I started feeling unwell on a Monday night, with tiredness and aching joints. This got worse on the Tuesday when I ached all over, had a mild headache, and an intermittent cough. Thinking it might be Covid-19, I did a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) which turned out to be negative. That was a bit of a relief. However, I was still going downhill and in addition to the constant aching of everything, my stomach started doing backflips and eating anything led to constant nausea and ineffective attempts at preventing a round-trip meal ticket (i.e. vomiting). The only thing I kept down on the Wednesday was a dinner comprising half a vegemite sandwich. I had the other half for breakfast late Thursday morning. The feeling of tiredness was overwhelming. On the Thursday, I got out of bed at about 8 o’clock after a decent night’s sleep but two hours later I nodded off on the lounge for another three hours. I found it exhausting to simply stand up long enough to have a shower. Just to check my Covid-19 negative status, I did another RAT that night, which turned up negative as expected. On the Friday, I felt a little better; the constant overall aching had largely gone, the tiredness was still intense, the stomach was still doing backflips and the cough had become more irritating. This time I managed to stand up long enough to have a shower and a shave, although I needed a long sit down and many deep breaths afterwards. Feeling better after having a shave, I decided to take the bull by the horns, and had a curried vegetable samosa and an apple Danish for a very late lunch. I spent the rest of the day trying to keep it down, this time, successfully. Almost every movement made the nausea intensify, so I just sat on the lounge, trying not to move.
Today, the nausea is still there and my stomach is still doing backflips and making a racket. For breakfast, I had a slice of bread with some margarine and vegemite, and it doesn’t feel like it is going to bounce.
If this is caused by a virus, which seems likely, it is one of the weirdest I have ever contracted.