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Symptoms after covid

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by NameK, Dec 10, 2020.

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  1. NameK

    NameK Well known member

    Thankfully I had a relatively mild infection.

    However close to the end of the week 2 day 12 of symptoms onset I noticed i started to get fatigued just from walking my dog.

    I returned to work on day 15 December 3rd and I definitely had some brain fog and I was exhausted after work like I had to take a nap as soon as I got home. Fhe brain fog seems to be gone from what i can tell.

    Over symptoms ive noticed are headaches
    Muscle/joint aches
    Chest pain, tightness
    Feel short of breath at times.
    Some gi issues like stomach pain.
    Still have a lingering cough and plehm build up.

    My doctor told me this can happen after a viral infection and can take time to recover from. She said I have chest wall inflammation hence the on and off chest pain.

    Is long covid just another name for viral fatigue? Or is it something different that we don't quite know about yet. I wish I never saw it mentioned before I got it. And supposedly its pretty rare in that only 10% of people get it.

    I'm at 3 weeks since I started to have symptoms and i can't tell if I recovered and now my body is trying to re adjust or im still fighting off this thing.

    As a result my anxiety has been through the roof with the uncertainty of this all and as a result I haven't been sleeping very well.

    Any input of insight would be appreciated. Heck if anyone has any experience with this as well would be great thanks.

    Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.
     
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  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi NameK,

    Not medical advice, but if I had Covid-19, I would take ivermectin. Seems it works at all stages, from prophylaxis, acute, severe, and, importantly for you, for "long haulers." Not that you're one. Not all data is in, and I think studies are ongoing. Perhaps with your physician's help, it would eliminate some anxiety, knowing that you were "killing it off" in theory. Then if you have long term symptoms, it would be easier to treat as TMS.
    https://c19ivermectin.com/ (COVID-19 treatment analysis for Ivermectin)
    https://www.evms.edu/media/evms_pub...cine/EVMS_Critical_Care_COVID-19_Protocol.pdf

    Andy
     
  3. NameK

    NameK Well known member

    Unfortunately where i live it isn't exactly cheap or easy to get it seems and its currently alittle difficult to contact my doctor i spoke to her yesterday and she thinks what im experiencing is post viral syndrome which can happen after the flu or mono.

    I do have chest wall pain according to my doctor and she said she doesn't think I have pnuemonia based on my symptoms.

    Its alittle scary though due to the uncertainty of all of this. Today i woke up feeling like I was hit by a train (really bad fatigue, headache, body aches and pains.

    Makes me wonder if I still have a active or persistent infection as I haven't really recovered fully before the fatigue and what not hit so to speak. My taste and smell are starting to come back though.
     
  4. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    @NameK, how are you feeling now?
     
  5. NameK

    NameK Well known member

    @Dorado as far as I can tell i think I'm back to " normal"

    I was getting some fatigue and it took me about a month to feel back to myself.

    I haven't noticed any long term effects as far as I can tell.

    It was a odd experience for sure and I think the anxiety while having it or the what if I get long term health effects was worse and probably prolonged my recovery.
     
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  6. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    @NameK, that bares some similarities to your Cipro experience. I agree that it sounds like stress likely played a role in how you felt during the recovery period. I’m glad you’re better!
     
  7. NameK

    NameK Well known member

    @Dorado thanks for responding and today my girlfriend and I both woke up with sore throats.

    I'm supposed to work tomorrow but now I don't know if I should.

    We got over covid in mid November so its very unlikely we have it again in that short amount of time.

    Especially considering immunity lasts anywhere from 3-6 months or longer we don't really know for sure but still I think its the weather or a cold if anything.
     
  8. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    If you have a job that isn’t able to be performed remotely, I would definitely play it safe, stay home, and not work. This should’ve been the case long before COVID-19 and it’s a shame that so many workers have been pressured to work through viruses like the flu as well as other legitimate (non-TMS) sicknesses over time. Hopefully COVID helps more employers recognize this, but it’s not limited to COVID - it applies to any legitimate sickness that makes us feel ill and/or anything contagious to others.

    Other than that, my advice is to not worry too much. Worry only triggers and then perpetuates the cycle. We will forever be prone to sickness for as long as we’re alive - you needn’t overwhelm yourself each time. We must learn to break the pattern.

    Just monitor how you feel and take action such as speaking to a healthcare professional if needed, but avoid obsessing over it and thinking about the worst case scenarios. I get it - I truly believe all the horror stories I read about Cymbalta withdrawal traumatized me for a long time, making me feel fragile as a human and like anything had the potential to cause permanent or at least very long-term damage to me. For instance, I even became paranoid about an accidental extra dose of nasal steroids triggering blindness at one point; my vision psychosomatically became blurred for a few days. Whether we’re dealing with a real sickness or pure TMS, this is exactly why we have to break that pattern and create a new cycle. (Also, remember that the mind-body connection can influence real sicknesses, as you’re already well aware of given your own experiences with continued symptoms after healing as well as delayed healing.)
     
  9. NameK

    NameK Well known member

    At the very least its not likely covid considering I just had two months ago.

    Its likely the weather, a cold, or a flu, virus .

    I'll see how I feel tomorrow when I wake up if I feel better I go if not ill stay home I dont think I need to get retested for covid given my circumstances but if I talk to a health authority they are probably gonna tell me to.

    Problem is with covid you can test positive again months after even though you don't have symptoms. So I'm afriad its gonna show up and I woukd have to quarantine and all that over when its most likely not covid
     
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    Balsa11 Well known member

  11. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks for this Balsa11. This is the first I've read, and now I've bookmarked...
     
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