine or whatever). And by doing that, it should also help ease your fear of regular medical docs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

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