KN95 is good.
The : N95 is better. But can only be found in non-medical grade but the N95 level is what is used in hospitals.
So, KN95 is better than the paper surgical mask we are finding in the store. These paper surgical mask are used during medical procedures to prevent infection transfer to the patient not so much yourself. Of course the paper surgical mask add a barrier from blood splatter (not mist). The KN95 has a higher spore filter than paper surgical mask but not as high as the N95.
You can always wear your KN95 and place a cloth mask over it for some added protection if you can not locate an N95. You can play around with the added filters you can add to the cloth mask as well while you are home relaxing and not in a stressful environment.
~ Also the KN95 feels better, since the N95 works better it is tighter but it's doing it's job.
A high grade filter to try is MERV 13 Filter in bulk and trim them to fit your cloth mask : MERV 13 Filter . Do not purchase the filters suited for C-PAP machines, they will be too small and even placing more than one C-PAP filter in your cloth mask wont work. They are ridiculously small.
But as always, any mask is better than none & I hope it stays this way with the new variant. But, it doesn't seem that way.
Stay Healthy !
Specifically wakame. That is the one for which the effect was confirmed. Other types of sea weed may or may not have this effect, we just don't know.
Ditto the PP, there's not a lot you can do that isn't common sense. Stay hydrated. Rest. If you have an appetite, eat healthful foods. Monitor your temperature. If you can get a pulse ox, keep an eye on your oxygen level. Tylenol for high fever. Some say taking vitamin D, zinc, and vitamin C supplements may help.
Days 7-14 of symptoms seem to be the most difficult days. I hope it passes over you and your family quickly and without being severe.
Here you go my friend!
Zacurate Pro Series 500DL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Silicon Cover, Batteries and Lanyard (Royal Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PQ8WTC4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Q75ZBQ9V8PDD52VDT1AN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
For me personally, magnesium really helps slow my palpitations. I take this magnesium because it’s the type/brand I saw most frequently recommended online and it’s the form of magnesium that’s not a laxative. Worth a shot if you haven’t tried it already!
Out of shape and overweight but no other health issues (as far as I know.) I tested positive and had most symptoms along with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. At times I would have to consciously focus on my breathing. It eventually turned into pneumonia but fortunately my oxygen levels stayed above 90 and kept me out of the hospital. The things I did:
I'm not a medical expert and don't know what actual effect any of these had but it at least gave me some sense of control so I wouldn't get too anxious.
The part of your nervous system that controls smell and taste need repairs. This stuff helps repair cells by enhancing intercellular communication at the cell wall level:
Mannatech Advanced Ambrotose 120 Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4N5S9A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_e2rTFb8WARBXH
This seems to be the only good quality pulse-ox on Amazon. Not basing it off price, just off the fact that Innovo is an actual brand that makes thermometers and other basic medical stuff...
All the other brands seem to be gimmicky brand names that are common with bogus Chinese prop-ups.
Zinc in all forms is absorbed at about the same rate into the bloodstream but can't go inside of cells without something called an 'ionophore' - kind of like a key whch opens it. Once the zinc is inside it disrupts the virus's ability to replicate.
HCQ is the ionophore, and it appears based on a 2014 study that quercetin does the same thing (and is available on Amazon).
I use all my vented N95s. I either wear a surgical over it or put a plastic cover on top of the valve. Here is an amazon cover, pretty easy to put it over the vent.
This free Android app might be of interest to you and your followers. It facilitates the process of #smelltraining for #anosmia and #parosmia.
Heavy supplementation oh my. Been taking NOW super enzymes. Theory here is if there was damage to any digestive organs that this helps out the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. I fucking sound like a hippy saying this but some research I did says the virus can wreck the gut biome. Things like candida and other bacteria can get places it shouldn't be SIBO and stuff like leaky gut. Felt a little bit better taking it.
I've increased my electrolyte intake mag, sodium, and potassium. (backed up with blood work for safety).
Taking a mega does of B-complex every few days.
Taking a zinc/copper supplement ever few days.
Cleaned up my food intake to a whole foods protocol. Focused a bit more on plant based proteins.
When I feel brain fog coming on I will hit myself with a bottle of water with salt added. It sees to do the trick for a while.
I'm going to tell you what my doctor told me.
