I found a great resource I'll share with you. https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-identifying-the-symptoms.pdf It's a PDF that shows each type of illness, covid 19, flu and cold and what types of symptoms each have.
I have been slightly unwell but I am sneezing and have a runny nose which makes it most likely a common cold. Upper respiratory in nature. Corona is lower respiratory and patiens seem to almost always have a dry cough and fever and sometimes develop shortness of breath. Check out the chart and tell me what you think.
Are you not feeling well currently, Tom?
Tom13345, I am sure no one here or you have been infected with the virus. Don't worry much, stay hydrated, eat foods that boosts immune system and get some exercise at home in the morning. We are all going to be okay. Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future. :)
I’ve known a few people who were completely asymptomatic. They were only tested because family members they lived with were positive. Others have said sore throat, cough, fever, malaise, etc. I’ve heard and read individuals having a complete array of symptoms, differing from each individual person. It seems it mimics the common flu.
I had the virus early April. For about two weeks I had GI disturbance (unusual for me) which I couldn't figure out.
Then on 2 April I suddenly went very cold. I took my temperature and it was barely above 35C (cold!)
Then it started to go up, hovered around 37.5 -37.8 then went up more.
I felt like I was having some kind of asthma attack; kept trying to cough it out. Heart rate speeded up. I had no appetite. I drank hot herbal teas and took some medicinal herbs. The cough got a bit worse, and I used steam inhalations to loosen my chest.
I got heart palpitations, and some breathlessness.
I had no "cold-type" symptoms at all, and never lost my sense of smell or taste.
I called the medical helpline and they gave me a questionnaire to reply to. I was not bad enough to be hospitalised, but they tol me to keep in touch if I worsened and an ambulance would be sent.
I kept steady coping with the symptoms myself and was better off at home I thought.
I kept drinking lots of hot teas and taking the herbs.
After 4 days the fever broke and I felt much better. Appetite came back.
I had some out of breath feelings for about 2 weeks but not so bad, and they gradually went away. Also more tiredness, and needed a lot of rest. I would lie and listen to music.
I still feel some very slight gut disturbance like a feeling of trapped wind sometimes, but apart from that everything is much back to normal.
I hope for anyone who catches this, you will have a mild-ish version as I think I had. It was do-able and not too scary to endure.
Wishing you all the very best.