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A 37-year-old female asked:

I have in the last 3 days been feeling sick. dry throat, headache and feeling light headed and also very tired. there has been a rightness in my chest that comes and goes and difficulty breathing when i sleep in certain positions. could it be covid?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Respiratory symptoms: These symptoms certainly can be from COVID 19 especially in a young person. They could also be related to other conditions like other viruses, and many other conditions, With difficulties with breathing, would be best evaluated by a doctor in person. For some people, their shortness of breath does stop them from doing activities and may be evaluated by a telemedicine visit
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possibly: COVID 19 Sx's may include fever, cough, feeling tired, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, chest pain, nasal congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Get urgent care for difficulty breathing, blue lips, persistent chest pain/ pressure or new onset confusion.

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