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Terrified I got COVID and unable to cope with everything.

MarieLily

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Hey guys. I am in a really bad place :( I guess a lot of us are.

I have been isolating and only going on car rides with my mom. She buys groceries once a week and now as cases began growing she buys at this nearly empty store and not supermarkets. She has to buy for grandma too. We get most of our stuff delivered. I went to the park once (kept distance) and once to the hospital for an unrelated emergency. My mom goes to jog because she is a recovering alcoholic but she keeps 20-30 ft from everyone when she does (and she goes while everyone is grocery shopping so barely any people on the track)

We wipe everything that comes in the house with either soap or 70% alcohol depending on the product and we isolate them for days on the balcony. I don't know what more, I was trying to be so careful but I am still scared I caught it somehow.

I felt slight head pressure one day, started pacing all day I mean good 10-12 hours of walking around the small apartment without sitting. Didn't eat anything. I haven't eaten properly in 3 weeks, barely one meal a day. I lost 11 pounds. Next day felt tired and fatigued and convinced myself is covid-19. I get panic attacks when I try to sleep. Weird and scary dreams and waking up every 3 hours or so sweating in panic. Took my temp. It went up to 98.4 some days but then down to like 97-98 as normal. I just feel tired and exhausted. I felt chest tightness the other night. I keep burping and I read its because of hyperventilation. I am not myself I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore. I just feel so tired. Had few huge panic attacks the past two days. I feel this weight in my body I can't localize or explain. Like my body just hurts like my whole soul hurts.

I don't know if this is covid-19 or my hunger, mild dehydration for weeks and anxiety taking a toll on my body. Few hours ago I felt like I can't breathe and my chest hurt and I thought I will faint or die. I don't know what anymore...don't know how long I can fight. I just want some support...
 

Bobnnat

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Marie, your first sentence says it all..we're all in a really bad place. We also need to express ourselves. I work in an essential industry and I'm in the office today. i went into my boss's office today to drop off a report and wow, he just needed to unload all his frustration; with work, his family, his finances, you name it. We had a good exchange. You're cooped up in a small apartment and are doing as much as one can reasonably expect to protect yourself.

It is far, far more likely these are the affects of anxiety/stress than anything at all. You may be causing yourself muscle pain by unconsciously tightening your muscles. Muscles are everywhere and everything is connected. Chest muscles cause the tightening feeling and pain.

This will end. It will. Every day is one day closer to that end. Walking outside if the weather in your area permits is perfectly fine and releases stress. Find a spot away from the crowds.
 

Guitarist41

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Hey guys. I am in a really bad place :( I guess a lot of us are.

I have been isolating and only going on car rides with my mom. She buys groceries once a week and now as cases began growing she buys at this nearly empty store and not supermarkets. She has to buy for grandma too. We get most of our stuff delivered. I went to the park once (kept distance) and once to the hospital for an unrelated emergency. My mom goes to jog because she is a recovering alcoholic but she keeps 20-30 ft from everyone when she does (and she goes while everyone is grocery shopping so barely any people on the track)

We wipe everything that comes in the house with either soap or 70% alcohol depending on the product and we isolate them for days on the balcony. I don't know what more, I was trying to be so careful but I am still scared I caught it somehow.

I felt slight head pressure one day, started pacing all day I mean good 10-12 hours of walking around the small apartment without sitting. Didn't eat anything. I haven't eaten properly in 3 weeks, barely one meal a day. I lost 11 pounds. Next day felt tired and fatigued and convinced myself is covid-19. I get panic attacks when I try to sleep. Weird and scary dreams and waking up every 3 hours or so sweating in panic. Took my temp. It went up to 98.4 some days but then down to like 97-98 as normal. I just feel tired and exhausted. I felt chest tightness the other night. I keep burping and I read its because of hyperventilation. I am not myself I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore. I just feel so tired. Had few huge panic attacks the past two days. I feel this weight in my body I can't localize or explain. Like my body just hurts like my whole soul hurts.

I don't know if this is covid-19 or my hunger, mild dehydration for weeks and anxiety taking a toll on my body. Few hours ago I felt like I can't breathe and my chest hurt and I thought I will faint or die. I don't know what anymore...don't know how long I can fight. I just want some support...
I think you’re fine. Chest pressure is very likely to be stress related, and when you’re stressed, your body produces stomach acid that can come up into your throat and cause burning and chest issues from the reflux. Allergy season is also in full swing, which means a ton of other possible symptoms... especially headaches, dizziness, and many others. I think you’re worried over nothing. You have to eat correctly, and drink plenty of water, you cannot continue to put yourself under such stress.
 

Danaaa07

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Yes it could be anxiety related the chest tightness and burping I have and I got it after being extremely anxious my doctor said it was gastritis .. my husband most likely had covid very mild but he still got up to a 99.9 fever and had more obvious signs though everyone seems to get it differently. The lack of appetite and loosing weight could also be stress or anxiety. If you are really worried and need to get peace of mind a lot of doctors are doing televisits right now.
 
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