I found out yesterday that I’m sick with Covid. It sometimes includes severe diarrhea. I haven’t been able to keep food in my stomach for 24 hours.
I messaged my physician yesterday, and she told me to take a Covid test.
When I thought of Covid, I thought of respiratory symptoms.
I have somehow avoided catching it till now. Probably because I don’t go out much and so there’s less contact with others.
I can’t recall ever feeling this sick before.
But I’m of course staying in, and in accordance with my doctor’s wishes following the BRAT diet. That is: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.
Mostly I’m drinking Pedialyte to restore fluids and minerals (such as sodium and potassium).
As my doctor had already gone home for the day, I asked her nurse if there was a medication I could take.
She said there is Paxlovid. But people who have taken it recently often caught the virus again, and have gotten even sicker the second time around.
Be safe out there because, as I’m finally finding out, this Covid illness is quite unpleasant.