Hi everyone,am feeling rather embarrassed at having to ask this question.Hear goes, has anyone experienced Panic Attacks? And if so how have you managed them?
Since my diagnosis last April, I have managed to stay verypositive and upbeat, even on my down days during chemo.
However, last week which was my week three on chemo cycle, I suddenly felt very ill, with dizziness, unsteady in my feet and very weak.On the Friday I had my pre-chemo
Assessment/blood tests. Apparently my bloods were ok and the nurse could not find any reason as tio why I was feeling so bad.
Throughout the weekend I continued to feel bad, and was unable to sleep at night. Also my thoughts became very morbid.
At 5am today I suffered an extreme panic attack during which time I totally lost control. My husband was at a loss, what to do with me. I felt sick, continually shaking, feeling faint , it was very frightening for me, just didn't know what to do. Fortunately after about half an hour, it passed.
As I am not normally a stressful person, I wonder whether this attack was brought on by my feeling so ill, yet not knowing what the cause was??
I have asked for guidance, but really don't want to get on the anti-depressant /sedative bandwagon.
Any advice would be appreciated xx