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Has anybody got any tips on how to get your sense of smell and taste back?

Covid got me this week and not being able to taste or smell is making my SAD even sadder.
 
I got another booster yesterday - and my first ever flu shot - as my b/f is classed as vulnerable. Woke up at 2am roasting in bed, pounding headache, dizzy af. It's mostly subsided throughout the day, but I've kept an annoying palpitation/chest pain throughout.

Has anybody got any tips on how to get your sense of smell and taste back?

Covid got me this week and not being able to taste or smell is making my SAD even sadder.

For most people it returns in a few days. I was carrying around a scented candle and trying to detect it every few hours, I'd get the shortest of aromas and then it kind of naturally just reappeared. My taste remained mostly intact. It's annoyingly a game of patience.
 
Been offered the winter 2023 booster at short notice today. Anyone had it and how was it?

EDIT: I see people have been pretty ill with it. Shall have to give today a miss.
 
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Been offered the winter 2023 booster at short notice today. Anyone had it and how was it?

EDIT: I see people have been pretty ill with it. Shall have to give today a miss.
I had it, we’re 2 new vaccines with upgraded to be effective against the omnikron variants.
Only had a sore arm a few days, easy peasy. But never had anything else from covid vaccines.
 

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Got sent home from work on Thursday cos I was coughing something fierce but they tested me before I left and still... I was negative. Guess I just have a cold. I've tested negative for nearly three years into this thing and it is still bizarre to me.
 
I’ve had a lingering sore throat for 2 weeks now, I wake up in the morning sore as hell and then as the day goes on my throat is okay. I’m at the point now where if it is a cold or Covid can it just manifest itself and so I can get this over with?!

It’s made me more inclined to mask up on the London Underground which is good because my god, it was so packed this weekend and the amount of people just full blown sneezing and coughing was gross. There’s definitely “something going round” especially in london right now.
 
I’ve had a lingering sore throat for 2 weeks now, I wake up in the morning sore as hell and then as the day goes on my throat is okay. I’m at the point now where if it is a cold or Covid can it just manifest itself and so I can get this over with?!
I’ve had the exact same thing but I keep testing negative. I think this winter is just going to be awful for bugs, colds, flu etc
 
I’ve had the exact same thing but I keep testing negative. I think this winter is just going to be awful for bugs, colds, flu etc
Yeah I keep testing negative too, it’s so annoying! You’re right, this winter is going to be gross, I think it’s because it’s the first mask-less winter since 2019 and there’s loads of things flying about!
 
Definitely lots of viruses doing the rounds, I know so many people with stinking colds at the moment.

Got my bivalent Pfizer three days ago, no bad side effects apart from a slightly sore arm and a bit of tiredness and nausea.
 
Tested positive this morning and am feeling pretty rough if I'm honest. This is my third test-confirmed positive, fourth if we include a highly probable infection from March 2020.

My throat is so painful, nose completely bunged up, body fatigued. I've lost my appetite and my sleep pattern is fucked. Hopefully it'll only last a few days this time.
 
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Sending chicken noodle soup vibes to all you sickies. There's a great scene in American Dad where Bullock gets upset like a concerned mother when Stan lies about being sick in... one of the show's Legendary-tier scenarios. Ah. I'm sending that vibe to you all.
 
I tested positive for Covid for the second time yesterday. Last had it at Christmas 2020.

Mostly just a heavy cold so far and haven’t lost any sense of taste or smell. Hopefully I’m recovered and testing negative in time for Christmas.
 
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