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    Increasing anxiety due to covid- do you feel the same?

    The last couple of weeks I've found my anxiety is increasing and I think I know why. (Background: both myself and my bf are immune suppressed, he was shielding, and we've both had all the covid vaccines we can)

    Here in the UK restrictions are being lifted more and more. For example for a couple of weeks now there is no legal requirement to self isolate. Yes that's no legal requirement to self isolate even if you test positive for covid 🤦‍♀️ And as of 1st April you won't be able to get free covid tests either. In fact I think the only people who can get free covid tests are those going into hospital and those who are vulnerable to covid and showing symptoms. It's completely crazy imo, but you know there's nothing I can do.

    So the message I'm getting from the government is "go back to normal". This in itself increased my anxiety. Another layer to add to this is the messages I'm getting from work, social media and people in general is "let's do more, see more people, return to the office, etc." This is feeding my anxiety because my brain is going "it's not safe out there because covid and people are acting like covids over... to your fight, flight and freeze battle stations... ***PANIC***"

    I really don't know what I can do to handle this anxiety because practically speaking there isn't anything more I can actually do. I already work from home and thankfully can continue to do so (the message to return to the office is from top level management. My team however are super understanding and supportive!). We already get food shopping delivered and clean it on arrival. I don't see anyone inside with one carefully considered exception: I sometimes have private trampoline sessions in a big hall with only the coach in a mask there, and they're irregular. My parents have a 2 week extra-precautions period prior to seeing me.

    There is literally nothing else I can do to keep myself safe and ease my anxiety. I suppose all I can do is wait it out and wait for my brain to get used to the new restrictions or lack thereof.

    Is anyone feeling similar?

    #COVID19 #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Arthritis #AnkylosingSpondylitis #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #Migraine #RheumatoidArthritis #PsoriaticArthritis #JuvenileIdiopathicArthritis #ImmuneSystem #ImmuneDeficiency #Biologics

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    Ugh. Today is one of THOSE days

    My sleep has been worse than usual because of all the political stuff plus i had a steroid injection in my shoulder.

    I can usually only sllep 45 -90 min @ a time due to Narcolepsy & a brain injury.

    We get together with immediate family (parents, husband, brother, sil & my super cute 5 yo neice and the new baby).

    We do this Sat & Sun.

    Mom asked for us to start anternating weekends to cook (i used to LOVE cooking but really havent in about 10 years).

    Anyway yesterday was my turn. (Only once a month).

    I made something easy. I started slicing and dicing in spurts over a 2 day period & i did online grocery delivery from Amazon fresh.

    I still had troubl with sleep but managed 7 hrs of 12 in bed.

    I just got up and feel like i have the worst flu ever (i dont this is just my new norm..but its the best other can relate to).

    I have hEDS (ehler-danlos hyper mobility) and it attendant GI and disautonomia (hEDS feels a lot like Fibromyalgia & dysautonomia is a disregulated autonomic system where anything your CNS controls can go hawire). Was misdiagnosed with fibro and CFS/ME for awhile as tjose can mimic what i have...infact i could still have them..)

    I just took a breakthrough narcotic (on top of my standard dose).

    Now i have to get a shower & do my hair (which has actually been a creative project for 1 non-imaginary hobby other than reading).

    Time to take nausea meds & pull out the tall directors chair I use when standing is just too much.

    I also haven't been wearingvmy quell device (it is kind of a super TENS minus the contractions that go around calf & helps block pain signals from nerves all over...FDA just made them retract that claim after 4 yrs on market & they can only claim knee but I -and many others- really did get all over benefit from it. I was able to not go up on narcotics and my BTP med usage dropped as did my avg daily pain. They gave a 60 trial with a guarantee it would work withing 30 days. Ceffaly /Cephaly? is like tgat for migrains and Trigeminal pain. I would totally try is if my 20 migrains hadn't converted to migraine w/o headach, TG.

    Anyway. My husband has asked that i stop complaining about whatever is going on with me so i really dont have a friendly ear. When he complains to me about pulling his back doing whatever I kinda just want to flip him off these days but dont want the spoons & trnsion that will cause. It really sucks.

    So drinking some non cafinated tea & waiting for nausea and pain meds to kick in.

    I dont produce enough antibodies either CVID immune deficiency, so in the days of COVID waking up like this is extra scare cause COVID + me = bad outcome.

    Just needed a place that would undrrstand. Did a lot of support boards (moderated one pre tBI) on Narcolepsy & it helped & helping people helped so I'm trying again with this spooniy board.

    Feel free to as ?'s about stuff in profile or comment

    Thanks for the ear
    #Ehlers -danlos #disautonomia #ImmuneDeficiency
    #Pain condition #Baddays

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    I’ve been tested for COVID and it came back negative thankfully, however, I’ve been running a fever since Thursday. Tylenol doesn’t bring it down much. Doctor tested me for anything else that could be causing the fever and all came back clear. I work in home care and therefore cannot work until the fever is gone. My boss is mad because I’m immune compromised and have been sick too many times. I’m in fear of losing my job. This stress is eating me up. Needed to vent and just ask for general help. If someone knows of other ways to try and break a fever I will be very grateful.

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