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Freaking out ever since I got tested

BrokenArrow

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I do security for tv show and movie sets. Basically I make sure people don’t harass the actors or other crew members while filming is going on and then watch over the millions of dollars in equipment when they are done for the day. Right now I am doing closed set security for a tv show. The public isn’t allowed in but there are probably 100-200 workers (not
Including actors) that work on the set. I do mainly over night security and don’t really personally run into too many people. Well about a week ago one of the directors made Covid-19 testing mandatory for everyone that works on the set. Which includes me ofcourse. So Tuesday I went in for a test. Then Wednesday I went in for a follow up test because they wanted two in 24 hours to compare the samples. They said the results take 24-48 hours and they only call you if you are positive. I never got a call so I’m assuming that’s good. I also haven’t heard of a single person on the set having it. Which is also good. But all the talk about it has me obsessing. As I mentioned I do over night security. I am outside all night in upstate New York in a t-shirt walking the outside of the set. Last night about half way through my shift I can down with a mildly sore throat and I had (am still having) and absolute melt down. No fever or other issues but my throat is definitely bothered. My wife swears it’s just from being outside all night in low 50 degree weather but my mind doesn’t work that way. Even though I just had a test less then a week ago and tested negative I am convinced they missed that it was actually positive. I am convinced my sore throat is Covid. I am convinced it brought it home to my family. And I am convinced it’s only a matter of time until I can’t breathe at all and I die.
 

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Update- When I first woke up (around 12, I took my temp and it was 99.7 but that's about right for me. It is usually over 99 and usually around 99.5 in the middle of the day. 99.7 is def not some huge number for me, I've been in the low 100s before and felt absolutely fine.

Just took it again, around 130 and it is 99.0 which honestly is even a little low for me. But I have this horrible feeling like I am burning up and my skin feels so hot on the inside. My wife said I'm def not hot to the touch, but I personally feel like I am.

Really the main things I'm worried about right now are this sore throat and I'm super tired. The tiredness I can just chalk up to the fact that I work overnights and haven't really been sleeping during the day because I have 3 young kids that don't really allow for it. I've gotten about 4 hours sleep in 2 days.
 

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Hi BrokenArrow. There isn't too much that can be said said to change what someone is obsessing over who has health anxiety. My only suggestion is to factor in how draining mental work (high anxiety) can be along with your overnight job. Your temperature readings are normal and your worry over getting symptoms could easily be causing your throat problems. You're going to be just fine if you can get to the point of believing that.
 

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Hello and thanks for the response. Yeah, I’m trying to convince myself it’s just post nasal drip brought on from standing out in the cold weather all night long. With the fact that I had a test less then a week ago that is easing my anxiety alittle. My lack of sleep is probably playing a factor in all this also. The symptoms are just so general that it makes it easy for an anxiety sufferer to worry. A sore throat could be about a thousand different things. Anywhere from talking too much to cancer and anything in between. Mix in lack of sleep, a boat load of hours at work and a body already prone to anxiety and you got yourself a hot mess. I have no other symptoms. No cough. No muscle aches. No fever. No other issues. Hopefully I can just get some rest and put this behind me.
 

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I am convinced my sore throat is Covid. I am convinced it brought it home to my family. And I am convinced it’s only a matter of time until I can’t breathe at all and I die.
I think your wife is right, there are tons of reasons why someone has cold symptoms. It could be from something you eat, it could be the weather, it could be from infections, the list goes on. Stay safe and remember anything you could have from these issues is treatable.
 
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