Viral Illness Survey Case Summaries: No Lung Issues With High Fever

 

 

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May 11, 2020

By Lisa Petrison, Ph.D.

This page provides a summary of the case reports from some of the first individuals to respond to the Paradigm Change Coronavirus Covid-19 and Viral Illness Survey.

Individuals included on this page are those who reported that they had a fever of 100F or more without lung symptoms.

Patient summaries are arranged in chronological order by illness onset date. Patients with onset dates prior to December 1, 2019, are listed in the “Earlier Cases” section at the bottom of the page.

An overview of the initial summary results is provided on a separate Paradigm Change blog page.

 

Overview

Number of cases: 3

Average Severity Score: 48

Severity Score Range: 19-66

 

Recovery Status (21+ Days)

2 cases

100% – Totally Recovered

 

Illness Onset:

33% – December 2019

33% – February 2019

33% – March 2019

 

Chronic Illness History (ME/CFS/CIRS/Lyme/etc.):

0% – Severe

0% – Moderate

33% – Mild

33% – None

33% – No Response

 

Severe Symptoms:

Feverish feelings, 100%; Chills, 100%; Muscle aches, 100%; Bone pain, 100%; Weakness, 100%; Tiredness, 100%; Sleepiness, 100%; Generally feel terrible, 100%; Joint pain, 67%; Pain when moving body parts, 67%; Elevated temperature, 67%; Sore throat, 33%; Sore voice, 33%; Dehydration, 33%; Loss of appetite, 33%; Loss of smell, 33%; Loss of taste, 33%; Difficulties swallowing, 0%; Diarrhea, 0%; Vomiting, 0%; Nausea, 0%; Abdominal pain, 0%; Blue lips or face, 0%; Runny nose, 0%; Sneezing, 0%

 

Moderate or Severe Symptoms: 

Dehydration, 100%; Headache, 100%; Elevated temperature, 100%; Feverish feelings, 100%; Chills, 100%; Muscle aches, 100%; Bone pain, 100%; Weakness, 100%; Tiredness, 100%; Sleepiness, 100%; Generally feeling terrible, 100%; Sore throat, 67%; Difficulties swallowing, 67%; Loss of appetite, 67%; Joint pain, 67%; Pain moving body parts, 67%; Sore voice, 33%; Vomiting, 33%; Nausea, 33%; Loss of smell, 33%; Loss of taste, 33%; Abdominal pain, 33%; Blue lips or face, 33%; Runny nose, 33%; Diarrhea, 0%; Sneezing, 0%

 

Mild, Moderate or Severe Symptoms: 

Sore throat, 100%; Difficulties swallowing, 100%; Dehydration, 100%; Elevated temperature, 100%; Feverish feelings, 100%; Chills, 100%; Muscle aches, 100%; Bone pain, 100%; Weakness, 100%; Sleepiness, 100%; Generally feeling terrible, 100%; Sore voice, 67%; Nausea, 67%; Loss of appetite, 67%; Joint pain, 67%; Pain when moving body parts, 67%; Runny nose, 67%; Vomiting, 33%; Loss of smell, 33%; Loss of taste, 33%; Abdominal pain, 33%; Blue lips or face, 33%; Diarrhea, 0%; Sneezing, 0%

 

Roger

Patient Number: 14

Current Condition: I feel totally recovered

Severity Score: 59

Time Since Onset: 105 days

Onset Location: Houston/Webster, TX

Prior Locations:  Austin/Kyle, TX

Chronic Illness History: Mild

Onset Date: 12/17/19

Lung Severity: Not A Problem

High Fever:  101-102F (usually normal)

Bedridden: Totally bedridden

Relapse: I have experienced improvements without substantial relapse

Initial Symptom: Brain fog/concentration issues and fatigue (without any other acute mold exposure symptoms) bloated abdomen and stomach discomfort (this is not normal for me … seemed like maybe I ate bad food, but charcoal didn’t help). Very dull headache.

