Omicron Patient Story BA.5 Experience ‘Strange’ Symptoms When Exposure


The emergence of new Omicron subvariants namely BA.4 and BA.5 has made the world worried again. The reason is, these two subvariants are said to be the cause of the increase in COVID-19 cases in a number of countries.

A woman named Dr Claire Taylor shared her experience of being infected with one of the new Omicron subvariants, namely BA.5. Through his social media, he revealed unusual symptoms when he tested positive for COVID-19.

The woman who works as a doctor from England along with her son who was also exposed to Omicron BA.5 experienced symptoms similar to meningitis. Both experienced pain and stiffness in the neck to be sensitive to light.



“I feel pain everywhere (body), feels like I was hit by a bus, pain all over my body,” wrote Dr Claire on her Twitter account, quoted from Express UKWednesday (6/7/2022).

Dr Claire said the pain in her body lasted for several days before her neck stiffened.

“I actually can’t move my neck at all. My body temperature goes up and I feel tortured. There are no flu symptoms at all,” he said.

Dr. Claire on the fifth day after the symptoms appeared. Symptoms include numbness, tingling in the left arm, and visual disturbances.

“I went to bed and woke up with distorted vision in my left eye. Couldn’t read anything because some text was missing,” explains Dr Claire.

“Four days later (now on the 14th day [penyakit]) numbness and tingling are gone.”

Meanwhile, his son developed symptoms of a painful stiff neck and an elevated body temperature on the first day he was infected with COVID-19. From the symptoms, Dr Claire thought it was meningitis.

A few days later, he and his son tested negative for COVID-19. Symptoms that appear slowly resolve after two weeks.

“It’s like not a respiratory virus for my son and I – it’s basically viral meningitis (fever, neck pain and stiffness and aversion to bright light),” the doctor tweeted.

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