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    Nate

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    Hello! I just lost my sister last year November. I'm a final year student of Computer Science and the death of my sister happened during a very stressful time (school projects) and I didn't take a break when it happened. It was my way of coping with her death. But nowadays my body has been feeling weak in the sense that my throat closes up or tightens especially when I'm asleep. Could these issues be caused by grief?

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  • Clare

    Edited by Clare 9 months ago

    Hello Nate,


    Welcome to the community. We’re sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Thank you for reaching out and sharing with us and others how things have been for you since then.  While we would not be able to say if the issues you are experiencing are caused by grief, we are aware it can be common for grief to produce physical symptoms. These can include experiencing a lack of energy, feeling tired and weak and a tightness on your chest or throat.

     

    You may wish to speak to a health care professional such as your GP about your concerns, whether someone’s symptoms are due to a health issue or grief they are still real and it’s ok to seek some support. Telling the GP that you are wondering if this could be related to your grief can help them to understand what you’re experiencing.

     

    You may also find it helpful to look at the information we have on grieving; the emotions and physical symptoms we may experience: -

     

    ·         https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/physical-symptoms-grief

     

    ·         https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/dealing-grief/grieving-your-way

     

    Our Support Line offers a safe space to talk if you feel you would like to speak with someone. You can reach us on Freephone 0800 090 2309, or by continuing to chat on this community. Hopefully others here on the community will also share their experiences with you.

     

    Take care,

     

    Clare – Support Line Team  


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  • Nate

    Thank you for the advice... It is highly appreciated!

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