‘It started with a mild DRY cough and sore throat.’ 22-year old narrates how she knew she had Covid-19

Covod 19

Corona is becoming a real pain in the ass as the world continues to report increased cases of the pandemic. So far, 308,547 cases have been reported globally and an additional 8 new cases in Kenya. Over 13,069 people have died while 90,000 others have recovered after battling the disease successfully.

To give you a real-life experience from someone who has battled the disease, one 22-year-old American based in Califonia went on social media to share her experience of how she started to feel unwell and how her recovery journey has been.

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Take notes from this case study and take caution if you display any of the above signs. Seek medical attention immediately should your conscience summon you.

Here is the experience of a Corona survivor, known as Bjonda Haliti a 22-year-old woman

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I’ve been debating on posting, but i want to share my experience especially with those around my age to help bring awareness and to relieve any stress/anxiety some may have due to the pandemic.

Bjonda, shared her experience from day one to day 10, urging the youth to be careful and practice social distancing.

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Day 1: It started with a mild DRY cough and a slightly sore throat. I was very tired that night.

Day 2: I felt a lot of pressure in my head to the point I would have to cough softly to avoid the discomfort. That night, I experienced chills and had a fever. One main symptom that stood out to me, my eyes physically hurt. They were tender and sore.

Moving them was uncomfortable. Doing some research I discovered this was just a migraine, but it didn’t go away at ALL. I slept all day.

Day 3: Energy levels VERY low, I only slept, and still ran fevers. At this point, my symptoms were: dry cough, migraine, fever, chills, some nausea. I decided to go to the doctors where I tested negative for the flu and strep. The doctor told me I probably just had an infection and prescribed me antibiotics and 800mg of ibuprofen. I made sure to stay extremely hydrated and stocked up on vitamins and probiotics. That night, I still ran a fever.

Day 4: Finally no more fever, but a new symptom showed up: shortness of breath. It was uncomfortable; it felt like I had bricks on my chest. I tried the self-diagnose test I read online (hold your breath and count to 10) which I successfully did with no complications.

At this point I wanted to test for corona like I should have been in the first place, but It was very difficult to get tested for it!!! I continued to self-quarantine and hydrate hydrate HYDRATE!

Day 5: Symptoms: sore throat, cough, and shortness of breath. I went to the same doctor and I was very adamant about getting tested. Doctor said my vitals were “unremarkable” but I wasn’t going to take no for an answer! I also requested chest X-rays, everything came out normal.

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Day 6: With the continued use of antibiotics and ibuprofen, my symptoms were: sore throat, cough, shortness of breath. My energy levels began to increase.

Day 7: Symptoms: Slight sore throat, mild cough, shortness of breath. Energy levels increasing.

Day 8: Symptoms: Mild cough, starting to feel like myself again. Energy!

Day 9: Symptoms: My cough was a little heavier, normal energy levels

Day 10: Symptoms: Mild cough, mucus, normal energy levels. My lab results came in: POSITIVE.

I was advised to continue self-quarantine, and I would receive my results in 5-6 DAYS!!!!!

Bjonda, has made great progress but she said the challenge was to get a doctor who was willing to retest her.

I AM CONTINUING TO SELF-ISOLATE AND TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. TODAY I AM FEELING GREAT AND HEALTHY! I WILL NEED TO RETEST IN ORDER TO BE CLEARED. THAT’S IF I CAN FIND A DOCTOR WHOSE WILLING TO RETEST ME. I HAVEN’T HAD ANY LUCK SO FAR. I JUST WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT I HAVE BEEN SELF ISOLATING AT HOME AS RECOMMENDED BY MY DOCTOR.

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