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Dealing with COVID-19

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by Mia, Mar 6, 2020.

What effect is the pandemic having on your mental health?

  1. It is making it easier

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    20.8%
  2. It is making it harder

    42 vote(s)
    79.2%
  1. wight

    wight Well-Known Member

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    yep, both doses. Made me a little flu like both times.
     
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  2. garnetflower13

    garnetflower13 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    My husband got his first, since he is 65, and I got my first one (Moderna) last Monday. The worse that I experienced was a sore arm, then a few days later my skin felt weird, like it had been scalded. I go back in about a month for the second vaccine then I can maybe start riding public transportation again (with a mask of course!)
     
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  3. Ronald Zeeman

    Ronald Zeeman Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Got my first shot wednesday, sore arm for a few days.
     
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  4. garnetflower13

    garnetflower13 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    That sore arm was pretty awful, to tell the truth. I could barely lift it for a day.
     
  5. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Quite interesting, thank you for linking it. Spent an hour reading it twice and tripped over the neanderthal gene as the single biggest risk factor, fascinating:

    Do Neanderthal genes increase the risk of COVID-19?
    The answer is yes. In fact, the presence of a Neanderthal gene is the single biggest genetic risk factor for the novel coronavirus, roughly doubling the likelihood of getting the virus, according to a June 2020 study by researchers in Germany and Japan, Hugo Zeberg and Svante Pääbo.

    Also this:
    a common but mistaken belief among those suspicious of genetic research is that those who argue that population genetics should play a critical role in assessing disease susceptibility embrace the discredited belief that genes determine outcomes. By this facile argument, if genes are implicated in susceptibility/resistance to coronavirus, they must override everything else.
     
  6. Sherlock77

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    I'm getting depressed again, it's looking like another lost summer...

    The Edmonton Folk Music Festival just cancelled for a second year, all other festivals will fall like domino's now, guaranteed... Yet another boring summer, people need something to celebrate, and it will effect mental health... A computer screen does not come even close to replacing watching live music... *sigh*

    Plus the world is on fire, riots everywhere, instability everywhere... I even tend to think that events around the BLM movement is somehow related to the Pandemic...

    It's all just depressing me :( And I'm having trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel... I'm fearful the world and how we interact has changed forever, will there be any more large shows of any sort, was pre-2020 the last time anything big happened?

    Back to the topic of change again... I just don't want a world where that large classic car show can never happen again, or a vibrant street festival, the energy of events like that drive me (I know I'm a strange autistic person for even saying that :rolleyes:)
     
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  7. Ronald Zeeman

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    I live in Ontario Canada region of Peel the worst hit area in Canada. been in lockdown since before
    christmas. Things slowly getting worse.
     
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  8. Mary Terry

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    I'm fully vaccinated with Moderna because that is what my doctor had available at the time of my appointment. Had a sore arm for one day from both shots but no other discernable symptoms. The shot itself is virtually painless.

    Now that I'm vax'd, I have a much higher degree of confidence that I can survive Covid if I get it.

    Tonight I'm attending my 50th class reunion at a huge antebellum mansion in the town where I went to school. One of our classmates died of covid last summer; I posted about her on this website when I learned of her death. I'm sure we will be remembering her tonight, and everyone will be careful not to create a super-spreader event as the world has seen with funerals, weddings, restaurants, parties, etc.
     
  9. Ms.Carly

    Ms.Carly New Member

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    As a female in her early thirties with autism, this pandemic has hit me really hard. I don’t work and don’t get a lot of social interaction with others because my friends have very busy lives. I do see my family, best friend who also has autism and go to church, but I feel like sometimes I am cast to the side. I love seeing people smile and now that we can’t because of the mask I feel unvalued because I don’t see people’s smiles or see people much. I know I am may being a little black and white but can anyone with autism relate?
     
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  10. Ms.Carly

    Ms.Carly New Member

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    Please feel free to go into detail how you feel not heard or lonely during this time and why.
     
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  11. unperson

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    I feel like that all the time, there's not much of a pandemic here.
     
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  12. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    It's kinda of our national anthem,

    Do you feel misunderstood
    Do you socialize easily or not at all
    We can be profound at being alone
    Or profoundly lonely

    Chorus
    It's okay to feel this way
    It's okay to feel this way

    It's alright Ms Carly- it will get easier.
     
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  13. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Agnostic Christian with Asperger's Syndrome

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    The pandemic ruined my life. I now have a mask phobia so I can't be around people wearing masks. I was on clonazepam 0.5 mg to handle it but my stupid doctor took me off it in a week even thought it was helping. Now I am anxious again. I nearly ran away yesterday and this was when I was off the clonazepam for a day. Otherwise I even got the vaccine a few days before and I was calm.

    I feel like I am losing my friends as we don't meet in person no more. I freaking hate Zoom and wish it would crash and burn but my church uses it. Also Church is not real as it's pre recorded and fake so I am going to another one but since they are meeting in person wearing masks I need to be back on the clonazepam.

    Otherwise I been serious depressed even suicidal three weeks ago not on clonazepam I was going to take a bottle of sleeping pills to wake up in heaven but I was talked out of it.

    I am sick of Covid. It is overblown and there is no reason to lock stuff up and force masks, distancing for a virus not much worse than the flu and a 99% survival rate.
     
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    I'm not lonelier because of the pandemic, per se, but the pandemic has made it acceptable for job interviewers to ask for a video call and that's been putting a serious dent in my job search. I'm sure it's not legal for them to record me without at least notifying me, but I deathly afraid my awkwardness is permanently captured on camera and will somehow make it to youtube one day.
     
  15. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Agnostic Christian with Asperger's Syndrome

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    No YouTube will most likely pull the video. They removed many videos I liked and kept the ones I hate so I download them now.
     
  16. SimonSays

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    Don't worry. It won't. Are you sure they're even recording it anyway? If they do they have to tell you first, but if things don't go further they will just delete it. Try not to imagine a future that doesn't exist.
     
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  17. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Keep trying to be as amazing as you really are V.I.P Member

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    Always the balance, in all things. She gives Blessings and those compensate for hardship. I miss sunday celebrations the most(thats what we call church). I have some recordings, and its nice.

    I never have zoomed yet, is that the proper parlance? One tweets, i guess never did that yet. Saying "she texted me" feels funny in my mouth like trying to mispronounce "nuclear".

    I was always alone, or it seems that way now, but it wasnt really like that. Mostly alone, more so now than ever. Its more frustrating than anything. I need labor badly, but cant afford it. Dont despair, its only for a time, this too shall pass.

    Until then, seek out bold new adventures! Some folks have to struggle, but thats ok.
     
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  18. Streetwise

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    Nope same as the last 19 years before covid! ,was alone ,had little to no support ,just was sick of queuing in the cold outside Sainsbury's last year in freezing March\April.
     
  19. Gift2humanity

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    Hello, I don't wear a face covering, they make me claustrophobic.
    On 24th July they become compulsory.
    I still don't want one.
    I see a lot of people with these green sunflower lanyards and wonder where to get one.
    I want the police to stay away from me and see that I am exempt.
     
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  20. Suzanne

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    Sorry to not be of any help, because I am actually flourishing due to this period and my spiritual brothers and sisters are being very supporitve and encouraging to me.

    I do, however, have social anxiety and so, never can socialise anyway and thus, this is pretty normal forme and I rather text than speak face to face.
     
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