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Can Pandemic Anxiety Mimic COVID-19 Symptoms?

It is natural for anyone to feel emotions through every phase in their lives. Nonetheless, not all are able to balance it out. Sooner, the negativity and fear may consume them and different outcomes occur. When your mind is overwhelmed with panic and anxiety, you become paralyzed. Before you know it, your health becomes affected immensely.

Would you believe that pandemic anxiety can actually mimic the same symptoms of Covid-19? How is that even possible? Truth is it is through your mind. That is how powerful your mind is.

What are the Covid-19 symptoms?

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of smell and taste

What medical conditions have similar indications?

Psychosomatic Symptom Disorder

As of these times, there are no definitive causes of the disorder. However, the person will frequently have respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems. Among the notable symptoms are;

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Sore and dry throat and as if it is blocked making it hard to breathe

Panic Attack

Many physicians consider this as an anxiety bomb. It strikes unexpectedly and instantaneously sets in motion the body’s adrenaline rush.

  • Palpitations
  • Chills
  • Have a hard time breathing
  • Feeling as if overwhelmed with fever
  • Numbness

How can you help yourself from the attacks of pandemic anxiety?

Knowledge is Power

Exercise your observation skills and read. Understand the entire context and look at the bigger picture. Trust only the information provided by the authorized sources. Do not hesitate to call your physician when you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions and worries.

Be Objective and Realistic

Sometimes, fear can fog your vision. Focus on the facts and information you have on hand. Rely on the process of logical and rational mindset and outlook.

Practice Mindfulness

Make the conscious effort to become mindful of the situation you are in. As time passes by, enhancing your awareness helps immensely with coping. When people are driven by negative emotions, it can cause more harm rather than good. Living in the present moment through mindfulness, you can able to adjust with a clear mind.

A Healthy Lifestyle is Never Overrated

Before the rise of health concerns amidst Covid-19, you may have lived such a fast-paced life. Most probably, you prefer to consume fast food or other unhealthy options. This is the perfect time to slow down and reclaim your health. Plan a nutritious-rich diet. Exercise! There are lots of exercise videos available these days or even gardening and cleaning the house are great! As long as you move your body and you sweat. Resting is among the most important task for you, especially, between 9 PM to 2 AM. These are the golden hours where your body regenerates new cells.

Have a Positive Mindset

Changing your attitude and point of view in life empowers your mind better. Trust yourself and the family you love. You are not alone. Be grateful, continue to pray, and always be hopeful.

“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

― Roy T. Bennett


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