On Friday the 17th of December 2021, I tested positive for COVID-19 at around 4PM EST.

During lunch, which consisted of PB&J, I noticed I could hardly taste or smell my sandwich.

I also noticed that my legs, back, and eyes were sore. A persistent aching constantly bothered me.

I don’t have any fever worth mentioning. But I do get the occasional chills followed by a brief sweat.

Curiously, by “Day 2” assuming that “Day 2” is actually the second day, my whole body felt like I had spent 2-3 hours at the gym hitting every muscle group.

I have a mild headache, but only when I cough, which is also a rarity.

I have no respiratory distress at all, but my sinuses are stuffed up.

Sleeping is made difficult by the constant, and consistent, uncomfortable nature of my sore muscles.

Moving around provides brief relief of maybe 5 minutes, and then my muscles begin to hurt again and I feel the need to move around again.

 

In short, COVID-19 is NOTHING like any disease I have ever had before.

Truly a unique experience.

I have no nausea, vomiting, or dizziness worth mentioning. The real symptom that causes me the most trouble is the constant state of sore muscles that troubles me in any position. Forcing me to twist and turn for a mere 3-5 minutes of pain relief.

One of the most unusual aspects of COVID-19 is the lack of energy. Merely walking across the room makes me want to sit down and have myself a water break.

I have begun several treatments of supplements and a course of Ivermectin, Doxycycline, and Zinc.

Ibuprofen and Tylenol work well enough, but do nothing to stop the occasional muscle cramp.

 

I would like to thank the AP community for providing me with the necessary resources that I lacked. Specifically the OTC supplements, pill packs, and the apple flavored pony paste.

True story, but I have never successfully fed an apple to a horse. They like oats and hay.

 

Thanks for reading guys,

I’ll keep you updated.

-J.P.