Recovering from Covid

Hi everyone,

So after 2 years of taking care of myself I finally got Covid last week. I was vaccinated with Moderna and not due for my booster until Feb.

I am on day 9 and my major symptom is occasional fatigue and on and off stuffy nose.

On my second day I had 24 hour fever which I treated with Tylenol, dry cough that lasted for like 2 days.... felt tired mostly. 

What was recovery process of anyone who had or has Covid? Any lingering symptoms?  I am worried about long haul issues.... so I suppose that's why I'm sharing my experience. 




Covid sufferer here too

by Gemita - 2022-01-13 19:05:16

Hello Nina, thank you for sharing your experience. 

I had Covid prior to the arrival of vaccines when my symptoms were far from mild.  I felt very poorly for several months, finding it extremely difficult to get up in the morning, to self care, to look after the home, to cook, and to care for my husband.  Neighbours helped me for a couple of weeks since I was too weak to shop or to collect our medication.  My symptoms included night sweats, chills, high temperature, cough, chest pain, brain fog, loss of taste, loss of appetite, weakness and worsening arrhythmias.  I felt so ill I thought I was on my way out and to be frank I didn’t even care.  I wanted an end to it.  My family were so concerned and so was my cardiologist who extensively looked for a pacemaker infection when after months of symptoms, I wasn’t getting any better.  However my doctors eventually felt that some of these continuing symptoms were due to long Covid.

Almost two years on I still get chills, occasional night sweats and the most awful brain fog but my arrhythmias are quieter thank goodness, except when I need to get the Covid vaccine and then they surface again for a few days. 

You sound as though your symptoms are fairly mild Nina so I would not expect you to have long term symptoms.  Clearly the vaccines protect most of us from getting severe symptoms and this can only be a good thing as we move forward.  I wish you a full recovery very soon

Thank you for sharing

by Nina38 - 2022-01-14 10:36:25

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am sorry you had to go through that.... this has definitely been a difficult few years trying my best not become sick and unexpectedly became sick last week but as mentioned before, doing better each day. My energy levels were good yesterday but feeling a bit tired today.... Praying that I can return to myself again energy wise. I would like to get my booster shot at some point but need to ask my cardiologist when is a safe time to get it. 

thanks again,


Booster vaccine

by Gemita - 2022-01-14 12:31:18

Hello Nina, yes be guided by your doctors as to when it is the best time to get your booster.  Over here in the UK I was told we need to wait four weeks (28 days) from the day of any positive Covid test before getting a booster.  I am uncertain what the advice is where you live.  This gap will help to separate any side effects of the vaccine from the effects of your Covid illness.  

Personally because of my ongoing long Covid symptoms, I continue to feel as though my body is more than able to recognise the threat from the virus and has built up a strong immune response to fight this invader.  Even so, I did agree to get all three Pfizer vaccines should I be unlucky enough to go down with the virus again.

Recovering from covid

by BradyJohn - 2022-01-14 22:59:41

Hi Nina,

I had covid in December 2020, also before vaccines were available.  I woke up abruptly at 2am with a very bizarre pin point kind of headache, I had chills, fatigue and a cough.  The headache was gone by morning, the chills lasted through the day and the fatigue a few more days.  The cough lasted, I believe about six weeks.  My sense of taste was affected and I could not really smell for about a month.  At this time, it is still coming back.  I feel very fortunate to have had a mild version of covid.  I think though, that by this time, the new variant, Omicron may have a different symptom set.  Someone I know had it when I did and now has it again. She says it's a different illness.

All the very best to you as you recover,



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