I have always had flashbacks during doctor’s appointments, but they weren’t noticeable to me until I became chronically ill.
Trauma during my development programmed me to avoid asking for help at all costs. It’s just too risky. But there are times when we have no choice, like when we must go to the doctor and tend to our health needs.
The act of going to the doctor is inherently an act of requesting help or assistance, and the trauma I endured in childhood told me I couldn’t or shouldn’t ask for help.Read more on themighty.com