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Persistent discomfort, tightness on/off – what is happening?

Couple of weeks ago, I was at work where I started feeling off – chest felt tighter than usual, it felt harder to breathe and a little lightheaded. Went to the doctor's after, who checked me for other COVID symptoms (e.g. fever) and was cleared. Proceeded with life and tried not to think about the persistent discomfort that came on/off.

A week later and my throat started to feel itchy. Went to the doctor's again, who checked me for other COVID symptoms and found them to be negative. But my throat was indeed inflammed, so the doctor gave me a 5-day MC. During the 5 days I never really felt 100% during the day – but I took my temperature regularly with an oral thermometer (the highest it went was 37.2C though I felt warmer than usual); there were also occasional coughs, but mostly to clear the itch.

Today's day 6 and the itchiness have subsided greatly. While I remain functional, I still feel the tightness, lightheadedness, and feverish. What is happening?
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Dr. Dinesh G
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Hi @malfrands unfortunately this indicates that your infection is persisting after the 5 days of rest and MC. 

In the current situation, you will need to have a physical review with the GP that issued the MC, in order to have an assessment including examination of your lungs etc to determine what is happening.

In order to protect those at home and around you, please wear a mask as well as call the clinic to let them know that you are returning for a review so that they can prepare their clinic room accordingly👌🏻
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@malfrands
Hi Dr. Dinesh,

Understand. But just to clarify – my throat barely itches anymore and it's no longer warm to the touch. Considering that the discomfort has been going on/off for the past few weeks, could they be psychosomatic due to the current situation?
Dr. Dinesh Guna
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Hi @malfrands yes that is a possibility, but it would be a diagnosis of exclusion (i.e. after a proper consultation and examination to ensure there are no clinical features suggestive of other possible causes). Hope this helps 😊