I am having a molar extracted next Wednesday. I had my wisdom teeth out years ago (when I wasn't so nervous about the dentist), but no extractions since then. I've been having panic attacks the last several months (I've had anxiety issues all my life, had panic attacks about 15 years ago, improved, but now am much worse).
I've been doing better, am going to a therapist, just started.
I am taking antibiotics now (am afraid to take medicine, so this has been very difficult). I have been doing some positive self talk for that. I have 3 more days to go on the antibiotics.
But now I'm starting to get anxiety about the extraction, thinking about it, how I'm going to handle it, afterwards, etc etc, etc. I didn't sleep last night.
I have some xanax and have never taken it, need to try before the day of the extraction. I don't know if that will help or not.
I am trying to do positive self-talk (plus meditation, tapping, mindfulness, etc , all of which are very difficult because of my high level of anxiety on this).
I can't think of what affirmations to say, so I am hoping for some suggestions.