After shielding for 2 years and 4 jabs, I caught covid at the end of April. I was so achy and exhausted for a month I could barely move. I didn’t qualify for anti-virals.
My breathing was about under control as my Resp Consultant had warned me to go on Prednisilone straight away(plus zopiclone so I can sleep) and antibiotics. I also used saline, salbutamol and Atrovent nebs, and my Airphysio to clear my lungs. A friend’s GP had recommended taking Citirizine, an anti-histamine so I agreed that with my own GP too. It seems that the body’s immune system over-reacts and that is what causes the exhaustion etc. I’ve had a milder form of this after-effect from normal chest infections as well so I’ve learned something useful. Of course I don’t know for sure whether I would have recovered as quickly without it but it seems to help
I am starting to feel better so I m sharing this info in case anyone else is struggling. I’m just glad I only caught Omicron and after 4 jabs.