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Old 05-03-21, 08:23 PM
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Training after getting sick with Covid

Thread for those who actually got infected with Covid and now Covid-free or almost

I got infected last month from a hospital. Mild symptoms, cough and colds for only a day and slight fever for a week. No more symptoms after two weeks. Only took prescribed antibiotics for one week as medication.

However, I didn't ride for nearly one month. When I'm back riding, my performance was definitely off. It took me a week to regain my endurance back, however my flexibility has not returned yet. My lower back is aching in harder efforts, I had to change my riding posture to a more hunched back which ironically solved the problem for now.

Anyway, I'm still worried getting re-infected with variants. Vaccines are not yet available in our region unless you pay for it.

I'm also curious with those who got worse symtoms and recovered, were you able to get pre-Covid performance levels back?
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Old 05-04-21, 09:01 AM
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I think I got my case of COVID from a hospital too. A visit to their ER for my gall bladder.

I had two weeks of off and on really high fever. Cough and a few days of my lungs feeling like what I imagine pneumonia is like. I learned to sleep on my stomach and that really felt better while I had it. I had a round of antibiotics and steroid, methylprednisolone,

I waited a month to ride again. I also got a echo-cardiogram and consulted a cardiologist during that time. So far I've not noticed anything bad for my riding other than the riding I lost because I didn't ride. I actually sometimes think my breathing is better. But I've not ridden enough yet to be near what I consider decent riding shape. So I can't say whether my data shows me better than previous yet.

But so far, I've no issues cycling that I'd attribute to COVID. I do feel funny in the gut and have been to a GI and others, but nothing determined. Maybe just the antibiotics changed up the bacteria in there.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I think I got my case of COVID from a hospital too. A visit to their ER for my gall bladder.

I had two weeks of off and on really high fever. Cough and a few days of my lungs feeling like what I imagine pneumonia is like. I learned to sleep on my stomach and that really felt better while I had it. I had a round of antibiotics and steroid, methylprednisolone,

I waited a month to ride again. I also got a echo-cardiogram and consulted a cardiologist during that time. So far I've not noticed anything bad for my riding other than the riding I lost because I didn't ride. I actually sometimes think my breathing is better. But I've not ridden enough yet to be near what I consider decent riding shape. So I can't say whether my data shows me better than previous yet.

But so far, I've no issues cycling that I'd attribute to COVID. I do feel funny in the gut and have been to a GI and others, but nothing determined. Maybe just the antibiotics changed up the bacteria in there.
It seems hospitals can't really prevent spread of the disease despite precautions, just the simple fact when people are crowded in one place, you'll likely pick it up.

Good to hear no lingering symptoms for you.

I think for me, what I noticed, I'm having consistently high diastolic blood pressure post-Covid. >90 and sporadic chest pain in the heart region.

Otherwise my systolic is 120 which is normal. Chest pain never manifest during cardio exercises so I've been spending more time in the trainer and burning more calories per day in the hopes of lowering my diastolic pressure to normal.
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Old 05-07-21, 12:50 AM
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A friend who's a very strong cyclist got COVID in late 2020 and only recently began to recover his form. For months he was experiencing "long COVID" symptoms, taking it easier and giving himself time to fully recover. I haven't asked him the past couple of weeks but I can see on Strava that his usual speed is returning on familiar routes.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
A friend who's a very strong cyclist got COVID in late 2020 and only recently began to recover his form. For months he was experiencing "long COVID" symptoms, taking it easier and giving himself time to fully recover. I haven't asked him the past couple of weeks but I can see on Strava that his usual speed is returning on familiar routes.
That's good news! Better late than never. I guess that's less to fear about Covid if you can make full recovery eventually even if it takes long.

Anyway, got my diastolic down to 78. 70 was my pre-Covid pressure. I only added duration to my cardio exercises, no medication taken. Cycling seems to be the only thing keeping my heart from failing without having to take any medication and I'm avoiding medication to minimize expense.

It's utterly true that Covid also affects the heart and may cause heart attack / stroke, I though it was only hospital rumors but turns out they weren't making it up!
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