My first year of COVID has now officially wrapped up. Unfortunately it has not stopped though as I am moving swiftly into my second year.
This post is all about how I am doing with my post-COVID “long-hauling.”
Brief history of my COVID-19 journey
It was March 3rd, 2020 when I first started showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. It began with chills and mild teeth aches. The next morning I woke up with a blocked nose, fatigue, mild body aches, lightheadedness, upset stomach and no appetite whatsoever.
It felt like the milder version of the influenza that I had gotten in 2019 where I literally thought I was going to die. I will never go without the influenza shot again!
I “recovered” from COVID-19 after about 10 days. It wasn’t until 1.5 weeks later where I started to exhibit some of the symptoms that are common to a lot of people after they have gone through COVID-19. The symptoms were skin, heart, mental, appetite, respiratory, ear/nose/throat and neurologically related.
These symptoms were things I experienced everyday for a long time until eventually they became less constant.
Where I am at now
For the past couple of months, I have been feeling really good for the most part. I still get a couple of the post-COVID symptoms (air hunger, numb/tingly foot and congestion) that pop up every now and again but I am still able to function very well.
At the time of typing this post, I have received my second dose of the Moderna vaccine. My arm is less sore this time (yay!) and I did have some flu-ish type feelings from it but I am still excited that I may be protected from a bad reinfection.
As far as supplement intake goes, I still do not know if they have helped me or if it has been just time that caused my healing. I did drop and add a couple things since my post about my supplement stack. Here is what I am currently taking:
- Colostrum liquid– This is may help the immune system. I take 1 tsp a day.
- Probiotics- For my immune system and gut.
- Zinc- For immune system. 50 mg per day.
- NAC- For lung function and PCOS. 1200 mg per day.
- Vitamin D3- For immune system. 6,000 IUs a day.
- Vitamin C- For immune system and antioxidant support. 1000 mg a day.
- Vitamin B12- For any nerve issues I may have. 1,000 mcg.
- Vitamin B6 with calcium- For PMS issues. 50 mg of B6/135 mg of calcium.
- Ginger- For digestion and immune system. 1,100 mg per day.
- Turmeric- For the anti-inflammatory benefits. Three tsps a day.
- Pepcid- This is for the bad GERD I get at night and it may have helped my chest aches. I will have to cycle off of it though because you are not supposed to take it long term apparently. I have been taking 40 mg a day.
- Kid’s Claritin- I just started taking this and it seems to help when I have congestion. I take 5 ml.
- Green tea- For the antioxidants and possible COVID-19 fighting benefits. I drink two to three cups a day.
Supplements I dropped:
- Oil of oregano- This didn’t seem necessary to me and my new bottle came rancid so I just never ordered anymore.
- CoQ10- I ran out of it and I just do not think it was doing anything for me.
What I may consider taking when I have more money: Beta Glucan. This is said to be wonderful for one’s immune system which I will need help with whenever I can start my home daycare back up!
My hopes going forward
I do have some specific hopes for me as well as the world in regards to COVID-19. They are as follows:
- I hope to get better and feel even closer to 100% normal by the end of 2021.
- I hope that I can feel better about going into public in the summer.
- I hope that I can feel better about my starting my home daycare business back up. I am not feeling good about it yet.
- I hope that anyone who wants the vaccine will get access to them as soon as possible.
- I hope that effective treatments for the virus are found so that people are kept out of the hospital and do not become Long-haulers.
Things could be much worse
I am lucky that I am able to function well as many people in the post-COVID support groups have a lot more health issues from their infections. It still really sucks that I have had to deal with these symptoms for one year though.
Right now, I will continue to take things one day at a time and try to remain optimistic that things will get better eventually.
Thanks for reading!
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