On Monday, 19 October 2020 at 23:34:50 UTC, Laeeth Isharc wrote:>
I wrote down a few things I am doing for covid preparedness and thought I should share them here. It was written hurriedly for internal use, but maybe it could be interesting to others.
I've had medium COVID-19 (12 days of fever/diarrhea/asnomia/tiredness/short-breathness/cough without grave symptoms) and the following tips came up. I'm not a doctor, these are only my personal feelings about this.
- Paracetamol is your friend to combat the ineffective fever. It seemed to be it was useful to take a relatively smaller dose than wanted in order to avoid too much oscillation in your temperature (that woul cause sweating and increased heart-rate). OTOH, try not to avoid taking it, it's literally the only thing you have.
- I ended up taking a multivitamin because I figured I didn't know what I was missing. I did take vit C, vit D, zinc, magnesium, L-carnitin otherwise. I don't know what helped.
- It seems to me there is a feedback from your thoughts to the immune system. Only after I thought deeply about what my immune system (and: should it?) was fighting the fever started to diminish. I had a similar exeperience with an allergic reaction, where just thinking about it (in a CBT-style) made the reaction lesser.
- as kitsch as it may sound, try to enumerate reasons to live and what you want to do after covid.