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Beaten the Virus

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by JonBoy1199, Mar 31, 2020.

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  1. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    The OP mentioned needing to blow the nose and finding blood in it. Me too.

    I normally only need to blow my nose maybe once a week when I am well and it's usually dry, hard snot. (Sorry TMI?) Well with the virus I was blowing it several times a day but it wasn't runny at all, still dry amd hard. After blowing it the smell left in my nose and the taste in my mouth was kind of chemical. A bit like chlorine in the swimming pool, but not exactly like it.

    The dryness only affected my breathing. My digestive system stayed fine although I did have tummy cramps for about 4 hours in all.

    4 weeks on from infection, yesterday in the garden, I sneezed. Oh joy! My nose was runny for the first time in 29 days. I can't tell you how amazing that was! You don't realise how moist your airways normally are when you are well until you have this virus.
     
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  2. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Re the pneumonia vaccine. I have never been offered one. I did ask for one a couple of years back but was refused. I didn't realise you could buy one at a chemist until it was too late. I didn't actually need one to get over the virus so don't panic if you haven't had one either.:)
     
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    Edit: i should mention that I had a mild 'wet ' chest infection early on in the illness and that was the red herring that made me think I had a normal bug. That was the mildest chest infection I had ever had and soon gave way to the dryness after only 2 days.
     
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    enzina LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, had it!
     
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    I was asked if I had bloody mucus with my leaking blood investigation. I still hv it. ENT are going to investigate (hopefully once things settle down). I get alot of blood on a mornng. Mine is more dirty spit from the back of my throat which I've had since my op. Endoscopy was clear so poor ENT department will hopefully stop it. Stomach pain is still stones or similiar related but still not confirmed, yet. I'm hoping this week finalises that. Our area isn't heavily affected it seems but by no means except... this early in the infection.
    Do you think area habitual circulation will make any difference to any protection? Our area can be very insular at times compared to commuting towns and cities.
     
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    On news today they are experimenting with Ebola serums. As well as others.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    @JonBoy1199 have you had any post viral depression? I have suddenly plunged into the darkness :(
     
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    @zand don't know about how @JonBoy1199 is feeling right now but my grandson is still feeling pretty low.
    And he is stuck on his own in Lincoln in the student accommodation all the staff have gone most of the other students have gone the University is pretty well shut down so I worry depression especially after a viral infection like that can really get to you.
     
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    Well I hope they succeed Covid 19 DNA is 80% SARS 20% something else or so I believe. Sooner they get a vaccine the better but at best it's estimated to be about a year away.
     
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  10. zand

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    So sorry to hear this John. There needs to be consideration for those suffering like this.. He should be allowed home on health grounds.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    enzina LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @JonBoy1199 ,
    I hope you're feeling a bit better today. You are asking about post viral depression. I am not sure about myself, the whole situation is just so depressing, everybody seems to suffer in some way.
    To my horror i have just seen there is again blood (little dry speckles) when i blow my nose. I also feel cold again, weak and just unwell. My puppy just pooped again in the flat and i couldn't smell it. I really hope it's something else, finally the fear got to me too.
     
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    Hello. How are u feeling now? I am on day five and my chest also feels tight. It feels like when u are somewhere really hot and u can't breathe as well? Is that what yours was like? Its hard not to panic isn't it.
     
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    What have ur temps been like? Mine has been constantly running around 37.5 with a few jumps up to 37.8 on the first day. That was enough for my dr to diagnose it over the phone obv. Seems very mild temp altho I do normally run at 36.7
     
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    Mine was a very mild temperature too. My basal temp is normally lower than average but I haven't checked my basal rate for a few years. I think my temp rose only about 0.5C for 8 days..taking it to around 36.5 C. It is now down to 36 again so I am assuming this is my basal rate now. A few years ago it was much lower than that. I seem to have become a little more normal at last lol
     
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    Normal is over rated thanks for help. There is little guidance about temperature so find it confusing but if you know your basal like we do u know when it's raised which is obviously a sign body is dealing with something? Thats my thinking x
     
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    Hi there, it's been a rough day today. Up at 0230 with a coughing fir that pushed me almost to blacking out. managed to calm down and steamed my lungs for 30 mins and that helped. By then I'm awake and a bit anxious to go back to sleep.

    Temp was ok, it dropped back into 35+ and bloods came back to 6.6 as they are high due to excess steroids. Breathing has been rough today but hanging in there. Thanks for asking :)
     
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    All I can say is well done! You are getting through it. :)Yes I almost blacked out once through coughing so much too. You will be worn out by the time you get through this...but you WILL get through it. :)
     
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    hugs to all feeling ghastly.
     
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    Big hugs to everyone fighting this virus!
     
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