Is It Just Me, or Has Texting Become Harder During the Pandemic?
I’ve always been the friend who responds to texts right away. Perhaps it’s the writer in me, but I enjoy giving a lengthy, essay-like response whenever a friend is in need. Or if I need to vent, a quick text to a loved one has always served as an easy release.
But like many of us, I noticed a shift in my temperament when quarantine set in. I couldn’t put it into words at the time, but I now realize it was tech exhaustion. Whether I was texting, emailing, or even responding to DMs, a wave of anxiety would course through my veins. What was once a normal part of my routine became something I dreaded.
Can Anxiety Cause Chest Pain?
When you experience anxiety, your body might give you a signal that’s hard to ignore — like chest pain.
While many chest pain symptoms can mimic those of a heart attack (and other medical conditions), they can also be caused by anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder.
Anxiety is your body’s response to stress and fear. And if you live with health anxiety, physical anxiety symptoms like chest pain can be particularly distressing — especially when it’s hard to decide whether you need to go to the emergency room or wait out a panic attack.