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Atypical COVID?

Since the 13th, I’ve had intermittent chills/hot flashes, cold extremities, tingling legs (like chilblains or poor circulation), and a ‘heavy’ constrictive feeling in my diaphragm when I breathe deeply. Also gummy eyes, night sweats, little stabbing pains at random in my body, and occasional tonsil soreness. No fever, cough, loss of taste or smell. Is this likely to be COVID-19? Anyone had these symptoms?

by Anonymousreply 6905/04/2021

You have Covid and you are dying.

by Anonymousreply 104/16/2021

Btw I’m not vaccinated, as my age group are last in line (we’re up in July). Got a test this AM (16th), and have to wait up to 48 hours for results. I’m calling my Doctor on Monday.

Rn I’m freaking out, as if this is COVID I know how bad it potentially gets over time and what a crapshoot our chances are of recovery (I’m 28/F/only known major health problem is asthma, but my circulation/metabolism isn’t great and there’s family history of thyroid and blood pressure issues).

I’m bummed out, too, as I really thought I’d make it to the end of summer and get a vaccine before catching anything.

by Anonymousreply 204/16/2021

Wishing you well OP!

by Anonymousreply 304/16/2021

It sounds a lot like obesity. Lose a hundred pounds and see if the symptoms persist.

by Anonymousreply 404/16/2021

Ah, there it is, the requisite cunty R1. I am honoured, Sir, and if I do indeed die then I will go in peace knowing I received a good R1.

R4 thanks also to you. I’m actually borderline underweight—like I said, my metabolism is shitty, and on a good normal day I have a low appetite. I also walk a few miles daily with my puppy.

by Anonymousreply 504/16/2021

One way to rule it out, or in, is to get tested.

by Anonymousreply 604/16/2021

There’s an awful cold going around too, now, no? I read it on DL a week or so ago

by Anonymousreply 704/16/2021

R7 praying and hoping that’s all it is. But I’ve had cold and flu bugs in the past, and they didn’t feel like this...

In fact, the only time I’ve felt this way before is when I was prescribed a bad acne med as a teen and got vitamin A poisoning and kidney damage. I’m not currently taking anything besides a basic salbutamol inhaler for seasonal asthma...

My feet are currently freezing, under warm covers with a bottle in a small heated room, and my toes are red with a frostbitten look. The fuck?

by Anonymousreply 804/16/2021

a. get tested

b. get tested

c. get tested

d. if you've got it, ask your doctor if you're eligible for monoclonal antibody treatments. Hospitals now have a decent supply in the US, and it works well to keep COVID from turning deadly.

Good luck!

by Anonymousreply 904/16/2021

R9, thanks, that’s helpful. I will totally ask my doctor about that soon as I can (will be a couple of days at minimum, now).

My test was this morning, and I should know by tomorrow. I’m worried that since tests are not 100% accurate, my lack of typical symptoms might mean I can’t get treatment like you suggest if I do have it and the test doesn’t pick it up...

by Anonymousreply 1004/16/2021

If you've got access to a pulse oximeter, use it. Make sure you're keeping tabs on your oxygen levels. If you're feeling much worse before seeing your doctor get the hell to the hospital. Better safe than sorry.

by Anonymousreply 1104/16/2021

R11 Yeah, I will. I just ordered an oximeter as I didn’t have one at home, and with express delivery it should get here in a couple of days. Blood gas level has to be 95% or above to be safe, right?

by Anonymousreply 1204/16/2021

According to the Q-COVID calculator algorithm, if I do have COVID then my chances of hospital admission are roughly 1 in 3,900, and my chances of dying are 1 in 250,000. On their scale, general risk rate for otherwise-healthy asthmatics in my age group & sex is 10 out of 100. Guess I’d have to be unlucky for it to be really seriously bad. Not sure how to feel, still...

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by Anonymousreply 1304/16/2021

Did you quit drinking again?

by Anonymousreply 1404/16/2021

Get tested, no point in worrying until you get the results. But, follow protocols and isolation until you get the results.

by Anonymousreply 1504/16/2021

[quote]Blood gas level has to be 95% or above to be safe, right?

I've heard 94, but yes. If you have an Apple watch that supposedly also checks blood oxygen levels.

by Anonymousreply 1604/16/2021

don't forget to report back OP, we're pulling for ya!

by Anonymousreply 1704/16/2021

FWIW OP, I have pretty much the exact same symptoms. 56 yrs old and also close to being underweight. (I got way too much into running since this whole thing began.)

