posted on May, 7 2020 @ 08:17 PM
13 days after Easter, on a Saturday, I was sitting in my living room watching TV. I suddenly felt very fatigued, like I could just nap right where I
was. I felt a little funny, but other than that, just the fatigue. I wound up going to bed around 6 PM. I have a digital thermometer. I’ve been
taking my temperature twice a day since mid March. When I took my temperature, it was around 99.3. I did feel a little warm, but no chills or anything
at that point. I didn’t have a sore throat or cough. I actually slept about 14 hours. That’s not like me at all. On average, I sleep 6-7 hours a
night. I was really wiped out. I had some very odd dreams, and terrible night sweats. When I woke up, the back of my neck was soaking wet. I had a bad
sinus headache. Took my temperature Sunday morning, and it was 99.7. I took a couple of Tylenol, hoping it would lessen my headache and get my
I also noticed my throat was sore. Now normally at this time of year, I get frequent sinus headaches. It’s just the ever changing weather of
Wisconsin in spring that brings this on. But I don’t usually have fatigue or run a temperature, or have a sore throat. So with all the stuff I was
hearing on the news, I called the COVID-19 hotline. They were nice and gave me some information. I asked if there was anywhere I could go to get
tested. They stated I would have to have a doctor’s note and could call my PCP on Monday to discuss it. I figured out the gist of it was I wasn’t
gonna get a test unless I would up really sick and in the hospital. So I tried to stop worrying and went on with my day. I started feeling better and
the headache went away. My appetite was fine. I had no loss of taste or smell, and no cough whatsoever. At the end of the day before I went to bed, I
checked my temperature again, and it was back to 97.5, which is about normal for me.
Since then, there have been no issues. I haven’t had any kind of COVID-19 symptoms. I figure it was just a 24 hour bug of some sort, because it
didn’t last for more than that. Of course, I made sure I stayed home and didn’t get near any people. It has been a little over two weeks since
then. I would like to get an antibody test. So I did a search to find out if there was anywhere in Wisconsin offering antibody tests. The only one was
some testing company that offered one for $150. Of course, this is not covered by insurance, so I just shrugged. I’m not spending $150 for a test
that may not even be very accurate.
I’ve been very careful, following all the guidelines of the CDC. In addition, I take a zinc supplement every day. I understand zinc is a good immune
system booster. I know it’s not a miracle or anything, but whatever helps. It’s just frustrating, because I want to donate blood or plasma. If I
knew I had antibodies, I think that could help for them to use my blood to help someone else who is very sick with COVID-19. I don’t know, probably
didn’t get COVID-19. If so, it was very mild. I know some people don’t have symptoms at all. So much is unknown. I’ll just keep doing what
I’ve been doing. I hope you all are doing okay out there.