Looking for a coronavirus cure? Know all the disease symptoms first
The spread of COVID-19 has reached catastrophic proportions in the United States. Over 3 million people are confirmed to be infected, with more than 135,000 confirmed deaths so far. However, since forty percent of COVID-19 cases are believed to be asymptomatic, the real number of infected people in the United States right now is likely to be much higher.
With the virus spreading so rapidly throughout the country, scientists are searching around the clock for a coronavirus vaccine or “cure”. While there are several vaccines being investigated right now, nothing concrete has emerged. A coronavirus cure is likely out of reach right now as the specifics of the virus keep changing. COVID-19 has the science community scrambling.
There are several common symptoms people should watch for that seem to be common among the infected. The Center for Disease Control lists 11, in fact. However, as more and more people get sick, violent and crippling symptoms that are not on that list are emerging.
In order to find a coronavirus cure, first we need to understand the full gravity of the virus. Here are some of the craziest symptoms presenting in people that have medical professionals stymied.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that a person exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 can range from a mild presentation of symptoms to something much more severe. While there does not appear to be a “one size fits all” model, there are eleven symptoms common among most cases.
These common symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Hey, so, I got #Covid19 in March. I’ve been sick for over 3 months w/ severe respiratory, cardiovascular & neurological symptoms. I still have a fever. I’ve been incapacitated for nearly a season of my life. It’s not enough to not die. You don’t want to live thru this, either. 1/
— Dani Oliver (@DaniOliver) July 3, 2020
Dani Oliver’s story
Writer Dani Oliver took to Twitter recently to share her experience with COVID-19. Oliver reports being violently ill with the virus for over three months now. While she says she did exhibit the usual symptoms we listed above, she also reports experiencing other symptoms not covered by the CDC.
Oliver reports extreme chest & body pains, as well as extreme tachycardia. A normal resting heart rate for the average adult is anywhere from sixty to one hundred beats per minute. Oliver reports experiencing a heart rate of as high as 160 beats per minute while she was sleeping.
While it’s normal to feel fatigue when sick, Oliver reports the fatigue she experienced with COVID-19 was next level. “Fatigue like your body is shutting off. Fatigue so bad that it would often make me cry because I thought it might mean I was dying,” says Oliver.
Dani Oliver also says she experienced wild neurological symptoms as well. Oliver says she endured delirium and hallucinations, as well as a type of brain fog. This means she was unable to read and decipher text. Oliver says she would forget words and forget basic communication.
Oliver also says she had diarrhea every single day for over two months. Additionally, she suffered through acid reflux, broken blood vessels appearing all over her skin, a constant shortness of breath, and severe lung problems. These are just some of the extreme symptoms Dani Oliver endured with COVID-19.
Finally, the CDC says that recovery from COVID-19 can range from anywhere from two to six weeks. However, Dani Oliver reports being violently ill with COVID-19 for over three months. Many around the world report the same timeframe.
Dani Oliver pleads with readers on Twitter to wear a mask and social distance properly, imploring that COVID-19 is not something to mess around with. Have you contracted the virus and recovered? What was your experience like? We would love to hear from you.