Patients Long COVID
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 12/16/20 10:14 PM
How are you today?
What were your first COVID-19 symptoms? What prompted you to seek medical help?
If you've had these symptoms for more than 20 days, it is considered to be Long Covid.
What does your doctor say? Have you been officially diagnosed with Long Covid?
Feel free to comment below, your testimonials are precious!
Beginning of the discussion - 3/2/21COVID-19 and Long Covid: Tell us about your diagnosis experience! https://www.carenity.us/forum/long-covid/long-covid-diagnosis-and-care/covid19-and-long-covid-tell-us-about-your-diagnosis-experience-2879
Posted on 3/2/21 10:29 PM
@Courtney_J In my case it was the fever and fatigue, and that my boyfriend had already tested positive. I didn't seek out any particular medical help because in my area they'd been telling everyone to just stay home and not call 911 or go to the hospital unless you had really severe symptoms you couldn't handle on your own. We were lucky in that it never got too bad, even for my boyfriend who has asthma, so we were able to ride it out at home. I'm guessing it's because we're young. I haven't really had any specific advice from my doctor other than to take it easy. I've been donating my plasma, though, every couple of weeks because I still have the antibodies.
Posted on 3/25/21 3:42 PM
@EcZena I had a similar experience myself at the beginning, but eventually it got to the point where my fever spiked and my breathing got difficult so my wife took me to the hospital. I was "lucky" I guess you could say because I spent only a little over two weeks there and I never had to be intubated. But now the doctors say I have lung damage that might be permanent and after 5 months I still have symptoms that come and go and breathing issues.
Looking forward to the day when I can look back at it all as a bad memory.