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SFChristianGirl

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SFChristianGirl last won the day on October 4 2015

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  1. Exposure Therapy

    Hi all.I have a question for members here who have gone through this.I'm looking into exposure therapy for my dental phobia. Has anyone here used it before or is anyone able to explain it to me?Otherwise are there other types of therapy to help you overcome the phobia ?I really feel trapped right now. I need to find a way to start overcoming this not just go on an appointment by appointment basis because that isn't working.Thanks.JJ
  2. Anyone want to be my friend?

    Hi. We're all here to support each other on here. Feel free to message me. JJ
  3. Hiya!

    Welcome to the forum. JJ
  4. Hello Everyone!

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Feel free to message me. JJ
  5. Online Therapy

    Hi.I just want to say thank you to all of you for your support. I don't know what I'd do without this forum and all of you here to support me.I'm healing well from the gum surgery. It's been 6 days since the surgery and I'm feeling better. The stitches fell out in day 3. The surgical site looks much better than it did.I'm sorry I haven't been on much recently. I did intend to post more as I was healing.I'm feeling really emotional right now. I feel out of sorts. A lot has been happening with me lately besides my dental appointments and such.I don't know if I've mentioned previously, but I deal with chronic pain. My back (especially lower back), my knees (both) and my neck are areas where I experience chronic pain. I have times where it won't bother me at all or will be minimal and other times where I'll have an episode of severe chronic pain.Recently I'm having an episode of severe chronic pain. I discussed this with my therapist, who says anxiety, stress and pain and are all related to each other. So, with all this dental stuff I've been dealing with recently, it triggered my anxiety which in turn triggered the pain. What a wonderful cycle.My anxiety is low in relation to dental things currently, but for some reason I have this nagging overall general anxiety now. Who knows, maybe they are related. I haven't been able to identify a trigger though.My back is hurting me to the point that I sought out the services of a massage therapist. I've gone twice in 3 weeks now, because the pain is so bad. The massage really helps me. It not only reduces my pain, but it also helps with my anxiety. This is a new practitioner that I'm seeing now and she is excellent and has reasonable rates, unlike most people in my area. After a session with her I feel better for about a week before the symptoms get bad again. I'm going to see her regularly for awhile until I can get the pain under control.I'm rather frustrated with my psychotherapy right now. After several weeks of feeling like I was making progress, I now feel like I'm stuck. I'm not moving forward. In fact I feel like things are repeating now and I don't know what to do about it. I already wrote my therapist today to get her views on this, but I'm waiting to hear back.So, right now I'm just feeling frustrated and emotional.JJ
  6. Struggling With Dental Problems

    Hi.I just want to say thank you to all of you for your support. I don't know what I'd do without this forum and all of you here to support me.I'm healing well from the gum surgery. It's been 6 days since the surgery and I'm feeling better. The stitches fell out in day 3. The surgical site looks much better than it did.I'm sorry I haven't been on much recently. I did intend to post more as I was healing.I'm feeling really emotional right now. I feel out of sorts. A lot has been happening with me lately besides my dental appointments and such.I don't know if I've mentioned previously, but I deal with chronic pain. My back (especially lower back), my knees (both) and my neck are areas where I experience chronic pain. I have times where it won't bother me at all or will be minimal and other times where I'll have an episode of severe chronic pain.Recently I'm having an episode of severe chronic pain. I discussed this with my therapist, who says anxiety, stress and pain and are all related to each other. So, with all this dental stuff I've been dealing with recently, it triggered my anxiety which in turn triggered the pain. What a wonderful cycle.My anxiety is low in relation to dental things currently, but for some reason I have this nagging overall general anxiety now. Who knows, maybe they are related. I haven't been able to identify a trigger though.My back is hurting me to the point that I sought out the services of a massage therapist. I've gone twice in 3 weeks now, because the pain is so bad. The massage really helps me. It not only reduces my pain, but it also helps with my anxiety. This is a new practitioner that I'm seeing now and she is excellent and has reasonable rates, unlike most people in my area. After a session with her I feel better for about a week before the symptoms get bad again. I'm going to see her regularly for awhile until I can get the pain under control.I'm rather frustrated with my psychotherapy right now. After several weeks of feeling like I was making progress, I now feel like I'm stuck. I'm not moving forward. In fact I feel like things are repeating now and I don't know what to do about it. I already wrote my therapist today to get her views on this, but I'm waiting to hear back.So, right now I'm just feeling frustrated and emotional.JJ
  7. Struggling With Dental Problems