Don't freak out if there's fluctuations, it's normal. Worry if levels don't come back in an hour.
You can see your oxygen levels dip to very low levels and then come back after a few seconds. This is normal with covid.
If you start to feel like you can't breathe, go to the ER right away.
If you feel like you're fainting but can otherwise breathe ok, you're likely dehydrated. Have chocolate, gatorade and water at hand always.
If your breathing is short because of a cough, it's not something to worry about. You just have the covid cough.
Get this asap and use it 2 to 3 times a day for a few minutes. It should help with keeping your oxygen levels up. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010MAF7GE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_FFH5B91PXXVRN4BXM884?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I followed this advice and I can say that it worked for me and my wife. However, do remember that this isn't gospel and everyone is different. If you absolutely feel like you need medical assistance, then get it. If you can't afford to just go to the ER because 'murica, call a covid hotline and explain your symptoms. If they tell you to go, then go and take the financial hit, at least you'll be alive.
For localized itches, I recommend a flexible ice pack.
Get two so you can use them continuously (one in use and one in fridge/freezer).
You can also get some topical anti-itch cream for relief.
Thank you for sharing all of this and being so open! I had COVID in mid-July and I had a pretty similar range of symptoms to the ones you described. I am a 24 y/o female with no pre-existing conditions and I was fairly active (worked out 3x a week) before this. COVID completely knocked me on my ass for a good 3 weeks, it then took me another 5 weeks of trying to rest after that to feel significantly better. I kept starting to feel okay and then pushing myself too hard and then relapsing into having symptoms again. I can relate to the 7 PM thing because I also felt my symptoms got much worse throughout the day. Some days in recovery, I would wake up feeling great, and then by the time I wanted to go to bed I felt terrible. So frustrating.
All of this to say, I am now 10 weeks post-testing positive and finally feeling more like myself. I still have times where I feel shortness of breath or have to cough to clear my throat, but it's much less frequent than before. Another lasting symptom I've experienced is chest tightness, but I've identified that to be from my anxiety (which I had pre-COVID). For that, it really helps me to watch yoga videos and try to expand my lungs daily with breathing exercises. I also got an inhaler from the doctor and had bloodwork and x-rays done, and apparently everything is normal, which makes me hopeful that this is almost over. I think the vitamins/meds you're taking are excellent and the only thing I would suggest is this to help with your anxiety: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0
I can totally relate to the anxious feeling and I know it's not easy. Please feel free to message me if you need anything. You will be feeling 100% before you know it!
They have these if you can’t get to a doctor quickly. Walgreens often sells them in their stores too.
Perhaps you could find out if you do have an UTI and then get a script via telemedicine if you do.
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Full face respirator.
What I have:
And filter- p100
Better than even N95's.
First thing in the morning: celery juice (I just blend it and use a strainer to quit the lumpy things). No idea if it helps but there are many anecdotal reports about this and I'm trying 100% of possible things that could help.
Second thing in the morning: cereals with oat milk, sometimes with blueberries or raspberries. I eat this brand as it has no added sugar and I like it. Somedays I switch to porridge, also made with oat milk (kind of, oat with oat lol).
Lunch and dinner: half the times I eat vegan, something like a vegan burger + salad, the other half I eat salmon, grilled chicken and chicken bone broth, also with salad. Other options: rice with vegetables, rice with tuna, rice with tomato sauce and vegetables. Sometimes I add eggs to my recipes.
Throughout the day: mostly fruits and tea with manuka honey (green tea, echinaccea tea, turmeric tea and earl grey). Sometimes smoothies but I'm not a fan.
Dark chocolate: it's the only "treat" that I'm eating from time to time.
As you can see, my diet is like 100% healthy and anti-inflammatory and cost tons of money but my energy levels are kind of improving so I'm sticking to it. Also this is specific to my case, but now everytime I eat crappy food, bread or diary, I have an itchy red rash. It goes away a few minutes later but I understood that as a sign of my body telling me "please do not eat this again".
Hope this helps!
Just wondering: Has anyone tried Soylent, the 'meal replacement'? I never lost my sense of taste or smell when I had Covid-19 for the month and a half that I had it, but I'm wondering if something like this would be good since it provides a days worth of nutrients and vitamins (5 bottles per day).
