A YOUNG woman has written off two cars in accidents after suffering panic attacks.
Jennifer Bradshaw developed severe headaches, felt ill, and was sensitive to noise and seizures.
She thought it was due to anxiety and migraines after being unable to speak or move during the bouts.
Her doctors gave her medication for both conditions, but a few months later she had two seizures while driving.
She wrote off both vehicles after crashing into a railing and then another car.
After the second fall, she had her shoulders and back checked and was sent home with painkillers.
Jennifer told Yorkshire Live: “I started getting weird feelings where I couldn’t answer or move at all for just a few seconds. I couldn’t even answer when someone spoke to me.
“That happened another time when I was behind the wheel of the car and my partner Matty had to grab the wheel and steer us down a smaller road – it was really scary but I was told over and over again that there was nothing really that wrong with me may be. “
Her symptoms were getting more intense, and Jennifer needed a bucket nearby to throw up in at all times.
Jennifer’s doctor gave her more migraine medication, but eventually the headache became unbearable and an ambulance was called.
She was taken for a CT scan, which found a large mass in her brain.
A few days later, the 28-year-old had to undergo a 13-hour operation in which around 70 percent of the tumor was removed.
It has been confirmed to be a grade 2 astrocytoma – a type of cancer that develops in the brain or spinal cord.
She said: “I was scared and worried about what was going to happen to me – the diagnosis is not at all what I expected.”
Eight months after the first procedure, Jennifer had a second surgery to try to get the rest of the tumor.
But doctors couldn’t remove everything, so she needed six weeks of radiation therapy.
She said: “I was in complete shock that I now had cancer. I couldn’t understand how this had happened to me.”
A friend told her about the Brain Tumor Charity, which supported her during her illness.
It inspired her to share her story to raise awareness of the symptoms that brain tumors can produce.
She said: “Everything has changed – no more cars or driving, my memory is terrible and I lose my temper more easily than I ever used to.
“But the people who have supported me have gotten me to where I am today, they help me enjoy every day and push through everything.
“I will always be grateful for everything my family and friends do for me.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/health/5045841/woman-panic-attacks-brain-tumour/ I wrote off two cars with “panic attacks” before the doctors found the really sinister cause