Article : MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID-19

Vos Pharmacy brings you articles on Mental Health and Covid-19, its products and recent happenings around the world. In reference to the Corona Virus Pandemic resulting to the wide and rapid spread of the Covid-19 disease across the planet, resulting to over 300,000 deaths across the globe, a couple of articles will be posted over time to guide our you on matters relating your prescribed medication intake and the Covid-19 diseases and definitely other health concerns.

Covid-19, a pandemic disease that has literally put the world on pause and on extreme cautious living measures but it has also brought about the introduction of new inventions and technology like the new Covid-19 Rapid Test System at King Chulalongkorh Memorial Hospital in Thailand, the CleanTech J-1 machine installed at the Hong-Kong international airport for full body disinfection, the ABBOTT ID NOW Covid-19 test machine that produces test results 5 minutes and other inventions as simple as reusable face-masks.

This goes to show us that the ability for humans to always adapt to change is the one constant that will keep life on earth for billions of years to come, no matter how hopeless the situation presents itself.

Honestly I could go on talking all the new technologies and inventions brought about by this pandemic because innovations thrills me, but that will be in the next article. Now our focus is on the Mental Health and Covid-19.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vos Pharmacy is running differently. For example, most purchases are made online. That is why we decided to provide articles to help and advice about your mental health and medication.

- Side Effects of Anti-Anxiety medications and Covid-19 Symptoms

Common side effects gotten from anti-anxiety medications include;

  • blurry vision
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • drowsiness or fatigue
  • dizziness
  • diarrhea and more...

While the symptoms of Covid-19 according to WHO-UN standards are;

Most common symptoms:

  • fever.
  • dry cough.
  • tiredness.

Less common symptoms:

  • aches and pains.
  • sore throat.
  • diarrhea.
  • conjunctivitis.
  • headache.
  • loss of taste or smell.
  • a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes.

Serious symptoms:

  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
  • chest pain or pressure.
  • loss of speech or movement.

However, note should be taken that having some of these side effects that are common to the Covid-19 disease does not mean you have the disease. In fact, whenever any of these side effects persist while on the medication, you should stop taking them immediately and see a doctor or a physician near you.