You may want to check this stuff out - someone in this forum recommended it a few months back for their COVID symptoms, and if you read the Amazon reviews, people swear by it for lupus, inflammation and other autoimmune issues.
I recommend the Innovo Deluxe on Amazon. I brought 2 of them for my family in January and they still are working well. When I researched oximeters, I found it was one of the most accurate. The multi-directional display is very convenient as well as the alarm function. The plethysmograph chart and perfusion index helps me know when all readings have stabilized without having to guess. Finally, it runs on 2 replaceable AAA batteries that are still going strong. It is currently $36.99 and more expensive than most but well worth it. It has 1,848 reviews and an average of 5 stars. I highly recommend it.
Thank you for the update! I responded to you on my thread about IV Vitamin C but I relate to a lot of these neuro symptoms. Mine all came after my acute lung issues had passed, and in some ways have been more scary.
Also taking many of the supplements you listed, including baby aspirin. As well, if it's helpful in any way my doctor strongly suggested a high quality anti inflammatory supplement, since as you mentioned in a post... Possibly some inflmaaation in your brain and for many in different parts of their body.
My doctor recommends Inflammatone by Designs for Health, which is a top quality line. Been taking everyday as well. Link on Amazon here if you're interested: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AP4PA2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2sf6EbPG6XAXC
Keep us posted as well with how your IV goes! Curious to hear. I would say while I felt a lot better after it even just 24 hours I think the full benefits took a few days for me to really see symptom decreasing
get an spO2 meter (and thermometer) you need more data
alot of what you are saying sounds like low oxygen getting in over too long a time
these used to be $10 but currently cheapest on amazon
I had been doubting whether more knowledge was worth the trouble, but I guess it can be useful. You have a point about knowing how you caught it so you'll know to avoid the same situation if it comes up again. I finally got a Vitalight CO2 monitor and am planning to keep it clipped on my purse. Who knows, maybe some places that I thought were low risk are actually high, or vice versa. It'll be interesting to see!
Including day 0 (11/26) since my symptoms technically started that night. I like the Halls Vitamin C Drops, it’s a Citrus Variety pack.
Also, I found a humidifier with peppermint essential oil helped with my dry throat/cough and was just comforting in general when you feel like crap lol.
Oh I see. Here’s the Roche Pilot on Amazon, BTW.
I hope you are getting reimbursed via your health insurance for all these tests you are buying. You know you can get up to 8 per month free/reimbursed from your health insurance plan, right? If not, here’s a post about that program.
Headups everyone Lucira is $21.75 on Amazon. It's a rapid 30 minute FDA approved PCR test. Keep this around for the upcoming horrible winter, many of us are about to lose PCR testing in our community. I used my HSA money for this.
Also I forgot to mention that I've read that some people who have covid brain fog have tried PQQ supplement it helped alleviate the issue(for some).
I still highly recommend both Vitamin D and zeolite because you need the vitamin D in general to help keep your immune system up. The zeolite will help make it easy for your white blood cells to capture and remove the covid spike protein. Zeolite also passes the blood brain barrier, and if it is covid giving you brain fog, it should help at least a little.
Um, there aren’t any holes in my 3M aura masks. They also repeatedly have tested 99+% filtration.
And yes, a good fit is extremely important. Others that work well for us have been the KF94 Dr. Puri and KF94 BOTN ones
I have never had a soar throat like I did with COVID. I didn’t even know it could get that bad. I went 6 days with no food or water. I want yo say what changed my course, since no one mentioned it. I couldn’t drink ginger tea or even water because it made my throat burn. My throat was so inflamed and swollen. However someone dropped off some electrolyte Icies (popsicals) for me, and for whatever reason it worked. Chewing on just a wee bit of ice at a time I was slowly able to swallow and eventually those popsicles made me heal. I owe it to those popsicals. These exact ones: https://www.amazon.com/Sqwincher-Sqweeze-Freezer-Assorted-Flavors/dp/B08CRKSMVC
If u can afford to get both then I recommend doing it. But if you can only afford one or the other, get the zeolite. It will remove whatever it is, that's causing your diarrhea.
