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Breath, part 2 by Beth Bartlett

And… breathe…

I experienced panic attacks during my experience with cancer.

In hindsight I can see that I had maybe two or three episodes that could maybe have qualified as panic attacks previous to my cancer diagnosis at age 51.

However, they were a regular occurrence through the cancer experience.

Thursday 03rd June 2021 – the worst meltdown

I gradually came to reframe them.

Tuesday 18th May 2021 (Cancer Journal 6)

That helped.

I also used both medication, meditation, breath control, and CBT techniques – all of which helped.

My friends helped – especially those with lived experience. They shared their thoughts and strategies.

I still experience a lot of anxiety and the occasional heightened state, but they have become less and less over time, for which I am grateful.

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