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Re: chemo and panic disorder
Posted by Blondie on 5/8/2013, 5:47 pm, in reply to "chemo and panic disorder"
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Hi Marty. I do not have panic disorder but do get anxiety spells which I use Ativan to manage. If you currently take medication for your panic disorder let them know and you should be able to continue it. There may be another med the nurse can give you prior to treatment. Just ask your onc and they can prescribe it for the nurse to use. And even though you will have an intravenous line attached to a pole, you are still able to get up and move around if you need to (stretch legs, go to bathroom, etc). I would also suggest downloading some tv shows or a movie to an ipad, laptop, or smartphone. Then pop in the headphones to take your mind off everything else in the room. Hope these suggestions are of some help.