I suffer from health anxiety after having a break down 3 years ago. Initially it was triggered by the death of my dad followed by my mum's breast cancer diagnosis. My mum had successful treatment and has been ok for the past 3 years, however, she has numerous 'scares' that the cancer is back, or a new cancer has occurred. During these times i find it extremely hard to cope with my anxiety. I stopped my medication in January and am now regretting it. She's having a current scare...unfortunately at the same time as i'm struggling in general.
Just wondering if anyone has any advice on coping in these situations. My normal coping strategies during periods of general anxiety don't seem to work during 'real' scares (if that makes sense!)
Thanks for reading.