"I Have Coronavirus Symptoms" thread

pitbullowner

Kingfisher

stugatz

Kingfisher
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

Sorry if this is stream-of-consciousness. I've had quite an insane few weeks, got laid off from my service industry job the day I decided to leave my part-time call center job...the latter did not take any precautions to prevent disease spread and I decided to parachute out before I drew the unlucky number. (I have hypertension, and am prediabetic...so I do NOT want this.)

I had a cold from about March 1 until about the 18th or 19th, with very mild symptoms slowly continuing past that. All mucus is at this point cleared out, so I think I'm out of the woods with the cold. I've generally been feeling like crap since Monday, though.

It could be stress related since, well, I've been working constantly since June of last year and now I'm unemployed and upset (other than part-time writing work I do for a limited amount - about 300 a month at best).

I feel like I have somewhat diminished breathing ability lately. I have a somewhat dry throat with an occasional cough in the morning, probably because I sleep in an overheated old house (boiler/radiator system) and my bedroom is hot as hell at night. It's quite possible that I never breathed well at home and just never noticed because I was hardly ever there.

It's also worth mentioning on top of this, though, that my last girlfriend a few years ago told me I woke up constantly at night and she was 100% sure I had sleep apnea. So with hypertension and possible diabetes, I especially don't want this illness.

I won't chalk this up to the Wuhan flu - I think I just need to take this as a wakeup call to turn my health around. It isn't terrible, but I want the term "healthy as a horse" to describe me, and I'm far from that...and since I'm in my early thirties, time is catching up to me.

I'm probably going to look for work this week at a grocery store, but I admit I'm beyond terrified of catching this illness. It seems like all of the pre-existing health problems that give someone a hard time with this are the ones I have.
 

Donfitz007

Kingfisher
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

That’s the scariest thing about this virus. Any normal symptom could be a symptom of this.

Slight headache=corona
Red eyes=corona
Loss of appetite=corona
Runny nose=corona
No sense of taste nor smell=corona
Sore throat=corona

Most of those alone or symptoms of bad allergies. That’s the reasons it’s spreading so rapidly.
 

Donfitz007

Kingfisher
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

So now my ltr came over and I checked her temperature. Came up to be 102.8......she was in the sun for a hour and I used an external thermometer so I’m hoping that’s it.

Besides that she’s pretty much been in the house never getting out or the occasional trip to get groceries.
 
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

The only good news coming out of this is that vitamin C megadose is becoming more well-known:

New York hospitals are treating coronavirus patients with high dosages of VITAMIN C after promising results from China




New York hospitals are treating coronavirus patients with high dosages of VITAMIN C after promising results from China
Dr Andrew Weber says he has been immediately giving his intensive-care patients 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C
The Long Island-based pulmonologist and critical-care specialist with Northwell Health says patients are given three to four doses a day
The regimen is based on experimental treatments that were done in China
Jason Molinet, a spokesman for Northwell, says Vitamin C is being 'widely used' as a coronavirus treatment throughout the health system
A clinical trial into the effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C patients with coronavirus was conducted on February 14 at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan
But it's the Western mainstream, so they covered up the dose by speaking of 1500mg - though the guy gives that dose 4-6 times a day which adds up to 6000mg or 100000mg. (it's huge when intravenous and enough for many to cure pneumonia)

Seriously - it seems as if they are really treating it like a devil and holy water. "We'll try bloodletggin and quicksilver before we attempt giving them megadoses of a cheap vitamin."

Obvoiusly it's the ideal choice because it does not target a specific virus or bacteria - it just raises overall bodily immune system and thus works against any virus. The stronger pathogen just takes more dosage and that's about it.

At least this one pulmologist in NYC is doing something right. Not that it will take .... the mafia will do their utmost to suppress it once this is over.

Better experiment with some wonder-drug that has a legion of side-effects.
 

redonion

Woodpecker
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

My girlfriend, who I live with, has tested positive. Which means I likely have it.

Her symptoms:
- No sense of smell whatsoever. Can not smell a freshly baked batch of brownies right under her nose.
- A little bit stuffed up
- Yesterday she woke up nauseous and threw up. We got her a test after that since we were already concerned about the lack of smell. This nausea came and went quickly and has not come back.
- mild fatigue
- No other symptoms at all.

I am completely asymptomatic right now and feel great. I've been taking 5k-10kmg of Vitamin C daily for a couple of weeks now, and plan on ramping this up if I start getting any symptoms.