Avoid liquid zeolite. They are not as powerful as the powder version. There are cheaper zeolite powders if u search. good luck. 👍
I had the same problem in late 2020 after getting covid and zeolite made it feel better within a few hrs. Was back to normal within 24 hrs.
Also, a friend I know had a stomach virus and she had horrible diarrhea as a result . She took zeolite and was considerably better after 24 hrs and back to 100% within day 2 or 3 days.
Thats now true. https://www.amazon.se/Sundstr%C3%B6m-halvmask-100-andningsskydd-andningsmask/dp/B0063464MA this one I got and its easier to breathe to breathe through that 3m N99 aura mask. Its literally no resistance at all breathing through it. If you feel resistance the filter is clogged and needs changing.
Ok but invest in a speed oximeter so that you can know your oxygen levels and make sure it’s not below 95. If you’re having a hard time breathing, you should go to the ER just to make sure you’re issues aren’t severe. It’s always good just to be on the safe side and rule out any issues.
I don't know about "the best" but Germ Guardian is well reviewed and affordable. https://www.amazon.com/GermGuardian-AC4825-Sanitizer-Allergens-Guardian/dp/B004VGIGVY/
It helped along with the other medicine because it’s killing all the bacteria and it helped with the inflammation of the throat. Today is day 7 and I do not have a sore throat! Only had it until Friday (day 4). I use Vick’s nasal spray to help with my congestion because that clears me up the longest!
https://www.healthline.com/health/gargling-hydrogen-peroxide here’s the information about a regular peroxide solution. Important to dilute with water do not just straight up gargle with it!!
Here’s an actual mouthwash: https://www.amazon.com/Colgate-Peroxyl-Mouth-Sore-Rinse/dp/B00WOSEKP2/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2EZ94H10H5BN8&keywords=hydrogen+peroxide+mouthwash&qid=1657544316&rdc=1&sprefix=hydrogen+peroxide+mo%2Caps%2C83&sr=8-3
Oh, and by the way, it's our first time getting covid too... I was going to ask you, do you use an N-95? If it's not an N-95 the mask protects others more than it protects you. Below is a link to the mask that works for me, but I've been fit tested and that's the mask that fits my face best. I love it. You'd think they would be harder to breath through because they're so much better at filtering but in reality the fibers are so much smaller that air flows more smoothly than with cloth and other masks. I recommend (we both work in health care) that you get fit tested. Search for a place in your area where they can fit-test you and your husband for the ideal mask for you. Let me know if you have questions.
This is the mask I use. The P100 filter just screws onto the holes. It comes in small. It's very comfortable due to the silicone seal that makes it contour well to my face:
3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6503QL, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Large
Yeah, like a Neti pot. I swear by it; I'm still battling terrible head congestion so the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is my nose flush, and out comes a metric ton of nasty thick mucus. Way more effective than blowing your nose. I recommend one of the plastic ones like this because you can squeeze it to get some extra pressure if you're really clogged.
Pro tip for experienced irrigators, if you're fighting thick mucus add some Alkalol to your routine. You're welcome.
I got this Oximeter from Amazon. The pain you are experiencing was a symptom of pneumonia for me. I would stay on top of that.
Get some mucinex and one of these:
Natural Lung Exerciser & Mucus Removal Device - Naturally Clear Mucus from Airways & Improve Lung Capacity with This Opep Respiratory Breathing Exercise Device - Made in Australia – Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D3N16CC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1EMFQD2XTTRECQ6ACNYZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I've been thinking about this since yesterday and if you haven't gotten an oximeter AND are still afraid of sleeping or can't sleep because you're thinking about your oxygen levels I think you should get one that alerts you when your oxygen is low. The one I bought does that and the noise it makes is loud enough to wake you up plus you can have it track your results on an app so you can review it in the morning. If you think you could sleep with it on your finger that might be all the peace of mind you need to get some sleep, which is what your body really needs right now. Here is a link to the one I bought, which I picked based on the reviews and the fact that I could get it next day in my area:
Wellue Bluetooth Pulse Oximeter Fingertip PC-60FW, Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Free APP, Batteries, Carry Bag & Lanyard
Please post an update so I know you're doing ok. 💜💜💜
What are you doing for the throat? I did this and got some relief. My friend used it when she bit through her lip playing soccer.
