I have the fabled Coronavirus (Covid-19) Ask me anything

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  1. Degausser

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    Been experiencing quite a bit of chest tightness myself, but i'm 99.9% sure it's anxiety as it goes away with a pour of bourbon. I have an appointment with my doc tomorrow morning to hopefully get put on a healthier alternative.
     
  2. Barves2125

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    Good to hear. My wife doesn't have any known allergies though. I'm currently signing her up for a teledoc appointment. She is already pretty sure she's got polio though.
     
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  3. Degausser

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    Fwiw I also have asthma, but this isn't how I've ever experienced asthma, so I don't believe it's that.
     
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  4. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I’m currently having it myself over the last 2 days. It’s most likely my anxiety as the same symptoms of chest tightness and slightly short of breath is what happens when I’m anxious or have a panic attack
     
  5. devine

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  6. Hoss Bonaventure

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    No issues when I go for a run so again I assume it’s my anxiety as I’d be sucking more air than usual with any type of respiratory illness.
     
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  7. Degausser

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    Do you ever get it so bad, you can't stop shaking for several minutes? Had this happen one morning last week while getting ready for work.
     
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  8. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Yes that will happen if I’m having a really really bad one. Short of breath, mind racing, chest tightness and some shaking that is involuntary. Keeping an eye on it and if I develop anything out of the regular anxiety symptoms I get i will contact dr. Also no fever or cough at all
     
  9. Degausser

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    Mind racing is always a big one for me too. I already have a hard enough time focusing. Shit is impossible right now. You may have mentioned it, but are you currently on any meds for anxiety?
     
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  10. WillieHuff

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    Degausser if it goes away with bourbon its anxiety. You can paypal me now instead of paying for a new patient visit.
     
  11. Degausser

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    Prescribe me something besides bourbon, doc.
     
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  12. Joey Freshwater

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    :prawl::prawl::prawl:
     
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  13. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Buspar and Xanax
     
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  15. Redav

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    We're trying to keep Hoss from shooting people here
     
  16. IanBoyd

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    Have you consumed any fish tank cleaner and if so are those still tasteless with COVID?
     
  17. BuckeyeRiot

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    Can you guys please stop bragging about how tight your significant others are? My wife can only take so many beatings
     
  18. Celemo

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    wait...what?
     
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  19. timo

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  20. Zebbie

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  21. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    Having no taste is a congenital, life long condition for most Texans
     
  22. THF

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    Tony Ray Bans Quick question, if you had not known about the Covid pandemic, would you have thought it was anything out of the ordinary excluding the taste symptom? I ask as my wife had a respiratory infection back in February. She had just traveled to Los Angeles for work, and came back with it. She was never tested for the flu but the Dr at the time said it was an upper respiratory infection and told her to get lots of rest and fluids.

    She spent about two weeks trying to get over it fully. Had the dry cough everything but both of us assumed it was flu related. The Dr today said she thinks it was Covid19 and my wife had mild symptoms and no one even thought to test for Covid.

    I was curious how easily someone who has it could just assume it was something else.
     
  23. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Pretty sure I have the Covid, waiting on test results.

    Symptoms started with aching kidneys and a bit of rumbling in the guts about a week or so ago. Earlier this week I got a tickle in the back of my throat (get this from post nasal drip sometimes anyway) and it felt like I was starting to get winded going up and down the steps, and some shortness of breathe that went away, thought it was in my head because it was minor. Went to bed that night and when I laid down I was uncomfortable breathing because it felt like my lungs were filled with fluid, I had to sit up to get comfortable and the chills started around this time. No fever during any of this. No cough. No generalized muscle aches.

    Today the pain in the kidneys is less and when I lay flat I can breathe so I’m hoping I’m starting to get better, but the symptoms come and go in intensity and I’ve seen a lot of reports of people thinking they are better then they get much worse.

    Take all this for what it’s worth, but I’ve had at the very least quick shooting pain or more intense presentation in the body parts that have high Ace2 expression including kidneys, intestines, lungs, heart, and testes. Relatively good health but have been stressed lately, mostly getting sleep but not always, and have been drinking a good amount. 37 years old.

