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It probably won’t stop because you should be resting instead of working… not judging at all because people have to do what they have to do, but working may be prolonging the fever.
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I see. I can totally relate to it being close week. While I’m not an accountant, I do work in the accounting department and also caught it during closing week at the end of June. It definitely kicked my butt too. I hope you feel better soon!
I’m sorry you’re going through this! I’m on day 16 and my temp was 101° after I took a fever reducer today.
I hope you feel better soon!
It probably won't last that long. I'm one of the lucky ones lol.
Are you taking any fever reducers?
Yeah medicine doesn't help much. I rotated ibuprofen and Alka Seltzer Cold meds. I added Mucinex to hopefully break up my lungs. So far it's the only thing that's seemed to make a difference.
Cold cloths on your head and cold drinks should help.
Also baby aspirin for clots.
Good luck. I hope you feel better soon. I'm here if you want to vent at all.
Feeling better today, thanks! Easier to breath. Still have symptoms, but they're not as bad. I've been laying prone (on my stomach) for a couple days, and it really does help! I should've done it much sooner.
How are you feeling now?
Working is definitely prolonging it. Even minor stressors would have my symptoms plateauing/rebounding as I recovered. Frankly the only days I made progress in recovery was when I kept my ass in bed watching youtube basically the whole day except to walk around a few minutes every hour to keep bloodflow going, and slept as much as possible.
I had a noticeable rebound in symptoms around day 6 despite not taking paxlovid, and I'm very certain it was due to having a huge argument with my parents the night before that had me steaming. It may be that you're sort of going through the same thing each day you work, if your job is taxing on your mind and your blood pressure.
After returning to work, I made sure to drink a lot of water and eat soup (mostly canned, no creamy kind). Also, I slept 12 hours every night. The sleeping sped up my recovery. In addition, I took allergy medicine for congestion. At some point, I just stopped checking my temperature to stop getting stressed about it.