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covid positive with unbelievable panic...think im losing the battle

Kishore Kumar

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Sleep deprived... quarantined...alone... heart rate constantly over 110...all hopes lost....
Covid symptoms with panic attacks are unbelievable.... I don't know how to handle...this is like 100 times my worst panic attack ever...
 

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Obviously you are frightened. This is not helping anything at all. I would try and look on the plus side of things, you at still at home. Not in a hospital. Just try and get as much rest as possible. Try and drink water and plenty of it. The calmer you can remain, which I know is easier said than done, the better it will be for you. Working yourself up into a state will only make things much worse. Can only hope you recover quickly.
 

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I'm sorry dude that's a crappy situation. Being alone when you're sick sucks. Sleep as much as you can and see if there are people you can call or text with when you have the energy. It also helps me to find a happy TV show to keep me company, so to speak. Bob's Burgers is my favorite, but anything funny that doesn't require a ton of attention is good. Once I ended up running iCarly on loop when it was on Netflix...I was 28 at the time. But it was goofy and mindless, which was what I was looking for.
 

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I can't even imagine what you're going through but hey, you're well enough to keep tabs on yourself and be here to talk with us about it, so that's something! As Cuchculan said, at least you're not in a hospital.

The rapid heart rate has got to be a heck of a thing, though... probably the never-ending cycle of "my heart rate is up, so I'm anxious, which makes my heart rate go up, so I'm anxious..." I'm so sorry!

Do you have a pulse oximeter? I recently bought one just in case (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0117V8Q2O/) because that's something I'd want to keep an eye on. Sometimes constant checking makes our HA worse, but it can also soothe.
 

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Thanks guyz...Yes being in home is somewhat reassuring at the moment rather being in a hospital...I do have a pulse oximeter at home to measure my spo2....

I completely stopped watching media/news on covid as it instantly blows my panic...trying to be calm as i can...but really really very hard guyz
 

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You're taking control of the situation, then! It'll be a slog but you've got this.
 

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its important to eat right and feed your immune system, stay away from antibiotics and either get sun or take at least 5k iu of vitamin D a day..
 

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Kishore Kumar, I agree with you, I think it's a good idea for you to stop watching the news.

Although hearing and watching about the virus on TV is not causing me to panic, I haven't been watching the news about it much lately. The media focuses on the negative mostly, whether it's about the virus or other news stories.
 

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I'm amazed you guys were able to get pulse ox meters. I've been looking for weeks as my mom's doctor told her to buy one as she's extremely high risk, but I can't find a reputable one available anywhere.
 

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Thanks guyz....Today had few episodes of low grade fever (99.5) and cough all along.... absolutely no appetite whatsoever...lost my smell and cant taste anything and im already feeling weak and terrible....Unable to get sleep as im constantly worrying and totally exhausted....Being a HA sufferer and my mind is already consumed by absolutely horrible thoughts.... don't know how to get out from this.... extreme fatigue.....took some hot soup and some rice with an apple...very hard to be even hydrated and my mouth is super dry always....
I'm amazed you guys were able to get pulse ox meters. I've been looking for weeks as my mom's doctor told her to buy one as she's extremely high risk, but I can't find a reputable one available anywhere.
Sorry u can't get hold of one...but being a HA sufferer, i had already a oximeter with me..and yes it is very difficult to get a reputable one now...keep trying and hope you will get one soon for your mom
And im currently only on Tylenol for fever and some multi vits and zinc....is it wise to take a .25 klonopin now for sleep?..... absolutely need sleep
 
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That's a very low fever, so I'm glad to hear that! But I can definitely see why you would be feeling awful and scared, especially with your sense of smell/taste gone. That has got to be a very strange experience. I'm so sorry that's happening to you.

Do you have any medications for anxiety? I know I am just saying "well if it were me, I'd..." and that's not always helpful since I'm not in your position, but: if it were me, I'd be taking Xanax or something to help with the panic and anxiety spikes. In fact I'd probably be relying on it quite heavily...

Do you like lemonade? Something I've started doing to try to keep myself hydrated is buying stuff like Simply Lemonade and watering it down (1 part lemonade to 2 parts water) and drinking that throughout the day. Though I guess if you can't taste anything, maybe that wouldn't help all that much. Hm.
 

