General Discussion: Covid


beardywierdy
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686 posts since 8/1/13

10 Jan 2021 11:13
Has anyone had it?
I have been ill for 10 days now and can’t seem to get any better. It feels like severe flu but luckily I don’t have a cough

Any advice? Is there anything I can take other than painkillers. I was looking at the liposomal vit c stuff
zoom
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6589 posts since 22/7/05

10 Jan 2021 11:20
Have you been tested mate?
beardywierdy
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686 posts since 8/1/13

10 Jan 2021 11:22
Yes mate, positive test on 01st jan
ismvil
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1601 posts since 16/9/11

10 Jan 2021 12:11
I had it in March. Take lots of fluids and keep your vitamin D up. Hope you’re better soon brother.
illwill
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4117 posts since 17/5/04

10 Jan 2021 12:12
I'm on day 11 of symptoms today.

While I haven't actually had a fever I've been alternating chills and sweats along with fatigue, brain fog and dulled smell/taste.

Ibuprofen and paracetamol seem to control the chills/sweats quite effectively.

I'll get brief deep-lung coughing fits a couple of times a day but nothing chronic.

I thought I was getting better so went back to work last Monday. Had to throw in the towel by Thursday though. Yesterday was by far the worst day. Could barely get out of bed. Recovery is by no means linear.

Despite yesterday being awful I slept without completely drenching the bed in sweat last night and feel much better today. Sense of taste and smell seem more acute also. Not getting my hopes up that I've turned a corner though.
Centurionone
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1554 posts since 30/3/11

10 Jan 2021 12:22
Sorry to hear this.. A friend of mine who is an MD sent me this just in case:

Dose up on vitamin C & D. Especially vitamin D (50,000 unit pills three times a day )
Melt under the tongue zinc tablets
Aspirin during feverish periods ( it's also good for preventing blood clot)
If available drink water that regulates your electrolyte levels.
Sleep face down if cough exists to prevent phlegm collection in lungs.
Take probiotic drinks.
Plenty of rest and sleep!

Wish you better
Razorlight123
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4806 posts since 13/1/10

10 Jan 2021 13:29
I don't get covid-deniers…

The amount of conspiracy theories I've been told is absolutely frightening.
Trumps
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635 posts since 7/9/09

10 Jan 2021 13:31
Had it in April. Took seven days for my fever to break, then it was another 4 nights of sweat drenched sleeps. The fatigue that comes with it was awful and only went away 2 weeks after first symptoms. Dealing with the fever was the hard part, take panadol and you may get a bit of sleep but get sweats, or try and ride out the soaring temperatures. Didn’t develop much of a cough luckily.

It’s frustrating as hell lying there wishing it away but it will go away. Eat and drink as much as you can, make sure you’re replacing the salts/fluids.
beardywierdy
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686 posts since 8/1/13

10 Jan 2021 13:39
Thanks for all the advice.
I have never encountered such an illness. I thought I would be fine as I am always at the gym, running etc.
It’s really knocked me for 6.

It’s like some weird tropical fever you see in films.
RickRude
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3802 posts since 13/1/12

10 Jan 2021 14:00
Wife had it just after Ismvil had it (gave me loads of advice last March)

Rest is the best medicine - also make sure you keep your good food intake up and try and ride it out.

Hope you get soon
toin
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2011 posts since 1/4/13

10 Jan 2021 14:16
If you have a vitamin D deficiency it will take 3-4 months to fix. Its also a fat soluble vitamin so you wont pee it out when you have too much in your system. Its always good to keep your vitamin levels in check but dont go overboard with swallowing pills.

Hope you all get wel soon!
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

10 Jan 2021 15:58
Anyone else feel it’s just a matter of time before you get it ?
illwill
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4117 posts since 17/5/04

10 Jan 2021 16:08
beardywierdy wrote: Thanks for all the advice.
I have never encountered such an illness. I thought I would be fine as I am always at the gym, running etc.
It’s really knocked me for 6.