    Hi everyone.Well, I just got home from my appointment with Dr. G. a little while ago. I did end up needing the dental surgery so he did it for me today. Took about 1 hour and 45 minutes. I took my herbal medications beforehand, so I was pretty calm overall. There were a few times where my anxiety got bad, but it was manageable.I have dissolvable stitches in my gum which should fall out in 7-10 days. I'm very swollen and I'm still numb. It took 4 shots to get me completely numb before we started.He sent me home with pain medication and an antibiotic. I'm to expect some minor bleeding for about 4 days. The swelling can last from 2-3 weeks, but I was told to ice it at first to help the swelling go down.Since I have stitches in I had to re-schedule my next appointment with Dr. C. which was originally tomorrow. I'm going to see him in early June instead, because that's the soonest he can see me for my crown.I'm really tired now. I'll probably try and take a nap later today. At least I don't work until Friday, so I have some time to rest and recover.I feel like I'm in shock emotionally. I thought I'd feel relieved, but I feel sad. I don't know why. It's hard to explain. There's no particular thought involved but when I ask myself how do I feel, my response is tired and sad. I know that must sound odd, but that's my main emotion right now. I do feel some sense of relief, but I know this will be a hard recovery, so maybe that's why I'm sad.I had a lot of stitches put in. Seeing him stitch up my gum kind of freaked me out. It was just really weird seeing someone put stitches in your mouth.Overall I'm glad it's all over. Just wish my emotions were more what I expected. Why do I feel like I'm in shock? Shouldn't I be happy and relieved right now?Thanks again to everyone for your support.JJ
  8. 3 Words Of The Moment

    Tired In Pain Relieved
  9. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" Thread (3)

    Hi Lauryn. Thank you for your support. Yes this is the dental thing again. My ongoing drama. I have two appointments coming up on two back to back days. The 18th I go to see the specialist for a consultation and if he thinks it's necessary a dental surgery to fix a tooth. A tooth that had a root canal 1 month ago is hurting again. My dentist wants me to see the specialist for treatment. Then I see my dentist the next day for a crown. I'll probably be in each appointment about 2 hours. I just wish my teeth would behave. Thanks to everyone for your support.
  10. 3 Words Of The Moment

    about to cry
  11. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" Thread (3)

    I'm on the verge of tears right now. It's been 3 days straight of anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, flashbacks and just overwhelming emotions. I need a break. Doesn't my mind know when I can't handle anymore?
  12. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" Thread (3)

    Hi everyone. Really struggling right now. Last two days have been full of flashbacks, anxiety, fear and nightmares. I'm really upset right now because 3 days ago a tooth that had a root canal treatment done a month ago, started hurting again. It initially settle down after treatment, but now the pain is back and it's causing me to panic. It also has these periods where it will feel loose and then fine again and go back and forth. Recently it's felt loose and that really scares me. I called my dentist, Dr. C., this morning and he is going to see me today at 4 pm. I'm still in the process of building trust with him, so I still get in this panicky, anxiety and fearful kind of mood before appointments. Especially when it's something unexpected like this. I'm really worried that he won't be able to treat it himself and that I'll need a referral to a specialist. I'm not ready to meet and try to trust another doctor right now. I'm afraid I'm going to need some complicated treatment to fix this tooth. What do you do when you feel like you're being constantly triggered? How do I get out of this horrible cycle. Thanks for reading. I hope everyone is doing well. JJ
  13. Struggling With Dental Problems

    Hi everyone. Really struggling right now. Last two days have been full of flashbacks, anxiety, fear and nightmares. I'm really upset right now because 3 days ago a tooth that had a root canal treatment done a month ago, started hurting again. It initially settle down after treatment, but now the pain is back and it's causing me to panic. It also has these periods where it will feel loose and then fine again and go back and forth. Recently it's felt loose and that really scares me. I called my dentist, Dr. C., this morning and he is going to see me today at 4 pm. I'm still in the process of building trust with him, so I still get in this panicky, anxiety and fearful kind of mood before appointments. Especially when it's something unexpected like this. I'm really worried that he won't be able to treat it himself and that I'll need a referral to a specialist. I'm not ready to meet and try to trust another doctor right now. I'm afraid I'm going to need some complicated treatment to fix this tooth. JJ
  14. Struggling With Dental Problems

    Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me. JJ
  15. Really struggling right now.  Last two days have been full of flashbacks, anxiety, fear and nightmares.

    I'm really upset right now because 3 days ago a tooth that had a root canal treatment done a month ago, started hurting again.  It initially settle down after treatment, but now the pain is back and it's causing me to panic.  It also has these periods where it will feel loose and then fine again and go back and forth.  Recently it's felt loose and that really scares me.

    I called my dentist, Dr. C., this morning and he is going to see me today at 4 pm.  I'm still in the process of building trust with him, so I still get in this panicky, anxiety and fearful kind of mood before appointments.  Especially when it's something unexpected like this.

    I'm really worried that he won't be able to treat it himself and that I'll need a referral to a specialist.  I'm not ready to meet and try to trust another doctor right now.

    I'm afraid I'm going to need some complicated treatment to fix this tooth.

    JJ