@Bananatime04 Omg. So happy that you took the test ! Let us know about the results, i hope it gives you some ease and reassurances. I hope you know that it's really brave
I am currently suffering from major health anxiety, ever since the COVID pandemic happened and i took the test too for my reassurances luckily it was a negative result. However, i am still suffering from a bit of health anxiety and can make me have days where i still think i have the COVID or something. It such a horrible feeling because it affects my body so dramatically. But, i have to keep reminding myself that it's not be all and end all.
Also, we are fortunate enough to live in Australia where we have a good health care system. So the best thing for now, even when it seems like the whole world is falling apart and there's heap of uncertainty is to know that we have each other, and that we will be safe. I hope your results @Bananatime04 give you the reassurances, but just know that you're brave for doing what you did, and honestly whatever the outcome is. You will be alright either way :)
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Well I have had chest pains frequently everyday due to this event of the covid 19. I've seen so many doctors and went for an xray - and they told me I am fine. It is just my anxiety. Crazy right? Well it does take some time but it's worth the wait. Right now, I have a dry throat and I am slowly overcoming this health anxiety that I am having. It's hard ill be honest with you, but somehow I will overcome this, and so can you. So please don't give up on yourself, and you're not alone at all because I feel the exact same thing. So please let me know if you need any help, because I'll be happy to talk :)
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Hi, I am Helen.
I am new to this forum, and I wanted to try it out to see how I go. Well obviously, I came here for a purpose to make myself feel better. I am not usually the person that goes through severe depression and anxiety, I usually get through it in a week or two weeks but this has gotten out of hand because I am not outside or going out to meet new people, - but I am in self-iso at the moment like everyone else here... I never felt this before in my life, and it's a new feeling that is so hard to control. It bloody makes me cry. However, Right now, I am currently going through a range of emotions. Shortness of breath and chest pains, yep exactly (symptoms of COVID 19). Every day, I am constantly worried and drawing myself into news and overthinking each symptom. I have frequent panic attacks each day - some are minor panic attacks, however, it can be worse. Also, in the back of my mind, it plays upon me if I do have it? What would that mean? Yep, I go through frequent doctors appointment each week (as embarrassing as that sounds) and they have told me it is just my anxiety - that's why the pain is there in my chest. I don't have a fever or a cough (not yet) what I mean, who knows.. honestly, this is mayhem. Well, my psychologist says it's because I activated my flight and fight mode, and hence why the chest pains and shortness of breath are still there. I think what I need now is someone to understand and listen to me and understand that this is the first time that I ever felt this way. I don't want to be prescribed meds, but I just want to know if anyone else is overthinking their symptoms or feels like they have the COVID 19.. can you please let me know. I feel like I am crazy for thinking this way... Please shoot me a reply if you know anything I can do to help me through these tough times.. or if you are going through the same thing
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