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Mild cases - how long were you exhausted/drained?

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NovemberNameChangeYeahBaby Sat 21-Nov-20 19:46:50

DH and I both tested positive around a month ago. He was very unwell, me far less so (kept working from home, able o play football with the kids all but 2 days) but I am still so tired and drained. My usual workouts are incredibly difficult and I feel spent, not invigorated, afterwards. At work I could nap by 2pm every day - I'm drinking A LOT of coffee to function! Am I just being pathetic or is this common even with a very mild case? When will it improve? Thanks.

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Trailing1 Sat 21-Nov-20 19:51:48

I was diagnosed on 8th November. I wasnt the mildest case but not severe either, had bad headaches, nerve pain, high temp, fatigue. I am still off work. I go back Monday but I am struggling to function. I can't cook properly and bathing myself and kids is a monumental effort because I ache all over. The house is a tip because it's taking me ages to complete a simple task as I need to rest in between.
I imagine I will feel this way for a few weeks longer at least. I hope you feel better soon, it is such a horrible virus.

nannytwins Sat 21-Nov-20 20:51:03

7 months after testing positive, I still have extreme fatigue.
I'm managing to work and that's about it. Sleeping whenever I can.
Also still have muscle aches.

13luckyblackcats Sat 21-Nov-20 20:59:45

6 months. Sleeping up to 4 hours a day and all night. Started taking taurine and magnesium tablets on the advice of someone here and can now basically function. Hope you feel better soon, it is grim.

Trailing1 Sat 21-Nov-20 21:01:09

flowers to those of you still struggling through this. I hope you return to full health soon.

Thatwentbadly Sat 21-Nov-20 21:03:09

I listened to a radio programme the other day with a doctor/researcher into covid who was saying on average for mild cases within healthy people symptoms were lasting for 8 weeks.

StrippedFridge Sat 21-Nov-20 21:07:25

I was not diagnosed as it was way back in Feb but I am convinced I had it.

One weekend of being exhausted, then 6-8 weeks of annoying cough, not debilitating just annoying. I noticed at the time that my running became dreadful. I got out of breath in no time at all. I think it was a good two months before I was normal but then I was fat and unfit because I had stopped most exercise and had comfort eaten.

Cantspeakpublic Sat 21-Nov-20 21:15:24

Can I ask if you had the fever or cough? I’m on day 3 of feeling really tired and my whole body aches although today feels better.
No fever or cough so wondering if this is just a flu virus for a few days.
Main thing is just how exhausted I feel!

lljkk Sat 21-Nov-20 22:07:44

My cousin (age 53) had covid mildly. Said she was still feeling quite tired at 4 weeks into it. She's slowly getting her energy back. Neither her husband nor son had any symptoms, mind.

nannytwins Sun 22-Nov-20 06:13:33

Cantspeakpublic

Can I ask if you had the fever or cough? I’m on day 3 of feeling really tired and my whole body aches although today feels better.
No fever or cough so wondering if this is just a flu virus for a few days.
Main thing is just how exhausted I feel!

I had a very slight fever 38° and no cough.
But tested positive. My main symptoms were muscle aches and loss of smell and taste.

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