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My Coronavirus Panic Experience by RiyadhGoddess(f): 10:08am On Mar 23
Ok so I have just shared this on a nairalander's thread where he complained of having cold and I thought I should also open a thread and share it to everyone out there who might be in the same shoes I was last week.

I understand that a lot of people are panicking now especially those with the coronavirus symptoms and are very much afraid to go check themselves because of all that is being said in the news or media. If you are in such situation, I will advise you to step out of panic, go to the nearest health center and get yourself tested instead of allowing panic take control of you.

Let me tell you all a story of what happened to me last week. I already shared it in my chat room though.

On monday while making arrangements for our TVC shoot, I all of a sudden fell ill. My temperature went up and I started feeling feverish. I quickly handed over to one of my team mate to oversee the work, then I left for the house.

On Tuesday, Wednesday I couldn't go out because I was too weak. Walking for 5 minutes became hell for me because I felt weak and dizzy when walking. I almost asked my whatsapp family what could be the cause of what's happening to me but I didn't want to create panic so I didn't. What I had in mind was malaria, or shortness of blood but my colleague checked me and said I have blood so I just concluded maybe I need to rest because I've been under stress lately.

Thursday we left Lagos for Abuja for our presentation. I was okay anyway. Friday morning I was fine too.

After presentation on Friday, my whole body system changed. My body was hot, I was feverish, having discomfort in the throat, headache and weakness.
Each time it felt like I needed to clear my throat, I would cough mildly to avoid panic amongst my colleagues and everyone present. My close colleagues teased me about having coronavirus knowing that we had just had a presentation on the virus that Friday morning.

That Friday, I lost count of my urination because I kept on going to the convenience every 5 minutes to pee and that's because I drank lots of hot water due to the irritation I was having in my throat. I became worried but my colleague told me to calm down that my frequent urination was due to the cold conference room. His words helped a bit...

The more I read the media especially on Nairaland, the more fear gripped me and there was usually this cold chill in me. I remember reading a thread on Nairaland where a lady gave a vivid story of how she got the virus, symptoms and date. At a point while reading, I felt my whole legs going numb and almost had panic attack. The more I read the news that Friday night the more I shook with fear then this numb feelings in my whole body and felt like I was going to pass out. So I forced myself to stay away from the media.

One Aboki had coughed on me severally even though I turned my face away inside a korope bus, conductor had spat on me while shouting bus stops and asking for money, a passenger had placed her sweaty arm pit on me in a bid to bring out her money, a drug seller had washed his sweat with his finger on me after shouting and hustling his Ghana seed medicines at the populated motor park and of course not to forget, in the Okrika market where I do business, lots of body jamming and these Igbo boys pulling of hands mixed with all sorts of salivas from different mouths... All of these rang in my head which made me panic more. I began to ask myself, "Shile you didn't have HIV is it coronavirus that you will now have?"

That friday night before going to bed, I called my colleagues and asked could it be coronavirus? They all laughed obviously I must have said it in a very funny manner.

Anyway I picked my phone to chat my Daddy.
I said "Dad I think I have the virus". My dad said which virus and I said coronavirus. My dad couldn't control his laughter. I told him see what is happening to me, he kept on laughing.
They all believed my mind was playing pranks on me.

Then I understood what I have been reading on the media was beginning to have an effect on me to the point that it has now replaced the promises of God in my life.

I remembered the psalmist said "The Lord is my Shepherd...I shall fear no evil for you are with me, your rod and your staff comforts me..."
I prayed to God to take control. Following day, my temperature was already reduced except for the weakness and I couldn't feel the discomfort in my throat.

We packed and left for the airport. During check, I was asked to step aside.

Obviously my temperature was high even though it feels warm to me but the thermometer detected it.

I was asked some questions upon questions in an office and my answers were NO. I have not come in contact with anyone who just arrived into the country whatsoever except for my public movements in Lagos.

The lady told me to isolate myself for 14 days for possible check and if there's anything, I should call the numbers given to me but by the time we were done, my colleagues had left me behind.
I rescheduled and came back to Lagos. For the first time, I summoned all courage and shared my story in my chat room on Saturday to drive all fears out of me.

This morning I met my doctor, ran some test and discovered I have malaria and a bit of typhoid which I have started medications.

I want you to know that there are lots of voices out there. Please choose wisely! Please use wisdom when deciding who to listen to. It's not every voice that is dependable at this trying moment. Please pick a few dependable information sources and stick with them. For instance, the NCDC, WHO, LSMOH are excellent.

If the news or social media is noticeably increasing your anxiety like in my own case, please limit the number of times you go on social media to read information that increases panic in you. For me, I completely stopped reading information till I got hold of myself.

Anxiety will always ask for more information. It is greedy and never satisfied. Don't fall into its trap! Also remember the Bible reminds us not to be overwhelmed by what we see. Our God is still on the throne! After the war, the Israelites came to moses and said "we counted and NO ONE IS MISSING" Number 31:49. I pray for you, From NOW till this pandemic ends, NONE will be missing in your family, among your friends and loved ones in Jesus name Amen!

