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heavylunch
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10/11/2020 05:05PM
My turn started this past Tuesday. My daughter brought it home from school. She never had a fever, just a day or two of fall allergy type sniffles and less than a day of being unusually tired.

My wife and I have both had very low grade fevers for a day or two with fatigue. I had body aches for 2 days and my wife lost smell and taste yesterday on about day 7. Mostly, we feel fine other than that. Nobody appears to have had it move into their chest so far.

Tylenol worked wonders on the body aches for sleeping by the way. I used melatonin to break the worry cycle in my mind and get good sleep.

Anyway, can't wait to be done with it.

Anyone else?
 
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jhb8426
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10/11/2020 07:54PM
Be interested to know if you were actually tested for it.
 
heavylunch
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10/11/2020 08:16PM
Yeah. Of the 5 of us that got tested in our circle. 4 were positive. Forgot, took about 2 or 3 days to get it back for us.
 
nofish
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10/11/2020 11:52PM
I was never tested but would like to get an antibody test to see if what I had late winter/early spring was covid. It hit me before covid was a major concern in the US but my illness matched the traditional covid symptoms perfectly.

I had off and on fever, the worst body aches I've ever had with an illness, chills, tightness in my chest, a 3-4 day headache that tylenol couldn't touch, and a cough that ended up lasting a month or more. Ended up missing a full week of work and then the following week I suffered through work while still feeling really run down. After 2 weeks I felt mostly back to normal except the cough that wouldn't go away.

I know several people that have tested postive for covid and what they described matched what I dealt with perfectly.

The symptoms all match but the timing is off based on what we know so I really don't know. I think mine hit late February early march. Maybe covid has been around a bit longer than we realize (entirely possible since testing was non-existent) or my family got hit by something else with the same symptoms. Of the 4 of us in the house 3 of us got sick. My son's experience was minor, my wife not as sick as I was but still not fun, and then me being the worst.



 
jhb8426
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10/12/2020 12:06AM
Thanks for the update. I was curious because someone in my family claims they were infected but were never tested.
 
billconner
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10/12/2020 05:27AM
I tested positive 2 weeks ago. Just released from isolation by county health department. I had been in MS for businesses week previous. Met Monday on construction site and Friday learned electrian had tested positive on Wednesday. That's the presumption.

Some aches, maybe fever for a day. Congestion. Not much. We assume my wife had it, no test, but 80% probability of other household members.


 
Bearpath9
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10/12/2020 06:00AM
We (wife and I) may have been exposed from her work. I say "may" because her work is being unhelpful in determining who had it, and who may have been exposed. We found out on Saturday, via email, that someone tested positive, and then received several conflicting and unclear emails about the current status of her workplace. She is going to try to get tested today, but if you have no symptoms, they won't test you, at least that is what HealthPartners told her. I'm like WTF ? So, for the second time, we are under self quarantine until we can find out something concrete. 1st time was earlier this year when the mother-in-laws home care worker was exposed. Took about a week before we found out she was negative. So far, we have no symptoms, but until we get tested, we won't know for sure, and we don't want to put anyone at risk, so here we sit.
 
heavylunch
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10/12/2020 12:53PM
Around here, they don't seem to want to test if you call but if you show up to urgent care and ask to be tested they will likely do it without a fuss if you have had direct substantial exposure. I had no symptoms when I was tested.

 
billconner
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10/12/2020 05:04PM
I didn't have much problem getting test appointment. I was assertive and said truthfully that I had been exposed to someone who tested positive. You have to be a little assertive, at least for free/covered tests.
 
heavylunch
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10/14/2020 09:21AM
Update:

I ended up having sudden massive congestion hit me about 2 days ago. Really caught me off guard as I thought I was done with it. It seems to finally be better this morning. If I had to guess, it hit me on about day 7 or 8 for me.

Grandma is also in the middle of some new symptoms too. She had her first fever last night since infection. I believe she is on day 8 and has not had a fever up until now. She hit 101.5 last night but was back to 99.4 this morning. Super strange.
 
GopherAdventure
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10/14/2020 10:02AM
So sorry that it’s hit your family. It sounds like you’re doing everything you can to stay strong and hopefully everyone in your family bounces back from this okay. Thanks for sharing the insights in regard to Tylenol and what not. It’s good to know for those of us who may get sick in the future. Best of luck in you and your families recovery.

Tony
 
plander
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10/14/2020 11:12AM
I’m a retired male in my early 50’s.

My wife and I took an Uber to/from a bar for a friend’s birthday celebration on March 15, 2020. Other than that we were taking care to not expose ourselves to others for the previous few weeks (not going out, ordering groceries to be delivered, no socializing with friends, etc). Going out that night was a mistake.

