Bjonda Haliti is a 22-year-old woman living in California who recently took to Twitter to share that she was diagnosed with the virus.
She’s chronicling what it was like for her and what her symptoms are after she tested positive.
Twitter; pictured above is 22-year-old Bjonda Haliti
“I’m 22 years old and I tested positive…” she started out her series of tweets.
“I’ve been debating on posting, but I want to share my experience especially with those around my age to help bring awareness, and to relieve any stress/anxiety some may have due to the pandemic.”
“Day 1: It started with a mild DRY cough and a slightly sore throat. I was very tired that night.”
“Day 2: I felt a lot of pressure in my head to the point I would have to cough softly to avoid the discomfort.”
“That night, I experienced chills and had a fever. One main symptom that stood out to me, my eyes physically hurt. They were tender and sore.”
“Moving them was uncomfortable. Doing some research I discovered this was just a migraine, but it didn’t go away at ALL. I slept all day.”
Twitter; Bjonda smiles in the photo above
“Day 3: Energy levels VERY low, I only slept, and still ran fevers. At this point, my symptoms were: dry cough, migraine, fever, chills, some nausea. I decided to go to the doctors where I tested negative for the flu and strep.”
“The doctor told me I probably just had an infection and prescribed me antibiotics and 800mg of ibuprofen.”
“I made sure to stay extremely hydrated and stocked up on vitamins and probiotics. That night, I still ran a fever.”
“Day 4: Finally no more fever, but a new symptom showed up: shortness of breath. It was uncomfortable, it felt like I had bricks on my chest. I tried the self diagnose test I read online (hold your breath and count to 10) which I successfully did with no complications.”
“At this point, I wanted to test…like I should have been in the first place, but It was very difficult to get tested for it!!! I continued to self-quarantine and hydrate hydrate HYDRATE!”
“Day 5: Symptoms: sore throat, cough, shortness of breath. I went to the same doctor and I was very adamant about getting tested.”
Twitter; pictured above are some of Bjonda’s tweets
“The doctor said my vitals were “unremarkable” but I wasn’t going to take no for an answer! I also requested chest X-rays, everything came out normal.”
“I was advised to continue self-quarantine, and I would receive my results in 5-6 DAYS!!!!!”
“Day 6 – With the continued use of antibiotics and ibuprofen, my symptoms were: sore throat, cough, shortness of breath. My energy levels began to increase.”
“Day 7 – Symptoms: slight sore throat, mild cough, shortness of breath. Energy levels increasing.”
“Day 8 – Symptoms: Mild cough, starting to feel like myself again. Energy!”
“Day 9 – Symptoms: My cough was a little heavier, normal energy levels.”
“Day 10 – Symptoms: Mild cough, mucus, normal energy levels. My lab results came in: POSITIVE.”
You can read Bjonda’s original tweets here.
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