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How Do You Deal With COVID-related Anxiety?

How Do You Deal With COVID-related Anxiety?

posted July 28, 2022
A myCOVIDteam Member

I am a psychologist who had Covid twice.
- The first bout was very bad, I was hospitalised & on oxygen, and I am still struggling with long Covid symptoms.
- Second one I wasn't even sure that I was really sick😂.

However, I realised I had PTSD after the first bout and, even though I am a psychologist, I wasn't able to talk myself through it. I asked a colleague to help, and we were able to deal with it within few consultations.

Research have indicated that most people who have been seriously ill with Covid, have PTSD.

Tranquilizers are effective only in the short term and please remember that the benzodiazepines (most tranqulizers) are addictive, some of them, highly addictive. In addition, they deal with the symptoms and not the origin.

Consider psychotherapy / counselling, even more so if you have had if you have had Covid, as you may have PTSD. Unresolved PTSD may progress into depression, even more so if you have long Covid.

Psychotherapy / counselling is also indicated for Covid anxiety if you haven't had Covid, as this may be related to previous trauma.

Medication is effective to only treat the symptoms - the cause (original thought) also has to be addressed.

posted July 30, 2022
A myCOVIDteam Member

When I was anxious after recovering? from Covid last year my wife gave me Cellfood - you take a few drops a day and it helps i.e. to get more oxygen to the brain and did help to calm me down. It was prescribed by an Iridologist for my son some years ago and did really help him. Read the information leaflet though.

posted July 28, 2022
A myCOVIDteam Member

I get nervous because I just got covid again on June 8th it affected my colon area and I've had bad stomach problems and my gastroentologist thinks Covid is responsible I had to have s CATSCAN of my abdomen and pelvic area my blood tests were abnormal and I've been running a low grade fever. I meditate 3 times a day always before bed and it helps alot.o also use alprazolam for stress.Covid causes aloy of problems

posted July 28, 2022
A myCOVIDteam Member

Lots of hugs from South Africa, it is very hot here and it is not even summer yet 😁🌻

posted September 27, 2022
A myCOVIDteam Member

i understand about waking up and sweating and afraid to go to sleep scared youll quit breathing i think you should do it again so youll be better having issues with my seizure drugs

posted September 4, 2022

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