I was going to post a new topic about panic attacks, but you beat me to it 🙂
I always experience scanxiety before a CT scan. The first time I ever received one I learned I had metastatic pancreatic cancer.
However, I've never had a panic attack until last Sunday, and it came on for no reason. It was my stay home, in my PJs, and do nothing day.
After doing laundry I began to feel dizzy. Then the dizziness became one sided and everything felt heavy on my left side. All of that subsided, but about an hour later I I started feel tightness in my chest.
I had just celebrated my one year past diagnosis date. But right before, I had a recent recurrence, after 165 days of tumor free remission, and we'd switched chemo treatments. I'm super concerned that it won't work. In addition, I have an appointment at Mayo to talk about additional treatments, and a couple weeks later I have an appointment at Dana Farber to interview for a clinical trial.
All in all….I had a panic attack.
It was scary, and I'm not sure how to prevent it from happening again.