    Seems like this is in between a mild and moderate case based on how they have been classifying these things, but honestly given how long my kidneys have been hurting I could see this causing long term issues.

    If you are going about your business and anything seems a bit off, it honestly could be this. This shit creeps up on you and makes you think you are imagining things.
     
  24. bigred77

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    After that novel, its my medical opinion as an engineer that you do not have covid19
     
  25. THF

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    But whatever he has, be warned, that shit will sneak up on you.
     
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  26. Jimmy Mac

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    Im starting to think I have it too, I’m only about 48 hours in but Monday I had a mild fever (highest was 100.9) and threw up 1 time. Tomorrow at 4:30 will be 72 hours fever free but I woke up this morning and my kidneys were aching, drink a lot of fluids and took the dogs for a walk and they seem to feel better. Nausea wasn’t nearly as bad today but my lungs do feel a little weird at times. No cough, no shortness of breath and I even felt well enough to do 30 push-ups this morning. I’m 42 and run 20 miles a week. I guess I’ll find out in a few days if my immune system makes this a mild case or a moderate case if I do indeed have it.
     
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  27. Carl Brutananadilewski

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  28. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Literally, better have your shitting pants on
     
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  29. ramszoolander

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    There have been a lot of strange noroviruses going around this year, too. Get well soon, Tony!
     
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  30. fsutis

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    I have been in quarantine for 16 days but now I have a sore throat so I’m freaking out. No fever or any other symptoms. My nerves are so bad.
     
  31. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    After posting last night breathing got significantly harder and hands started to go a bit numb. Checking with a pulse ox o2 levels went down into the 80s with any significant effort. Everyday has been up and down so far, so can’t wait for tonight.
     
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  32. Clown Baby

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    Benzodiazepines: The healthier alternative™️
     
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  33. Degausser

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    I guess "get put on something I can take while I'm at work" would've been the better phrasing.
     
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  34. BellottiBold

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    did you feel totally asymptomatic leading up to the sore throat? Have there been exceptions to the quarantine previously? Tia.
     
  35. Clown Baby

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    Oh I was just fucking around. You should absolutely address your anxiety with your healthcare provider instead of letting it go untreated or self-medicating
     
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  36. Redav

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    Sometimes I get nervous on airplanes
     
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  37. Degausser

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    He put me on Xanax. It's helped a ton today.
     
  38. fsutis

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    I’ve felt great actually. I don’t think I have the rona. Just paranoid. If I got this then we are all screwed because I have been totally isolated.
     
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  39. BellottiBold

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    Yea, that's of course why I asked. :/
     
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  40. fsutis

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    Just took a cough drop and my throat is better. Bullet dodged there. It’s crazy how being quarantined for two weeks how crazy you become lol.
     
  41. THF

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    If you are in the 80s from an O2 level; I would go to an urgent care to get checked. That’s a signal your lungs aren’t converting the oxygen into your bloodstream. Maybe call a telemedicine or something. If it got that bad I would get it checked out.
     
  42. Jimmy Mac

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    Yeah if we’ve got the same thing I’ve noticed that it comes in waves like you said earlier. Last night I went to bed and felt pretty damn good, I was dizzy and pretty fatigued when I woke up today and didn’t feel better until about 2 hours ago. Now I’m starting to feel it come on again.
     
  43. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    That was with a lot of moving around prior and I did feel a bit light headed then. When I sat down and stopped moving it went up to 95, had it been lower resting I definitely would have went to ER.
     
  44. bigred77

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  45. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    Jesus. I'm somehow always surprised how many shitty doctors are still out there that'll put someone on xanax right off the bat for anxiety
     
  46. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    How many days into this are you now?
     
  47. Jake Scott

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    Just wait until you start snorting them.
     
  48. Jimmy Mac

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    Hate to answer for him but it’s been over a week I think.
     
  49. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Kidney pain and light GI issues started some time last week.

    Probably going on about ten days give or take now from first symptoms.
     
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  50. Jimmy Mac

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    Feeling any better today? And have you got your test results back?
     
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