Extreme anxiety after blood test call, if blood test results are bad

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I had some blood tests on Friday which were ordered after a visit to my GP. He said he would test me for everything including a general blood count, hormones, liver and kidney function. But, if blood test results are bad what should I do?

If blood test results are bad, a very sharp woman who advised me that I needed to book in a routine appointment with my doctor to discuss the results, as the blood tests were shown as “abnormal”. Working full-time, I knew for a fact I wouldn’t be able to get an appointment for at least a week so I asked for some more information over the phone. She said she couldn’t discuss the results and I would need to call in the morning to speak to a doctor.

The results as the blood tests were shown as "abnormal"

The results as the blood tests were shown as “abnormal”

I am now beside myself with anxiety. I cannot stop worrying, my heart has been racing since I got off the phone (which can’t be healthy as this was about 2hrs ago!). My mind is racing and I’m worrying what could possibly be wrong with these results.

I’m dreading having another blood test as the past three I’ve had have been seriously uncomfortable and I can’t keep taking time off work to attend doctors appointments – the only alternatively is waiting three weeks to see my doctor!

I am now beside myself with anxiety

I am now beside myself with anxiety

I’m actually away this weekend visiting friends and now I feel the weekend will be overshadowed by this ambiguous news. I’m angry because I was called by a receptionist who couldn’t give me any further information but also called me at a time where I couldn’t speak to anybody who could. Why not call me in the morning when I can speak to my GP who can elaborate? She was also very rude when I was politely asking for some more information, as though I should know the procedure?

I don’t know what to do, I’m assuming the worst and I can’t stop. I have to wait until tomorrow morning to speak to the surgery, will probably struggle to get through before work, then spend the entire morning in a stooper waiting for them to call back. I’m nervous in case he asks me to go in for an appointment as I won’t be able to do this until next week.

I was even considering asking to start late at work so I could speak to the doctor and possibly see him on the day but my manager wasn’t around so I couldn’t. Not to mention it’s incredibly short notice!

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