I have a dentist appointment in the morning and I'm scared. I had a check up last week and they found one cavity (what am I, twelve?), so tomorrow I go to get it filled. I don't like it at all. And, by the way, what's up with dentistry in general? Have there been no advances in the field since the 70's or what? It's barbaric, I'm telling you. My kind doc gave me a prescription for 5mg of Valium to take the night before (now) and then again a half-hour before the appointment. For those of you not into prescription drug trafficking, 5mg of Valium is perfect to calm your anxieties if you weigh about 80 lbs. If you're over 80 lbs. and have developed a slight tolerance to all things mood-altering, it doesn't do jack. I admit to doubling up (ok, maybe tripling) but it's sure not keeping me from buzzing around my house tonight and being a nervous wreck.
Anxiety sucks. I do ok except for the shots. Why needles in the mouth? Why?
Update: I survived. :) And that Valium worked out great. Thanks for your comments and well-wishes!