bobbity wrote: ↑Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:41 pm
Rabulah Conundrum wrote: ↑Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:51 pm
Covid suffering lurker here, Day Nine of symptoms. Presumably got it from my father while I was giving him a lift to the supermarket. God only knows where he got it, because he's been very
careful. He ended up on oxygen in the hospital, but thankfully he's on the mend now.
It started for me when I went for a run last Thursday morning - felt unusually tired during it, and had some tightness in my chest after. Started feeling very run-down and fuzzy-headed in the afternoon, so I decided to get tested, and the positive result came through on Sunday. For the next week, I was tired, dazed, and congested, with inflamed sinuses, and a mild cough - no fever, nothing really unmanageable. However, the tightness in the chest still tends to come in waves, and can be uncomfortable. The odd time, I've felt like my breath is caught in my throat, even though I don't feel congested anymore. My taste and smell are down to less than 5%. I'm more or less over it now, but I still wouldn't be up to any kind of running or workout.
I'm 36, reasonably healthy, was running over 100km a month before this. Has anyone on here had a similarly mild covid case? And if so, how long did it take to get back to full fitness? And for taste and smell to return?
Hi, sorry you're ill but glad your dad is on the mend.
I've not had a confirmed case, but working as a PT in gyms in Spring I got really sick shortly after the Feb half-term skiers came back in. I have major health issues anyway, but avoided getting properly sick. No testing without confirmed contact with a case, so no idea if I had it.
My advice on returning to exercise would be to be extremely conservative. There are things to be noted even in mild cases, but aside from saying if you were to get sudden chest pain call an ambulance, the details aren't necessarily that important.
Very slow return to training, very low intensity and build back up over possibly twice as long as the course of the illness*. Lots of people are struggling with not feeling great on return to training, possibly pushing too hard mind. Whatever I had in March, I don't think I was training normally until June.
* that being from onset of any symptoms to feeling completely back to normal, not the end of the feeling like shit phase
Cheers for this bobbity.
Out the other side of covid now. Never had any fever, and aside from depleted taste/smell, and the chest feeling a bit 'raw', my symptoms never really got worse than those of a mild winter cold. Saturday was my last day of isolation, so I got out for a slow jog/walk yesterday... felt okay, not too fatigued or out of breath, but I'll be taking it very slow for the next few weeks.
I might as well try to eat a bland, healthy, balanced diet now that my tastebuds have gone to shite and I can't fully appreciate the more indulgent things in life.
I had Swine Flu in 2009 too. Starting to think I'm indestructible.