MAKE A LIST
SHARE YOUR HISTORY
It will help your doctor to know your ACEs history, if they don’t already, and about any mental health history that runs in your family.
Be honest about your feelings, emotions, and physical symptoms. Your doctor can help you the most when they have the complete picture. And if you’re not clear on something, don’t be shy about asking questions.
If going to the doctor makes you feel anxious, reach out to a friend or family member for support. Let them know you’re going and how you’re feeling, and check in with them when you’re done.