As you know I had COVID-19. I tested positive on October 28th and finally tested negative on November 17th. When some people test positive for  COVID they have no symptoms at all, some get a little sick, some get pretty sick and some people get severely sick or even pass away. This virus is something we have never seen before.

When I had COVID I got pretty sick. I lost my sense of smell, had horrible head aches and body aches and was extremely weak and exhausted. By the end of my three week quarantine I was feeling fine, so I thought.

Normally when you get over an illness, you are over it and done with it, that has not been the case with COVID. At first I thought it  I was crazy, I thought I was just being lazy, but the exhaustion is real. I have known that I just haven't felt right since COVID but I thought maybe it's all in my head. I started doing some research and according to the CDC the after affects are real. According to the CDC you can experience the following:

Fatigue

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain

Other reported long-term symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with thinking and concentration (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Intermittent fever
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)

More serious long-term complications appear to be less common but have been reported. These have been noted to affect different organ systems in the body. These include:

  • Cardiovascular: inflammation of the heart muscle
  • Respiratory: lung function abnormalities
  • Renal: acute kidney injury
  • Dermatologic: rash, hair loss
  • Neurological: smell and taste problems, sleep issues, difficulty with concentration, memory problems
  • Psychiatric: depression, anxiety, changes in mood

 

All of this information is coming from the CDC website. 

I have and still am experiencing many of the symptoms. Not too long after COVID I thought I had a kidney infection, I was experiencing kidney pain. I have been going through a period of depression and couldn't figure out why I was feeling so down. I have no desire to do anything.  The exhaustion has been no joke. I am so tired all the time. Before now you could always hear me talk about how I could never sleep and now that's I do. While I was sick I never had trouble breathing but now it feels like I'm short of breath and my chest is tight like anxiety.

About two weeks ago, I got to thinking all of these things that I am experiencing have to be COVID related, so I did some research and figured out what I was experiencing was real. So if you think you experiencing side affects of COVID you very well could be. Of, course you always want to check with your doctor if you are experiencing anything.

When people say I don't promote being safe and precautious about COVID, it really upsets me because I don't want anyone to go through what I went through or what I am going through now, and I definitely don't want to get it again.