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Kristine

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I tested positive for COVID on 12/26/2021. My first symptom was on xmas eve 12/24/2021. I had terrible congestion, headaches, cough, sinusitis, and sore throat. My symptoms are all gone, except that now I am experiencing chest pain underneath my boobs and occasionally in the middle of my chest. Anyone else get this type of chest pain after COVID? It doesn’t help that I have pretty bad anxiety and panic attacks.

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    • MISHY

      762d

      @Kristine don’t be a scared it’s costochondritis. ! It’s only an inflammation of the chest cavity! So none of your organs are affected! I had the same exact symptoms as you, when I caught COVID at the end of January/February! This stupid virus is very inflammatory, it will ride itself through your body! It’s okay you will be okay! Just ride it out and yes anxiety/stress will heighten it. My doc said it’s just the inflammation in the body. You will recover , just rest, meditate, journal, do the fun things you used to do! You will be okay! Feel better.

    • Kristine

      852d

      Thank you so much both Peggy and Joanna. Today I returned to work, and went home early because my throat got scratchy 😭 now I’ll be out of comission for another few days ahh!

      • MISHY

        762d

        @Kristine don’t be a scared it’s costochondritis. ! It’s only an inflammation of the chest cavity! So none of your organs are affected! I had the same exact symptoms as you, when I caught COVID at the end of January/February! This stupid virus is very inflammatory, it will ride itself through your body! It’s okay you will be okay! Just ride it out and yes anxiety/stress will heighten it. My doc said it’s just the inflammation in the body. You will recover , just rest, meditate, journal, do the fun things you used to do! You will be okay! Feel better.

    • Joanna

      853d

      I also have occasional chest pain and lingering shortness of breath. My doctor told me that healing comes in waves with this virus 💕 just remember you are not alone and inflammation is a part of the healing process with this virus. Panic and anxiety definitely amplify symptoms. Definitely get checked if you feel worse over time. 🙌

    • Peggy

      857d

      i got 3 pfizer shots, i got my booster at the same time i got covid bc i didnt know… i had horrible symptoms, worst headache of my life- for days! and the same as you, congestion, sinus etc. my chest pain is not too bad but i find that it feels worse if i get nervous or anxious, i just try to relax, but if your pain is bad i would consult a doctor, i read that the moderna vax causes chest pain on young adults, so i would check with a doctor just in case, they may be able to help with the pain or figure out what’s really causing it, hope this helps

    • Kristine

      857d

      Hi Peggy thank you so much for replying to me I appreciate it! So you got the chest pain about 2 or 3 weeks ish too? What do you usually do to relieve it? I am vaccinated with moderna. I havent gotten the booster though. I thought I was doing well after my cough went away, but now my thoracic cavity seems to be traumatized.

    • Peggy

      857d

      yes! i started feeling those at about the same time you have, it helps to calm down because the anxiety will make anything worse, but it wouldn’t hurt to see a doctor if these symptoms worry you, are you vaccinated?

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