getting worse, question!

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currently bed bound again, possible relapse  feel like it could be day 1. has my first anxiety attack, tight chest and could r breathe. went to er extension and blood is fine. i have a question. dr told me occipital lymph nodes (back of head and neck) are inflamed. this has been my worst symptom rn with insane lightheadedness and a right temple headache. anyone else had inflammation of the nodes even in the head?? or experienced constant lightheadedness?? so so scary. feeling faint w body aches.

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    Hi Christina,

    So sorry to hear you've been going through these frightening and harsh experiences. I think I had a bit of lymph node back on the back of my head as well as neck too if I remember rightly, it can be quite normal I believe during the virus. You did the right thing to go and get it checked out and take reassurance from the fact the blood tests are normal - the awful symptoms of the virus and pains and anxiety can be so frightening, but just want to reassure you that this will pass and you will get better and it is normal to go through this and then make a full and complete recovery - hang in there Christina and remember this is just temporary.

    Even things like listening to relaxation apps on your phone or music can help with breathing exercises and things when feeling panicked - I know it's been something I've used in the past too. There are loads of free apps out there, in the UK there are ones called Mind Shift and Smiling Mind, but I'm sure there's many others.

    Thinking of you and remember be kind to yourself and it's okay to relax and remember that even though it's horrible the symptoms just now, they will pass and you will get better.

    Craig

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    My nodes aren’t swollen so much, but everything else fits - lightheadedness, body aches, chest tightness, headaches. So sorry to hear you’re struggling!
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    Hi Christina,

    Hugs. That sounds like an awful experience, and it reminded me when I relapsed and when to hospital. I was so out of breath walking across the room I was gasping. I am sorry you are going through this... the only thing that helped ease the shortness of breath was time and not doing much. I am still out of breath today... but it is better than it was a month ago.  I know it’s a scary feeling. I just got out of the bath and felt winded and annoyed - I used to RUN on the stair master for 30 minutes and not feel as winded after that, as I do after bathing. It is frustrating and scary.. I am sending you calming and soothing vibes your way. Xo

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      Definitely thinking about you Christina, totally agreed with Van it's so scary and sending calming and soothing vibes your way too. Hoping things are much more settled this week and remember the folks on the forum are thinking about you and rooting for you.

      Craig

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