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Well, it finally happened! After almost 2 years of the “pandemic” and avoiding Covid-19, I have definitively contracted Covid-19.
Before I continue, I must state the following: I cannot give medical advice and this journal should not be construed as such. You should always consult with your own doctor(s) to determine what medicines and treatments are best and safe for you individually. Please research and arm yourself with as much information as possible when trying to determine what is best for you.
I decided to keep a journal of my experience to help you understand what to expect and what treatments may help.
Hopefully, my experience helps to prepare you for when you get covid (hopefully never). Covid and its variations are here to stay. This has become endemic, which means eventually we will all get it at some point. The best we can do is take preventive measures. Have a treatment protocol in place now, so you’re not scrambling at the last minute.
Friday, December 17, 2021
An unvaxxed 13-year-old member of my household started to feel sick on Friday evening. He was tired and complained of body aches. It fully blossomed on Saturday with a slight fever, full-on body aches & soreness, slight cough, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
I took 12mg of Ivermectin Saturday afternoon hoping to help prevent myself from getting sick. Patient Zero was bed ridden and slept for most of the day and night. He vomited twice and his body aches continued through Sunday. He began to feel a little better Sunday night.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Our Patient Zero got tested late afternoon and tested positive for Covid. Despite his positive result, he felt markedly better Monday night.
We didn’t isolate him because we’d already been exposed to him and saw no need by that point.
But now it was my turn! I began to feel body aches Monday evening. I hoped my symptoms were psychosomatic, but I knew better…I was getting sick. All my research, beliefs, and writings were about to be put to the ultimate test.
You probably assumed given everything I write about that I am NOT vaccinated. The 13-year-old patient zero and other adults in the household are also not vaccinated. This was our first time being sick with covid and hopefully our last because Dr. Peter McCullough insists you cannot get it more than once. Though I am not sure how Omicron factors into this.
I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t feel some trepidation now that covid had finally visited me. What if I was wrong? I was about to put my money where my mouth is…which can still taste & smell.
Prior to this I had been taking 6-12mg of Ivermectin once a week prophylactically for the past few months, though not as religiously as I probably should have.
I took 12mg of Ivermectin at noon on Monday. I thought I just might avoid covid. However, by around 9:30-10:30pm I felt like I was coming down with something. I started to feel body aches, an overall soreness, and possibly the beginning of the chills. My hands were very cold.
I already had Ivermectin, Vitamin C, & Vitamin D3 1000IU in the house. I began taking them in earnest on Saturday. I read up on the FLCC website (Frontline Critical Care Alliance) to make sure to follow the correct protocols.
I ended up ordering 1000mg vitamin C, Quercetin 250mg, Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU), and Zinc Picolinate 50mg (elemental) on Amazon.
I did everything I could to prepare my body to fight this thing. Now, I could only wait. I felt very tired and fell asleep around 10pm. I woke up at 4:35am to pee and felt the chills. I also noticed that familiar “slight throat clearing cough” that you can tell will turn worse. I hoped not. I took another 1500mg of Vitamin C and laid back down to sleep.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
I woke up around noon feeling extremely achy and sore with the chills. I felt bad, but it wasn’t the worst I have ever felt before. I took a dose of Ivermectin (20mg), 1000mg Vitamin C, and 50mcg of vitamin D3. Then, I went back to sleep.
I woke up around 5:30pm feeling less achy & sore. Sleep does a body good. Over the next 2 hours, I noticed improvement, though my sweating has noticeably increased. I considered this a good thing because every time I’ve been sick in the past it broke with profuse sweating. So, I was hopeful it was on its way out.
More so, it would support the theory that Ivermectin can knock this out of your system in around 48 hours. Fingers crossed.
Patient Zero recovered quickly in 72 hours and showed no signs of sickness except for one anomaly – he lost his taste and smell. It’s interesting that he would lose these senses after recovering. They still don’t know why this happens.
Around midnight I took 6mg of Ivermectin, 1500mg vitamin C and 50mcg of D3 1000IU.
I fell asleep shortly thereafter and awoke at 5:30am feeling about the same level of improved soreness, aches, & chills as earlier. I took another 1500mg vitamin C and 25mcg D3 1000IU. I wasn’t due for more Ivermectin until noon on Wednesday.
I had been taking .2mg per kilogram of body weight up to this point. I decided to use the higher dose of .6mg per kg for my next dosage. I don’t want to prolong this simply because I didn’t take enough Ivermectin.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
I woke up at 10am feeling better, though it felt like I needed that one big sweat to finally exorcise this thing. I literally coughed only once, and it produced some phlegm. Other than that, I didn’t have any cough nor lung issues up to that point and still had my taste & smell.
Though, given the state of my breath, I probably would have benefitted from not being able to smell. I took 1500mg vitamin C and 50mcg D3.
I jumped the gun by twenty minutes and took 24mg of Ivermectin at 11:40am instead of noon. I took another 12mg at 12:30pm and a final 12mg at 1pm. This gave me a 48mg dose for the day.
Later, my vitamins were delivered. What did we ever do before Amazon Prime? Amazon is the microwave oven of consumerism. I took Quercetin 250mg, 100mg Zinc, and Vitamin D3 5,000IU. My headache came back so I took an Excedrin. It felt like it was in the center of my head.
