General Discussion: Covid


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bungleski
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542 posts since 21/7/11

10 Jan 2021 17:43
beardywierdy wrote: Yes mate, positive test on 01st jan

Same, woke up 1st Jan to a text from NHS confirming I had it as had my missus.

Fever, sweats and fatigue for the first few days, thought I’d got away with not loosing smell/taste but that went on the 4th. Started feeling a bit normal on Wednesday so logged back on to work, but was difficult to concentrate.

Today first day out of quarantine, glad it was decent weather so I could get out for a walk (and get the kids out who’ve been bouncing off the walls for 10 days).

Taste and smell not back, but the cough has subsided and not feeling tired anymore.

Gonna try for a run tomorrow, see how that goes
beardywierdy
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716 posts since 8/1/13

10 Jan 2021 17:51
My Mrs got it first; she is a teacher but could not have picked it up from school as finished in December. So, no idea where we picked it up but I totally underestimated the illness. I thought it would last a few days and that would be it.

Curiously, the Mrs fared a lot better- she lost her taste etc but just had cold symptoms and our daughter never caught it.

I must admit that I have not been the best at Social distancing etc but not been out for ages as the pubs in Manchester are shut
mikon_nikon
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162 posts since 10/12/16

posted 10 Jan 2021 18:02, edited 10 Jan 2021 18:02
bungleski wrote: Gonna try for a run tomorrow, see how that goes

everyone's experience will be a bit different and I can only talk of my own, but f*ck me my first bike ride back after having it was a strange one. the ride itself wasn't too bad - lungs actually felt pretty decent - it was the immediate hours and days after… could barely walk up the stairs that evening and the following couple of days (i ride 150-250km a week in the spring summer and very rarely feel it after riding). the fatigue and aches set in super hard. i guess that's my way of saying don't push it too hard.

had very similar symptoms to everyone else here but managed to swerve the cough somehow (i'm asthmatic so was surprised about that) and my recovery was anything but linear. took about 4 weeks from initially feeling sick to properly feeling better, with 24-48 hour periods during which i'd feel totally fine and then feel sick again (which i appreciate is a minor inconvenience compared to those who get it badly).

it never got that bad. it was just weird. not in a hurry to get it again.

carlos
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971 posts since 20/1/08

10 Jan 2021 18:26
Got a positive result on Boxing day and came out of isolation just under a week ago. Misses is a ward sister on the 'rona wards so it was only a matter of time, despite all the safety and PPE.

Had the cough and tight chest which had me worried as I have pretty bad asthma, but it didn't amount to much. Worst was that my smell and taste vanished and still hasn't come back.

Rapid lateral flow tests were negative throughout and still are for both of us, but PCR tests came back positive. Total waste of time, those quick tests IMO
LFC
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5512 posts since 14/6/11

posted 10 Jan 2021 18:35, edited 10 Jan 2021 18:35
Yeah my taste and smell was fucked for about 4-6 weeks. That was the shittest part. You know the fever and sweats is guna go but felt like that was never coming back. Girlfriends is still fucked from March.
joeyjojo
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4580 posts since 24/8/06

10 Jan 2021 18:36
Eek Almost a year ?????
LFC
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5512 posts since 14/6/11

10 Jan 2021 18:48
Yep. Has a strange taste in her mouth constantly, she describes it as sort of when you eat garlic and you know that taste is there, but it doesn’t taste of garlic just strange taste. Food tastes different to her now. She’s gone off nearly every perfume as they all smell different to her now. Feel well sorry for her cos I’d be gutted.
cutandpaste
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607 posts since 11/6/10

10 Jan 2021 19:08
Had symptoms present on 18th Dec, was dozy as fuck and just knackered to start with.

Was in bed for 2 days with fever and muscle aches, cough was pretty minor tbh. The aches were the newest/strangest experience for me, probably only stopped a week ago.

Going for a run tomorrow which will be first since recovery, will keep it pretty light.

MerciBeau
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4360 posts since 7/7/06

10 Jan 2021 20:04
beardywierdy wrote: My Mrs got it first; she is a teacher but could not have picked it up from school as finished in December. So, no idea where we picked it up but I totally underestimated the illness. I thought it would last a few days and that would be it.

Curiously, the Mrs fared a lot better- she lost her taste etc but just had cold symptoms and our daughter never caught it.

I must admit that I have not been the best at Social distancing etc but not been out for ages as the pubs in Manchester are shut

Was the same story for me and my missus when we both got it. After some digging it seems like men are about twice as likely to go into critical condition or die from rona if you look at the stats.
bungleski
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542 posts since 21/7/11

10 Jan 2021 20:32
I was definitely worse than my missus. She only got a test done because I was, she didn’t have symptoms when we went. She ended up only getting a slight cough and some tiredness, but she’s pregnant so could have been nothing to do with the COVID.

