COVID-19

My partner’s family all went to a play park thing yesterday and today I woke up to 150 messages as they’ve all somehow tested positive. It was all outdoor but somehow 10 of them caught it.
 
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A few months ago I thought I tested positive but I just misread the test, & the lab test I took came back negative. My symptoms aligned a lot with COVID so I figured I probably got it anyway.

Cut to today, I officially tested positive. I...
 
I got sick a few days after visiting the west coast at the end end of March/start of April and my rapid test was negative. My partner got sicker than I did a few days later and also tested negative. Cut to now and I've had horrible brain fog all week and I can't smell things too well but I feel otherwise fine. I wonder if the rapid tests have a hard time with BA.2 or I actually had the flu and now I have COVID nn.
 
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I got sick a few days after visiting the west coast at the end end of March/start of April and my rapid test was negative. My partner got sicker than I did a few days later and also tested negative. Cut to now and I've had horrible brain fog all week and I can't smell things too well but I feel otherwise fine. I wonder if the rapid tests have a hard time with BA.2 or I actually had the flu and now I have COVID nn.
I got so sick back in January that I was convinced I had to have had it in-spite of what the various tests I took said. Like, for weeks after my "flu-like symptoms" went away I still felt kinda fatigued and like I hadn't fully recovered.

This all tracks with the regular flu so I'm probably just delusional but I was so convinced it had to be COVID that I'm now just confused nn.
 
It took a couple of years but I've finally caught it!

And it's terrible. I haven't slept in days, I'm coughing my lungs out, can barely stand and feel nauseous all the time.
 
It took a couple of years but I've finally caught it!

And it's terrible. I haven't slept in days, I'm coughing my lungs out, can barely stand and feel nauseous all the time.
Hope you feel better.

I think I'm 4 weeks in and am still struggling with mucus (attractive) meaning a general bad taste in my mouth! I called the Dr and they just basically said call them back in another 3 weeks if it's still carrying on. Very helpful! Any tips / medication / ANYTHING to help would be appreciated.
 
Hope you feel better.

I think I'm 4 weeks in and am still struggling with mucus (attractive) meaning a general bad taste in my mouth! I called the Dr and they just basically said call them back in another 3 weeks if it's still carrying on. Very helpful! Any tips / medication / ANYTHING to help would be appreciated.

Thank you. It's my 8th day and I'm still having a lot of symptoms.
 
Hope you feel better.

I think I'm 4 weeks in and am still struggling with mucus (attractive) meaning a general bad taste in my mouth! I called the Dr and they just basically said call them back in another 3 weeks if it's still carrying on. Very helpful! Any tips / medication / ANYTHING to help would be appreciated.
Try Olbas Oil (or an equivalent with the same ingredients) - 3-4 drops in a big bowl with boiling hot water, get a towel over your head and steam for a few minutes inhaling deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth. It's really helped give me relief from some ongoing sinus headaches and congestion.

I'm 6 weeks out since testing positive and slowly able to increase my activity levels without crashing completely now, but still need to pace myself. I pray there'll be updated vaccines in a few months widely available for all as I'll start to feel really vulnerable about catching it again once my antibodies fade. And also looks like South Africa are seeing a new Omicron wave with the BA.4 and BA.5 variants which is FUN. I do not want to catch this shit again.
 
Having to explain to my boss that I’m still testing positive less than a week after contracting the damn virus and that I’m in no way fit to work. Sigh.

I went for an additional PCR test and for some blood tests as part of the vaccine trial I am part of yesterday and I was exhausted by the time I got back to the apartment. And that was an hour. I work six hour shifts lugging heavy boxes from a warehouse to a shop floor- there is no way I’m in any way strong enough to work.
I was that way with mine, I had a faint line when I swabbed my nose but then when I did my throat it was a strong, bold line.
 
My housemate has now finally caught it! I’m hoping because I had it a month ago I’ll be fairly stocked up on antibodies so won’t get it again! However I’ll be keeping my distance, spraying everything touched with antibacterial spray and keeping the house ventilated!
 
This is truly a disease from hell. Not only I experienced every single symptom, but the combined efforts of the virus and my incessant coughing managed to infect the membrane around my lungs - I'm now on antibiotics for it, but every single breath feels like a stab in the chest.
 
My boss tested positive and has been in my face or sat next to me a lot over the last few days while symptomatic. Let me get an IV drip of Vitamin C.
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Me too. Went to Portugal on holiday and a few days after getting home tested positive. It’s hit me so much even though I'm triple jabbed im surprised it’s been this bad? Currently on day 4. Funny I’ve managed to avoid it until now despite being exposed so many times!
 
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