Written December 2020:
I recently tested positive for covid19 after not feeling good and had nearly all the symptoms of covid. This is what it was like for me. I recommend you stay away from it at all costs.
Day 1 was very slight cough, not worth noting. Within a few days I was still working but getting more lethargic. I did my physical work and ate as normal. I felt a little down is all.
Day 2-6: continued to be mild, I worked (by myself).
Day 7: finally got my covid test, results due in several days. My girlfriend was convinced at this point I had covid, but wasn't obvious to me, could have been flu or cold. I just rested more. and stopped working by now.
Day 8-10: it hit hard with massive chills, fever, body aches, couldn't take in a breath, diarrea for days, soar throat. It wasn't so much stuffed up, that wasn't bad, it was like my lungs were blocked. Energy was cut to nothing. Didn't have motivation to move 2 ft to get water.
Day 10: called 911 as everyone thought I should and wasn't sure what other damage was going on. Released same day with some prescripts. ER very familiar with it by now. I was considerered "mild" symptoms. They only keep those whom they have to give oxygen or deal with other organ damage. my immune system was working.
Got an inhaler to help breathe and told take tylenol. Just getting energy to take meds was a lot
Day 14-15: rested, continued fever but started to lower. Symptoms subsided...no more chills, aching.
Day 16: most symptoms are gone. The lingering problem is lack of taste/smell and emotional malaize. This set in somewhere along the way and nothing sounds or tastes good. It's like a plastic world. Its impacted my mind in how I experience life, by stripping out emotion. I feel very zombie like and it's a struggle to eat because nothing tastes any good.
Headaches continue and it remains not possible to take a full breath.