This was initially written on February 6, 2022. Links added and post expanded with more details on February 8, 2022.

I tested positive for COVID-19 on January 26, 2022. I was fully vaccinated with COVAXIN.

I had high fever (102 degF) on January 25, 2022. Having Dolo 650 did not help in controlling the fever beyond reducing it marginally to 100 degF. I consulted with a doctor on the Government of India’s app eSanjeevani. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and suggested that I do an RT-PCR.

My wife did not sleep that night. She says she could feel me burning with fever. She then went on to apply wet cloth on my forehead to try and cool my head. Her efforts to check oxygen levels and temperature gave differing levels which increased her worry at night. I slept through this asking her not to worry. This did not help her.

The next day the fever subsided. It was followed by cold and episodic cough. But, I think the worst was the week after. I was exhausted and could not focus on anything.

Although the symptoms (including the episodic cough) subsided after a week, the exhaustion lasted till February 6, 2022. Only a lot of sleep and a lot of fluids help me overcome the exhaustion.

I spent the time watching YouTube videos of Matt Ragland. But, I slept through many of the videos. The exhaustion was a constant right through the last two weeks.


  1. so... says:

    I hope you are feeling fully well now. Covid is a nasty, even the ‘mild’ symptom version.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Pradeep says:

      Yes. There is a long tail of exhaustion. Thank you for asking.

      Liked by 1 person

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