Coronavirus has now killed 289 people in the UK, which includes a person aged 18 with an underlying health condition. Amid the rising death toll Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued a stark warning: the open air does not provide immunity. Implicit in his warning is a plea for people to stay indoors where they can, a prescription that is being blithely ignored by broad swathes of the population.
Energy levels very low, I only slept, and still ran fevers. At this point, my symptoms were: dry cough, migraine, fever, chills, some nausea.
I decided to go to the doctors where I tested negative for the flu and strep.
The doctor told me I probably just had an infection and prescribed me antibiotics and 800mg of ibuprofen. I made sure to stay extremely hydrated and stocked up on vitamins and probiotics.
That night, I still ran a fever.
Finally no more fever, but a new symptom showed up: shortness of breath.
It was uncomfortable, it felt like I had bricks on my chest. I tried the self diagnose test I read online (hold your breath and count to 10) which I successfully did with no complications.
At this point I wanted to test for corona like I should have been in the first place, but it was very difficult to get tested for it! I continued to self-quarantine and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Symptoms: sore throat, cough, shortness of breath.
I went to the same doctor and I was very adamant about getting tested.
Doctor said my vitals were “unremarkable” but I wasn’t going to take no for an answer! I also requested chest X-rays, everything came out normal.
I was advised to continue self quarantine, and I would receive my results in 5-6 days!
With the continued use of antibiotics and ibuprofen, my symptoms were: sore throat, cough, shortness of breath. My energy levels began to increase.
Symptoms: slight sore throat, mild cough, shortness of breath. Energy levels increasing.
Symptoms: Mild cough, starting to feel like myself again. Energy!
Symptoms: My cough was a little heavier, normal energy levels.