Can you advise this student nurse?
“After doing an access course and working every hour I can, I finally started my nurse training in September.
“But everything seems to have gone wrong at once. My Dad’s not been well, my friend is getting divorced so has come to live with me and we have to move out of where I’m living. Plus I’ve just found out I’m not getting as much bursary as I thought.
“The other day I had a sort of panic attack. I was in a shop and was absolutely fine and then suddenly felt overwhelmed with fear and some emotion I don’t even know. It sounds awful, but I genuinely thought I was going to die and didn’t mind.
“I know the obvious thing to do is go see my GP but it’s clearly because I’m stressed, so will the doctor just tell me to put my course on hold until everything else is dealt with? I don’t see any other solution and I don’t want to take medication. I have a few questions for other student nurses (and nurses):
“How I can avoid putting the course on hold?
“Has anyone else ever felt like this?
“Will I have another panic attack, if that’s what it was?”
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