Stay Safe, Wash More & Panicless. Panic kills faster than the virus itself.

God Bless You.
Shile.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by NewBea: 10:14am On Mar 23
We go dey alright las las

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Noblefirstlady: 10:21am On Mar 23
You are right I think panic will affect some people even before the virus and I'm one of them. I'm so scared right now I may get heart attack anytime.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Darato: 10:33am On Mar 23
So true. Me too I am very afraid.

Take this to front page let people learn.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by SultanOfPuna: 10:55am On Mar 23
This morning I met my doctor, ran some test and discovered I have malaria and a bit of typhoid which I have started medications.

Stop Deceving Yourself
Go to Disease Center and do proper test
Regular lab test will not detect COVID 19
Regular lab test will only show Malaria and Typhoid.
Not all doctors in Nigeria have the COVID 19 test kit.
Enugu state had to transport the blood sample of patient to Lagos Disease Center for testing. Because they don't have test kit yet
There is a Special Test Kit from W H.O
Ask yourself
Did the doctor have a COVID Test Kit??
Did he run a COVID 19 Test on you??

Go and take proper Covid test.. then when you test negative
Then you can stop panicking.
Even healthy sport atheletes like Kevin Durant have no symptoms but tested positive..
Every viral disease has its own special kit for testing. Just as HIV has it's own different kit for testing..
A regular lab test will not even show if you are HIV+ until you do proper HIV Test..

Those quoting me with Anger should shut the f*ck up
I'm not saying she is positive, but imagine if she is positive but thinks it's malaria. And still goes on with normal life infecting her kids, family members and co workers.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Slawormir: 10:55am On Mar 23
Damnnnnn niggarrr

Nice story

See them all pussy niggarrrz
Scared of shit
What if those when test positive and those when don die from this Corona virus come start to wake and turned into zombies?

You all Will be enjoying zombie movies like Resident evil, Bird box, Train to bursan, World war, Shaun of the dead Dawn of the dead, Return of the living dead, Day of the dead, the cell and Night of the living dead

Now it is happening live and direct

You all now scared


Time for me to go get my revolver ( gun)
Planet earth don cast! The beginning of the end!
Fuckkk some zombie

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by ideabuilder: 10:55am On Mar 23
Right now I am in self isolation

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:55am On Mar 23
One Aboki had coughed on me severally even though I turned my face away inside a korope bus, conductor had spat on me while shouting bus stops and asking for money, a passenger had placed her sweaty arm pit on me in a bid to bring out her money, a drug seller had washed his sweat with his finger on me after shouting and hustling his Ghana seed medicines at the populated motor park and of course not to forget, in the Okrika market where I do business, lots of body jamming and these Igbo boys pulling of hands mixed with all sorts of salivas from different mouths... All of these rang in my head which made me panic more. I began to ask myself, "Shile you didn't have HIV is it coronavirus that you will now have?
These are the kinda day to day activities Nairalanders need to be careful about.
These are the people majority come in close contacts with as they go about their daily businesses, especially in Lagos.
And we still have more of such people listed above (agberos and even your cashier at the bank or that person you address as chairman or madam!) going on their daily business, most of them do not even know they have this virus!

What we all need is to be very very careful of our surroudings and staying at home will protect you from the virus more than 90%
That should be adhere to.
Listen to the FG and your state government to keep your self, family and country safe.

No pandemic in the history of the world has been like this Coronavirus issue : CNN

This morning I met my doctor, ran some test and discovered I have malaria and a bit of typhoid which I have started medications.
Thank God for your life OP.
God will always be with you.

KEEP SAFE GUYS.
We will overcome this deadly virus.
This too shall pass.


For more about Coronavirus,
Visit this thread.
https://www.nairaland.com/5751015/coronavirus-questions-answers-covid-19#up

molybdenum0012:
I have decide to run a way from social media. The more I read symptoms on social media, the more I feel sick and show similar symptoms.
I hope the fear will not kill me before the virus grin
You have made a good decision because..........

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by clinsman1: 10:55am On Mar 23
Terrible tym
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Muhylonaire(m): 10:55am On Mar 23
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by lanibi(f): 10:55am On Mar 23
The media is not helping matter at all.
Panicking can make one feel headache which is not there.

The best thing to do right now is to stay at home and hope for the best. Much more is doing things that will help put your mind off the Coronavirus issues flying around.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Kizzygentle: 10:55am On Mar 23
Am exhausted from reading so I couldn't read all but I think d panic is very good so every body should stay at home panicking and avoid d virus there helping others close to them in contracting it. Pls govt should over exaggerate d stats so it would cause more panic and every one could stay safe. The panic is needed at dis point. My one cents.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by lonelydora: 10:55am On Mar 23
You people should calm down.

