i tested positive on sunday morning. symptoms started saturday morning but test was negative. my entire body was sore/cold, had a headache, and light coughing. monday morning the head/body aches were gone but my throat and chest got really
bad. lol i remember at the weekend thinking if only the headache would go away then i'll be fine. i can deal with anything except headaches. well the trouble i've went through with my throat/chest has been a fucking nightmare.
my throat felt like it was stinging and burning. any time i tried swallowing i was getting excruciating pain in my throat and both ears. since monday morning until now (1pm on friday) all i've ate is a bowl of tomato soup, a bowl of mashed potato, and ice lollies. i had the soup on monday and over the course of the week i've ate a bowls worth of mashed potato. each time i could only manage a couple spoonfuls. drinking water was too much as well. i have a 500ml bottle and it took me 2 days to drink it. i also couldn't sleep for about 3 days because of the pain and i kept choking if i lay down. i have been coughing up nasty yellow/brown shit.
tried phoning my doctor (6 times...) and they just kept saying that "those are the symptoms of covid. nothing we can do." and i get that but i was in a lot of pain. eventually they gave me some strong painkillers but they didn't do much. one night (can't remember, it's all been a blur) i felt like i was going to pass out (three times it happened) because i was struggling to breathe and both my arms went numb. an ambulance turned up and they checked my oxygen/blood etc which were all fine but they said likely it's an infection. it was only because the paramedics contacted my doctor that i then got some antibiotics.
the antibiotics have made a HUGE difference. i know you cant treat covid with them so i'm thinking my immune system had been weakened and i've also caught a bacterial infection on top of covid ... yey! i'm only a few days into the course and need to take them for another week but wow i feel so much better. i'm still coughing but i can actually drink and eat now! i feel so weak still but now i can eat i should get my strength back
i think i should be fine to go back to work on monday as long as i test negative tomorrow or sunday. i never want to go through this shit again. i followed all the rules and always wore a mask but when the restrictions started easing i guess i got a bit too comfortable not wearing them as much. i'm almost terrified/paranoid to go out in public now so i'll be fully masked up and stocking up on more hand gel! i knew covid was serious but now i've experienced it myself it's really making me more cautious. it aint no fucking joke