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Struggling with asthma & Covid

Hello group,
I was diagnosed last Saturday with Covid 19 and received a breathing treatment in the ER. I was sent home with nebulizer & Rx as well as the medication Paxlovid. Today 5 days later my chest is very tight again. The weather turned colder since then wich might contribute to it. But this is thev1st time I've had Covid so I'm very cautious about my lungs & breathing issues. Can anyone offer some recommendations please? I'm scared & nervous. Thank you!

  1. Hi. Katrina. Thank you for posting your personal experience and question here in the forums. I am sorry that you are having trouble breathing due to asthma and that now (5 days later) you are again having trouble. I can certainly understand your being "scared and nervous." As you may know, we cannot offer medical advice over the Internet, for your own safety of course. I think the best advice I can give you is to encourage you to talk to a doctor -- who may want to adjust your treatment regimen to get you feeling better. That said, how are you feeling this morning? John. community moderator.

    1. Hi Katrina, and welcome! I see you are a new member here having joined yesterday about this time. We are glad to see you are already engaging with the community through this, your first post.
      I see my colleague, , has already replied to your post and I agree with everything he has said.
      I also have something to contribute. With both an asthma diagnosis and a diagnosis of COVID-19, it is understandable that you are feeling scared and anxious. There is a concern that, five days into treatment (following your visit to the Emergency Department (ED)), you are feeling a tightness in your chest. Generally speaking, when someone is discharged from the ED, written instructions are provided which usually include (besides treatment plans and medication regimen), a follow-up with one's private physician. Based on what you've shared with us here, my suggestion would be to reach out for your own physician to be reassessed at this point in your treatment.
      What do you think?
      It's now been an entire day since your first post - how are you feeling now?
      Leon (site moderator

      1. Hi, ! Welcome. I see John and Leon have already given you solid advice here. How are you doing now? I hope you're on the road to recovery now. We're here if you need us! -Melissa, team

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