I am on day 2 with the virus and I am concerned because I live alone, what if the symptoms become more than I can handle. I hear that it can get bad fast, so I am reaching out here in the forum for suggestions.
I am 62 years old, with otherwise good physical health except for my obesity. I am bipolar 2, more depression than mania, and severe anxiety disorder. I receive SSDI due to my mental illness
I haven’t had the flu in more then 10 years, and I only get minor colds about once a year. I don’t run fevers when I am ill, my normal temp is 97.1 to 97.4. This is the first year I have had a flu shot.
Currently I am having general body aches and chills, bad joint pain, occasional headaches, some throat congestion, minor sore throat some pressure on my chest and curiously I am experiencing a feeling like water in the ears from swimming(?)
Of course I am not allowed to be tested, since my symptoms aren’t severe enough and there aren’t enough tests, but I will call my doctors office today to request a telehealth appt so they will have a record of this.
Any ideas for me being alone through this with only family support over the phone?
Thanks and Stay Safe