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My sil (in her 30's) tested positive for Covid around day 13 of her quarantine since her husband had tested positive.  She mentioned to me that she was having a lot of GI symptoms, and it was making her uneasy because no one she knew who had Covid had those symptoms, and she wasn't sure what to expect. 

So I was just checking in for experiences with GI symptoms in those here who have had it.

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58 minutes ago, MEmama said:

DH and I had mild upset stomachs around the time DS had COVID toes. No other GI problems, though.

Same! DH and I had stomach upset (only ours was moderate to severe) when DD had COVID toes. 

Don't quote, please. 🙂 

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I'm glad you chimed in. In case you didn’t see it, @Acadie started a thread regarding having hot flashes when her teens had COVID toes (I did as well). Not sure if that applies to you at all, but thought I’d throw it out there just in case. I don’t know if many of us here have had kids with COVID toes but I think it’s fascinating to put any potential puzzle pieces together.

I'll delete this if you want. 

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Here’s what we were told. 
don’t take pepto or anti-diarrheal medicine. This is body’s way of  shedding a lot of dead and possibly live virus. It’s best to let it run its course if manageable. 

stay hydrated 

Eat as plain foods high protein/ high calorie if possible. Losing a lot of weight because of GI is common

if your stomach is overly acidic, a mixture of baking soda and water will help neutralize it. It will make you want to gag. 

take care of you gut biome. Take probiotics. 

stress or exertion can exacerbate it. Rest rest rest 

that’s all I remember for now.

 Zoe Symptom Study

3 (gastrointestinal): Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, sore throat, chest pain, no cough.



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My Dad and Stepmom have been battling Covid at home for the past 18 and 15 days respectively. My dad has not had any GI issues but my stepmom couldn’t keep anything down for the first  10 days and now has had diarrhea for the last 5. 

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