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I've had the following symptoms
- Starting roughly mid March, lingering "cold like" symptoms, mainly nasal in nature including mild runny nose, post-nasal drip, mild chest congestion, on and off sore throat (mainly in the night). Some sneezing and slight coughing when they are at their worst but not really burning eyes. This all but went away a few weeks ago but now has returned to some extent.
- Starting Easter weekend, two things roughly at the same time. 1) Hot flashes and night sweats but no fever. Can go a few days without having and then can suddenly return 2) Shortness of breath, coming and going, feels like a pressure on the chest. This was fairly acute for two weeks and largely got better but still comes and goes a bit At the advise of my doctor, used an albuterol inhaler but don't think it has much effect. No history of asthma.
This all is very perplexing to me and scary in this age of Covid. Was tested for Covid the week after Easter and was negative. The hot flashes and night sweats especially make me nervous but never a fever even in the middle of an episode, although the temperature may rise a tiny bit (normally seems to be 97.5-98.0 or so). I'm also suffering from anxiety if that can somehow be related but I can wake up to a hot flash and wet pillow case but not having an anxiety attack. Have started a small dose of Lexapro but the hot flashes started before that so don't think they can be attributed to the med. Thus far have only video chatted with health professionals. I did do a round of prednisone which did not really help with the breathing but certainly added to the anxiety.
Any thoughts appreciated. Can provide more detailed info if requested.
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