I had a test a few days ago and it came back negative. I’m getting my second vaccine in a few days.

by Anonymousreply 1804/16/2021

Could be covid, OP, but most of those symptoms can also be associated with stress.

by Anonymousreply 1904/16/2021

Chronic heart failure, you don't have to be fatty to suffer from CHF. Something is very wrong with your blood pressure, cardiovascular system and probably your kidneys. Have blood tests for heart and kidneys to see if there is an underlying problem.

by Anonymousreply 2004/16/2021

And check for toxins, mold, aerosol spray, misquito repellent, etc in your house too. By the way, drink lotsa water will help improve your wretched condition somewhat.

by Anonymousreply 2104/16/2021

R20 oh shit, do I need to go to hospital right now then? (Serious question—I can’t drive so I will have to wake someone up and get them to take me rn) Is that to do with COVID usually/sometimes, or not?

Like I said, I had moderate longterm drug-related kidney poisoning when young but that was a decade ago. I’ve never had heart issues that I knew of...:/

As for toxins, I was working outside with someone using a chainsaw a few days ago, and that was giving off nasty fumes. I tried to stay away from them and drink a lot of water, but the wind blew it around. And I’ve been sleeping in a room where recently white spirit got spilled, but I cleaned it up ASAP and aerated the room for a few days (windows open even at night, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 2204/16/2021

R18 cool, that’s a relief you’re getting vaccinated and your test was negative. Do you think too much running or too little food caused some of your symptoms?

R14 hahahahaha I never started drinking, but I might if the anxiety gets too much. R15 I have supplies for a week in the house.

R19 hmmm, yes it’s a possibility. I do tend to bottle and get worried about things. I’m also a little crazy about cleaning things since COVID started (hands, surfaces, phone etc.) to an obsessive degree. I hope you’re right and that’s all it is. Now I’m going crazy thinking it might be my heart or liver function...

by Anonymousreply 2304/16/2021

Could be pneumonia. I had similar symptoms once and that is what it was. Isn't there an urgent care you could go to? Ask for a blood test too.

by Anonymousreply 2404/16/2021

sounds like "COVID toes" from the description

by Anonymousreply 2504/16/2021

It will get serious when you start wet coughing without having a cold. Liver and heart problems can be managed quite efficiently. But if your kidneys fail, there's no recovery from there. A death sentence worse than AIDS. Low blood pressure will cause less blood, less oxygen to feed the kidneys, hence kidney failure, either chronic or sudden. And as you stated that you're quite underweight, that might also indicate anemia, something to do with red blood cell as well.

by Anonymousreply 2604/16/2021

do you get annual check ups? blood work etc? If not, you should start.

by Anonymousreply 2704/16/2021

OP is still alive? I only hope he didn't die of hypochondria though.

by Anonymousreply 2804/17/2021

You’re sitting too close to the kettle.

by Anonymousreply 2904/17/2021

R28 yes, I’m still ticking along, thanks for asking!

My test came back today—apparently I’m COVID negative. Quite a relief. Though I still can’t shake the feeling that the result might be wrong. I’m only on day four of having symptoms and feeling out of sorts, and I’ve heard it said that some people have mild atypical symptoms that suddenly progress around day seven or day ten. I’m still afraid of that, honestly..

Well R26, ‘quite underweight’ is probably pushing it haha🤪I’m like a point under ideal weight. My problem is more that I have no muscle mass. Kidney problems sound terrifying, so I’m gonna follow up with my doctor, hoping it isn’t that. If I have anaemia issues, it may be due to menstruation; I lose more blood every month than the Bates Motel, and I am due to start my monthlies soon so it would make sense.

R25 I’m obsessively checking my toes for swelling or discolouration. Right now they’re just a little red, with tingles and a feeling of coldness. It’s so bizarre.

R24 in the U.K. right now we are discouraged from showing up to hospital or A&E, for obvious reasons. I’d have to call an ambulance very sure that I needed one. Protocol is to see a doctor when one can for anything other that severe conditions. And people here on the NHS (I.e., too poor to afford private medical plans) don’t typically get regular bloodwork and check-ups without an ailment; hard enough getting a timely appointment and results when you’re actually sick...

