when my tooth cracked, and I pooped blood, and this red skin tag on my stomach started bleeding. and I thought about the times I sat in the dentist chair and tried to tell them how I was feeling and I felt like I was crazy but here I am and it is as bad as I thought, and maybe it will be worse, why should I think otherwise? And trying to tell myself that anxiety is all physical reactions so I should be able to shut down the feeling of anxiety. but all the thinking strategies I have learned do not work because thinking about the thing causing me to have anxiety will give me an almost immediate flair up. I feel like I can’t reason my way out of it.

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