At this point it seems impossible for me to not catch this bug. I'm hoping that I already have it and will continue to remain asymptomatic. I'm 31 and reasonably healthy. I generally eat well, lift heavy 4x a week (been doing this for ~10 years), and rarely get sick. I probably have about 20lbs of fat that I could stand to lose, but that is my only negative "condition".

I'll be quarantining for the next 2 weeks and hoping for the best!
 
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

redonion said:
My girlfriend, who I live with, has tested positive. Which means I likely have it.

Her symptoms:
- No sense of smell whatsoever. Can not smell a freshly baked batch of brownies right under her nose.
- A little bit stuffed up
- Yesterday she woke up nauseous and threw up. We got her a test after that since we were already concerned about the lack of smell. This nausea came and went quickly and has not come back.
- mild fatigue
- No other symptoms at all.

I am completely asymptomatic right now and feel great. I've been taking 5k-10kmg of Vitamin C daily for a couple of weeks now, and plan on ramping this up if I start getting any symptoms.

At this point it seems impossible for me to not catch this bug. I'm hoping that I already have it and will continue to remain asymptomatic. I'm 31 and reasonably healthy. I generally eat well, lift heavy 4x a week (been doing this for ~10 years), and rarely get sick. I probably have about 20lbs of fat that I could stand to lose, but that is my only negative "condition".

I'll be quarantining for the next 2 weeks and hoping for the best!
I'd extend the quarantine longer than 2 weeks just to be sure. Make sure you get plenty of zinc (50mg per day) and Vitamin D3 (10,000 IU) per day. Make sure your girl is getting likewise.
 

Dr. Howard

Peacock
Gold Member
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

redonion said:
My girlfriend, who I live with, has tested positive. Which means I likely have it.

Her symptoms:
- No sense of smell whatsoever. Can not smell a freshly baked batch of brownies right under her nose.
- A little bit stuffed up
- Yesterday she woke up nauseous and threw up. We got her a test after that since we were already concerned about the lack of smell. This nausea came and went quickly and has not come back.
- mild fatigue
- No other symptoms at all.

I am completely asymptomatic right now and feel great. I've been taking 5k-10kmg of Vitamin C daily for a couple of weeks now, and plan on ramping this up if I start getting any symptoms.

At this point it seems impossible for me to not catch this bug. I'm hoping that I already have it and will continue to remain asymptomatic. I'm 31 and reasonably healthy. I generally eat well, lift heavy 4x a week (been doing this for ~10 years), and rarely get sick. I probably have about 20lbs of fat that I could stand to lose, but that is my only negative "condition".

I'll be quarantining for the next 2 weeks and hoping for the best!
Thanks for posting, keep us updated. Another 'no smell' case is really interesting.
 

Zenta

Woodpecker
Gold Member
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

Donfitz007 said:
That’s the scariest thing about this virus. Any normal symptom could be a symptom of this.

Slight headache=corona
Red eyes=corona
Loss of appetite=corona
Runny nose=corona
No sense of taste nor smell=corona
Sore throat=corona

Most of those alone or symptoms of bad allergies. That’s the reasons it’s spreading so rapidly.
I just moved back to take care of my mother and while I don't usually have allergies, there is ALOT of pollen right here (my car is covered in it every day). I have been having some random symptoms off and on for a week+ but yesterday I felt like I was actually getting sick.

Body aches,
headache,
minor sore throat,
not so much a loss of appetite but just feeling a bit nauseous when I tried to eat a 7 oz steak and half a baked potato yesterday and just don't have an incredible appetite at the moment. No fever yet either but it is in the middle of normal temp and fever temp.

This only day 2 I will keep monitoring my symptoms. I have been careful to always wear a mask and hand sanitize whenever i have to go out. I believe my mother was sick in the last week, though she kept claiming it to be allergies, she is on the mend, its possible I just have what she had as I let my guard down too early around her, entering the house without a mask and sanitizing often.

If not its possible I caught something from the one time I ordered food to go on Thursday/friday I think.
 

RexImperator

Crow
Gold Member
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

I saw that 90% of those tested end up testing negative, so a lot of people are understandably getting freaked out concerned by these common and mild symptoms.
 

AlphaRN

Woodpecker
RE: "I Have Coronavirus/Cold/Flu Symptoms" thread

Dr. Howard said:
redonion said:
My girlfriend, who I live with, has tested positive. Which means I likely have it.