It’s like some weird tropical fever you see in films.

Same. I've never been this ill before.

I've probably taken a handful of sick days in the last decade.
fudge.dredd
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1611 posts since 15/12/12

10 Jan 2021 16:19
joeyjojo wrote: Anyone else feel it’s just a matter of time before you get it ?

Which would make lockdown for a year totally redundant. You don’t ‘kill’ or ‘defeat’ a virus.

All you’re doing is prolonging how long it takes for everyone to get it and (on the whole) get over it.

R
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13269 posts since 17/5/03

10 Jan 2021 16:21
fudge.dredd wrote:
joeyjojo wrote: Anyone else feel it’s just a matter of time before you get it ?

Which would make lockdown for a year totally redundant. You don’t ‘kill’ or ‘defeat’ a virus.

All you’re doing is prolonging how long it takes for everyone to get it and (on the whole) get over it.

that is to some extent the point…
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

10 Jan 2021 16:27
fudge.dredd wrote:
joeyjojo wrote: Anyone else feel it’s just a matter of time before you get it ?

Which would make lockdown for a year totally redundant. You don’t ‘kill’ or ‘defeat’ a virus.

All you’re doing is prolonging how long it takes for everyone to get it and (on the whole) get over it.

I don’t think that’s true though because if only one person has corona and they isolate and get over it where can people get it from? Unless someone eats another bat?
But yeah it’s weird a couple I know here have literally not done a thing since last May. Barely been out; only to there local whop 50 m away. Haven’t seen anyone, gone anywhere etc. Just stayed and worked in their flat and they both got it a few weeks ago. All that for nothing you’ve basically wasted 6 months of your life.
HiFi
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1044 posts since 17/7/06

10 Jan 2021 16:31
Those that have had it, do you know how you picked it up?
bigspoon
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196 posts since 2/4/11

10 Jan 2021 16:52
Had it mid-December. Was in the Middle East for work over 2 weeks mid-November to early-December, so I assume I picked it up on the way back - either at the airport/on plane to London/in taxi home. Timing just about syncs up as I started having symptoms towards the end of my 14 day isolation. As an aside, I was the first person at my work to get COVID for nearly 6 months - but since then 12 people have got it, all unrelated cases. It's truly everywhere in London right now.

Symptoms were all over the place for me and my missus - both of us basically ticked everything on the long list of symptoms except for a fever. Most noticeable for me were the lack of taste (obviously); difficulty breathing and the mental fogginess/disorientation which I found really bizarre and worrying at the time. Felt like I'd been on a 5 day bender with zero sleep, kept getting peoples names wrong and just couldn't handle any detailed thinking. Really strange feeling. But overall neither of us got hit hard which I feel very lucky about.

My breathing still isn't back to 100% but it's not affecting daily life too much. And again, I feel lucky if that's the worst longtail symptom I get - a friend of mine who got it way back in March had really bad complications and only properly started walking again in September. Because of him, it was always the longtail symptoms that scared me the most as far as my health goes.

I'm definitely more concerned about my sister who's a teacher picking it up this time than I was during the first wave. It just seems a matter of time if you're in a London school every day. Am also glad my parents don't live in London anymore as I wouldn't want them anywhere near the city right now, hoping they get called up for the vaccine relatively soon.

Stay healthy fuk'ers.
illwill
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4117 posts since 17/5/04

10 Jan 2021 17:31
HiFi wrote: Those that have had it, do you know how you picked it up?

We suspect pub (Tier 2) on Xmas eve.

Other than that, the supermarket was the only other likely opportunity.
spitfiredealer
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2490 posts since 12/6/10

10 Jan 2021 17:39
joeyjojo wrote: Anyone else feel it’s just a matter of time before you get it ?

I have been working on a building site throughout all it. Mostly outside but some inside floor laying. Loads of different trades with people from all over the place. The lack of social distancing has been a bit worrying at times. Most people on sites don't seem to give a fuck. So been figuring it would come our way sooner or later. Fingers crossed it doesn't though