Sorry to hear you got the virus. I’m suspicious that it’s running it’s course through me now. I started out the week with a fever and extreme chills. I told my doctor about the fever and she blew me off because she believed coronavirus doesn’t cause chills. I trust my gut, not doctors, so I’ve self quarantined the entire time. I had diarrhea and nausea, too, which initially confused me and made me wonder if it was the virus. However, I learned that intestinal problems ARE associated with the virus. In fact CBS says in 50% of Covid-19 cases involve intestinal problems. Worse, intestinal problems have been an early indicator for lethal cases.
Almost half of coronavirus patients have digestive symptoms, study finds
By Robert Preidt
March 19, 2020 / 4:40 PM / HealthDay
Diarrhea and other digestive symptoms are the main complaint in nearly half of [coronavirus] patients, Chinese researchers report. Most patients with the coronavirus have [respiratory symptoms] but these findings from the early stages of the outbreak show that digestive problems are prevalent in many patients with COVID-19.
“Clinicians must bear in mind that digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea, may be a presenting feature of COVID-19, and that the index of suspicion may need to be raised earlier in these cases rather than waiting for respiratory symptoms to emerge,” wrote the investigators from the Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19.
The researchers analyzed data from 204 COVID-19 patients, average age nearly 55, who were admitted to three hospitals in the Hubei province between Jan. 18 and Feb. 28, 2020. The average time from symptom onset to hospital admission was 8.1 days.
Apparently, the total fustercluck that we call the United States’ response to the coronavirus, has failed to make this fact widely known. I know the healthcare system is a total mess. However, I’ve been sick with this damned thing for a week and I only learned it causes intestinal problems 2 days ago. I had to look this up myself and that tells you something about what is wrong with the coronavirus response. It is one among many of the failures of our savage for-profit healthcare system.
And doctors? They can be stupid,too sometimes-
I encourage trusting your gut about what is going on with your body. Whatever this is, it’s one weird virus and it shows no mercy.