Very Severe Symptoms: Dehydration; Loss of appetite; Feverish feelings; Chills; Muscle aches; Pain when moving body parts; Weakness; Tiredness; Sleepiness; Generally feeling terrible

Severe Symptoms: Elevated temperature; Bone pain; Joint pain

Moderate Symptoms: Headache, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain

Mild Symptoms: Sore/painful throat; Difficulties swallowing

Not An Issue: Sore throat; Diarrhea; Blue lips or face; Runny/stuffy nose; Sneezing

Additional Symptoms: On my worst day it was difficult to move. I was too weak to lift a bottle of water to my lips or get up to go to the bathroom. All I could do was moan in pain or sleep.

Onset: I started getting symptoms in the Houston area, where I live. I had traveled to Austin, TX, 11 days earlier to visit a friend whom was working at a big convention with 2500+ North American attendees. We also went out to a couple restaurants and bars that were packed with people. I also work directly with the public while promoting liquor brands and handing out beverage samples … this happened 3-5 days before symptom onset.

 

Isabel

Patient Number: 42

Current Condition: I feel totally recovered

Severity Score: 47

Time Since Onset: 47 days

Onset Location: Chicago, IL

Chronic Illness History: None

Mold Avoidance: No

Onset Date: 2/9/20

Lung Severity: No symptoms

High Fever:  102-103F (usually normal)

Bedridden During Illness:  Almost totally bedridden.

Relapse: I have experienced improvements without substantial relapse.

Duration:  Very severe – 2 days; Moderate – 1 day; Mild – 4 days

Initial Symptom: Fever; Chills; Sore throat; Body aches

Very Severe Symptoms: Elevated temperature; Feverish feelings; Chills; Muscle aches; Bone pain; Weakness; Tiredness; Sleepiness; Generally feeling terrible

Moderate Symptoms: Headache; Sore/painful throat; Difficulties swallowing; Dehydration; Runny/stuffy nose

Mild Symptoms: Sore voice

Not An Issue: Diarrhea; Vomiting; Nausea; Loss of appetite; Loss of smell; Loss of taste; Abdominal pain; Blue lips or face; Joint pain; Pain when moving body parts; Sneezing

Suspect Illness (compared to colds/flus):  More severe

Practitioner:  Not seen. (Don’t have primary care provider at all)

Decade Born: 1990’s

Gender: Female

Living: Apartment

Previous Colds/Flus:  1-2 per year

Blood Pressure:  Don’t know.

Chronic Conditions:  None of the above.

Worst Neurological:  Mild

ME/CFS:  Not a Problem – PEM, Cognitive, OI, Headaches, Muscle/joint pain, Unrefreshing Sleep, Sensitivities

Most severe activity level: Could be active 60+ hours a week

Recent activity level: Could be active 60+ hours a week

Mold Avoidance – Not pursued

HH Member #1:  1980’s; No chronic health conditions; Very severe illness with lung symptoms

Critically Important: Bathe and change clothes frequently; Rest; Take warm/hot baths

Somewhat Helpful: Cough drops; Ibuprofen;

Don’t know: Vitamin C (750 mg); Vitamin D; Zinc (1.5 mg); Echinacea; Elderberry; Raw honey

 

Kristin

Patient Number: 66

Current Condition: I feel somewhat recovered

Severity Score: 66

Time Since Onset: 16 days

Onset Location: Iceland

Onset Date: 3/6/20

Lung Severity: No lung symptoms

High Fever:  101-102 (usually low)

Bedridden During Illness:  Almost totally bedridden

Relapse: I got somewhat better but then had a substantial relapse

Duration:  Very severe – 5 days; Moderate – 5 days; Mild – 3 days

Very Severe Symptoms: Sore/painful throat; Feverish feelings; Chills; Muscle aches; Bone pain; Joint pain; Pain when moving body parts; Tiredness; Sleepiness; Generally feeling terrible

Severe Symptoms: Sore voice; Loss of smell; Loss of taste; Weakness

Moderate Symptoms: Headache; Difficulties swallowing; Dehydration; Loss of appetite; Blue lips or face; Elevated temperature

Mild Symptoms: Nausea; Runny/stuffy noise

Not An Issue Symptoms: Diarrhea; Vomiting; Abdominal pain; Sneezing

 

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