>> Prevention Oncology 2-Pack |... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084JTPYC7?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Vicks makes a personal steam inhaler that is sold on Amazon for 40 dollars. Highly recommend! Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler, V1200 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000TN7MY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H0PT455AVR2W5BY99F8C
Chloraseptic Max Strength Sore Throat Spray, Wild Berries Flavor, 1.0 fl oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LFCYLQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_26EF32RQP7H8W09D214A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This shit single handedly revived me
Is this what you used?
Abreva Docosanol 10 Percent Cream Cold Sore Treatment, Fever Blister and Cold Sore Cream - 0.07 Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UALM1G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7N0T5GJE2VPEASK1FP5E
If you have a costco near you check there it's cheaper but because i couldn't go out due to covid i just bought it from here. Also this is really good with plain yogurt.
I haven't heard of those ingredients in that, but if your doc says it's not likely to hurt your liver, you could try as an experiment. After some research I did on my own, I have had good results with a mushroom blend by Host Defense https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WIZFB2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB002WIZFB2%2Fref I noticed I felt so awake and "on" after I took it. No brain fog at all! No stimulants either. I'm still taking after 6 months, it but only one a day, not two. My doctor also asked me to try a gluten free diet for 30 days, to see if might help since I tend to have autoimmune diseases and inflammation (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) . I thought it would be awful, but on week three and have found some good gluten free bread and pizza, and nothing crazy but I do feel better overall. Hope this helps!
I use this, it doesn't open up the sinus as well as drugs can, but it helped break up the mucous so it comes out easier when I blow my nose.
3M N95s are available again on Amazon.
My understanding is that these are considered the "gold standard" for protection in medical environments.
We use them while flying or out shopping. Haven't been sick so far!!!
They used to be only available to medical and emergency organizations.
3M Personal Protective Equipment 8210 Particulate Respirator, N95, Pack of 20 Disposable Respirator, Two-Strap Cup Style Design, Lightweight with Cushioning Nose Foam, NIOSH Approved https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MCUZZS/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_5E3CYCGABVKMMDBBGJX7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I've had trouble with my ears since childhood after ear infections from the swimming pool every summer holiday. My ears get blocked quite soon, always had to go to the doctor to get them cleared with some sort of water jet.
One time the doctor wasn't available and the assistant did it and my ear actually bled, every since my ear has been really sensitive (especially to pressure changes like flying).
Anyways, long story short; I got one of these to clear my ears myself.
I've never had blocked ears every again. Has to be one of the best purchases I ever made.
You might like this online course from yale. It is free.
Here is her podcast too, The Happiness Lab. It's been very good so far. Best of luck to you 🤗
This herbal cough syrup has helped me immensely! My cough is nearly gone! And no harm in giving it a try for you, it’s just herbs and honey, so it doesn’t make you drowsy either!
Two separate people in my house (me and one of my housemates) in a house of six people got COVID separately, but we quarantined, and ran air filters all over the house. We have five HEPA air filters in the house running all the time.
The other housemate had her own bathroom in the master suite (her husband slept in our living room for the period of her isolation; she was super diligent to mask up with an N95 once she suspected she got sick and was quick to isolate herself, and somehow he didn't catch it from her). I shared a bathroom with three other guys, but we ventilated the bathroom all the time.
Between isolating, masking, ventilating, and all the air filters we were running, somehow, nobody else in our house caught it from the two of us. Both of us appear to have caught the omicron variant; sore throats were our main symptom, and we didn't lose our sense of smell or taste.
When you mask up, really mask well; use at least a surgical mask, and crimp the wire so there's no gaps around your nose, and if you need ear savers to pull the mask tight on your face without hurting your ears, use those. That's what I did. Having gaps around your cheeks and around your nose defeats the purpose of wearing the mask.
I forgot to mention that I use the small pillow this wedge comes with under my waist, and I use a thick blanket as a pillow so I can lay on my side.
I can't sleep on my back it has always felt weird for me.
