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My Second Round of Covid-19 (It Was Worse Than the First)

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Covid Came Back to Haunt Me

First, I want to let you know I am not a doctor or claim to know how to treat Covid19; however, I would like to share my experience so others can hopefully benefit.

I had Covid the first time over a year ago, and I thought nothing could make me feel that bad again. I felt cold all the time, and I had a high fever. I did not want to get off of the couch—all I wanted to do was lie down. I did not have the energy to do housework or much of anything. My husband and daughter had Covid with me, and they felt the same.

During this second round, however, I felt worse.

Covid-19 is a coronavirus in which older adults (on average) seem to have worse complications than younger people. In addition, people suffering from lung problems tend to have more difficulties while recovering from this infection.

I say that Covid came back to haunt me because my symptoms were a mystery for days before I ended up in the E.R. I wrote this article hoping that someone suffering from symptoms like me would get checked out sooner than I did.

My Symptoms

Days before I went to E.R., I had stomach distress. I may have had another intestinal infection; I do have a history of those. So I went to see my doctor, and she gave me an antibiotic for my ailments due to my history of a stomach illness.

I took the medication prescribed for me for a few days, and I thought I was getting better—but then I started to suffer from migraines that I thought might be related to a possible sinus infection. One day I came home from work thinking, how did I even make it home from work alive? I was experiencing double vision, and I also felt dizzy.

Not long after I walked into my house, I felt like I was walking slanted. I wondered if I was experiencing a stroke.

After my husband came home from work, I told him how I felt, and he asked if I had a fever. Indeed my temperature was 100.9, and within a short time it rose to 102.2. My husband and I agreed I should get checked out at our local hospital. We did not think I had Covid-19; I thought it was just a sinus infection.

We Went to the E.R.

The hospital staff was great the whole time I was there. After they received all the needed information, the doctor and nurses got on the ball, finding out what was wrong.

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They quickly started IV fluids. They knew I was weak and dizzy, so they helped me feel better while waiting for the other test results.

The nurse told me that my symptoms warranted my coming to the hospital. She said my pulse was too high, which told her I needed to be there.

The doctor wanted blood work done and scheduled me to have a chest X-ray. Then the nurse came in, informing me she had to test me for Covid-19. Of course, I allowed it but didn't think I had it.

After an hour, I felt a lot better, but later on, I discovered that the test for Covid-19 showed I tested positive.

Finally, it all was starting to make sense. I did have most of the symptoms of having the virus. I had a severe headache along with sinus pressure. I also had a higher fever. But the one sign that made me think it was something else was that I felt like I was walking slanted, like maybe I'd had a stroke.

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I Was Prescribed Paxlovid

The doctor wrote me a prescription for Paxlovid. I heard about this treatment, so I was glad he prescribed it.

The box's directions are simple to follow; I should take three from the yellow side in the morning and three from the blue side in the evening.

Get Your Symptoms Checked Out

If you are feeling anything like how I did, or you don't feel good, see your primary doctor right away. If they are closed, find the nearest hospital or convenient care. Your health depends on your quick reactions.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2022 Linda Kaaz

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