Claire Eastham: ‘It felt as though pure, liquid terror had been injected into my veins. I thought f**k I’m dying’

Claire Eastham has had 371 panic attacks in seven years, which means she knows only too well what they feel like, what brings them about, which drugs help and why ice lollies calm her down. Here, the 34 year-old mental health blogger from Manchester, whose new book, F**ck I Think I’m Dying, is out now, shares her story.

When and where did you have your first panic attack?

I was 24 years old, sitting in a meeting room, with two of my then team managers. I...