Positive for Covid, dizzy and nauseous, anyone experience

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Zug2 Sat 17-Oct-20 00:15:35

I am day 6 of symptoms, felt so much better yesterday and most of today, but now I have the most horrendous nausea and dizziness for the past 4 hours. I am scared to get out of bed in case I collapse.

Is this Covid or something else ?

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AppleBlossomTimeNow Sat 17-Oct-20 00:22:33

I'm also day 6 - tested positive on Sunday. I've felt flu-ey but ok so far, but I can feel my chest is getting tight. Is your temperature high? Maybe worth calling 111 x

MrsHookey Sat 17-Oct-20 00:23:50

Not sure but I have a nasty chest infection, weird smells and followed by the most serious dizziness. I woke up holding on to bed feeling exceptionally dizzy. It was frightening.,

Kittyhelp Sat 17-Oct-20 08:29:00

DH was hospitalised with covid in April. He kept telling the doctors that his dizziness was awful but at the time they said it wasn't a symptom so it must be something else. Towards the end of his stay he became so dizzy he was extremely sick. After that they gave him tablets (travel sickness pills) which he still had to take for a few days when he got home. I had mild symptoms and also experienced dizziness but nothing like he had. Hope you feel better soon flowers

Jrobhatch29 Sat 17-Oct-20 08:34:34

If someone can get you some Buccastem from the chemist they might help. They're for nausea caused by vertigo or migraine

Lightsabre Sat 17-Oct-20 08:57:13

Mine started with with dizziness. Have you applied for a test? Would also advise those with tight chest/breathlessness to send off for a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen sats levels.

Lightsabre Sat 17-Oct-20 09:00:03

Doh! Sorry can see you are positive! There are lots of threads on here about people experiencing Covid. They're called the Lungs threads (slightly different names in each one) and there's usually a link at the end of each thread. I think the first one was called'my lungs are on fire'.


wheresmymojo Sat 17-Oct-20 09:29:56

I would buy an oximeter from Amazon for next day delivery.

Yes COVID can cause dizziness. It's not just a respiratory disease, it impacts multiple organs including neurology.

However the dizziness could also be a symptom of low oxygen levels - if they're below 94 you'd want to go in for treatment or at least call 111 for advice.

You can buy an oximeter to tell your oxygen levels for about £20 on Amazon.

AppleBlossomTimeNow Sat 17-Oct-20 23:59:35

Good advice - thanks x

Needhelp101 Sun 18-Oct-20 00:24:59

I had horrendous nausea and vomiting (4 times a day at one point). So did several other people I know.

Really hope that you feel better soon.

Needhelp101 Sun 18-Oct-20 00:26:15

I had to keep buckets by my bed and the sofa, as I was too weak to get to the bathroom confused

Zug2 Mon 19-Oct-20 05:11:26

The nausea and dizziness eventually passed, still feeling woozy ! I do have an oximeter, which is now indicating around 94 or 95, it was at 92.

So much for Covid feeling like a flu ! Hope everyone else is doing ok.

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iamloading Fri 30-Oct-20 19:07:57

Can I ask how you are feeling now? I'm 5 days after a positive test and everything is spinning. It's awful. No other symptoms but crazy dizziness and headache x

IHeartKingThistle Fri 20-Nov-20 11:28:32

Resurrecting this as I have the same - @Zug2 and @iamloading how are you doing now? I'm struggling tbh

iamloading Fri 20-Nov-20 12:11:38

Hi @IHeartKingThistle it does pass. It was probably 3 weeks for me. Bloody awful at the time though isn't it!

IHeartKingThistle Fri 20-Nov-20 12:16:27

Thank you for replying, that's really reassuring. GP is giving me some vertigo meds so I hope they help.

Glad to hear you're better! Light at the end of the tunnel!

MrsBennetsnerves Fri 20-Nov-20 12:45:52

I was nauseous with covid and ended up vomiting. That symptom only lasted one day, thankfully.

IHeartKingThistle Fri 20-Nov-20 15:06:54

Thanks @MrsBennetsnerves - are you recovered now?

MissSmiley Fri 20-Nov-20 15:52:25

@MrsBennetsnerves I felt dizzy the day I tested positive and had a slight temperature, then the following morning I was sick, very unlike me, that was 18 October and I'm completely recovered after having a couple of weeks of feeling very tired

IHeartKingThistle Fri 20-Nov-20 16:07:14

That's reassuring, thank you smile

MrsBennetsnerves Fri 20-Nov-20 16:13:20

@IHeartKingThistle I'm much better now, thanks - this was months back.

BestOption Fri 20-Nov-20 16:14:32

This scares me.

I live alone. Do any of you feel you couldn't have coped at home alone?

Glad to hear many of you are feeling much better now & hope the others are soon too x

Crakeandoryx Fri 20-Nov-20 16:25:18

It's covid. It's a horrible virus. It keeps coming and going for weeks. I'm afraid you have to just go with it. Rest when you can and drink hot drinks.

iamloading Sat 21-Nov-20 18:36:32

@BestOption I've had much worse colds. But I felt I was drunk on a boat in a Gale the whole time 😂

Zug2 Sat 21-Nov-20 21:26:16

@IHeartKingThistle, I am so sorry you are struggling, it absolutely takes it toll/

I am feeling much better now and have been for the past few days, but experience up to now has been that I could feel better for a day and then get hit with another 'bout' that wipes me out. I am still suffering from fatigue and definitely my stamina has been really affected, I was training 2x week before I got covid, I really doubt I could last a 10 minute session now.

I posted this thread last week when I was feeling horrendous again with nausea, dizziness and headache.

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