Dealing with anxiety
When anxiety levels are high, the symptoms can be difficult to control and you may feel that you’re having a ‘panic attack’. Learning controlled breathing and relaxation techniques| can help you to manage these attacks.
Your doctor will be able to help you to work out whether your symptoms are related to anxiety, and may prescribe medication to help. Anxiety can also be treated with a sedative drug such as diazepam.
Understanding the reason for your symptoms can be reassuring, but if you’re still very anxious, try talking to your nurse or doctor. For some people, seeing a trained counsellor can help. Some organisations offer counselling and psychotherapy. These feelings are very common, so don’t be embarrassed to discuss them or check whether your fears and concerns are justified.