Long Term Covid-19 - Am I The Only One?

Discussion in 'Ask For Help or Advice' started by Moshi, May 30, 2020.

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I have have had Covid-19 for (duration)

  1. Less than 6 weeks

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    44.4%
  2. 6 weeks or more

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    11.1%
  3. 8 weeks or more

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    11.1%
  4. 10 weeks or more

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    22.2%
  5. 12 weeks or more

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    11.1%
  6. 14 weeks or more

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  1. Moshi

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    I am on day 89 with Covid-19. I am still very ill and completely bedbound.

    Any other long-termers out there?
     
  2. Ashoka

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    I’m really sorry to hear you’re not well. I hope some people chime in. I saw some people who were dealing with it for about that duration that were commenting on a post of Chris Masterjohn’s. He writes updates frequently about research into Covid-19
     
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    @Ashoka thanks! I’ll look there (CM)
     
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    What is your treatment?
     
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    Damn, it seems you are in Sweden but try to get some sun! I know my defenses go way down in winter and its not even as north.
     
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    @alephx thanks, I drag myself outside to my deck-chair everyday. I now have a tan, but no improvement with the covid....
     
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    Hmm then congrats on the tan, I don't have COVID and then I don't have much of a tan.

    Now in seriousness, are you eating enough fat? I mean this is pure anecdote, but these days I feel any infection (stomach or respiratory) I beat very quickly with full fat milk or extra coconut oil in the kitchen. Like being Peaty and everything we try to keep free fatty acids low (as they rise during stress), the thing it is one of the mechanisms for fighting infection, maybe try extra saturated fat (is there any other kind?) this week?
     
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    Moshi

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    @alephx
    With covid, one of the main symptoms is anorexia, meaning you completely lose your appetite, and you’re also very nauseous, for many weeks, I could barely eat at all, however, at this point I am able to eat again, at least in the evening, and I try to eat whatever my husband (now carer) bring to my bedside. So would a spoonful of coconut oil be incorporated somehow, daily?
     
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    You haven't listed any supps you may be taking? I'd recommend high dose natural vitamin C and 1g a day of inosine. Both are very safe and should have a profound effect on immunity provided you're getting enough fat soluble vitsamins.
     
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    @JKX, thank you.
    I was taking amla-capsules before but I ran out, I cannot tolerate ascorbic acid...
    I take; zinc, magnesium, selenium, potassium, citrus bioflavonoids w hesperidin, milk thistle, b-vitamins (no folate)
    I should have some inosine powder somewhere... If I can muster up some energy to look for it...
    covid saps your energy like nothing else... just sitting up in my bed makes me breathless and utterly exhausted...
     
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    In the other thread you said you were tested negative for corona 2 times if I remember correctly.

    How can you be so sure what it is if both tests were negative?

    Maybe there is something else going on with your health? I wouldn‘t put that out of the equation.
     
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    @boris
    I am 100% sure I have Covid-19.
    Even though my nose swab was negative, I was still diagnosed with Covid-19 based on symptoms. The Infectious disease specialist doctor who diagnosed me told me the nose swabs have a very high rate of false negatives.
    I wish they would have put the swab in my eye. I have had conjuctivitis for over two months now. My nose seem fine. I have rinsed it with saline daily for two years now.
     
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    All the "COVID-19 symptoms" that are being reported can be found in various illnesses and can be triggered by mental stress alone just like the flu-like symptoms. How can you be 100% sure to have a virus if the virus isn't detected?
     
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    Dear @boris
    The combination of symtoms that come with Covid-19 are so specific, and really weird. I have never experienced anything like this in my lifetime of 46 years. Covid is like nothing else. People who have it understands. You are blessed to not understand.
     
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    Yes, I heard the same. The testing was rushed to market so supposedly isn’t very accurate. Apparently the nasopharyngeal swab needs to be in place for a full 15 seconds for the greatest accuracy yet it seems like that is often not happening.
     
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    @Blossom yes I’ve heard this too, they swabbed me for just 1 second...
     
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    :(
     
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    Dear @Moshi I am neither denying that you have COVID nor that you have terrible symptoms. I understand very well what you are saying, but the symptoms that come with COVID are not "so specific" as you say. They are all common symptoms of infectious disease and can be triggered and worsened by stress.
     
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    Moshi

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    Dear @boris I hear what you’re saying. I can write a list of symtoms that I have, that are both very specific covid-symtoms, and, indeed symtoms that are common in general illness and stress. Its the combination of all symtoms that is specific for Covid-19 and long term Covid-19....
     
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    Did you try a course of antibiotics? Could be worth a shot.
     
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