I'm young and so scared - please help in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted April 21, 2017 Hi Ashley, I should add that it would be a great idea to seek counseling for being "terrified" of getting your heart and lungs checked. This entails entirely painless and harmless tests that are extremely common. The fact that your doctor ordered them means next to nothing, as they typically order the tests to get a baseline, which is helpful, often many years later, to figure out if there has been any silent or significant disease progression. It's not the least bit normal to be terrified of regular, everyday medical tests, regardless of whether you are healthy or sick. The odds are tremendous that your test results will be perfectly normal. To have an exaggerated fear is called a "phobia". Phobias can be very quickly and easily remedied through very simple counseling procedures. Of course, maybe you were just being a bit emotional or dramatic at the moment and don't actually harbor a phobia over this. If you do think you might be on the phobia end of things, it's a great idea to address it head on with your counselor. Sadly, some people let their fears rule the day. It causes them to skip recommended preventative medical or dental care, in which case the phobia turns out to be life-threatening. It's entirely unnecessary to live with exaggerated fears, and there are very simple, easily taught and easily learned techniques for overcoming them. It's not a long, involved, difficult, or even frightening process. Please let us know when you've succeeded in having your tests completed. And perhaps you can also then help others here by letting them know how you managed to overcome frights and fears or phobias to deal realistically with health issues.