covid not too bad

Hi all. I’ve tested positive for covid this morning.
I started with symptoms of a cold on Monday and tested negative then and on wednesday.

Today I feel a bit better.

It isnt half as bad as my sisters and 1 carer have had.

I have had my 3 jabs.
Boudsx

Sorry to hear you’ve got the dreaded 'rona, but great that your symptoms don’t seem too bad. Hope you feel better soon.

Willowtree x

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Hi I am glad that you are not feeling too poorly and wish you a swift recovery. Meanwhile it would be good to keep an eye on your oxygen levels. Do you have an oximeter indoors? Have you access to the antivirals now available which have to be taken within the first five days?

Take care

Sue x

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Oh Poll sorry to hear you have the lurgy, pleased that you feel not so bad.

Hope you feel better soon, take care.

Pam x

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Hi Sue, cheers for your reply.
Yes we do have the oxygen reader. Too late for the anitviral…6 days in now.
Boudsx

Hi Bouds. I had it between Christmas and New Year and to be honest, it was just a bit of a cold. I had one day I felt a bit fluey and the next couple of days with a sore throat then it was all over. It took nearly ten days to test negative but I had no symptoms by then and was just bored not being able to go out! I am fully jabbed.

Hope you feel OK

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Hi, Thank goodness Covid is now a milder illness after vaccination.

I had Covid in December 2020 before vaccination was offered and ended up being blue lighted into resus! I was in hospital with Covid for eight days. Covid exacerbated my right sided weakness.

Wishing you well.

Sue x

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Hope it stays mild for you, and you are back to normal very soon. Interesting that your first two tests were negative and it took 5 days to get a positive one.

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So where did you think you got it hun? a lot of people triple vax seem to be getting covid.

it is mild omicron the figures in african are now right down. the trouble is with it though because it seems to have mild cold symtpoms a ton of people are not testing and then spreading it around to families. xxx you take care hun. xxx

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Hi CC, one of my carers has been off with it…so probably from her.

I knew I’d get it eventually.

Feeling better again today. Guess I am lucky it hasnt been worse. Fingers crossed it continues to get better.
Boudsx

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Get well soon Bouds x

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Well, I’ve just found the answer to this on TWIV latest update. Apparently it is now quite common to have the appearance of symptoms a few days before having a positive LFT. It is happening in the vaccinated and those who have had covid before. Symptoms are the expresssion of the immune system working, not of the degree of infection, so those who are immunised show symptoms very quickly. As their immune system is fighting off the virus there is then a much slower build up to the level of detectable virus - or maybe never reaches a level that is detectable at all. It is all those T-cells working!

So Bouds, that shows you’ve got an effective immune system thanks to those vaccines!

They are now saying that for people who are vaccinated don’t waste a test on the first day you have symptoms. Wait and see if you have symptoms the following day and then think about testing.

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4 days. I know 3 people who have had it and only tested positive 4 days after feeling a bit OFF, they still went to work so spreading it around. thats why it is spreading so quickly.

I got Delta mid November, started like a cold, then vomiting and diarrhea, fatigue and loss of taste and smell. Stayed in bed and ate a couple of biscuits over 5 days. Family thought my breathing sounded laboured over the phone and niece told me to get an oximeter from Amazon. Readings were around 68% I must have had what they term ‘happy hypoxia’ as I didn’t realise how starved of oxygen I had become. I asked 111 about it and they sent an ambulance straight away. Paramedic said I wouldn’t be pottering about much longer without intervention. Ended up in Covid isolation ward on oxygen, mostly CPAP 19 days. I developed blood clots in both lungs which were also stiffened by inflammation so could not get a deep breath. Doc didn’t pull any punches as to my chances of getting out but told me he would be the one who would be jumping on my heart and doing everything he could if I went into cardiac arrest! I was just about to get the booster when this happened so two jabs 61 and taking insulin for type 2. Left hospital on 9th of Dec. Took about another two weeks to be back to normal without breathlessness. Hopefully won’t get Omicron.

Happy Hypoxia article 'Happy hypoxia': unusual coronavirus effect baffles doctors | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Crikey Bob! You sure went through it old chap! So glad you’re back with us to tell the tale!
Take care.
Boudsx

Thanks for this info Zola. Hubby and I were very interested in these findings.
I’m doing ok chick.
Boudsx

Update, I’m continuing to to improve all. Thanks for your kind replies.
Feel so blessed not to have it as bad as some…and even worse, poor souls.

Keep safe all.
Boudsx

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Hi Bob
Good thing you got the oximeter just in time. I got one quite early on, having heard about the ‘happy hypoxic’. 68 was very low though. Hope you are making a good recovery now.

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Yes thanks guys, I definitely dodged a bullet.

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Hope you’re still doing ok and recover fully soon.
Charlotte x

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