no appetite and sleeping all day, so so tired

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Hi, my dads tested positive for covid, hes been feeling rough since monday with headache and earache, but hes also been very very tired with no appetite. he can barely eat anything though hes managing to take a vitamin despite an extra strong gag reflex right now, and hes so tired all day, hes just sleeping and sleeping and sleeping, and when he wakes up he just goes back to sleep because hes so tired. its been 6 days and hes worried, and i am too. he sounds very weak when he speaks as well and hes really cold rather than hot.

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    I am sorry to hear that. Is your dad drinking fluids especially water? It’s important that he not become dehydrated. has anyone been in contact with his doctor to give an update? fever? Cough?

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    Hi just wondered i have same problem as your dad, just me but i think Covid causes problems with the B vitamins , B12 , Folate , i have Crones disease and need injections every three months , but due to lock down , bit of trouble getting it , so bought some off the net . without them it feels like fibromyalgia , muscle aches /ex stream tiredness , no strength ,

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    Hi Rhiannon,

    so first of the cold spells are from a fever, make sure your dad isn't adding to many layers, although he is feeling very cold he may actually be running a fever, be sure to give him Ibuprofen to reduce the fever and make your father a little more comfortable.

    secondly from having and experiencing very similar symptoms as your dad, drinking cold drinks aren't good, it was hitting the pit of my tummy and giving me gut ache which resulted in me becoming extreamily dehydrated, if your dad likes tea or coffee make sure he is drinking them and getting enough fluids this will perk him up a little as i am certain the dehydration was a big part to play in my symptoms.

    food, although the appeal for food is non existent try to get your father to eat, give the body some energy to fight the virus.

    I hope your father gets better soon, its really not nice to experience believe me.

    Best Wishes,


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    Hi Does your dad take any Cholesterol drug . This just might be thinking aloud , but i think it effects the Folate plus B12 . this virus .

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