Just went on WebMD symptom checker, and the list of potential matches was insane and all over the place, including aortic aneurysm, endocarditis, fibromyalgia (I know lmao), hives, hypothyroidism, Lyme disease, pneumonia, sepsis/septicaemia, shingles. I went through it with my Mum on the phone, and to each one she laughingly said that she knew someone with that once, and that I probably don’t have it. She’s of the, “eat more and take naps and you’ll be fine” generation. Idk. Maybe I’m just turning into a vampire?

by Anonymousreply 3004/17/2021

With night sweats, test for TB, all the hepatitis, & Hodgkin’s disease.

by Anonymousreply 3104/17/2021

R31 thanks, I shall mention it to my doctor when I call on Monday and ask to have bloods done. Are there specific tests I need to request? The panels the NHS do are not comprehensive as I understand it.

I have never had sexual contact with anyone in my life, so I’m not sure it could be hep. I live in an area with a culled badger population, but TB is still a possibility. I don’t even know what Hodgkin’s is—dare I terrify myself?

by Anonymousreply 3204/17/2021

Hang in their OP and keep us posted.

by Anonymousreply 3304/17/2021

R32 -- Hodgkin is Hodgkin lymphoma. Night sweats **might** be caused by cancer, but there are many, many causes of night sweats.

by Anonymousreply 3404/17/2021

Hep isn’t necessarily sexually contracted; my night sweats turned out to be Hep C, which I caught from a deep cut I sustained at a gas station pump. Thankfully, I’m in the minority whose immune system clear the virus on its own, about 20% of the time. Hep A can be caught from contaminated food.

by Anonymousreply 3504/17/2021

Munchausen Syndrome

by Anonymousreply 3604/17/2021

Ask for a D-dimer test.

by Anonymousreply 3704/17/2021


by Anonymousreply 3804/17/2021

OP don't freak. Chances are it's nothing serious. And rest assured its not Covid.

by Anonymousreply 3904/17/2021

Also, ask for a strep test, sometimes in adults it can cause less of a sore throat but give you symptoms like night sweats and make you feel crummy.

by Anonymousreply 4004/17/2021

R40 good call re strep. I’ve had it three times in my life, once as a child and twice as an adult; the third time I had it I had no clue I’d had it, it was far milder than the first two times.

by Anonymousreply 4104/17/2021

Oh, you are a woman, then I would point to heart problem due to chronic dehydration as women don't like to go to the loo so they deprive themselves of fluid/water. And then your kidney will have to work harder to reabsorb water from your water and many many health problems will follow.

by Anonymousreply 4204/17/2021

[quote]there are many, many causes of night sweats.

Including anxiety, which is what I suspect is causing all your symptoms. Hopefully, your doctor will give you the all clear and that will put your mind at ease.

by Anonymousreply 4304/18/2021

R43, I was just about to say the same thing. Focus on your mindset OP. Trust the test for now, hydrate, do something physical to bring your body more in line & ignore the snarkier comments in this thread. You can trust me OP. I have a theater degree & have played both doctors and counselors.

by Anonymousreply 4404/18/2021

OP you just described what I experience all last year. I didn't start feeling a bit better until January this year. My doctor passed it off as anxiety, which I think is bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 4504/18/2021

[quote]some people have mild atypical symptoms that suddenly progress around day seven or day ten

The BF had mild symptoms that were similar to allergies but he still tested positive. He didn't get truly sick until after he took the test.

The FDA however says a negative test does not rule out COVID, so check with your doctor to be sure. What you described in the OP is so similar to how COVID presented in myself and the BF (right down to the gummy eyes) that I'd make sure to check with a doctor.

Hydrate like crazy, it will help if it's COVID but also is a good idea if you have something else.

by Anonymousreply 4604/18/2021

Get a check-up by a physician. If they don't find a physical condition or cause, consider that it might be a somatization of your stress and anxiety. In this case, a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist could probably help you.

Also, don't worry so much! In the absence of a clear physical cause, paresthesia is likely harmless. By obsessing about it, you might make it worse.

by Anonymousreply 4704/18/2021

If it makes OP feel better, Covid symptoms follow this timeline:

1. Fever

2. Cough and muscle pain

3. Nausea or vomiting

4. Diarrhea

by Anonymousreply 4804/18/2021

I had medium-bad Covid and had no respiratory issues: no coughing, runny nose or chest pain. And I never lost my sense of taste or smell.

by Anonymousreply 4904/18/2021

My neck, my back, my pussy, and my crack ....

by Anonymousreply 5004/18/2021

Shut up, bitch. Assuming someone wants to hear all your symptoms and cares.

by Anonymousreply 5104/18/2021

All the signs point to it being definitely Munchausen’s Syndrome and you should get that checked out.

by Anonymousreply 5204/18/2021

Could be the AIDS you're a homo after all.

by Anonymousreply 5304/18/2021

July? Aren't most places open to all adults now?

by Anonymousreply 5404/18/2021


by Anonymousreply 5504/18/2021


Were she not just 28 years old, that would have been my first guess.

by Anonymousreply 5604/18/2021

Update—test came back negative on the 17th, been having similar weird symptoms on and off since.

