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I’m on day5 of Covid. I’m still 38.8 degrees with

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Hi. I’m on day5 of Covid. I’m still 38.8 degrees with paracetamol. My sats are 92 and 94 of I breathe deep.
I have sore muscles.
How am I doing
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Hi. I’m Dr. Mark. I’m a board certified physician and happy to assist you. Are you short of breath?
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
far things are stable. Oxygen saturation needs to stay above 92%. If it drops the you need oxygen. The second week is the most crucial period. So far so good.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is there anything I can do to help it. Like walk up and down the stairs. I think o have vertigo tho as I feel drunk when I walk about.
It’s been harder to breathe but I have fibromyalgia so I think I’m in a flare on my spine
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
You need plenty of rest and lots of fluids. Do not exert yourself.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
I would take a baby aspirin daily.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am finding as I am very tired it’s jumping below to 90 at times and my chest tract feels hot but I am so tired. Can it fall cos I am so tired ?
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Are you vaccinated?
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Just rest. Moving will lower your oxygen saturation. If at rest it’s below 92% you need to be in the hospital.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No not vaccinated
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Do you mean below 92 all the time ? As it jumps
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
If it’s below 92 most of the time then that’s a bad sign. Too bad you didn’t get vaccinated.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I was just about to
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Keep monitoring the saturation. Just rest. You have delta .
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Oh
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
What does that mean
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
How do you know - I am trying to learn
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Delta Covid is more serious and deadly then the original strain. 99% of Covid in the USA is delta.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
do you think I will prob end up in hospital ?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am getting very scared
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I’m just very thirsty
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am thinking I will die
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
How old are you? Any preexisting medical conditions or obesity? On any medication?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Im 46. Female. I have fibromyalgia and I’m obese yes.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Never smoked
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I’m a drummer so I have a fit heart
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
When I take deep breaths it goes to 94
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Obesity is a risk factor for worse Covid. So far your saturation is above 92%.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Yeah
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I hope I get through
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Also I have a phlegm cough but improved a little. Don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I can’t eat I have no appetite apart from toast
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
That’s all,part of Covid.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
is it good the phlegm has calmed ?
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
That’s no a reliable indicator of Covid. Most of the time the cough is nonproductive. No phlegm.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Where do you live ?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Aberdeen Scotland
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
Never been there.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It’s very green. You’d love it. Where are you from ?
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
I’m in the US. Pennsylvania.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ahhh
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Never been there either. I been to Houston. New York. Austin. Memphis Chicago La California Memphis New Orleans
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Do you think I will survive this
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 12 days ago.
I hope so.