Shayan Pour Teimour
Staff Writer

I was diagnosed with the coronavirus and was forced to quarantine for 10 days. This is how it went.

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     On Thursday, the 6th of January, I woke up feeling extremely sick. Little did I know, I was burning up with a 102 degree fever. Later in the day, I took a covid test to see if I actually had the virus. I had tested positive for COVID-19.

     My first 5 days of quarantining were absolutely terrible for me. I had a very high fever- although it was brought down with the help of over-the-counter medications thankfully- a very itchy and raspy cough, stuffed nostrils, headaches and dizziness, extreme fatigue, or loss of energy, and loss of appetite. The worst parts of that list were definitely the loss of appetite, the fatigue, and the fever. 

     The loss of appetite had got so bad to the point where I was force feeding myself dinner because I hadn’t eaten anything all day. The fatigue, however, goes hand in hand with this. The reason for this lack of food entering my system is because I was sleeping most of the day for 5 days straight.

     Even though my fever was brought down with medicine, at night it still worsened, no matter the medicine I took. It would even disallow me from sleeping, waking me up 3, 4, even 5 times in one night, in a sweat.

     You might be asking yourself why I didn’t mention my loss of taste and smell in the list. That’s because I, fortunately, never lost my taste or smell.

     By day 7 my sickness had finally calmed down. Fever had almost completely gone away, and I was finally getting my energy back. My sniffles were pretty much gone and I had no more headaches. The cough and lack of appetite were still stubborn as ever.

     Fast forward to today, almost 3 weeks later, I am completely symptomless except for one thing. Appetite. It is normal, however,  to not regain your appetite for multiple weeks after contracting COVID-19.

     If there is anything I could say to people out of school sick due to COVID or other things, it would be this: Do your homework.