Thought I was in the clear a couple of days ago, as a lot of my symptoms were gone, but now the heavy ‘off’ slightly-congested feeling in my lungs is back—as if I’m wearing a corset, and someone is scouring my lungs with bleach. I woke up feeling a bit strange, and now it’s really quite horribly uncomfortable (not really painful, though, except the occasional twinge in my ribs).

The night sweating/hot flashes, chills and pricking are gone, but my breathing is still laboured and I do have cold hands & feet. Nothing’s turned blue yet, and I still haven’t got a cough or fever. I can breathe without pain or rattling, but it’s uncomfy and doesn’t feel ‘right’ somehow.

Today I called my sister, and she wondered if my inhaler dose could be way too high (500mg a day fluticasone). I tend to have severe GERD attacks, too, but they don’t feel like this.

Got an oximeter too, and my readings for the last few days have been between 98-96. Just now the reading really alarmed me, starting at 85 but climbing to 97 after a minute or two (I think I took it right—with warm hands, on my pointer finger, held upright?)

This is scaring me a bit, so I’m about to call 111 and see what they say, though chances are they won’t help much (in my past experience of several calls, they’re pretty useless and don’t reassure much either). These days you can’t get into a hospital or A&E unless you go through them, first.

by Anonymousreply 5704/22/2021

R57 Why haven't you seen a doctor?

by Anonymousreply 5804/22/2021

R58 because I live like thirty miles from my Doctor/a hospital and don’t drive. There has to be someone living with me with free time at home not working to take me in, and as it takes hours to be seen sometimes that’s a full afternoon/day commitment. Lot to ask of someone if you aren’t sure it’s serious.

Also, as I mentioned, the whole ‘have to go through 111’ thing. It takes an hour or more, and at least two consultations. Ten their response tends to be either “walk it off and take an aspirin” or “we’ll send an ambulance”, no in-between. Bit shambolic, but what can you do? (plus it’s free and better than most get, I suppose)

Currently waiting for a clinician to ring back, which could be a while and may not bear fruit. We shall see.

by Anonymousreply 5904/22/2021

Sounds like covid and aids. Jesus. Make sure you stay inside till you expire.

by Anonymousreply 6004/22/2021

Wishing you well. My sister-in-law is dealing with numbness in the body and chest pains. She had Covid a month ago. She got her second Pfizer shot a week ago. ER told her it is residuals from Covid but she is getting a second opinion today. I would get tested OP, absolutely.

by Anonymousreply 6104/22/2021

You could be pregnant.

Stay inside for 9 months and get your landlord to help you cut the cord.

by Anonymousreply 6204/22/2021

R62 unless I’m the next Mother Mary, there’s is literally no way I could be preggers lmao

Just had a very nice Paramedic round, who did all his checks. Apparently there’s nothing even slightly amiss with my heart or blood pressure or oxygen, so there’s that. Reassuring, but doesn’t explain anything, so I’ll have to talk to my GP in the morning.

by Anonymousreply 6304/22/2021

OP, how are you doing today?

by Anonymousreply 6404/23/2021

Try taking Famotidine or a PPI, it sounds more like GERD to me. Also, your pO2 going from 85 to 97 in a minute is more a sign of anxiety and holding your breath. If something were truly wrong with your lungs it would stay in the 80's until you got ER help.

by Anonymousreply 6504/23/2021

Are you still alive, OP?

by Anonymousreply 6605/04/2021

Lack of exercise.

by Anonymousreply 6705/04/2021

Get your calcium, B12, and vitamin D checked. It could be a vitamin deficiency.

by Anonymousreply 6805/04/2021

I was exposed through work and I'm waiting on test results. About a week ago I felt like I had a cold for a few days, I thought it went away. Then a week later my co-worker was diagnosed with Covid. Around the same time my "cold" came back. I have no fever, but I have sneezing, runny nose and a "full" feeling in my throat, no taste, no smell, and itchy, grainy eyes. No problems breathing or any particular fatigue or nausea.

Who knows? I hope it's not Covid.

by Anonymousreply 6905/04/2021
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