TrackAid Premium Pulse Oximeter... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RFB5WRS?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
here’s the pulse oximeter i got and i checked it + the heart rate with my apple watch and they’re basically identical so i think it’s reliable. lay on your belly and drink lots of water. i also have a needle phobia and getting the vaccine was extremely hard for me to do, but my mom said to me - would you rather get two shots now or potentially an iv in the hospital? and that’s what pushed me through it
This is the one I have
4L Cool Mist Humidifiers, 26dB Quiet Ultrasonic Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, 95mm Water Inlet, Adjustable Mist, Auto Shut-Off, Easy to Clean and 12-50H Humidifying (Grey)
iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test, 2 Tests per Pack,FDA EUA Authorized OTC at-Home Self Test, Results in 15 Minutes with Non-invasive Nasal Swab, Ea https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KZ6TBNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_xOsRLw8cElkRX
I was a little nervous when I got it back in September too. After spending almost two years listening to all the chaos it was just a natural response for me to get nervous about it. I was double vaxed too and I never got much more than a slightly congested nose. The quarantining was literally the worst part. While everyone is different, statically you are going to be just fine. Buy a finger blood oxygen monitor like this. If you are like me, keeping an eye on you oxygen levels will get rid of basically all anxiety. I also took zinc/quercetin, and vitamins D3 & C which may have contributed to my not having many symptoms, who knows. Just relax and treat this as a little vacation, you are gonna be fine!
Ok try Dr. Neil's sinus rinse. It is so weird and it took me a while to get used to it with a lot of convincing from my family. It is so amazing. I can breathe. Everything is so clear.
This may be TMI but when I get sick some of it comes out of my nose. It does great to push everything out. Instant relief.
Arm and hammer has a sinus spray or inhaler that works really well too. Both have changed my life.
Dr. Neil's sinus rinse
Chloraseptic Max Strength Sore Throat Spray, Wild Berries Flavor, 1.0 fl oz
Or you can get one with lidocaine...
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I wouldn't worry about it too much, but if you want to prove you have covid now, you can buy one of these tests.
Amazon COVID-19 Test Collection Kit DTC — Sample processed in lab — Results in 24 hours from lab receipt — FDA Authorized PCR Test — Ages 18+
I stacked up on this just in case if I get Covid: Nature's Way Zinc with Echinacea & Vitamin C / 60 Lozenges, Beige https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003QB5JL0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_BA81CHQ15D3QABBDPMDB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
There is evidence that zinc, echinacea and vitamin C (and D) all have positive effects on other respiratory viral infections, like cold…
Hi. Sounds like you’re frightened, understandably. But please know that if you’re not certain whether or not you’re finding it hard to breathe, you don’t belong in the hospital. I’m absolutely not belittling what you’re going through, but the Covid wards are sadly full of people in terrible shape, and it’s not a place you want to be if you can help it. My grown son had Covid last year - sorry for this mompost, your situation is just so familiar to me - he kept going back to the ER because he thought he needed to be hospitalized. He was indeed very sick, but he was also having panic attacks, making breathing that much more difficult. It was always worse at night, when fevers rise and symptoms in general worsen. Lots and lots of herb tea made a difference, along with taking vitamins D & C and a zinc supplement. Advil to keep the fever down. Hot, steamy showers can open up clogged passageways as well as make you sleepy - sleep as much as you can! You are right to take this seriously but monitor yourself honestly, try not to jump to the worst case scenario. If you feel like your heart is racing, you can buy a fingertip pulse oxygen reader for only 15.00 on Amazon - Zacurate 500BL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Batteries and Lanyard Included (Navy Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y2FFQB9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_4TEWV1CZDZE1JX54R6P6.
Tell your parents to grab one for you, could save you a trip to the hospital!
I sincerely hope your symptoms let up and that the virus leaves your system as soon as possible. I believe it will. Take care.
The best thing to do is to contact their local health department . In many areas, if someone suspects they're positive, special arrangements are made for testing. And in many rural areas, there are volunteers available who will do a no-contact delivery of groceries. Facebook community pages and nextdoor.com usually have lists of people willing to do this. My very best to you and your parents!
looks like the "long covid" seminar by MEaction/BodyPolitic is now full but the recording will be available later (today?)
From what I have read the vax is still giving protection against severe disease.
