October 16th, 2020 @ 4:55 pm
YES! YES IT CAN!
back in august, i was reminiscing about earlier in the pandemic, and about how stressed/anxious i was and didn’t feel good. well, in addition to those feelings, i also discussed getting shingles. well, guess what?
I GOT SHINGLES PT. 2!
yeah, and while i was getting diagnosed (again), i took an antibodies test for covid… and guess what?
I TESTED POSITIVE!
so i guess i was right in thinking i had it back then, unless that wasn’t covid and then i had it with no symptoms during the summer… which i doubt. who knows?
i honestly didn’t think i would test positive because of how long ago that was, but here we are.
i also wanted to state that when we first started working from home, the weeks before that at work – my commute was filled with almost no one wearing masks, including myself. we were still living normally. i used anti-bacterial EVERY TIME i touched a train pole… so i don’t know exactly where i picked it up from, but since then, i always wear a mask when i leave the house.
since the pandemic started and that happened, i googled, and not much info came up for the symptoms that i was having. so, doctors… if you come across this idiotic blog about a 30-something year old with covid, here was what i went through:
NONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
– no fever
– no coughing
– no respiratory issues at all
– no runny nose
I HAD THE FOLLOWING:
– nausea/upset stomach (a complete loss of appetite from it, i lost almost 10 lbs bc of it)
– anxiety attacks (maybe just because i was working from home/life turned upside down, though)
– things smelled weird and tasted weird (i never lost either sense, though)
– a LITTLE bit of being winded, but not much
– shingles (TWICE)
– some hair loss (could have been from the shingles, maybe stress)
since then i’ve been super active – working out, biking and i feel fine. rarely out of breath, etc. i ride my bike for 13 miles on average.
so yeah… in closing:
wear a fucking mask, wash your hands and stop being close to people – especially people you don’t know.