I write this to let you know that there can be a way out of Covid. I consider myself very lucky, and very well treated. It was a tough time to get through though.
Several weeks of total exhaustion and tightness in chest (thought it was heart failure) I was finally admitted to hospital, after five days of fever 38-39°. I didn't cough, had no signs of cold, or experienced hard to breathe.
All tests for Covid (nose, throat and faeces) were negative. CTScan showed bilateral signs of Covid. I also suffered from loss of smell, and all food tasted awful, very salty.
I was isolated in a Corona ward, and treated as Covid positive. Had five days of IV antibiotics, a few days with oxygen mask, followed by a few days on sulfa tablets (due to a vage positive test for pneumocystis) the sulfa tablets made me very sick, and shaky. (Blood analyses eventually showed I had far to high concentrate of sulfa in the blood) Could not eat or hold a cup, had to drink soup through a straw. Fortunately second test for pneumocystis was negative, and sulfa was off.
I have ITP, constant problem with my thrombocytes, since five years. My Revolade medicine (trombopoetin) was halted, still my platelets escalated to 419 (should be 50-100 on Revolade) I took daily shots of Fragmin to prevent clotting of blood. Blood work every morning at 04.00 to check platelets.....
On my 11th day in hospital I woke up with no fever, and could start to eat. No one could really explain what part of the treatment made me well. I was lucky to have my hematologist working at the ward on day 3-4. (In Sweden doctors from all over the hospital have to work in the new extra corona wards, since there is not enough doctors with speciality in infectious disease. My doctor last week at hospital was specialized in kidney diseases. She was wonderful)
I came home on the 13th day. Extremely tired, but manage to get by. I live on my own. Now try to balance my low platelets with Revolade and Prednisolone. Blood work twice a week. Still very tired. Days are filled with trying to handle activities of daily living, and to sit in the garden. Getting slowly better!
I love this site, and it was a great comfort to me during the time at the hospital. Thank you all answering questions. Managing the clotting of blood is the key to success with Covid, I learned from here.
Luckily the hospital already knew that......
All the best to all of you!
Ps. It is not unusual to test negative for Covid, dr says. I also tested negative for antibodies, but will try to get a new testlater. I was considered not contagious two days ago, after aprox 10 days of no fever. ( In Sweden we would call that a "guy guessing")