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Symptoms

Lionne posted 6/19/2020 22:15 PM

I am acutely aware of any symptoms i have, afraid of covid. I'm thinking I'm overreacting but i have a scratchy throat and feel unusually achy and tired. No fever, no trouble breathing, etc. Taste and smell are normal.
Pollen is exceptionally high in my area and I'm not one to stay indoors.
I'll get tested next week.
Does this mean I should cancel my hair, brows and nail appointment?
If i wake tomorrow with the same symptoms I'll self quarantine for 2 weeks.
Ugh. Good thing I like my home...
Praying for the brilliant scientists who will eventually find us a vaccine.

number4 posted 6/19/2020 23:19 PM

I've had horrible post-nasal drip issues for the last two weeks. I notice it's worse the mornings after we went for a walk the night before, or slept with the windows open. When we run the A/C, it's not as bad. I talked to my internist about it and started on Flonase. Because we are in a new area of the country for only our second spring/summer, I think I am reacting to new stuff.

That being said, when I went into his office this week, I wore a mask, but they didn't seem alarmed that I was having upper respiratory symptoms. Their office is small... only the doc and three staff members, so easy to keep things sanitized.

When is your appt.? Hopefully not tomorrow. If so, I might cancel. If it's next week, you have a few days to see how you are before making a decision. Is it possible to postpone your appts. until after you get tested and get your results back? If you end up having it, and go to those appts., you're might feel really guilty.

ZenMumWalking posted 6/20/2020 00:18 AM

I haven't done ANY 'optional' activities since we went into lockdown, even though there is an easing of restrictions.

If I were in your position, I think I would cancel. At the very least, if you do go then wear a mask.

jmho

Too_Trusting posted 6/20/2020 10:56 AM

I would 100% cancel those appointments. While you may *not* have Covid-19, is it fair to risk the health of those providers? My understanding is that if you are symptomatic at all, you should self-quarantine. May be allergies, but what if it's not? You're potentially exposing not only the providers, but everyone else that comes into that shop.

Hope your test is negative, but better to err on the side of caution.

[This message edited by Too_Trusting at 10:57 AM, June 20th (Saturday)]

Lionne posted 6/20/2020 14:35 PM

I'm feeling far better today, no sign of symptoms. It's mossy likely allergies and a fibromyalgia flare.
My comment and hair and nails is tongue in cheek. I'd like a haircut but certainly can wait for that. And my nails, lol.
I'll err on the side of caution this week.

[This message edited by Lionne at 2:36 PM, June 20th (Saturday)]

WhatsRight posted 6/21/2020 06:59 AM

I hope you can get your hair and nails done very soon! It can really make a difference in how you feel, canít it?

Recently, I have been dreaming of the massage therapists at our mall with the massage chairs!

Marie2792 posted 6/23/2020 01:59 AM

Lionne,

As a fellow fibromite and allergy sufferer I have been dealing with these same symptoms since March. My doctor says the allergy season is one of the worst they have seen in the last 5 years. I am on Zyrtec and Flonase daily. Today I was in flare and felt like I have the flu. Of course a good rest and some meds and Iím better.

Take care of yourself. Monitor for a few days because you donít want to risk exposure at the testing site or at a doctors office if you arenít exposed.

I feel your pain. I got a cut and color last week but our nail salons donít open in my region until Wednesday and I havenít had a mani pedi since March 15th!

[This message edited by Marie2792 at 2:00 AM, June 23rd (Tuesday)]

Candyman66 posted 6/23/2020 08:16 AM

There are some ways to help reduce your allergy reactions in the home.

1) Most of these suggestions work best IF you have a central unit. Electronic air filter! This is one of the best ways!!! Now I mean an ELECTRONIC and NOT an "electrostatic" filter. the difference is that the electronic is powered by 120 volts the "electrostatic" is powered by static electricity. The difference is how much crap they eliminate for EACH PASS of air over the filter. Electronic eliminates 98% of ALL contaminates and electrostatic removes about 4% for each passing of the air. The downside of this is an electronic air cleaner has to be Professionally installed, electrostatic is just a plastic and foam slide in filter (that they will way overcharge you for) and IMO just crap!!

2) COVID-19 there is also a way to help kill anything in the air (air conditioning (I always think A?C first because I was an A/C service tech for many years) The method is again needs to be professionally installed. This system is a UV light that is very intense (you go blind very quickly if you look right at it for any length of time) and destroys the virus!! It WILL destroy A LOT of things so it has to be installed in the metal ductwork. The electronic air cleaner also does this.

3) I believe that a lot of hotels have a "Hand held" version but I am not familiar with that approach. I have seen ads that show a "maid" sweeping over a bed with one in her hand.

4) If you are going to use either of these you would need to keep the house shut to eliminate or reduce introduction of new contaminates into the system. The secret is to close the house and run the central units FAN most of the day and night. Every time air passes over the cleaner it pulls 98% of everything out of the air and that has a cumulative effect on removing contaminates.

JMO YMMV

[This message edited by Candyman66 at 8:22 AM, June 23rd (Tuesday)]

sadsmileyface posted 6/23/2020 16:04 PM

Lionne, I would be very careful in thinking that your symptoms could be allergies and fibro. For 2 days in May I had what I thought was a fibro flare, the usual terrible pain and fatigue. On the third day I developed a fever and went to ER to find out I had Covid and the tell tale ground glass pneumonia.

Lionne posted 6/23/2020 16:39 PM

Oh Sad, that's awful! I sure hope you are feeling better!
I'm fine. I isolated for 2 days, and symptoms went away after the first day.

It's very confusing and scary.

barcher144 posted 6/23/2020 16:44 PM

I'm fine. I isolated for 2 days, and symptoms went away after the first day.

Be careful. This thing tends to come and go according to the stories that I have heard.

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