I found a great resource I'll share with you. https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-identifying-the-symptoms.pdf It's a PDF that shows each type of illness, covid 19, flu and cold and what types of symptoms each have.
I have been slightly unwell but I am sneezing and have a runny nose which makes it most likely a common cold. Upper respiratory in nature. Corona is lower respiratory and patiens seem to almost always have a dry cough and fever and sometimes develop shortness of breath. Check out the chart and tell me what you think.
Are you not feeling well currently, Tom?
Tom13345, I am sure no one here or you have been infected with the virus. Don't worry much, stay hydrated, eat foods that boosts immune system and get some exercise at home in the morning. We are all going to be okay. Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future. :)
I’ve known a few people who were completely asymptomatic. They were only tested because family members they lived with were positive. Others have said sore throat, cough, fever, malaise, etc. I’ve heard and read individuals having a complete array of symptoms, differing from each individual person. It seems it mimics the common flu.
I had the virus early April. For about two weeks I had GI disturbance (unusual for me) which I couldn't figure out.
Then on 2 April I suddenly went very cold. I took my temperature and it was barely above 35C (cold!)
Then it started to go up, hovered around 37.5 -37.8 then went up more.
I felt like I was having some kind of asthma attack; kept trying to cough it out. Heart rate speeded up. I had no appetite. I drank hot herbal teas and took some medicinal herbs. The cough got a bit worse, and I used steam inhalations to loosen my chest.
I got heart palpitations, and some breathlessness.
I had no "cold-type" symptoms at all, and never lost my sense of smell or taste.
I called the medical helpline and they gave me a questionnaire to reply to. I was not bad enough to be hospitalised, but they tol me to keep in touch if I worsened and an ambulance would be sent.
I kept steady coping with the symptoms myself and was better off at home I thought.
I kept drinking lots of hot teas and taking the herbs.
After 4 days the fever broke and I felt much better. Appetite came back.
I had some out of breath feelings for about 2 weeks but not so bad, and they gradually went away. Also more tiredness, and needed a lot of rest. I would lie and listen to music.
I still feel some very slight gut disturbance like a feeling of trapped wind sometimes, but apart from that everything is much back to normal.
I hope for anyone who catches this, you will have a mild-ish version as I think I had. It was do-able and not too scary to endure.
Wishing you all the very best.
My Parents both had it. My Mom said the noticeable thing was loss of taste and smell. That's when you really know you have it. She had high grade fever for days on end and felt like crap. At some points it was harder to breath but she was able to get over it even with Diabetes
My father had COPD and developed Pneumonia from the virus. He was taken to hospital and put into medically induced coma to be intubated with a ventilator. He was brought back out but after 3 to 4 week battle, was unable to get back off the ventilator. They were going to re-intubate him and he declined further medical assistance. He passed away April 17th.
*DISCLAIMER - NOT A DOCTOR*
I highly recommend if you are worried about getting the virus to take preventative measures. I do this as I am an essential worker exposed to 100's each day and 1000's of people each week.
Vitamin D 100 mg
Vitamin C (1000 mg) use Emergen-C packets and mix. You could drink 3 a day for 3000 mg if sick or just 1000 mg for daily maintenance.
Zinc (Sulfate, Gluconase, etc.) 50mg
Tonic water with Quinine - You can do it several ways. Easiest and non alcoholic is take two glasses filled with 8oz of cranberry juice and Tonic Water . You are mixing up 50/50. That will get you 40mg of Quinine in your system. You could also drink Gin & Tonic. Make sure that you drink 16 oz of tonic water. I mix my Gin & Tonic with 2 oz of Gin then 4 or 5 oz of tonic water in a glass with ice.
The Zinc and Quinine would hopefully kill anything that enters your system before it blows up into a full blow episode. The Vitamin D would stop RNA replication. Vitamin C helps your system regardless but if you are feeling sick, you could drink 3 - 5 glasses of the Emergen-C for around 3,000 to 5,000 mg of Vit C. Your body will process the Vit C and convert to Hydrogen Peroxide or something similar which will kill virus and bacteria.
The Zev Zelenko combo to cure COVID is
HCQ 200 mg 2x daily for 5 days
Azithromycin 500 mg 1x daily for 5 days
Zinc 220 mg 1x daily for 5 days.
You notice the difference in the amounts for preventative and the cure version. I've seen variations of prophylactic measures by hospitals which are variations of what I listed.
I had two friends that got Covid19. One was 62 year old female who was obese and had diabetes. She first got a fever and sore throat. Then after a few days lost her sense of taste as well. Then 10 days after exposure she started getting respiratory problems. First was a dry hacking cough then two-three days after that she got shortness of breath which got worse the next day. She was admitted to the hospital. She was put on oxygen and then her oxygen saturation got too low and they intubated her. she was in the hospital about 10-12 days and finally released. She went home and had severe fatigue. She tested positive for about 2 months after infection. She now is still fatigued, but not as bad and has her taste back. Her husband is 65 and he only got a sore throat.
My brother works at a Walmart (night shift). His co-worker was a cleaner for them to remove possible virus. She contracted Covid. I don't know her age but I am guessing 40's? She got three weeks of fever, short throat and coughing and severe fatigue where she couldn't walk. After that she recovered.
regards, and stay safe.
I may be wrong, as there are some people who are highly sensitive to some substances, but I wouldn't think the amount of quinine taken in when drinking Tonic Water within reason would be a worrying amount, and might well do a little good.
It might be a different story for someone who drank gallons all day long though...
I honestly don't think there is a "cure". But I do think that depending on who you are and how your body responds, there may be a lot of natural relievers for the symptoms, and of course, vitamins and minerals will give us a better chance and some strength.
I am a believer in vitamin D, viatmin C and zinc, for helping the immune system.
I also took some herbal medicines which I do know helped me through the worst of it.