I was nearly 48 hours into my sickness, and I already felt like I was in this limbo between sickness and recovery. Regardless, a good sign for sure. The main symptoms were subdued. I now felt a general all-over body malaise. I hoped the increase of my Ivermectin dose would help finally knock this out.
I believe the strain we all contracted is Omicron. Family members have experienced several of the listed symptoms:
- Body aches and pains
- Scratchy throat
- Night sweats
- Dry cough
- Runny nose
Patient Zero had the body aches, fever, dry cough, nausea and diarrhea. I thankfully avoided the nausea and diarrhea. However, the other adult in the household suffered the nausea and diarrhea aspect along with the other symptoms. So far Patient Zero was the only one who lost taste and smell (I spoke too soon).
By 9pm Wednesday, Dec 22, I felt markedly better. I took another 6mg of Ivermectin along with 2,000mg vitamin C and my 2nd dose of 250mg Quercetin. My total Ivermectin intake for the day was 54mg.
Despite feeling better, I still had body aches and slight chills which was annoying. My hands were still cold. I decided to search old prescriptions and found 1 prednisone tablet of 10mg. If Covid tried to move into my lungs (which it didn’t) I planned on splitting it into two 5mg doses to help prevent it from gaining any foothold.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
12:50am – Other than the chills and some pronounced aches, specifically in my hands, I felt much better. If I had to rate my overall level of discomfort with, 10 being the worst, I would give Covid a 7.5 at its worst. That was only for a 36hr period, too. I think it’s mostly been a 6.5/7.
For comparison, my best reference for a 10 was decades ago when I had some sort of combo flu and stomach flu, and it was literally coming out of both ends simultaneously. If that doesn’t qualify for a “10” I don’t know what does.
Despite feeling better overall, I started experiencing hot flashes. Suddenly, in the early afternoon, I felt a distinct rush and began sweating. I became very weak and felt very faint, so I lied down. Not sure why it came out of nowhere. There is nothing I can think of to attribute this to. I wasn’t doing anything to exacerbate this, and I hadn’t taken any meds. I took 250mg Quercetin at 1:30pm which was after the hot flashes began.
I continued to feel better throughout the day and into the night. However, I lost my sense of smell and taste around 7pm. I expected this to happen earlier in my sickness and not in my recovery phase, so I thought I had escaped this element. Apparently not.
I have to say it is much weirder than you think it would be. There was an almost metallic taste in my mouth. Or at least a metallic sensation because I couldn’t taste nor smell anything.
Friday, Dec. 24, 2021
I was feeling much better though I still had the occasional hot flash. I continued to take my daily dose of vitamins and 12mg of Ivermectin. Taste and smell were still absent. Maybe now I wouldn’t be tempted to eat too many Christmas cookies!
I ordered Chinese food (insert joke here) for dinner not expecting to be able to taste any of it, so I ordered crunchy stuff for texture. Surprisingly, I was able to taste about 60-70% of it, despite no sense of smell and my taste still being funky.
Not sure why dinner was able to slightly break through. I’m going with a Christmas miracle. Or the Chinavirus only lets you taste Chinese food, hmmm. Sadly, this would be the last thing I would be able to taste.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
It’s Christmas Day and I felt about 90-95% back to normal. I still felt extremely fatigued with no taste nor smell. Those Christmas cookies had to wait. I took 12mg Ivermectin plus all of the vitamins.
December 26th, I continued to feel better despite my overall weakness and the occasional hot flash. I took 12mg of Ivermectin plus my vitamins. This would be my last Ivermectin dose unless I felt symptoms creeping back.
Monday December 27, 2021
I considered myself fully cured at this point. I still had a general body malaise and an occasional headache which moved to just above my left eye, but I believe those things are to be expected after any sickness.
The other adult in my household adhered to the same protocols. The worst of her symptoms only lasted 48 hours but her overall body malaise, sour stomach, and fatigue seemed to last longer than mine.
The worst of my symptoms lasted for just under 48 hours. I never got a sore throat, nor did I develop a cough of any sort. I believe my regimen helped to decrease the severity of illness and its duration for myself and for the other adults in the household.
For all I know, it was the prophylactic use of Ivermectin that kept it out of my lungs. Or, we all had Omicron which seems to stay out of the respiratory system. Patient Zero handled it as well as his young, healthy immune system should have been expected to.
Hopefully, this means we all have natural immunity now. I know they say covid immunity doesn’t protect against Omicron, but I don’t know if Omicron imbues natural immunity against the other variants. My taste and smell are still annoyingly gone, and I notice myself sleeping much more than usual. Hopefully, these things pass soon.
I’m fortunate that our bout with covid wasn’t as bad as what other people have gone through. Though I believe the protocols we used would have helped us either way. I hope my experience helps so that you are prepared for what to expect. Good luck!
DISCLAIMER: I cannot give medical advice and this journal should not be construed as such. You should always consult with your own doctor(s) to determine what medicines and treatments are best and safe for you individually. Please research and arm yourself with as much information as possible when trying to determine what is best for you.
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