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AIBU to ask if you think you've had CV what were your symptoms

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summervines Fri 10-Apr-20 21:57:21

I think I have had it but only mildly.
I had a dry cough, had to keep stopping when walking because I was out of breath often, sore throat. Sometimes I was cold when others at work were hot.

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Zebramumma Fri 10-Apr-20 21:59:24

Sounds like me, wouldn’t have thought much of it if any other time. Waiting for my swab results (frontline NHS)

MusicianTom Fri 10-Apr-20 22:17:47

I had what I thought was a severe asthma cough, funny nose, slight upset stomach, and lost sense of taste/smell for over a week. That was about 5 weeks ago when smell/taste wasn't really being mentioned as a symptom, and I didn't have a fever at all, so it's only in hindsight that I think I had it (was overseas at the time, but not in one of the heavily affected countries)

MusicianTom Fri 10-Apr-20 22:18:33

*runny nose confused

PolaDeVeboise Fri 10-Apr-20 22:22:58

I had minor muscle aches, chest pains and a cough for @ 3 days and so, thought I had it. I then started to doubt myself. Two days later, my sense of taste and smell went completely and I read the very next day that this was a possible symptom. This was nearly 2 weeks ago and, whilst I have regained my sense of taste and smell, it is intermittent. I would really like a test to know one way or another.

TheGirlFromStoryville Fri 10-Apr-20 22:24:04

A few weeks ago I started with headaches and body aches, then hot flashes / chills, sore throat, and weird breathlessness and chest pain. Lost my appetite too. Also red eyes where my eyes were streaming constantly and had eyeball pain. Very tired as well.

No idea if it was CV or another viral thing. Still occasionally getting chest pain and feeling breathless and eye trouble.

Genie7910 Fri 10-Apr-20 22:38:03

Scratchy throat and painful, watery eyes. And complete exhaustion. I'd think it was nothing, but a week later DD got a dry cough, and DH became very unwell with more obvious corona symptoms, so we think they both caught whatever it was from me. Thankfully everyone in the house is now well.

cardibach Fri 10-Apr-20 22:48:16

There are a range of symptoms and none are a complete give away. Only about 80% get a temp. Cough is actually only in the 60%s I believe. I’m just recovering from a corona or corona adjacent infection - cough, Slight breathlessness, high temp, hoarse voice, Dizziness, intermittent stomach cramp and complete exhaustion. Taste and smell didn’t go, but nothing tasted or smelled right. Don’t know if it’s covid 19 or some sort of flu or what. Glad to be coming out of it after 6 days though.

Griselda1 Fri 10-Apr-20 22:48:34

Sore throat, breathlessness, exhaustion, strange burning feeling in my chest, pain in the centre of my chest, cough , very sore red eyes and really lengthy and prolonged night sweats.
The chest pain was the only thing which distinguished it from any other flu.

tootsey Fri 10-Apr-20 22:48:59

Aches and pains, exhaustion, chest pain, burning lungs and chest, burning upper back, breathless all still currently on going now into 4th week.

Phifedean123 Fri 10-Apr-20 22:53:25

Sore throat, dry cough and aches and pains to begin. I had a fever and temp for about 2 or 3 days, the chills were the worst I've ever experienced. Very tired after. I still have the cough and tiredness now about 3 weeks later

Sparklesocks Fri 10-Apr-20 22:53:31

I haven’t had symptoms, but my mother and brother have (separate houses). Neither had fevers but both had trouble breathing, extreme fatigue (my mother said she could barely get out of bed) and aching limbs. My brother said he’d get out of breath going up the stairs. My mother also said she got quite weepy. Both said it took about 2 weeks to feel ‘normal’.

whipdido Fri 10-Apr-20 22:54:06

I'm wondering if I have it now fatigue, breathless, no appetite, higher temp than normal but not raised.

