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Has anyone here had Covid yet?

What are you supposed to do if you think you have it?

I started getting a sore throat on Thursday, I've been lethargic, had stomach problems, and running a fever.

I got a flu shot on Wednesday, so I was wondering if it could be that.

But the stomach problems have persisted and I've just been sleeping for the past three days.

I'm thinking of going in for testing on Monday, but if it is Covid, what exactly am I supposed to do about it?

I'm not having coughing or shortness of breath, so it's not serious.

Nobody tells you what you're supposed to do if you actually get it, but don't need hospitalization.

by Anonymousreply 1010/17/2020

[quote]What are you supposed to do if you think you have it?



by Anonymousreply 110/17/2020

Yes, I did. It sucks.

by Anonymousreply 210/17/2020

Call a doctor, OP.

by Anonymousreply 310/17/2020

I developed walking pneumonia and had it from March into July. It’s symptoms are similar to a weak case of COVID, so I called my medical insurance hotline. I might have called the ER, too, I don’t remember. Anyway, this was about when cases were first cases were reported. The hot line nurse told me to, essentially, treat it like the flu, bed rest, fluids, Alieve, etc. She said if I get sicker, to go to the ER then.

I don’t know how I would get to the ER if I got really sick. Seems like an Uber would not be appropriate. And an ambulance? Too much drama!

by Anonymousreply 410/17/2020

Many internet sources tell you what to do, OP:

1. Stay home so you don't infect others - for 14 days.

2. Do not go to the ER UNLESS you have emergency symptoms like trouble breathing, lips blue, etc.

3. Call your own doctor if you have any questions. Otherwise, symptoms should subside in a week or so.

by Anonymousreply 510/17/2020


103 degrees F or higher is also an urgent symptom. Go to ER or have your doctor paged.

by Anonymousreply 610/17/2020

I've had cold-like symptoms, but never a fever.

by Anonymousreply 710/17/2020

Yes OP. It started with having simple partial seizures that lasted half the day - non stop from 9 am til 4. With only a few minutes break in between. Sounds worse than it is - in my case. They are more of an annoyance than anything else - no pain and I’m fully aware of what’s going on and can still function through them. I usually only get them a couple times a year, they are fleeting and I may only get a few in a half hours timespan - twice a year. So I thought something was off, and I googled “simple partial seizures and covid” - it can happen to people who have had these before. So that was my first clue it could be covid. Anyway, they caused me to be super exhausted, which happens with seizures anyway, and I slept for 2 days straight. Had a sore throat and minor congestion as well. Was completely fine and back to normal within 4 days.

by Anonymousreply 810/17/2020

Had it in March. I did not have to be hospitalized but I felt like I was dying. Ten days of suffering and now 8 months later I’m still not right. I can’t fight off any infections, I am slow to heal from anything, sense of smell not back completely, hair loss- it has taken a toll.

by Anonymousreply 910/17/2020

Covid in March. Like I've said b4, it's like Rosie O'Donnell is sitting on your chest for a day and a half, w a very high fever. Then it just goes away.

by Anonymousreply 1010/17/2020
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