Let me preface this – I am a PA for a family medicine practice and I see many acute care sick visits daily. This week alone I have been seeing multiple nonspecific URI and lower respiratory complaints, flu like syndrome presentations.
As of early this morning I got very sick with an array of symptom progression. Now I understand not all of my symptoms line up with a CDC "text book covid19" case, but jesus this disease is presenting in all different manners.
I started with mild body aches, progressed to nausea, several episodes of diarrhea and then 4 episodes of vomiting. Now I did eat a lot yesterday so I don't know if that was my bodies response to fighting off whatever is going on. Now I have a dry cough, mild sore throat, severe headache, sinus pressure, and SEVERE body aches. I measured an oral temp of 101.9F before I had to take tylenol because I thought I was going to pass out.
There is now a Covid "hotline" run by nurses within our hospital system, which is great. The RN at my family practice relayed everything to a DNP working at this hotline. She supposedly then contacted the CDC or state health officials. They are NOT testing me because I "do not fit the criteria" and there are no confirmed cases in my county yet. WAIT THERE IS NO CONFIRMED CASES BECAUSE I HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PLAYER in order to get tested. Its mind blowing because I come into contact with so many people/patients/staff on a daily basis.
I merely want to know for the safety of everyone else that I have been in contact with to …you know… prevent the spread of disease. I am convinced they want this to spread like wildfire.
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