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Covid-19 Haunting Round Two

This article is about my second experience having Covid-19 and why the second time was harder on me.

Covid-19 Second Experience and Treatment


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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, along with a high fever. I did not want to get off of the couch; all I wanted to do was lay. I did not feel I had enough energy to do housework or much of anything. My husband and daughter had Covid with me, and they felt the same. During this round of Covid-19, I felt the worst.

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

I put the word haunt in the title because my symptoms were too much of a mystery for days before I went to E.R. I wrote this article hoping that someone suffering from symptoms like me would get checked out for this illness sooner.

Days before I went to E.R., I had stomach distress I may have had another intestinal infection, like I have a history of having at times. 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 did think I was getting better, but then, I started to suffer from migraines that I felt came from a possible sinus infection. I came home from work one morning just thinking how did I even make it home from work alive. I was seeing double at times, and I felt dizzy as well.

What came next shocked me then, and it still scares me to think this was a sign for me, at least for having Covid-19.

I came home from work after experiencing double vision while driving to have even more mysterious symptoms. Not long after I walked into my house, I felt like I was walking slanted, like I must have been experiencing a stroke.

After my husband came home from work, I told him how I felt, and he asked if I had a fever. My fever started at 100.9, and within a short time, it was 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 a sinus infection. Ray knew I needed the hospital but did not think I had Covid-19.

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The hospital staff was great the whole time I was there; they started finding out about all my symptoms. Then, after they received all the needed information, the doctor and nurses got on the ball, finding out what was wrong.

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 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. which I, of course, allowed but didn't think I had it.

The nurse told me all my symptoms had been enough for the need to be at the hospital. I knew I was glad I came to the E.R. She told me my pulse was showing too high of a number, which made her know I needed to be there.

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 was walking slanted, like maybe I had a stroke.

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.

I am curious if all doctors can prescribe this medication, but they can if needed at the hospital. If someone you know has the symptoms, I had to get them to their doctor as soon as possible. If the doctor's off is closed for the day, help them get to the nearest hospital. Some people would instead go to a Convenient Care, but I knew I needed help as soon as possible.

Summary: If you are feeling anything like how I felt or don't feel good, see your primary doctor, and if they are closed, find the nearest hospital or Convenient care; your health depends on your quick reactions.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2022 Linda Kaaz

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