Tom wrote on Dec 2, 2020, 15:38:
By turning on "Limit CPUID Maximum", you're changing the result of the CPUID instruction which can be used to identify what kind of CPU you have. Basically, you're making it look to software like you have an ancient CPU.
It would be wise to turn the setting back off, reproduce the problem, turn the setting back on, and again observe the problem being resolved - before concluding that this setting had any observable effect on anything.
I was diagnosed and symptomatic with COVID on the 20th of November.
The worst was Thanksgiving when I couldn't maintain an O2 above 92 and that was with taking the deepest breaths I could combined with my inhalers and steroids.
I have been on high dose steroids since I entered quarantine. If you've never been on them let me summarize the special hell they cause a person. Hot flashes that make the skin feel like it's being seared off from the inside. Manic mood changes where one moment things are fine and the next something as simple as a stupid internet meme sets you into a spiral of depression. Munchies coupled with no appetite. You want to eat everything, but are physically incapable because you're just too tired. I've been on and off steroids since my asthma diagnosis, and even knowing that this is par for the course, it is still a nightmare.
My general regimen started as steroids, inhalers (QVAR and albuterol), and Motrin (NSAID). As my symptoms changed I came off the motrin and added in around the clock OTC theraflu. When all of this failed on Thanksgiving I took a last ditch resort with nebulized albuterol and saline. 3 treatments over the course of the day stabalized the worst of the chest tightness and kept my airways open. My initial symptom when all of this started? Feeling like I had sand in my lungs that my regular albuterol inhaler could not correct.
The day after Thanksgiving was another 2 nebulizer treatments and a lot of sleep. Taking a shower was the most I could manage before being exhausted and taking a 3 to 5 hour nap. My life has been punctuated by those naps.
Each subsequent day has been just a little better than the last. At this point Im only on a low dose of the steroids, my primary inhaler, and a nightly dose of theraflu to help me sleep. I am constantly tired and have to prioritize what needs to be done with what energy I have. Self care is first. This is also not my strong suit.
I cannot walk up a flight of stairs without being light headed and ready for another nap. The amount of time it takes to catch my breath is not worth the heaviness in my chest.
This is day 11. I am blessed to have a solid nursing foundation and access to the tools and medications necessary for my comfort and survival. Not everyone else will be that lucky.
Like many others I will have lifelong medical issues due to this infection. I wore PPE. I sanitized religiously. My hospital has some of the best sanitization practices in the US. As you can see it did not matter. I am also blessed to know that I will survive this. Many of my patients did not. Some were old. Some had previous health issues. Most were nether old nor did they have pre-existing conditions. Wear a mask. Wear it properly. Stay home.