Here is what I would recommend:
I wouldn't gamble with a watch for oxygen levels just yet. I got an Oximeter off of Amazon in the first months of the pandemic in case we got COVID and needed to monitor our oxygen. My spending account that comes with my insurance paid for it. I've also seen Equate from Wal-Mart make their own, although I can't provide a recommendation on that
I might also suggest checking out SuperBetter, it's an app/website/community that helps folks overcome obstacles of all kinds. It's like a game, but a really good, collaborative one that makes you a better person.
Try going to a pharmacy and asking for the Comirnaty vaccine with proof it is Comirnaty.
Saves lives? https://d.tube/#!/v/truthsetsy0ufre3/QmUZ1ctaUy6Un5pSysZD3wTpw8Mo3jy8br8jKRCKVuqRdx Not according to a number of doctors and healthcare professionals who are breaking away from the money trail.
It can be 100%.
FFP3 respirators provide 100% protection to healthcare workers looking after patients infected with SARS-CoV2. https://www.authorea.com/users/421653/articles/527590-ffp3-respirators-protect-healthcare-workers-against-infection-with-sars-cov-2?commit=e567e67501cd6ee0dd1a6e8e4acdf2c4fd70e0ec
N99 works even better.
FFP3 respirators provide 100% protection to healthcare workers looking after patients infected with SARS-CoV2. https://www.authorea.com/users/421653/articles/527590-ffp3-respirators-protect-healthcare-workers-against-infection-with-sars-cov-2?commit=e567e67501cd6ee0dd1a6e8e4acdf2c4fd70e0ec
I stocked up for the coming months.
Make sure the hose is not cracked. I had to get them to send me a new hose.
Amazon still has PCR tests available:
Amazon COVID-19 Test Collection Kit DTC — FDA Authorized PCR Test Collection Kit — Results in 24 hours from lab receipt — Ages 18+
These were the last ones I ordered, I get mine from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NPR7WF2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They seem to be legit, although I didn't thoroughly investigate them. I've ordered these before, and have been wearing them pretty much since the beginning of the pandemic. I don't think I've caught Corona yet, and I'm pretty exposed since I do food and grocery shopping and food delivery for a living. In and out of grocery stores and restaurants all day long.
Olbas Inhaler, 0.01 Oz 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TYR34W6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_RG4VNQCCJX9MQT04HW9R
Something like this, they can usually be had at most pharmacies and grocery stores for $5-10.
OP you might get a oxygen pulse oximeter to measure your oxygen level. A late enough iwatch model will do that, or you can get something like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PQ8WTC4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_KWBJMM2XV84HWJ10FZVY).
That is the Sp02 sensor, a pulse oximeter, they were suggesting you should get and check your levels every hour of the day. It tracks your blood saturation of oxygen. Very important. Delta is one of the new variants rapidly spreading in the U.S. right now, most likely the variant of the Sars COV-2 strain you have. It also wouldn't hurt to check other vitals like your blood pressure daily. In the beginning stages of covid in my household I had created a log to see what our each individual baselines were so when things changed dramatically we knew when to go to the ER right away, it was very helpful.
Here some recommendations.
Vitamin D3 4,000 IU/Day
Gargle Mouthwash 3 x daily – gargle (do not swallow) antiseptic mouthwash with cetylpyri dinium chloride (e.g. ScopeTM, ActTM, CrestTM), ListerineTM with essential oils, or povidone/iodine 1 % solution as alternative.
Nasal/oral rinse 3 x Daily. Look for nasal spray with grapefruit seed extract and xylitol
Xlear Nasal Spray for Sinus Relief 1.5 fl oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000M4W2E6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_MS7CJGVRRGPCJ49FZEBA
These have good reviews on AMAZON. If you don't get Amazon where you live maybe you can order it on another site. Good luck.
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When my mom got a kidney stone, her urologist suggested she try a supplement from Amazon. She did, and it worked. I think it was this supplement: https://www.amazon.com/STONE-BREAKER-Chanca-Piedra-Gallbladder/dp/B01FERIHYE/.
just for your reference
Zacurate Pro Series 500DL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor
I have this one, works great.
When I had covid I had an occasional burning in my nose, it would happen a few times a day and only last for about a minute or two. Sort of felt like when you get pool water up your nose.
This nasal spray helped a bit, it's drug free so you can use it multiple times a day, and it doesn't taste or smell like anything. I hope you feel better soon!
