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MissB83 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:06:12

My mum, son and I all had the virus a month or so ago. My son brought it home from nursery and was very mildly ill (temp and small cough). There was a confirmed case in the nursery at that time. Mum and I had similar symptoms: tight chest, mildly high temps, excessive fatigue (sleeping all the time), excruciating headaches, very dry throat and mouth, loss of smell and taste. It lasted 2-3 weeks in all. However I'm left with almost constant mild exhaustion. I sleep 7-8 hours a night and have a fairly sedentary lifestyle (like most of us at the moment I imagine!), but getting exercise each day for an hour or so. Has anyone else who had the virus been left with this tiredness? Obviously grateful that it wasn't more serious...

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NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:51:52

My teen ds became ill on the 31/3 he was in bed for 13 days, he is still feeling tired, i don't see him until afternoon!

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:53:50

Pretty certain he had it, he is a keyworker on public transport including the tube, fever, sore throat, headache, slight cough and breathlessness but fortunately that only lasted a short time.

Namechangervaver Sat 25-Apr-20 20:55:29

What do you mean by 'mild exhaustion'?

Incrediblytired Sat 25-Apr-20 20:55:54

I haven’t had it but it’s very common to have fatigue after illness. My husband had sepsis last year and was told it was normal to be exhausted for a 6 months after.

BirdieDance Sat 25-Apr-20 21:01:03

I haven't had corona but did have pneumonia a couple of years ago and it took 6 months for me to feel normal again.

GoodbyePorpoiseSpit Sat 25-Apr-20 21:07:00

I think I’ve had covid. It took 3 weeks before I felt normal but I’m a runner and cyclist and still can’t face either 5 weeks on. Do you still have a temp?

MissB83 Sat 25-Apr-20 21:39:15

@NameChanger "mild exhaustion" - I'm able to do day to day activities (apart from strenuous exercise) but I feel constantly tired all the time no matter what I'm doing, like I'm half asleep. And often I feel quite faint when I'm sitting down/getting up etc along with it.

This is mild because it's better than during the virus when I was going to bed early, sleeping in late and still sleeping during the day, but still quite difficult day to day.

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MissB83 Sat 25-Apr-20 21:40:43

@GoodbyePorpoiseSpit I don't have a temp, no- I only actually had a temp very briefly at the start and only around 38, but I tend to be on the low side with my normal body temperature and can only remember running a high fever once or twice.

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GoodbyePorpoiseSpit Sat 25-Apr-20 21:50:36

Yes it so strange that the main advice focuses on temp: I only had a temp for one day too and only 38. Still, I suppose I may not have had it.... I’d be amazed tho.
I asked about temp now as I was just wondering about the possibility of a secondary infection? If you’re worried do seek medical advice. But I also felt faint/ dizzy and had heart palpitations for a good few weeks. It’s a heck of a virus.

Minai Sat 25-Apr-20 22:00:29

I haven’t had it but I had a very bad flu before Christmas and it wiped me out. I had several blood tests and ultrasound as I was so ill the doctors were sure what it was and they found that it had affected my liver and spleen. I had post viral fatigue and only started feeling back to normal a month ago. It can take a long time to bounce back from a bad virus. Hope you feel better soon.

Gooseygoosey12345 Sat 25-Apr-20 22:20:01

It can take some time to recover from viruses, just take it easy, your body is probably still healing. Go to bed a bit earlier if you need to, get an extra hour of sleep in.

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