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Covid19 help

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Dippydolly, Jan 2, 2022.

  1. Dippydolly

    Dippydolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So my husband has Covid19 and he’s on day 5 he’s had headaches on and off since day one but this morning he says he’s got slight shortness of breath anyone else have this I am getting worried now as I suffer with anxiety
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You should buy an oximeter to check his oxygen levels don't go below 94%. Shortness of breath could be because of low oxygen levels, but it could also be a stress reaction. I have an oximeter and had shortness of breath for 5 weeks with Covid, and it was reassuring to know it was just my body reacting to the virus and not my oxygen levels being dangerously low.
     
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    Dippydolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a oximeter his levels are 95% so far
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Keep checking them, and use different fingers. I have one and find the levels change from finger to finger, and can move from 95% to 99% in no time, and that is without Covid or shortness of breath.
     
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    Dippydolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just tested him again and on a different finger and it’s 98
    He’s saying he can’t take a deep breath as it hurts
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Time to call 111 for some technical advice. If this is unsatisfactory I would consider A & E; you can't be too careful.
     
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    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mbaker is right here @Dippydolly. It's the best thing to do, rather than hesitating and him getting worse.
    Please take the advise x
     
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    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have a high % and low heart rate and you should be good, mine is 97% and 65 HR taken on my middle finger on my right hand, when I tested mine just after I got out of bed and started to move about this morning.
     
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    Dippydolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So now my mum who’s 84 and lives with us has tested positive she just coughing a lot but now my anxiety is in overtime with worrying
     
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    zand Type 2 · Master

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    I would phone 111 now for advice about your mum, in view of her age. I was 63 when I had the cough and it wore me out.
     
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