Covid Day 3 - remedies and results


Day 1 here. 

Day 2 here. 

64 hours into my extended fast. Fatigue and weakness are the biggest symptoms right now, although they might just be from the fast itself.

I had the metallic taste on my mouth come on in this 3rd day, so even water tasted weird. It went away just a few hours later so again, this could just be from the fast.

In the early afternoon I felt really cold and shivering uncontrollably, was starting to get hungry, and there were chest pains involved. Then I realized I forgot to replenish my electrolytes 😆.

After making my lemon-salt water (that's when I realized my sense of taste came back), I was fine.

In the night I felt like pins and needles in my throat, so I took a teaspoon of honey straight up and it went away almost instantly.

I think this is commonly the toughest day of a long fast, it's a crucial time where you have to stick with it, because what comes later is nothing short of miraculous.

Combine that with Covid and I realized, I should still take it easy with my workouts for the moment.

I remember when I was younger I would take a flu shot and be severely sick with the flu and bedridden for almost the entire year, only to take the flu shot again on schedule and have this long-haul sickness all over again.

That's how vaccines work for me. That's why I opted out of these rushed Covid vaccines (it helps that I'm a stay at home mom). And that long influenza was far worse than what I'm going through right now.

My main hope for this extended fast is that it prevents severe illness from Covid, and at least short term wise, it seems to help a lot. Only the first day of symptoms were excruciating and scary.

Of course, I have no clue what it will do to me long-term. I have a family history of a hereditary form of heart disease, and a hysterectomy in my early 30s increases the risk of heart disease (among other things) considerably.

All I can do is keep taking care of myself the best I can.

It's 6 am, starting my 4th day, in a much better condition than before.

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