Fear of going to the doctor can be built up in your mind. Perhaps they'll find something life threatening? Or mabye it's a monetary reason you avoid a visit, especially in America. It there's one thing we know about America it's we are the best at insurance...
Whatever the reason, and there are many, people refuse to go to the doctor no matter how bad the diagnosis could be.
Reddit user, u/spooky1289, wanted to hear your reason for never going when they asked:
Maybe Give It A Name?
I've had a bump on the side of my neck for months. Feels like a lymph node and is in a spot that one should be, but still it shouldn't be a noticeable bump.
It's not huge, just noticeable when I feel around there.
But I've got no insurance and make $12 an hour, so f-ck me I guess.
It's Such An Efficient SystemGiphy
Because the soonest I could get an appointment is not until the 3rd week of May.
So, I'm waiting.
The Beating Of A Heart
Because I can't find a doctor that's accepting new patients.
My chest pains just aren't going away.
Keep That Reality Nonsense As Far Away From Me As Possible
i don't want to admit something is wrong, i want to ignore it for as long as i can because when it is acknowledged it feels more real?
i don't know how to explain it but i guess the reality sets in or something and things go down hill from there.
When The Problem Is The Cause Of The Problem
Severe social anxiety.
I don't-talk-to-anyone-but-immediate-family-in-over-a-decade social anxiety.
Yep...Any. Time. Now...
MRI is expensive and I'm sure the random pain in ribs that has been bothering me for 2 years will go away anytime now.
Not Everyone Can Fix EverythingGiphy
I've been to docs for 15y with the condition that's really bothering me, and there's no fix, it seems.
So I've stopped going. At some point you realize docs can't fix everythingABoutDeSouffle
It's All Real
To avoid the thousands of dollars in tests to have the doc not know what it is and to assume I'm just making it up.
Time =/= Money
Last time I went for something small I got charged $400 dollars to have someone spend 5 minutes with me, have me go do a few tests and then tell me it's not bad enough for them to do anything.
Nothing Like Being Totally Right
I live in the United States.
We don't go to doctors. We just accept being sick.