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Negative result(8 Posts)
I wrote on here a few days ago about having to isolate from my son because of all the symptoms I was displaying.
I have had my results back and I am negative. However I am still no better, I literally have no energy to even make a cup of tea and I’m sleeping all day. I’m still aching and the headaches are terrible.
I have a four year old to look after as my mum is back to work soon and I just can’t shift this or seem to pull myself together. I’m overjoyed that I don’t have the virus but can anyone give me some advice on a quick fix. Anything really, I’m at my wits end with it all and have never felt so ghastly.
Thank you in advance xx
Might it be that you're no longer infectious but had it before? Or another virus might also have made you ill. Look up how to recover from post viral chronic fatigue as a guide (basically rest, rest, rest, build up activities very slowly) and ask your GP for help.
Thank you for your reply.
I think I will ring the GP tomorrow but he’s a bit shit. I can’t actually pinpoint when my symptoms started- 2 weeks I had a headache what lasted for about 3 day’s then went, I put it down to starting to suffer migraines.
Such confusing times xx
There’s quite a high false negative rate. Maybe the test was wrong, or as MRex says it could be post viral fatigue? I think I had mild Covid in the middle of March (DH had textbook symptoms the week before me) but it took me 6 weeks to get my energy back! Hope you feel better soon.
Probably a good idea to start noting down somewhere what symptoms you’re still getting - even if just noting the fatigue each day. Hopefully you’re just post viral and tried to do too much too soon but if it goes on and needs further investigation it’s helpful to be able to tell Drs exactly how long symptoms have been going on.
Then as pp says, rest is key so try to work out how to do whatever’s essential in small chunks and rest in between - might mean lots of screen time for DS! Hope you’re feeling better soon.
Thank you everyone
I really don’t think I can rest any more than I am doing. I was up this morning, felt completely exhausted by lunch time so went and had a lay down, and now I am exhausted again with a blinding headache.
Will phone doctor in the morning but he honestly is useless xx
Definitely possible to have a false negative result, I posted asking about this a couple of days ago as my Dh has had really nasty coronavirus symptoms but his test came back negative. So although I and 1 of my kids has had extremely mild symptoms we started to doubt ourselves and think maybe it was flu. But last night my dd developed covid toes, I don't think it's a coincidence, I'm positive it's covid.
A whole morning can be a lot with post viral fatigue. It can help to plan periods of effort followed by downtime and don't underestimate the effort of activities like changing beds (very high oddly). Try to scale back even more; if you can do 3 or 4 hours and then rest before you're at the point of exhaustion them that would be better for your long term recovery than doing 5 and collapsing. If your GP is crap, try online searches or posting in the health area and you might get better support. I hope you get well soon.
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