This corona virus is just an acute malaria. Nothing more

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by LordAzubuike(f): 10:56am On Mar 23
If na me get all these your kind of symptoms ehn, I fit don dey contemplate suicide.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Brendaniel: 10:56am On Mar 23
The truth about corona virus lies in the movie: world war z, find the movie and watch it, you will know what is going on....

People need to stop this media panic, people should know that corona is a virus and has similar behaviour to other viruses.

1, A virus needs a suitable host to survive, if the host of a virus is not suitable for the host, it will die...

2. Most viruses are not known to kill people directly, they most times attack the immune system that give way for another sickness to kill the person e.g HIV, older persons have lower immune compared to younger persons likewise people who already have an underlying health condition.

3. From my findings the corona virus would never be able to survive in some people and may also affect some other persons who will take their normal medications and will recover, also it will not spread in Nigeria like we all think also will not kill people who have no underlying health condition or very old people, reasons are we have been on vaccines that the foreigners do not take and we have them in abundance here, there are sicknesses the foreigners do not treat that are treated here like malaria fever, some live all their lives and never even know what malaria is, they do not really have the drugs for treating malaria in their countries, ask yourself why donald trump recommended chloroquine for the treatment, is it not a malaria medicine?

4. Don't get me wrong I am not saying it cannot affect Nigerians but it can never be like the foreign countries, if it were so with the first cases that were announced in Lagos alone, Lagos would have had more dead bodies than china and italy put together, read the story up and you would know why I am saying that...

5. In all stay safe and protect yourself but don't panic because the panic could cause more problems than corona virus itself, Nigerians have a way of behaving whenever there is panic all over, remember the 2001 bomb blast in cantonment , panic was what killed almost 80 percent of the people not the bomb in Nigeria here...
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosions-trigger-deadly-panic-in-nigeria

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by bamasite2: 10:56am On Mar 23
Do your best and leave the rest!
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by ainas247: 10:56am On Mar 23
angry
OP
This morning I met my doctor, ran some test and discovered I have malaria and a bit of typhoid which I have started medications.
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here we go again. OP Malarial and Typhoid are scarier but we pay less attention to it.
Media will bring the Fear but *we need to remind ourselves that,* We are not a slave to fear.

in time of trouble, listen to I am no longer a slave to fear and Made a way

Meanwhile
I rank website t Google page 1, chat up now.
get more traffic

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Homers123(m): 10:56am On Mar 23
Scary shit
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by heartbraker(m): 10:56am On Mar 23
Dis tin serious ooo

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Yenefer(f): 10:56am On Mar 23
The virus is not a hoax. The panic the press has crated is a hoax and it has hurt people in a real way.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by FREEMADNESS: 10:56am On Mar 23
truly social media has its own disadvantage. but I rather stay in social media and b well informed abt dis ongoing pandemic than not visit and b ignorant and die.


if covid-19 was airborne with an antidote Nigerian government (buhari)
will release it on air so dat we can die and reduce in population. cox am still wondering why they refused to shut down borders when they had d chance.

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by pman06: 10:57am On Mar 23
Wetin corononavirus go cause ehn, na only God fit save person.
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Ask4bigneyo(m): 10:57am On Mar 23
Still on Covikk One-Nine Birus

2Ch 7:13
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

2Ch 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The time is Now... Repent from thy iniquities

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by alexistaiwo: 10:57am On Mar 23
I had sore throat on Saturday and been having a little light cough now and then but my temperature is normal and I am not feeling unwell so no need to panic.
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by Lordjb: 10:57am On Mar 23
Okay
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by andeliahi: 10:57am On Mar 23
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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by motionarena: 10:58am On Mar 23
I had the virus or developed most of the symptoms recently.

Most young people that have it will just pass it off as normal malaria.

Na when elderly person get am na there wahala dey

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by blowjohn(m): 10:58am On Mar 23
Humphrizy:
If you dey inside public transport and you sneeze or cough anyhow...then get ready to step down from the vehicle


Step down?
I go use my shoe kick the niggar out of the bus!

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by rain21(f): 10:59am On Mar 23
Don't forget to still self isolate for 14 days irrespective

Had similar experience
I used Uber 3 weeks ago and the driver coughed non stop,I initially thought it wasn't something serious until he sneezed..
My heart left my chest that minute grin I didn't say a word to him so he won't look back to respond to me.i turned my face out of the windscreen till I got home. I ran a hot bath immediately I got home with lots of Dettol, didn't want to take any chances
I minimized my movement that period and each time I had an urge to sneeze,I would say a little prayer in my heart.
Thank goodness it's more than 3weeks already and there's no need for me to fret again
God save us all!

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Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by 24kmagic(m): 10:59am On Mar 23
Ok
Re: My Coronavirus Panic Experience by ALAGOGO007(m): 10:59am On Mar 23
I am self isolating in a God Forsaken isolated country.

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