Bagelsandbrie Fri 10-Apr-20 22:56:17

Temperature of 39 that wouldn’t come down with paracetamol and kept suddenly spiking up again after 2-3 days. Tightness in chest / chest pain. Bit of coughing. Took me 2.5 weeks to feel really better - I have underlying health conditions including asthma. Not tested as didn’t go to hospital but spoke to 111 and they were as sure as could be that I had it.

ginandgingers92 Fri 10-Apr-20 22:58:20

I'm in 2 minds about whether I had it and it was really mild, or whether I'm over thinking things haha- sore throat for a week, headaches, and a cough that tended to come out in the evenings.

PumpkinParent Fri 10-Apr-20 22:59:36

Temp of 38.3 for 24 hours and couldn’t get warm no matter what I tried, followed a few days later by a cough and gritty eyes, then a few days after that came breathlessness after any kind of exertion, a burning sensation in the middle of my chest, pain on taking a really deep breath, and plain worn-out. I wasn’t especially poorly but it was a bit out of keeping for me. It finally shifted but now tonight I feel out of breath again. Who knows.

annonymousse Fri 10-Apr-20 22:59:54

I'm going through it now. I had the test on Wednesday which confirmed it. The first few days I felt very achy and sick. I couldn't eat. Now about 6 days in and for the last 2 days my temperature is up and down. I'm having heavy night sweats and the slightest exertion is making me cough and feel breathless.

Drogonssmile Fri 10-Apr-20 23:02:34

I really wish there wasn't easy quick way to find out. I have, over the last three weeks intermittently been getting chest pain (heaviness like someone sat on it), having to take deep breaths, body aches, headaches and muscle pain but no fever and no cough. I work for the NHS but not 'frontline'.

Drogonssmile Fri 10-Apr-20 23:02:52

* was. Not wasn't.

Lightsabre Fri 10-Apr-20 23:03:06

The 'Lungs' threads (now on thread 7) details the journey of those with symptoms and some who have tested positive/been in hospital. It's interesting to see all the variations.

ElsieBobo Fri 10-Apr-20 23:03:12

I’ve had muscle aches, chills, exhaustion/ lethargy (sleeping all day), severe headache for a 3- 4 days or so then developed stomach upset which lasted 7more days but no fever or cough. Maybe unrelated but have been home for 3.5 weeks now without leaving.

Sereyus Fri 10-Apr-20 23:04:06

Body aches
Sore throat
Swollen tonsils
Cough - enough to make me vomit
Wheezy breathing
Shortness of breath
Burning feeling in lungs
Cold sweats
Dry mouth/throat
Lost voice
No sense of taste/smell
Sore ribs (from coughing)
Very bad blocked nose
Loss of appetite

This lasted in all around 3 weeks, at it's worse I very nearly called an ambulance and at its best I was unable to function enough to clean and dress myself let alone cook/clean/parent

redshoes2017 Fri 10-Apr-20 23:07:23

Sore throat, felt like a lump in my throat . Lost my voice for a couple of day's. Had no energy. Then dry tickling cough. Took about 10 days to feel ok.

Puffthemagicdragongoestobed Fri 10-Apr-20 23:09:25

I had body aches, felt generally under the weather for about two weeks. Very lightly raised temperature 37.4 at the max. Slightly stuffy nose but have had worse. Distinct loss of sense of taste and smell. This started about ten days before the lockdown. I dismissed it initially as I didn’t have a cough. But when I heard that loss of sense and taste is a symptom I have been wondering if this could have been it..

nancy75 Fri 10-Apr-20 23:10:20

Not been tested so could be something else. Started with upset stomach, very slight cough & high temp. Shaky & very dizzy feeling & exhaustion. Day 4 lost all taste & smell (ate a spoon of mustard to prove how complete the loss was to Dp) in bed exhausted for days, cough hit much worse around day 12/13, really short of breath, headaches, blocked sinus. Today is day 19 & is the first day I’ve been out of bed all day. Still got cough & a bit of a headache but it’s not as bad.

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