Her symptoms:
- No sense of smell whatsoever. Can not smell a freshly baked batch of brownies right under her nose.
- A little bit stuffed up
- Yesterday she woke up nauseous and threw up. We got her a test after that since we were already concerned about the lack of smell. This nausea came and went quickly and has not come back.
- mild fatigue
- No other symptoms at all.

I am completely asymptomatic right now and feel great. I've been taking 5k-10kmg of Vitamin C daily for a couple of weeks now, and plan on ramping this up if I start getting any symptoms.

At this point it seems impossible for me to not catch this bug. I'm hoping that I already have it and will continue to remain asymptomatic. I'm 31 and reasonably healthy. I generally eat well, lift heavy 4x a week (been doing this for ~10 years), and rarely get sick. I probably have about 20lbs of fat that I could stand to lose, but that is my only negative "condition".

I'll be quarantining for the next 2 weeks and hoping for the best!
Thanks for posting, keep us updated. Another 'no smell' case is really interesting.
First I have seen this on here, and it reminded me of a conversation I had last week.

I was talking with a friend of mine who works in an ER outside of Cleveland and he told me their ENT surgeon was telling them to look for loss of smell as a first symptom. Their Academy has been pushing the CDC for several weeks to add this as a first sign. Apparently it is related to the swelling on the facial nerves with the inflammation of the virus.

This particular ENT was able to convince their medical director and now it is one of the first questions they ask at the Triage desk and to any incoming squads.

Any data on your end about that?
 

Dr. Howard

Peacock
Gold Member
AlphaRN said:
Dr. Howard said:
redonion said:
My girlfriend, who I live with, has tested positive. Which means I likely have it.

Her symptoms:
- No sense of smell whatsoever. Can not smell a freshly baked batch of brownies right under her nose.
- A little bit stuffed up
- Yesterday she woke up nauseous and threw up. We got her a test after that since we were already concerned about the lack of smell. This nausea came and went quickly and has not come back.
- mild fatigue
- No other symptoms at all.

I am completely asymptomatic right now and feel great. I've been taking 5k-10kmg of Vitamin C daily for a couple of weeks now, and plan on ramping this up if I start getting any symptoms.

At this point it seems impossible for me to not catch this bug. I'm hoping that I already have it and will continue to remain asymptomatic. I'm 31 and reasonably healthy. I generally eat well, lift heavy 4x a week (been doing this for ~10 years), and rarely get sick. I probably have about 20lbs of fat that I could stand to lose, but that is my only negative "condition".

I'll be quarantining for the next 2 weeks and hoping for the best!
Thanks for posting, keep us updated. Another 'no smell' case is really interesting.
First I have seen this on here, and it reminded me of a conversation I had last week.

I was talking with a friend of mine who works in an ER outside of Cleveland and he told me their ENT surgeon was telling them to look for loss of smell as a first symptom. Their Academy has been pushing the CDC for several weeks to add this as a first sign. Apparently it is related to the swelling on the facial nerves with the inflammation of the virus.

This particular ENT was able to convince their medical director and now it is one of the first questions they ask at the Triage desk and to any incoming squads.

Any data on your end about that?
No additional data that I can find besides anecdotes from articles and twitter where individuals are relaying their symptoms. This guy lost his sense of smell for a day also. https://twitter.com/yaletung
 

The Wire

Kingfisher
Gold Member
redonion said:
My girlfriend, who I live with, has tested positive. Which means I likely have it.

Her symptoms:
- No sense of smell whatsoever. Can not smell a freshly baked batch of brownies right under her nose.
- A little bit stuffed up
- Yesterday she woke up nauseous and threw up. We got her a test after that since we were already concerned about the lack of smell. This nausea came and went quickly and has not come back.
- mild fatigue
- No other symptoms at all.

I am completely asymptomatic right now and feel great. I've been taking 5k-10kmg of Vitamin C daily for a couple of weeks now, and plan on ramping this up if I start getting any symptoms.

At this point it seems impossible for me to not catch this bug. I'm hoping that I already have it and will continue to remain asymptomatic. I'm 31 and reasonably healthy. I generally eat well, lift heavy 4x a week (been doing this for ~10 years), and rarely get sick. I probably have about 20lbs of fat that I could stand to lose, but that is my only negative "condition".

