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All the people I know who recently had Covid only took OTC products as needed and let it run its course. Most had mild or no symptoms and treated it the same as a cold or flu and it went away on its own. One person tested positive for 7 days, long after symptoms went away. I think I would just take my chances unless I had complications.
But were they (are you) vaxxed + boosted?
Vaxxed + boosted, our Covid was cold-like symptoms.
Our doc advised using Thera-Flu to address the symptoms.

Otherwise, taking your chances is risking your life.
 

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We went to a thrice postponed wedding on Friday night hoping to dodge the bullet but we both both got it. I started feeling it coming on on Sunday night and tested positive on Monday afternoon. My husband tested positive on Tuesday morning. He is mostly recovered and hasn't been that ill. I on the other had have been pretty sick, but being on immunosuppressants I am not surprised. Based upon my reactions to the vaccine I expected that I would have problems with the actual virus and that is exactly how it has gone. I ran a fever for 3 days - between 100 and 102 even on tylenol. Plus terrible fatigue, lots of coughing and body aches. I have been on paxlovid since Tuesday, hoping that I don't get a rebound case. It helps noticeably with my symptoms, but I am having GI issues and the weird taste in my mouth. So it's a mixed bag, but when it starts to wear off my lungs feel heavy and tickly. On the other hand a local guy, aged 35, passed away from covid three days ago, so I am going to give myself the best shot that I can. Here's a link to his gofund me - just for reference. Such a sad story. https://www.gofundme.com/f/anthony-vincent-reina-funeral-burial-expenses?qid=747aed9a5ecdfd477d440a81051f3ed3
Hope you feel better soon and don't have any lasting effects. Still so hard, honestly don't know the right things to do at this stage of this virus. I'm glad the paxlovid is helping you. And how sad about your local guy. My daughter still sees covid in the hospital, but much more likely it's a patient that was admitted for something else and they find out they also have covid.
 

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But were they (are you) vaxxed + boosted?
Vaxxed + boosted, our Covid was cold-like symptoms.
Our doc advised using Thera-Flu to address the symptoms.

Otherwise, taking your chances is risking your life.
Two were vaxxed and double boosted, 2 vaxxed + 1 boost, 1 vaxxed only, 2 no vax but had Covid early on. The double boosted were the only avid mask wearers that I know. The sickest person was double boosted and the two mildest were unvaxxed or vaxxed only. I'm vaxxed + 1 boost and won't boost again until new version is available. My 'take my chances' comment refers to not taking medication if I get it unless symptoms are very strong, similar to what I do if I get a bad cold. Unlike many people, I don't get a Zpak every time I get a cold because antibiotics do nothing for viruses and overuse causes resistance. I've found that many OTC treatments actually inhibit rapid healing since many symptoms are nature's way of fighting off the cold/flu. Every medication has some side effects so I prefer to keep healthy and let my body fight off infection unless it gets serious.
 

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Two were vaxxed and double boosted, 2 vaxxed + 1 boost, 1 vaxxed only, 2 no vax but had Covid early on. The double boosted were the only avid mask wearers that I know. The sickest person was double boosted and the two mildest were unvaxxed or vaxxed only. I'm vaxxed + 1 boost and won't boost again until new version is available. My 'take my chances' comment refers to not taking medication if I get it unless symptoms are very strong, similar to what I do if I get a bad cold. Unlike many people, I don't get a Zpak every time I get a cold because antibiotics do nothing for viruses and overuse causes resistance. I've found that many OTC treatments actually inhibit rapid healing since many symptoms are nature's way of fighting off the cold/flu. Every medication has some side effects so I prefer to keep healthy and let my body fight off infection unless it gets serious.
As a member of the, "vaxxed + 1 boost" club, I agree. Given the chance, the body can do so much on it's own, if you let it. Perhaps not as fast as we would like, but quite efficantly nontheless. I understand what's best for some isn't what's best for all and the body can use some help at times, but I'm a staunch supporter of the K.I.S.S. mantra.

In a different direction, did you ever wonder why a simple drug like Aspirin, even with it's side effects, has been around so long? It's cheap, not
flashy and is common everywhere. It's taken for granted, and not enough emphasis is placed on it. I had a doctor tell me once. "If I'm stranded on a desert island, and I can take just one drug with me, that's the one I'm taking."

