Have You Lost Your Sense Of Taste Or Smell? (COVID-19?)
This is a follow up article to a story I wrote yesterday. "Is it possible you already had the coronavirus in North Dakota?" I mentioned how I was sick in both December and January for that matter. My son became ill, his Bismarck Demon hockey team had a bug going through the locker room in a big way. Several of my co-workers also became ill during those time frames.
However, something was brought to my attention on my personal facebook page. A friend asking me if I had lost my sense of taste or smell? Well, I didn't have to think very long. I remember clear as day, that I went through that.
According to an article on NBC Channel 7 San Diego, patients with loss of smell and taste are 10 times more likely to have had the coronavirus (COVID-19). This was according to research by UCSD Health department.
I remember during that period I could barely taste or smell anything. I have two yellow labs that can clear the room with their gas. I remember one time my son laughing and asking "Don't you smell that?" Well, I couldn't. It was so weird. I couldn't taste my favorite foods or even smell my shampoo.
Does that mean I had the coronavirus? Certainly not. I am not a doctor. However, I did have the top three symptoms. Fever, fatigue and a cough that lingered for weeks. And, now I come to find out that loss of taste and smell means it was even more plausible.
How about you? Can you relate?