Are you overwhelmed with online video information?
Do you have muscle aches from sitting in front of your computer hour after hour? Are you guilty or anxious about refusing to sign up for another webinar or Zoom conference or pull a no-show once you have?
You might be suffering from Zoom Fatigue Syndrome. USA Today described the new form of exhaustion as "the feeling of tiredness, anxiousness or worry with yet another video call."
If you are concerned and can't find much information on Medscape or the Mayo Clinic website about the syndrome, here are some things you might want to know:
- There is no accurate test for the disease or whether you have had the disease and now have antibodies to future break-outs.
- Here are some ways to treat it.
- The causes are technical, mental, social, and physical.
- Maybe it's time to boost your Wi-Fi speed at home.
- Rethink your home online studio.
- At this point, it is unclear whether there will be a second or third wave once you have recovered.
- That person in your contact list that you haven't spoken with in 5 years is probably no different from the last time you called her. There was a reason you ghosted her.
- Be sure nothing shows up in the background that you don't want on You Tube for the rest of your life.
- Fix your Zoom settings.
- Don't drink and Zoom in excess.
- There is no CPT code for Zoom fatigue.
- The only way to check to see if you have it is to make a telemedicine appointment on Zoom.
- Here's why Zoom makes you feel empty.
- If you think most people are annoying or you just want to stick with the 3- 5 close personal friends you have anyway, then maybe the antidote to Zoom fatigue is to join The Thoreau Society and live in a 10' x 16' cabin. Even Thoreau walked to town every now and then. After all, he was the ultimate social distancer.
Contrary to claims from government officials, hydroxychloroquine is not an effective treatment.