Developed symptoms March 19.
Tested on March 26.
Positive test results communicated to me March 28.

My symptoms were sinus pain/headache, lower back pain, mild fever, and loss of smell. I’ve had asthma my whole life but had no respiratory issues with the virus.

Recovered from most symptoms within a week, however, I still have a nearly complete loss of smell and taste. Foods taste way different and what little I can currently smell it is more of an acrid odor that I pick up. Can’t really smell herbs and spices and I do a fair amount of the cooking for the family. Yes, it’s been over six months and not much has changed on this front since the initial symptoms subsided.

My wife and son (19 yr old) never displayed any significant symptoms but we assume they had contracted the virus given we live in the same house together.
 
Wolfee
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10/15/2020 08:44AM
nofish: "I was never tested but would like to get an antibody test to see if what I had late winter/early spring was covid. It hit me before covid was a major concern in the US but my illness matched the traditional covid symptoms perfectly.


I had off and on fever, the worst body aches I've ever had with an illness, chills, tightness in my chest, a 3-4 day headache that tylenol couldn't touch, and a cough that ended up lasting a month or more. Ended up missing a full week of work and then the following week I suffered through work while still feeling really run down. After 2 weeks I felt mostly back to normal except the cough that wouldn't go away.


I know several people that have tested postive for covid and what they described matched what I dealt with perfectly.


The symptoms all match but the timing is off based on what we know so I really don't know. I think mine hit late February early march. Maybe covid has been around a bit longer than we realize (entirely possible since testing was non-existent) or my family got hit by something else with the same symptoms. Of the 4 of us in the house 3 of us got sick. My son's experience was minor, my wife not as sick as I was but still not fun, and then me being the worst.



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My story's very similar. Mid-late february the whole family came down with something. Wife and kids had fairly mild symptoms while I got the sickest I've been since I can remember. Super-high fever for multiple days (hit 105 several times), chills, joint aches, chest tightness, etc... Wife was worried enough that she wanted to take me to the ER several times. Was only really in a bad way for about 4 days, but the fatigue and general feeling of crapiness lasted for several weeks. We had one of my kids tested for flu and came back negative for both A and B.

I did not ever get a bad or lingering cough, although I did "lose" my sense of taste and smell. I say lose in quotes because it wasn't so much that I lost my senses, everything just tasted really bad. I couldn't stand the taste of coffee for three-four weeks which is very strange since I love coffee and am hopelessly addicted.

I had traveled 1-2 weeks before we all came down with it. I wanted to get antibody test in March but couldn't find any providers in my area. We'll probably never know...
 
yellowcanoe
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10/16/2020 07:57AM
Probably, We got off a small ship cruise in the Caribbean where the crew to passenger ratio was high. All the crew was from Asia . I have no idea how many stay on board for months and who goes home from time to time
This was the beginning of Feb . Altered smell and taste ( like I had in chemo) and had GI issues , sniffles and out of control tiredness and aches. Constant brain fog. Lasted about two weeks.

Hubby the same. But it is conjecture. We have not been tested.

Heavylunch hope your Grandma is all better soon.
 
heavylunch
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10/20/2020 09:26AM
Hi all,
I was hoping to have a more cheerful update for you before I posted again but unfortunately it is mixed.

Me = 95% fine since Saturday. Minimal cough in morning, fatigue largely not an issue. I did lose about 80% of taste and smell, some stuff also just tastes "bad" that didn't before.

Wife/Kid = both fully recovered and doing well minus losing taste and smell. Still not back for wife.

Grandpa = Still no symptoms, assume he is still negative

Grandma = In hospital as of Sunday 18th. Needs some prayers as she is a stubborn and difficult patient, especially when she is scared and doesn't understand something.

Grandma has a fever, extreme weakness, and low oxygen levels. We had been monitoring them with a $20 oximeter off amazon per recommendation (she is high risk) and she did slowly drop 1 or 2% a day until Sunday she started ending up more in the 80's than 90's. The funny thing is compared to her previous pneumonias is that she isn't coughing or having any obvious trouble breathing. Silent Hypoxia is something they have mentioned.

Anyway, any prayers are appreciated, I hope to have some better news one of these days, it is hard to watch the decline.

heavylunch
 
10/20/2020 09:51AM
Prayers for you and yours.
 
heavylunch
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10/27/2020 02:16PM
Another update:

Grandma has been in the hospital/ICU since Sunday 18th. She appears to be turning the corner since Saturday 24th. I think she is on about day 27 since exposure, and day 21 since symptoms. Quite the long haul.

Grandpa is no longer negative and did get COVID after all. He deteriorated much faster after showing symptoms and is also in the ICU as of Sunday 25th.

Please be careful out there, especially with your elders.

Heavylunch
 
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