This is the story of a patient in his own words.
I went to a concert a week before symptoms showed, at the concert there was a man coughing constantly in front of me, so I can guess who I got it from hahah. I was wearing a mask, but had no eye cover so I’m guessing that’s how I caught it.
The day before I started feeling symptoms, I had a horrible stomache ache and was showing stomach bug symptoms which isn’t something the media mentions. That night, I was walking up my stairs and despite not feeling dizzy, I kept losing balance and falling quite a lot. I just blamed it on tiredness as a way not to worry my mother, but I have to admit, I found it quite peculiar. The next day, I had a very clammy feeling everywhere, with a higher temperature than normal and the beginnings of a dry cough. The night before I had also experienced some chest pains. As the days went by, I felt very weak and had some back pains as well. Nothing really changed except from the cough getting worse and last night where I had overwhelming anxiety and felt very uncomfortable, I was finding it hard to breathe and was weeping all over the place. Not the prettiest sight. This morning, I woke up feeling like I couldn’t breathe easier than other days. I’m wearing a mask around the house now to avoid any spreading to my mum who hasn’t shown any symptoms.
I have been eating lots and lots however have lost 2kg in the last couple days. My throat feels horrible now and I have very dry skin as well.