I had COVID on Nov. 3. It lasted about 2 weeks then I felt better. But, a week later I got hit bad. I felt like I was suffocating every night. I had a pulse ox meter that read from 80%-88%. I had a low grade fever. I couldn't take in a deep breath because my right lung felt stabbing pain. The lower lung sounded like a crackling fire when I tried to breathe.
I ended up in the hospital for 5 days with hypoxia and pneumonia. The docs said I had long COVID and it could take weeks, months, or even years to recover. The ER was full with patients with the same symptoms after COVID. During sleep my Oxygen still drops and I have to sit up quickly and inhale deeply to feel better.
Has anyone else had this happen to them after they had COVID? 😧
Hello Randy. I know someone who had Covid. Was fighting fit and now walks with a cane. Long Covid they say. She is trying to get physically stronger with exercise and a good diet. I'm not sure what else can be done. Perhaps your doctor has better advice. Also, please take precautions, getting Covid again could be very, very bad the second time.
Yes, Cas, I am very scared to get COVID again! I have a compromised immune system and older, but not ready to die. I have heard of people getting COVID again and then neurological and other issues affect them. The docs at the hospital said it could take months, or years to get better! I take 2 decongestants twice a day and it seems to draw up some mucus but it always comes back again. I have a pulmonary consult at the end of Feb. I hope Medicare will allow me to get oxygen. That helped when I was in the hospital. Thanks for your comment. Best regards.