Covid?

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Covid?
« on: November 21, 2020, 06:35:21 AM »
Any beta thal minors diagnosed with covid-19 and have issues?

I was diagnosed on 10/28, since then I have had 2 ER visits and 1 hospitalization. I’ve been on multiple different steroids and antibiotics to treat pneumonia/pneumonitis. I’m currently on day 24...

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Offline Slade

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Re: Covid?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 10:47:53 PM »
Wow Melissa, this really sucks. I really hoped thals won't get it any worse than the general population...
If you feel like it please share some more details about what you're going through.
Hope you feel better soon!
Hb Lepore variant

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Offline Andy Battaglia

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Re: Covid?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 12:32:04 AM »
Melissa,

TIF has many resources dealing with covid and its effect on thalassemics. You can see links to the articles at https://thalassaemia.org.cy/covid-19-pandemic/tif-material-on-covid-19/
Andy

All we are saying is give thals a chance.

Re: Covid?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2021, 10:59:21 PM »
I got COVID 2020 March/April time. While my parents and my wife also got it, it felt like it took me forever to recover. I was off work for an entire month, and some days I felt better, and then other days I felt ill again and low energy. While never officially diagnosed or tested with it, my wife was tested and had the anti bodies. We also both lost our sense of smell and taste, but mine completely went, and I could literally drink tabasco sauce without issue, I felt no burning sensation.

But out of everyone close to me I knew, it really did hit me the hardest. After that I started taking selenium, and hadn't been ill once except for 2 week ago, but I had been slacking on taking my stack (which had selenium in it) for the last couple of months, so I could test supplements individually. And that cold 2 weeks ago hit me hard.

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Offline Andy Battaglia

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2021, 06:47:02 PM »
Selenium is often mentioned as therapeutic for covid, as are vitamin D (most important), zinc and quercetin. I believe my high vitamin D and zinc levels were the reason I did not catch covid when two co-workers had it for over a month.
Andy

All we are saying is give thals a chance.

 

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