In Russia, there is an unprecedented surge in the incidence of coronavirus . The new strain of omicron proved to be especially infectious, but slightly less dangerous than its predecessors. We failed to protect ourselves from the virus and the KP.RU employees, no matter how hard we tried, still failed to avoid meeting with the omicron .
But after drinking a mountain of antiviral pills and having served quarantine, we decided to share our stories about how we survived covid, what we did to get better faster. We hope our experience will help you too.
Julia, media relations specialist
Coronavirus started with a cough. Even, I would say, with coughing. So small and superficial, as if inhaled with dust, and not sick. On the first day, I didn’t even attach any importance to this symptom, but in vain, later I reproached myself for a long time for this day, which I still spent “free”. And for another week she called and wrote to friends whom she saw that day to make sure that none of them was infected.
On the second day, the cough did not stop, which was an unpleasant surprise for me, I had to cancel the visit. But by the evening my head ached a lot and the temperature rose, and immediately 38.6. Paracetamol did not want to act, and I called the doctor. An express test in three minutes confirmed that I have covid.
The doctor prescribed shock doses of antiviral, vitamins, cough tablets. My friends who had already been ill advised not to drink so many medicines, but I decided to listen to the doctor, and not to my comrades who had not gone through this path, which I recommend you do at the first symptoms of SARS.
Four days later, the headache and fever disappeared, but new symptoms appeared: a sore throat, a runny nose, sneezing, smells disappeared (though only for one day). And most importantly, sleep. These days I slept as much as I didn’t sleep, probably for the whole last year. But the body was not enough.
When it began to seem that everything was obvious, the cold symptoms finally disappeared, it turned out that the body was not yet ready to return to its usual life. Getting to the kitchen and pouring tea was comparable to overcoming a marathon – my hands began to shake, my head was spinning, and my heart just jumped out. This state continued for another four days. It was only towards the end of quarantine that I began to feel almost human.
A repeated test for covid showed that the virus is no longer there, and I am not dangerous to others. But the cough, congestion still remain, as well as a strange wadded, poorly thinking head.
The doctor prescribing me assured me that in a month everything should definitely pass, then I need to come to the medical examination, to see if the covid has left any consequences.
– at the first symptoms of SARS, you should immediately go into isolation;
– symptoms can be any and occur in any order (cough, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, headache, dizziness, palpitations, loss of smell);
– in order for the disease to pass in a mild form, it is necessary to consult a doctor as soon as possible, and start treatment as soon as possible;
– My doctor assured me that I survived covid at home only thanks to the vaccination, otherwise the disease could have gone in a much more severe form. I pass on the words of the doctor to you too, in case they will help someone decide to get vaccinated;
– and of course, if you are already ill, fully comply with your doctor’s prescription.
Ildar, specialist in work with regions.
“This new omicron is bullshit, a chance to end the pandemic. Now we will easily get sick and in the spring we will return to a full life! How often have I seen comments like this on social media. Honestly, I myself began to think in the same vein, they say, we will be ill with omicron without exception, it does not go into the lungs, which means we will transfer it without problems.
Life has put me in my place. I felt the first signs of coronavirus in mid-January – a sore throat, a fast peak current, a high temperature in the first 2-3 days. A positive test of good mood did not add, but warned against any attempts to leave the house. I didn’t want to infect anyone else.
But let’s get back to the “lightness” of the omicron flow. Indeed, the covid itself proceeded much easier for me than the flu and even ordinary acute respiratory viral infections. The throat almost did not hurt, a runny nose was at least, the cough was immediately “wet”. Within five days, I felt almost healthy. It would seem that this is it, confirmation of the lightness of the new strain.
No matter how. In my environment, more and more people complained of the same symptoms, but only the vaccinated tolerated the disease as easily as I did. Of course, I am not a scientist, but if we talk in my circle of friends, then the omicron was really easily transferred by those who installed Sputnik for themselves. Perhaps this is not an omicron so light, but the majority of the population has already been vaccinated?
In any case, by the end of the first week, I considered myself healthy and even began to walk around the house without contact with people. However, the mild course of the disease does not completely eliminate the consequences of covid. This insidious virus, even in a simple format, hits the weak points of the body. In my case, this place turned out to be the ears. After the illness, I developed tinnitus – constant subjective tinnitus.
This ringing has occurred to me before, in the morning, but always passed in a couple of hours. That is, there were prerequisites for the emergence of constant noise, but before the body coped. Covid found this weak point and turned tinnitus into a permanent mode. According to the doctor, it can pass in a month, in six months, or maybe stay for life.
The main takeaway from this story is not to underestimate the omicron. Better not to hurt them at all. Yes, it really is easier, and if you have no prerequisites for complications, and you are vaccinated, then covid can really go away in 3-4 days. But if it is possible to sit out the outbreak of the virus at home, take care of yourself.