Q&A: Sedation Gynecologist for PTSD?
Question by Natasha: Sedation Gynecologist for PTSD?
I’d like to know if there is such thing as Sedation Gynecology (like there is Sedation Dentistry), and if possible where I could find a doctor who practices it (I live in Colorado).
I have disabling PTSD from sexual trauma when I was younger, and even the thought of seeing a GYN and having anyone touch me like that triggers a panic attack. I can hardly type right now, I’m shaking so much (recovering from a panic attack spurred by thinking of this…)
My psychiatrist told me that even though I really should go, I shouldn’t push myself or I will most likely be re-traumatized. She asked me if there was a reason I personally think I should go, and I lied and told her no. The truth is, I know I need to go see a GYN. Not only for simple health reasons, but because for the past few years I’ve had a lot of lower abdominal pain on and off (not related to periods) which may be a sign something is really wrong… Avoiding it isn’t an option anymore.
Any information would be really helpful, even if it’s a doc in another state… I can travel if need be.
P.S. – Insensitive pricks need not answer. I do not need to hear that a GYN appointment is “easy”, “simple”, or that it’s “no big deal” or that I should “suck it up”. The fact of the matter is that IT IS NOT EASY or even TOLERABLE for everyone. No one needs to hear those types of comments from someone who has no knowledge of the situation.
Answer by LAZMUM
I’m so sorry for the problem you find yourself in & I can understand how you feel not the way you can but I cannot think about some procedures I I have sedation for them.I have looked it up on the web search I have come up with 1, try to see the gynecologist & explain how you feel & see if they will help you,that’s the way I get to have mine.Hope it helps.Good Luck.
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