I'll be quarantining for the next 2 weeks and hoping for the best!
I would be careful with heavy lifting over the next couple weeks. While this can give you benefits long term going for PRs when you body is potentially fighting off an infection can be disastrous. I've often see healthy guys get crushed by a flu with poor timing right as infection begins. If your body is fighting something off you're going to want to be expending much less energy physically(both calorie consumption and workouts). Might be a good time to do lighter mobility work, yoga..etc.
 

Panther

Pigeon
The Wire said:
redonion said:
My girlfriend, who I live with, has tested positive. Which means I likely have it.

Her symptoms:
- No sense of smell whatsoever. Can not smell a freshly baked batch of brownies right under her nose.
- A little bit stuffed up
- Yesterday she woke up nauseous and threw up. We got her a test after that since we were already concerned about the lack of smell. This nausea came and went quickly and has not come back.
- mild fatigue
- No other symptoms at all.

I am completely asymptomatic right now and feel great. I've been taking 5k-10kmg of Vitamin C daily for a couple of weeks now, and plan on ramping this up if I start getting any symptoms.

At this point it seems impossible for me to not catch this bug. I'm hoping that I already have it and will continue to remain asymptomatic. I'm 31 and reasonably healthy. I generally eat well, lift heavy 4x a week (been doing this for ~10 years), and rarely get sick. I probably have about 20lbs of fat that I could stand to lose, but that is my only negative "condition".

I'll be quarantining for the next 2 weeks and hoping for the best!
I would be careful with heavy lifting over the next couple weeks. While this can give you benefits long term going for PRs when you body is potentially fighting off an infection can be disastrous. I've often see healthy guys get crushed by a flu with poor timing right as infection begins. If your body is fighting something off you're going to want to be expending much less energy physically(both calorie consumption and workouts). Might be a good time to do lighter mobility work, yoga..etc.
I would second this, now is not the time to push it too hard. I've gotten hit hard with a bug right after a hard workout, and it was rough.
 

Zenta

Woodpecker
Gold Member
Zenta said:
Donfitz007 said:
That’s the scariest thing about this virus. Any normal symptom could be a symptom of this.

Slight headache=corona
Red eyes=corona
Loss of appetite=corona
Runny nose=corona
No sense of taste nor smell=corona
Sore throat=corona

Most of those alone or symptoms of bad allergies. That’s the reasons it’s spreading so rapidly.
I just moved back to take care of my mother and while I don't usually have allergies, there is ALOT of pollen right here (my car is covered in it every day). I have been having some random symptoms off and on for a week+ but yesterday I felt like I was actually getting sick.

Body aches,
headache,
minor sore throat,
not so much a loss of appetite but just feeling a bit nauseous when I tried to eat a 7 oz steak and half a baked potato yesterday and just don't have an incredible appetite at the moment. No fever yet either but it is in the middle of normal temp and fever temp.

This only day 2 I will keep monitoring my symptoms. I have been careful to always wear a mask and hand sanitize whenever i have to go out. I believe my mother was sick in the last week, though she kept claiming it to be allergies, she is on the mend, its possible I just have what she had as I let my guard down too early around her, entering the house without a mask and sanitizing often.

If not its possible I caught something from the one time I ordered food to go on Thursday/friday I think.

Just an update. I have not yet developed a cough or difficulty of breathing, and I just checked in the mirror and noticed my sore throat appears to be a gigantic mass of sores on my tonsils. My gums are also inflamed and have some canker sores around the teeth, painful to the point I do not want to brush or floss.

I will goto the clinic tomorrow and request a test for strep, which if positive I can get antibiotics and hopefully start a course of recovery. None the less whatever it is. my body is such a piece of shit and so easily infected, I don't ever remember being this sick before. Each day feels like a daze and a constant fight between battling fever and then chills, and I find myself just praying I make it through.
 

AnonymousBosch

Crow
Gold Member
Zenta said:
I just checked in the mirror and noticed my sore throat appears to be a gigantic mass of sores on my tonsils. My gums are also inflamed and have some canker sores around the teeth, painful to the point I do not want to brush or floss.
Don't put off going to the doctor: none of this is Covid symptoms. Whilst you could have strep, that usually gives you a fever over 101F. You could also have Tonsilitis. Are the lymph nodes in your neck swollen? Get checked out, and let us know.

Canker sores can be a sign of a more serious inflammatory sickness, but haven't been brought up at all in any of the data I've seen on covid. They do often arise with increased stress and the stomach ulcer bug... heliobacter something... So it could just be a reaction to the cultural hysteria.