Didn’t get my kids tested, neither of them have displayed any symptoms although likelihood is they probably have had it too.
Goldie
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4806 posts since 17/10/07

10 Jan 2021 21:28
LFC wrote: Yep. Has a strange taste in her mouth constantly, she describes it as sort of when you eat garlic and you know that taste is there, but it doesn’t taste of garlic just strange taste. Food tastes different to her now. She’s gone off nearly every perfume as they all smell different to her now. Feel well sorry for her cos I’d be gutted.

Jeez, that's shite Sad
joeyjojo
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4580 posts since 24/8/06

10 Jan 2021 21:38
Yeah LFC surely you couldn’t handle that! Cry not smelling your perfumes
carlos
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971 posts since 20/1/08

10 Jan 2021 22:03
LFC wrote: describes it as sort of when you eat garlic and you know that taste is there, but it doesn’t taste of garlic just strange taste.

Totally get this. It's the same with spices and hot food. You can feel the heat just not the taste. Weirdest sensation to have.

First run back after "recovering" was interesting, too. Felt like the lungs were burning up after a couple of miles and had to cut it short.

Wouldn't wish it on anyone
bungleski
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542 posts since 21/7/11

11 Jan 2021 07:41
carlos wrote: First run back after "recovering" was interesting, too. Felt like the lungs were burning up after a couple of miles and had to cut it short.

Wouldn't wish it on anyone

This. Definitely too soon to go for a run post COVID this morning. Can normally push myself to complete a run even if I’m not feeling it, but had to walk the last km home. Started out alright, but after about 3k my lungs were killing. Got to 4k and had to stop.

@carlos, how long before you were able to get back to normal with runs?
carlos
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971 posts since 20/1/08

11 Jan 2021 08:17
I've not long come out the other side so not sure. I'm no athlete but try to get at least 4 runs in each week, minimum of 5k.

Not been able to get past 3k without having to catch a breather and then usually end up walking last stretch home.

Few mates had it in Lockdown 1 and said it took them a couple of months to get back to normal so I'm hoping sooner rather than later
m15try
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1254 posts since 18/8/09

11 Jan 2021 08:47
Had it back in March and it knocked me for six.

Fever was the worst aspect as I couldn’t sleep well for about a week. Only had difficulty breathing towards the back end of week 2 when I thought I was through the worst. Not much of a cough throughout. Loss of smell and taste was bizarre as you’re not congested - it’s as if someone’s flicked a switch.

Missus was absolutely fine though. Just the taste and smell change which hasn’t recovered after 10 months Puzzled
bungleski
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542 posts since 21/7/11

11 Jan 2021 08:51
Your running routine sounds similar to mine, although had upped distance to 7.5k in December to help bring down my 5k pb.

Reckon I’m gonna give it another week before going out again. Proper sucks as I was planning to get on it in Jan with my running, fingers crossed it doesn’t take too long to get back to normal.
JustinCredible
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2681 posts since 11/6/08

11 Jan 2021 09:29
Had it late October, almost certainly caught it from playing Football then back to the pub after every match.

Was feverish for two or three days then just feeling rough for maybe four or five days - constant cough, slight trouble breathing, snotty nose etc. but got off lightly judging by what I've read above.

Mrs caught it from me but other than generally feeling tired / rough was ok.
Kingmob07
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9128 posts since 11/5/07

11 Jan 2021 22:24
joeyjojo wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote:
joeyjojo wrote: Anyone else feel it’s just a matter of time before you get it ?

Which would make lockdown for a year totally redundant. You don’t ‘kill’ or ‘defeat’ a virus.

All you’re doing is prolonging how long it takes for everyone to get it and (on the whole) get over it.

I don’t think that’s true though because if only one person has corona and they isolate and get over it where can people get it from? Unless someone eats another bat?
But yeah it’s weird a couple I know here have literally not done a thing since last May. Barely been out; only to there local whop 50 m away. Haven’t seen anyone, gone anywhere etc. Just stayed and worked in their flat and they both got it a few weeks ago. All that for nothing you’ve basically wasted 6 months of your life.

Wow, and I was starting to wonder why we were in another Lockdown.
bruk
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3735 posts since 2/11/06

11 Jan 2021 22:45
Pretty sure I had it last March. Had fever, aches, incredibly sore throat followed by fatigue and chest tightness/shortness of breath. No testing at that point so struggled through it. 10 months on my lung capacity still hasn’t returned to normal and my oesophagus isn’t right at all. Constantly wheezy. Finally had a chest X-ray at the weekend so we’ll see what that throws up.