I'm not 100% sure because I've been unable to get tested, but I believe both of my parents – plus my sister and I – have all had Coronavirus.
A couple weeks ago, my father had many of the symptoms - high fever, horrible cough, and he was struggling to breath.
My mom also had a cough and lost her sense of smell and taste. My sister had similar symptoms.
I myself had a light cough for about a week, and then suddenly I got a really high fever and horrible headache. This was about two weeks ago.
After a few days, I started feeling worse. My entire body was starting to feel tingly, kind of like I had been holding my breath too long.
No matter how many big breaths I took, I still felt lightheaded, almost like I was about to pass out.
Honestly, it was terrifying.
I remember deciding to lay down, hoping it would make me feel a bit better.
After about ten minutes, I still felt the same. I had to use the restroom, and when I stood up, I suddenly felt extremely dizzy.
It was like no matter how many breaths I took, I just couldn't get enough oxygen into my body.
Suddenly, remembered something I had learned from a health book a while back – that fresh air is crucial to the body being able to heal itself from diseases (especially respiratory ones).
Well, it was quite chilly that week, so instead of opening up a window, I decided to turn on some air filters I had in my apartment.
I set them to HIGH, and after a few hours, I started feeling a little better.
I called my parents and told them to try turning on their air filters as well.
My sister helped bring the air filters into my parents' bedroom and, just as with me, within a few hours my dad's breathing started to return to normal and my mom's fever went down a bit.
But as the day wore on and evening approached, all our symptoms just started getting worse again – especially the coughing and inability to get enough oxygen.
I was really scared I might suffocate in my sleep, so I decided to try leaving my apartment windows open that night.
Even though it was cold out, I didn't care – I left the heater on to keep my apartment warm since it was only 45 degrees outside.
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