To anyone who has caught COVID-19, or knows someone who has, how bad are the symptoms?
Answered by: Mark Krause
64, male, Texas, high blood pressure (barely), overweight
I contracted it the week of June 7, first symptoms June 12. On June 12 I lost sense of taste and smell for one day. I was tired, but it had been a long week and I had been working with some chemicals that are quite dangerous so I attributed it to that. The extreme tiredness continued for two days; I slept most of those two days, with a slight fever and sweating. By that Monday I was better but still felt a bit draggy, which lasted another two days. By that Wednesday I was over most of the symptoms.
I took Tylenol for the fever. I had been on an immune booster (zinc, magnesium, Vitamins B, C and D, echinacea) since late February. Other than that I never took anything else.
I had no cough. I had odd aches (sole of my left foot, for example) but nothing out of the ordinary. I had a red ring in my throat but no pain. My wife had similar symptoms. She had pain in the middle of the back, which was a bit odd, and more joint pain than me. Her symptoms lasted until around the 18th.
She tested positive on the 19th, notified on the 22nd. I went to get tested on the 23rd and was notified I was positive on the 29th. By that time we were both well beyond the infectious period. Neither one of us has had any symptoms or issues since.