Has anyone had nausea with the coronavirus?

Posted by janfloyd @janfloyd, Aug 6 7:17am

On about day 40 after testing positive for Covid and still have persistent headaches and some nausea that comes and goes. Was taking Tylenol regularly for first sixteen days and some Advil, then stopped, but now the headaches seem to be getting worse this last 20 days – and nothing helps. I know it probably takes time from what I've read, but any point of view on relieving the headache pain? It's almost debilitating. Also started some anti anxiety meds to control tremors that started up as well, but stopped for a while and that didn't seem to stop the headaches.

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@antonsc

On about day 40 after testing positive for Covid and still have persistent headaches and some nausea that comes and goes. Was taking Tylenol regularly for first sixteen days and some Advil, then stopped, but now the headaches seem to be getting worse this last 20 days – and nothing helps. I know it probably takes time from what I've read, but any point of view on relieving the headache pain? It's almost debilitating. Also started some anti anxiety meds to control tremors that started up as well, but stopped for a while and that didn't seem to stop the headaches.

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Hello @antonsc and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Because you mentioned having symptoms lasting 40+ days, I would like to share a blog here on Connect that you might find helpful.

It is called Post-COVID Recovery Blog: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/post-covid-recovery/

Most people fully recover from COVID-19 in 3 weeks. However, some people continue to have symptoms much longer. These symptoms are varied and continue for varying lengths of time. The most common symptoms are fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, and a loss of smell and taste. The Post-COVID Recovery blog informs members about the latest developments, research trials, resources, and information about the coronavirus, long-term effects, and recovery. It will feature Mayo Clinic experts, most notably Drs Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D., M.P.H. and Ravindra Ganesh, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Have you heard of the term "long haulers" as it relates to people who have tested positive and who also have sustained symptoms lasting longer than 3 weeks? Also, have you consulted with a doctor about these on-going symptoms and any possible interactions with medication?

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@antonsc

On about day 40 after testing positive for Covid and still have persistent headaches and some nausea that comes and goes. Was taking Tylenol regularly for first sixteen days and some Advil, then stopped, but now the headaches seem to be getting worse this last 20 days – and nothing helps. I know it probably takes time from what I've read, but any point of view on relieving the headache pain? It's almost debilitating. Also started some anti anxiety meds to control tremors that started up as well, but stopped for a while and that didn't seem to stop the headaches.

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Thank you for the information. I am working with my primary care doctor, but of course there doesn't seem to be many answers. I'm on a waiting list to see neurologist, but just trying to treat the symptoms at the moment.

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Welcome to Mayo Connect, where you can get in touch with others who share your experience, and learn how they managed the illness.

I am sorry to hear you are still experiencing symptoms, but it is not unusual for the illness to linger for 3 weeks or longer. Nausea and other digestive problems can be an issue in later stages of the virus. If the symptoms become so severe that you are unable to eat or drink, it would be time to contact your healthcare provider. Otherwise here are some tips for managing nausea: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/nausea/basics/causes/sym-20050736?p=1

Here is a Mayo Blog with information about Covid recovery, and some strategies to help you :https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/post-covid-recovery/tab/newsfeed/

I hope you will begin to feel better soon.
Sue

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Hi @janfloyd, when were you infected with the coronavirus? How long have you been experiencing nausea?

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Hi Jan and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Nausea is a very common side effect of the virus. What have you tried to help it so far?

Here are a few tips:
https://www.scripps.org/news_items/7099-how-to-get-rid-of-nausea
I hate this feeling. There are several great anti-nausea meds that are available. I use Zofran if I become nauseated due to a migraine. But there are others.

Have you requested help from your doctor?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @janfloyd, when were you infected with the coronavirus? How long have you been experiencing nausea?

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Several times. It would come and leave and come again for probably 4 or 5 days

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@lweed1956

Several times. It would come and leave and come again for probably 4 or 5 days

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What has your doctor suggested to help control the nausea?

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@lweed1956

@lweed1956– I hope that you find that this helps. It's about the best there is and I love it. I take it for migraines and it works!

Is it working for you?

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It did help with the nausea when I needed it. My new dr gave it to me to help with nausea when I fly. I get ocular migraines with the auras but don’t get headaches as long as I take ibuprofen or panadol as soon as the auras start.

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Yes, very bad from the start.
12 days in now.
Doct gave me ondansetron and that has helped alot.

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