Good luck, mate.
 

redonion

Woodpecker
I'm not lifting at all right now. All the gyms around me have been closed for weeks.

Here is an update on our progress living with COVID. Day 7 since first symptoms.

Me: Totally fine. No symptoms whatsoever except some sniffles every now and then.
Her: Her condition is getting worse, but far from the horror stories I've been reading about. She is dealing with a reasonable amount of fatigue now, and slept for about 18 hours on Sunday. She also gets winded doing simple physical tasks like laundry. Body aches come and go, and she's developed a headache that can be pretty bad and also comes and goes. On the bright side, she still has no fever or cough, and is generally in good spirits and lively. This thing definitely comes in waves though. There will be moments where I forget she's even sick, but then others where she's totally drained.

Overall, I would say that this experience has made me less fearful of the virus than I originally was. So I am praying things stay that way and things don't take a turn for the worse. We are also 31 and 28 so not in at at-risk age group.
 

Zenta

Woodpecker
Gold Member
AnonymousBosch said:
Zenta said:
I just checked in the mirror and noticed my sore throat appears to be a gigantic mass of sores on my tonsils. My gums are also inflamed and have some canker sores around the teeth, painful to the point I do not want to brush or floss.
Don't put off going to the doctor: none of this is Covid symptoms. Whilst you could have strep, that usually gives you a fever over 101F. You could also have Tonsilitis. Are the lymph nodes in your neck swollen? Get checked out, and let us know.

Canker sores can be a sign of a more serious inflammatory sickness, but haven't been brought up at all in any of the data I've seen on covid. They do often arise with increased stress and the stomach ulcer bug... heliobacter something... So it could just be a reaction to the cultural hysteria.

Good luck, mate.
Thanks my friend. After going to one clinic this morning that opens at 9 AM supposedly, I arrived in a pretty bad state to find out they were closed. I had also set an appointment with them last night for 9am right when they open. Me and my dad found another clinic that was thankfully open and extremely professional. Great setup, saw patients outside the door, call them to check in then go on their website on your phone to fill out your information and then they call you. I tested positive for strep and I got a script for amoxicillin and just took my first pill. I have some heart issues so the doctor stressed it was important i start ASAP since strep can affect the heart. I am hoping for a positive recovery now.

While I was going back and forth on the phone with the nice clinic, the first clinic called me saying "oh we see you had an appointment at 9am, sorry we didn't open until 10am this morning." I told them no I am already at another clinic and to cancel rescheduling it, but man as I was there early in their parking lot feeling like I was going to passout , I sure wanted to give that lady a piece of my mind for advertising the wrong hours at a urgent care clinic, at least put a sign up on the door or something.. Ah well probably not her fault but irritating none the less.
 

AnonymousBosch

Crow
Gold Member
Zenta: Great, I'm glad you got the antibiotics. Rest us, and keep us posted how you go.

Redonion: That sounds like what I experienced minus the lack of fever, though mine was mild. Particularly the fatigue during activity, trouble breathing, and the 'waves'. I'd suggest her steaming with hot water now and then or using an expectorant to track if there's any muscus building up in the lungs, particularly if she's sleeping for so long. She can be propped up to sleep, and it might be worth doing some post-operation anti-pneumonia coughing exercises you can find on youtube to see if anything is collecting in the lower respiratory tract that shouldn't be. She might grumble a bit but it's to discourage a secondary infection. A pulse oximetre will show if there's any lack of blood oxygen happening. Keep the house warm and the air humid, if possible.

If she doesn't have preexisting conditions I doubt it will become serious, but keep an eye on her temperature and breathing. Normally the sign of the Uni or Bi Lateral lung infections is the dry cough: the body is trying to clear the lungs but it's not coughing deeply enough to be productive.
 

redonion

Woodpecker
Update - Day 10 since first symptoms, Day 7 since positive test

Me: Still no symptoms
Her: Basically fully recovered. She can smell again and isn't as fatigued. Probably at 90-95%

Overall, it has not been that big of a deal. She never got a fever and was never wrecked by this thing.

I have changed my position on Coronavirus from one of fear and paranoia to one of skepticism. For people within our demographic (< 40 years old, healthy), I don't think there is a need for us to be locked inside while we watch small businesses get decimated around us. I think quarantine restrictions should be relaxed.
 
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