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Thanks guyz....Today had few episodes of low grade fever (99.5) and cough all along.... absolutely no appetite whatsoever...lost my smell and cant taste anything and im already feeling weak and terrible....Unable to get sleep as im constantly worrying and totally exhausted....Being a HA sufferer and my mind is already consumed by absolutely horrible thoughts.... don't know how to get out from this.... extreme fatigue.....took some hot soup and some rice with an apple...very hard to be even hydrated and my mouth is super dry always....

Sorry u can't get hold of one...but being a HA sufferer, i had already a oximeter with me..and yes it is very difficult to get a reputable one now...keep trying and hope you will get one soon for your mom
And im currently only on Tylenol for fever and some multi vits and zinc....is it wise to take a .25 klonopin now for sleep?..... absolutely need sleep
That's a very low fever, so I'm glad to hear that! But I can definitely see why you would be feeling awful and scared, especially with your sense of smell/taste gone. That has got to be a very strange experience. I'm so sorry that's happening to you.

Do you have any medications for anxiety? I know I am just saying "well if it were me, I'd..." and that's not always helpful since I'm not in your position, but: if it were me, I'd be taking Xanax or something to help with the panic and anxiety spikes. In fact I'd probably be relying on it quite heavily...

Do you like lemonade? Something I've started doing to try to keep myself hydrated is buying stuff like Simply Lemonade and watering it down (1 part lemonade to 2 parts water) and drinking that throughout the day. Though I guess if you can't taste anything, maybe that wouldn't help all that much. Hm.
Thank u.....Im on paxil and occasional klonopin for sleep....
 

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When you get through this- and I say "when" because you will. You will have gone through what a lot of us on here fear the most right now. You will be a beacon of hope for all of us. You can do this. You are doing great so far, right? It's a bad bad cold and you're doing everything you can to get through it. Feel free to Private message me anytime you feel alone or scared.
 

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When you get through this- and I say "when" because you will. You will have gone through what a lot of us on here fear the most right now. You will be a beacon of hope for all of us. You can do this. You are doing great so far, right? It's a bad bad cold and you're doing everything you can to get through it. Feel free to Private message me anytime you feel alone or scared.
Thanks a lot....much needed at the moment....still feeling terrible with weakness and no energy....Im constantly worried on so many 'what ifs'.... dont know how to get out from this....i can only cry...:sorry:
 

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Thanks a lot....much needed at the moment....still feeling terrible with weakness and no energy....Im constantly worried on so many 'what ifs'.... dont know how to get out from this....i can only cry...:sorry:
I worry about what if’s too. My elderly grandfather is getting on planes and going through airports and he’ll reach a country that is having a lot of trouble doing the right things to protect people. He’s going to be in danger but I know the second I think about what if’s they will severely cripple my belief he will come out okay. That’s what all what if’s do. I’m sorry I can’t go and give you a hug! *air hug* Hold on to the bright side! You’ll get through it!
 

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i feel so much fatigue and weak early when i wake up and feel zero power to even go to the toilet....why is it me always... sometimes i feel why i should have to live with this much pain...im 35 years old and i already feeling like im in my 70s...and this is absolute nightmare
My only internet activity is this forum and need all your positive thoughts to come out from this...
 

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i feel so much fatigue and weak early when i wake up and feel zero power to even go to the toilet....why is it me always... sometimes i feel why i should have to live with this much pain...im 35 years old and i already feeling like im in my 70s...and this is absolute nightmare
My only internet activity is this forum and need all your positive thoughts to come out from this...
How are you feeling today? I am also 35 and sometimes I feel like an absolute wreck as well... comes and goes, but there are some days!!
 

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How are you feeling today? I am also 35 and sometimes I feel like an absolute wreck as well... comes and goes, but there are some days!!
Thanks for asking..today was somewhat okay...at least I was able to move around a bit...but this crazy fatigue is continuing... there was a moment when I felt very good so I tried to do some cycling in my cross trainer..but stopped within a minute or so since my HR was showing very high to even begin with....
 
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