It’s been over a week since I got COVID and I thought today would be a good day.
Both my husband and I commented this morning that we were feeling better. He’s attempting to work and I got up feeling well rested. I even felt hungry which is a first. I’ve been having trouble eating.
But then I took my final Paxlovid dose and things went from good to worse. First, I can’t stand the metallic taste and was thankful this was the last dose. I was feeling weak and tired, so I decided to take a hot shower and change into a fresh pair of pajamas and go back to bed.
That was my goal for the day. Then I began vomiting the nasty Paxlovid and I had to sit up or I’d get sick lying down. I coughed mouthfuls of phlegm. I felt like I couldn’t swallow because there was a lump in my throat that I can’t stand.
All I wanted was to get snuggled in bed next to kitty Olive and feel better. But I coughed and spluttered all over the duvet and I had another load in the washer.
Many people had Covid and it wasn’t a big deal. I guess in the big scheme of things it isn’t for me either.
I know people who took Paxlovid and didn’t have my reaction. I know a few who did, but more who didn’t.
I don’t remember feeling so awful in years, but as Scarlett O’Hara would say “Tomorrow is another day!”
If you took Paxlovid or know somebody that did, what was the experience like?
Hope you feel better! Ugh, sounds horrible. Take your time! Sending positive thoughts and prayers! ☀️☀️☀️
Thank you ☺️
I didn’t take any special meds for Covid. Just the antibiotics and cough syrup.
My son got better with Paxlovid so I wanted to try it.
Yes, another blogger was all praise for this med. I guess it works for some people but not all
I’m surprised at the different reactions. I did feel better after the first dose, but near the end it made me feel worse.
Yes, the effects and side effects of drugs are very variable.
So sorry you are still down EA. I don’t know anyone who has ever taken the drug- maybe another call in to the clinic is in order at this point??
I’m done with the RX. I think I’ll be better when it leaves my system.
I was just out with friends last week and amongst the seven of us, there was a spirited debate about Paxlovid…two had great experiences and the rest? Similar reactions to your unfortunate experience. Sure hope you’re feeling better soon. 💓
I know people who had no problems with it and one who had a similar experience to mine. I hope I feel better too!
It is hard to like this post. I’m so sorry you’re still so sick. Hoping it is all uphill from here!
I think without the Paxlovid I will feel much better.
I hope so! But is t that supposed to make you feel better?
The Paxlovid got rid of most symptoms after one dose. It’s a five days RX with three pills twice a day. By the end, it made me so nauseous and sicker than the COVID symptoms.
I don’t want to like that comment. It sounds awful!
I hope you feel better. I have not had any shots lately besides tetanus and the flu shot. Hoping you feel better.
Thank you. I feel like I won’t be taking anything for a long time.
I’m so so to hear you’re still not feeling well, EA. We have a family friend who’s a family medicine doc and with his (mostly geriatric) patients, he stopped prescribing Paxlovid unless the patient had an extremely bad case because so many had reactions like yours, where the cure was almost worse than the ailment. I know it doesn’t help, but you’re not alone. Tomorrow’s a new day–hoping you wake up feeling refreshed and like a new person. 💓
It does make me feel better to know I’m not alone. I have a friend who is a doctor who quit taking Paxlovid before the Rx was done.
Sorry…don’t know anyone who took it
I think I didn’t need to take it. My husband didn’t and he didn’t go through the misery.
I didn’t take it. I think I was fortunate and just had a milder case because I had had all the boosters available. I just felt really tired and achy. Hope you feel better soon!
I will with the Paxlovid out of my system. I was scared because my mom just died of COVID and I felt I needed all the meds available. I know you lost your mom too.
She refused the meds so we’ll never know if they would have helped her.
That’s so sad.
I don’t have personal experience of Paxlovid but I did get Covid in the summer. My lung capacity was poor afterwards and it still feels weak. I have lung test soon. It seems to affect everyone differently. My husband got AFIB and all the cardiologists asked about Covid and or vaccines. I guess we will never know if it is connected. Be gentle on yourselves and I hope you feel better soon.
Thank you. Yes, I have to be patient with myself on getting well. I’m sorry you and your husband felt lasting effects from Covid or vaccines.
Vomiting is the worse!! I actually ended up in the ER for I couldn’t stop vomiting with Covid. They gave me super.potent anti-nausea pills and fluids. I took Paxlovid after going home and didn’t vomit again. I know the metallic taste is awful! Sorry you are having trouble with it. Is it a morning and night pill for 5 days? Hoping you feel much better soon!
That sounds horrible! Im sorry you had such a bad Covid experience. It was the five day morning and night Rx. I’m glad it’s over!
Thanks. Definitely don’t want to go through it again!
Glad its over for you and hope you don’t have to deal with it again either!
I know! I’m surprised my husband got it. He was as sick as I’d ever seen him a year ago February.
Sorry that he got it too! My husband got it as well but it barely affected him besides fatigue and headache.
I tried to stay away from my husband, but I didn’t know I had Covid for the first three days I was home.
I really think it all depends on the individual person and their immune system as to how “contagious” it is. Me and my husband and son all got it around the same time. My daughter never did and she was in the house with us.
I was with my kids in Berkeley when my husband got it last year. I got an Uber from the airport and stayed in the Casita away from him and never got sick. I think you’re right that it’s an individual thing.
My goodness, this sounds so horrible. I don’t know anyone who took Paxlovid, but I know I didn’t feel good from the vaccines I took. Nothing major, just hair falling out, feeling congested for months — strange things. I hope tonight you are able to get nice and cozy in bed. Feel better.
Thank you. I didn’t have good reactions from the vaccines either.
Sounds like an awful day. Hope the next time you feel good it stays that way!
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Ugh – I’m so sorry. I’m thinking that when I had Covid about 14 months ago, Paxlovid wasn’t available – or maybe just wasn’t so readily prescribed. Sorry about the need for healing on top of the healing. Hope it’s over soon!
I don’t think I needed the Paxlovid looking back. At the moment I wanted everything available to me. Thank you for the healing thoughts.
Prayers you recover quickly
I’m so sorry, that’s awful, sending some healing wishes your way. Hugs, C
Thankfully it’s getting better. I’m just without energy. I lost weight too 😁