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    Covid / Headache / Racing Heart

    Hi all, I have myself in a bit of a pickle here, and am hoping writing it out clears it up for me.

    I have been rough for a couple of days, and tested positive for Covid this morning. Iíve been ill during today, but largely nothing too bad.

    I went to get ready for bed, and everything suddenly ached. I went downstairs for a cigarette, and every muscle was sore and weak to a point where I struggled to walk. I went back upstairs, and went for a red hot shower, trying to relieve it all before I tried to sleep. I got out of the shower and instantly went faint, which I assumed was because I had it too hot. From the minute I go out of the shower, my heart started racing, and had just gradually got worse over the last 5 hours (itís 3am here now), along with intense muscle aches, and a splitting headache. I just went for a cigarette to see if a wander outside would help, and it was 170bpm. Racing heart doesnít normally bother me, but this is, because of Covid, and the accompanying muscle aches / headache.

    I donít know if the Covid is causing it, and I should be terribly worried and go to A and E, or if itís anxiety and itís because Iím worrying.

    What a situation, hey. Iím bloody terrified.

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    Re: Covid / Headache / Racing Heart

    Being a bad friend here, Phil, and I'm sorry, but please just go to the damned hospital. You're not vaccinated, you're at higher risk, and I'm genuinely afraid for you right now.
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    Re: Covid / Headache / Racing Heart

    I would certainly call NHS 111 for advice before you go to A&E, Phil. It could well be anxiety but you need to be assessed and delaying making this decision isn't a good idea.

    Please keep posting on here and let us know how things are?

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    111 have already advised him to go to a treatment centre, Pulisa. I feel bad for bringing conversations from elsewhere into this, but I'd feel so much worse if something happened to him.
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    Re: Covid / Headache / Racing Heart

    Also, take paracetamol for the muscle aches and headache? That will help with the pain.

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    Re: Covid / Headache / Racing Heart

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    111 have already advised him to go to a treatment centre, Pulisa. I feel bad for bringing conversations from elsewhere into this, but I'd feel so much worse if something happened to him.
    Of course..Come on Phil..You need to be really brave and go and get medically assessed.

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    Re: Covid / Headache / Racing Heart

    Hi both, thanks for the concern.

    I am going to keep an eye on it. I honestly think the heart rate is anxiety. Iím sat where I was this morning, when it was 170, and itís 134 now.

    Itís not racing quite like it was. Itís the headache thatís excruciating though, honestly never had a headache like it.

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    That in itself is reason enough to visit A&E. I've done way too much reading up due to my history of migraines, and you're always told that if a headache is different and/or worse than your usual ones, get it checked.
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    Re: Covid / Headache / Racing Heart

    I know, but I have Covid, so I know whatís causing it, itís just incredibly painful. Iím going to take a paracetamol in a minute. If the headache eases, I think Iíll be able to bear it. Iím just worried whatís coming next.

    I donít understand how a show made it worse. An hour before that, I was playing snooker with my nephew, feeling OK. Had the shower and all hell broke loose.

    * I havenít taken so much as a paracetamol in about 4 years, so even doing that is worrying me.

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    Please find it in yourself to go get checked.
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