Not too bad. Man, this crap drags on. Lots of loose chest congestion with coughing, and sleeping in bouts.
It does drag on, so yesterday I made a decision cuz I'm done with this RONA! Last evening I took and the hubby a 3mg Ivermectin with dinner. This morning my sinus issues basically gone and my taste & smell returned 100%. This evening we took another, just cuz they say you should for three days.
Did you only eat crackers for two weeks because you were nauseous, or because without the sense of smell or taste you just weren't interested in food?
Asking for my Dad who is on day 4 of not eating anything. Says the smell of food makes him nauseous. He doesn't feel bad any other way - like the sore throat is gone, no fever and so on, but this is lingering.
Someine suggested smoothies. Put them in a lidded cup. He doesn't have to see the food or smell it. They can be very nutritious. It can last for weeks to months.
He will need to start eating sooner than he's going to get his sense of smell/taste back.
Weeks. His best chance for beating the nausea is to limit his food intake to bland food.
I was reading just yesterday a person could only eat 'white' food.
If you've ever had pregnancy nausea - it's a lot like that as far as triggered by smells...only,
it's worse because no taste means you're relying solely on texture and we find out - there's a lot of food with lousy texture but great taste.
My son mssg he thinks he is coming out of it
after 17 days.
He is 6'5" and usually 270 lbs, with no excess fat, just muscle.
When a person this size can't eat, I think it's harder on them, as it takes so much more fuel to run their body than someone tiny.
It may have a lot to do with why he was hit so hard, because he was not able to eat or drink.
My older son could, he had different symptoms & recovered sooner.
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@SweetIceTea I lost smell/taste around day 5 & it only started to come back after a few days of eating teaspoons of horseradish. My husband lost his a day before I did & his took longer to come back because he didn’t want to eat that. His lasted probably about a week or so longer than mine. But his did come back on it’s own. I’d say his lasted a total of maybe 3 weeks before he said he could really taste/smell everything.
When his senses start coming back and he says things taste/smell different - believe him. It really messes with the olfactory neural brain connections.
Some get eroded by this virus & the brain compensates by creating new ones. The problem happens when the new connections are different than the original ones. There is an industry springing up to retrain smell and taste based on this damage when it affects prior favorite foods
@Bleukitty So glad Kitty. I’ve been faithfully taking quercetin and all my other supplements. But, the cough. It’s not all the time mostly when I wake up but it is annoying during the day until I can clear it.
Hubby has the same issue, I haven't heard him coughing today...🤗 I never got the cough, just tore up my sinuses!
@Bakerfiend Hi Selah! Are you asking about the onion syrup? If so, I found a recipe for a syrup that has a base of onions and it’s suppose to be really good for a cough. @oystergirl has also mentioned using it. Not sure if the recipe below is same as OG’s.
Here is one I was looking at:
@ConnieinVA @Bakerfiend Take one large onion and peel and score deeply but do not chop. Place in pan and cover with water. Add in 1/4 tsp of cayenne and a generous amount of pumpkin pie spice (ginger, cinammon, allspice, nutmeg) bring to a boil. Stir and turn heat down half way and cook until onion is transparent and falling apart. Allow to cool and strain. Refrigerate. Start with 2 shot glasses and then use 1 shot glass every hour. Can add honey. Works like a charm!
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