Zacurate 500BL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Batteries and Lanyard Included (Navy Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y2FFQB9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_J0AK5S0SP1Z4V5Z1HXNB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You absolutely are not screwed. Jesus christ, some people here do not comment to help. So let me do that.
Getting infected is not a foregone conclusion. Secondary attack rate is approximately 18 to 25%, so you actually have a much better chance of not getting infected as long as you're careful.
Crack the windows at least an inch. This is all the windows in the house. This enables cross ventilation and will help air out the aerosols that SC-2 to is carried by.
Always wear a mask. I would buy this:. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W632D68/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_53HMJS0Y796V7N7D8X53.
35 bucks and you now have P100.. which short of a PAAR, is the best mask you can buy.
I would also buy and wear a faceshield over the mask, and go shopping.
That is for when you have to go into the rest of the house. Otherwise, use your own bathroom (fecal aerosols are a thing).
Stuff a towel under your bedroom door....will keep their air out.
Buy an oximeter off of Amazon for them AND you to monitor their SPO2 levels. Get below 92 (or whatever your ER says), go to the ER...hypoxia can sneak up on you when you have CoVid.
Use a bleach and water mixture to clean kitchen surfaces (one teaspoon per coke can of water) before you use them. (Takes care of Fomites transmission).
Always wash your hands after having been in the rest of the house. I would put a little sanitizer bottle just inside your door to make it an easy habit.
Finally...don't forget. You actually have a very good chance of NOT getting it!
Sorry I'm late to respond! This is my work account so I didn't see anyone answered.
I like a weighted blanket over my legs, but just a 15lb one. According to guides I could go heavier, but it seems like it would be too much for me. I actually bought this blanket for my mother-in-law; she works weird swing shifts and swears by this blanket.
I adore this podcast called 'Fall of Civilizations' because it's not boring. It's absolutely fascinating (the Viking one is my fav!) so I don't get bored falling asleep & start messing with my phone, and his mellow voice + excellent sound mixing mean no weird spikes in volume to jolt me awake.
For less than the cost of a diabetes blood test at urgent care, you can just buy a tester yourself and test. It should be under 100 when you wake up, though mine is usually very slightly over. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G3BNXR6?pd_rd_i=B07G3BNXR6&pd_rd_w=N7HKc&pf_rd_p=51cf0d17-50cf-4c89-b1a7-606703cfac11&pd_rd_wg=ZKgJs&pf_rd_r=VRZZW7W1SGN7X8HDAXMF&pd_rd_r=b3f235c8-f5d5-410c-bd06-af1910c703bc
I smelled the four essential oils, twice a day, for about twenty seconds for each scent.
This is the kit I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KWIKUU4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I hope you get better soon! Sending a positivity hug full of great smells that you will one day smell!!
In the ER they are referred to as "happy hypoxics". What is occurring is that there are areas of the lung where the blood is passing through but it is not getting oxygenated because the air sacs are filling up with thick gelatinous material. The process is called "shunting". The gelatinous material causes the "ground glass" seen on CT scans. The reason the person does not get short of breath is because they can get rid of the carbon dioxide through the remaining lung. Carbon dioxide level is what normally drives respiratory rates and causes air hunger.
Regarding as to when to go to the ER or call your doctor. I would say a drop of 5% from the baseline healthy number. If you can afford it, I would recommend a high end pulse oximeter ( MighySat ).
To answer the unasked questions: Yes, I am a well published researcher/expert on pulse oximeters and their underlying technology. No, I have no financial links to the company that makes them. Note, I bought five of these out of my own pocket early in the pandemic to send to family around the country.
We probably need a better humidifier. Our place was super dry before COVID but I think it’s made it worse. I also use a nasal gel to keep my nose from drying out. I use Ayr Nasal Gel.
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This virus is so weird bc we don’t know a lot about it still. Like what to avoid during the recovery stage. If I were you I would try my best not to touch the alcohol and drink plenty of fluids. My ex had to do a breathing exercise last year when he woke up from a coma and I think it helped him get lung strength so I bought it for my sister. I’ll link it below. Just try to stay as calm as possible. Know a lot of people are feeling like this a little bit after catching covid and recovering. My sis and you could possibly not be king haulers I hope. I’m praying for you. Just make sure you practice your breathing exercises. :)breathing device