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Hello everyone, my name is Nick and I have been reading the stories of people in this forum on and off for a few weeks, and decided I would like to contribute. I’m 27, normally a very active person who rock climbs several days a week, and eats well. Back in July of this year, I started feeling unusual vibrating feelings in my throat and certain times of the day. No pain, just a peculiar buzz. Figured I was maybe getting your average virus. Now I think it was the first contact with the virus and it was incubating. In August, there were wildfires and smoke in the air, and one day I came to work after playing outside and started to feel hot and my heart started racing. After drinking an electrolyte drink I gradually calmed down. Thought I was overheated or dehydrated. In the following days, I would get episodic times of a racing heart or dizziness. I went to an urgent care and they didn’t find anything. Through September and October, I stayed really active and tried to brush off the symptoms, which were periodic dizziness, the sore throat had started pretty mild, and a feeling of windedness, where I would feel like I could feel my heart beating inside if I did anything to rigorous, and things that shouldn’t tire me out did.
In November, I finally saw a primary care doctor. My blood pressure read high l, like 140 over 70, and that’s all they found. A few days into November, I started feeling really sickly, woke up a few times in the middle of the night with malaise, anxiety, and a bit of a racing heart possibly made worse by my anxiety. Went to an urgent care, than an emergency department. They gave me a low dose bets blocker and some huge medical bills for all that.
On another visit to the doctor, I insisted they test me for mono. They didn’t think I could have it because no swollen glands and my fatigue hadn’t kept me bedridden, but sure enough I tested positive for it.
Since November, it was the most full blown symptomatic month. Chills, nausea, feeling strained/taxes, anxiety. I have been trying to take it easier, it’s a little hard because work makes me be on my feet for most of it. I have tried climbing some and I still have physical strength like normal but I get really winded after I finish a climb that is normally easy for me.
So now, I am in a place where I have days I wake up and feel good and usually just feel a big lull in energy in the late afternoon, like after lunch. Big meals are hard for me to digest I think. But some days, like today, I wake up and I feel shaky, I feel my pulse like in my fingertips which is distracting, and sometimes dizzy getting out of bed. My throat or lymph node area feels scratchy at random times in the day, not severe but present. I’ve had a lot of the odd symptoms prior report on here, but the main ones I have are the scratchy throat, fatigue midday, sometimes feel taxed which is different that fatigued for me, and at night I feel the pulse in my fingertips and sometimes in my center, not fast but just noticeable.
I can relate to everyone who talks about good days and bad days, it can really get your hopes up and then comes crashing back down.
If anyone can relate to certain parts of my experience, I would love to talk with you!
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