A Doctor Told Me to Chill While I Was Having a Panic Attack

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I’ve always been afraid of doctors.

Seriously, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t dread going in to the clinic. I hated telling my parents I was sick because I worried that they would make me visit a doctor. When I was a kid and my clinic mailed my family notifications that I was due for my yearly checkup, I stole them from the mailbox and hid them so that my…