The Physical Symptoms of Grief and How to Handle Them

By: David Tindall
Thursday, October 11, 2018

When you are dealing with the death of a loved one, the grief and sorrow that you feel can manifest themselves in a number of different ways. These emotions aren’t easy to understand no matter how hard you try. Everyone who has lost a loved one knows exactly how challenging it can be to come to terms with the loss.

While it’s normal to feel stressed, frustrated, angry etc. many people also develop certain physical symptoms that are related to their grief. Most don’t realize that these physical symptoms are a result of the sorrow they are feeling.

Common Physical Symptoms Of Grief

Since no two people are alike, it goes without saying that their sorrow and grief will also show different symptoms. However, some of the commonest ones include:

  • Fatigue
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Inability to focus
  • Aches and pains
  • Constant headaches
  • Changes in appetite
  • Digestive issues
  • Forgetfulness
  • Falling sick very often
  • Other

The Best Way To Cope With These Physical Symptoms Of Grief

There is no set method that needs to be followed while dealing with dealing with the physical symptoms of grief. But if you feel constantly fatigued, you should consider advocating some part of the day only for relaxation. In case you are suffering from constant headaches or aches and pains, consult your family physician. They would be able to make suggestions or perhaps prescribe some medication to ease the symptoms.

You can also relax in a hot tub to release the physical stresses you a feeling. Make it a point to maintain a healthy diet, and get plenty of sleep. While grieving self care is extremely important. None of these steps WILL make the symptoms vanish overnight. However, over time, you will start to feel more like you, and will be able to deal with them better.

We have a grief guide available to help you through your grieving process, but if you need additional resources please don't hesitate to contact us. To learn more about the services we offer call us at (315) 468-5521 or reach out via our online form. We're here to help in any way we can.

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