Good luck and stay strong. ;)
 

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Just back from urgent care. My lung issue is actually an RA flare from covid in the connective tissues and joints in my chest - the lungs themselves are clear. But for those of us who are high risk, especially immunocompromised, we are truly on a different ride than everyone else. When I mentioned to the Dr. that I didn't expect to be sick this long he told me flat out that my recovery time will probably be twice that of everyone else. My illness will be "more" of everything. Now that I know how that looks and feels, I am going back to being cautious. I am honestly happy for everyone who is at low risk (and to be honest, a little jealous ;) ) and I wish that was my reality but I guess this means fewer city trips for me and a lot more outdoor adventures going forward.
 

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Today my wife thought she tested negative but it eventually turned positive a while later. I tested a strong positive. We both feel ok but tired. I slept 14 hours last night and now I am thinking about taking a nap, lol. I'm out of energy probably from sleeping too much. I'm also occasionally coughing up big chunks of phlegm. Both of us are not really interested in cooking or eating. I think it's been eleven days since this started with at least five where I actually felt sick. Now I feel very lethargic. We are both vaxxed but not boosted.

My sister in law was taken off Paxlovid by her doctor after half the treatment because of the metallic taste and nausea. I'm told she is in the headache part. She is a retired ICU nurse that was vaxxed and boosted as required by her work. My niece also came down with covid this week. She is about 40. She works for the hospital and is vaxxed and boosted. This is her second bout with covid.

In the past I have been much sicker than with the covid we caught. I have never experienced a headache in all of life like this covid headache. It lasted a few days and was the most noticeable of my symptoms.

I hope you all get better soon.

Bill
 

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Today my wife thought she tested negative but it eventually turned positive a while later. I tested a strong positive. We both feel ok but tired. I slept 14 hours last night and now I am thinking about taking a nap, lol. I'm out of energy probably from sleeping too much. I'm also occasionally coughing up big chunks of phlegm. Both of us are not really interested in cooking or eating. I think it's been eleven days since this started with at least five where I actually felt sick. Now I feel very lethargic. We are both vaxxed but not boosted.

My sister in law was taken off Paxlovid by her doctor after half the treatment because of the metallic taste and nausea. I'm told she is in the headache part. She is a retired ICU nurse that was vaxxed and boosted as required by her work. My niece also came down with covid this week. She is about 40. She works for the hospital and is vaxxed and boosted. This is her second bout with covid.

In the past I have been much sicker than with the covid we caught. I have never experienced a headache in all of life like this covid headache. It lasted a few days and was the most noticeable of my symptoms.

I hope you all get better soon.

Bill
Hope you and wife feel better soon, Bill.
Maybe Pedialyte or Gatorade would help if y'all haven't been eating for several days.
 

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Today my wife thought she tested negative but it eventually turned positive a while later. I tested a strong positive. We both feel ok but tired. I slept 14 hours last night and now I am thinking about taking a nap, lol. I'm out of energy probably from sleeping too much. I'm also occasionally coughing up big chunks of phlegm. Both of us are not really interested in cooking or eating. I think it's been eleven days since this started with at least five where I actually felt sick. Now I feel very lethargic. We are both vaxxed but not boosted.

My sister in law was taken off Paxlovid by her doctor after half the treatment because of the metallic taste and nausea. I'm told she is in the headache part. She is a retired ICU nurse that was vaxxed and boosted as required by her work. My niece also came down with covid this week. She is about 40. She works for the hospital and is vaxxed and boosted. This is her second bout with covid.

In the past I have been much sicker than with the covid we caught. I have never experienced a headache in all of life like this covid headache. It lasted a few days and was the most noticeable of my symptoms.

I hope you all get better soon.

Bill
The doctor said that fatigue is a hallmark of this variant. I slept most of Monday and Tuesday. Hope that you guys feel better soon.
 

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Just back from urgent care. My lung issue is actually an RA flare from covid in the connective tissues and joints in my chest - the lungs themselves are clear. But for those of us who are high risk, especially immunocompromised, we are truly on a different ride than everyone else. When I mentioned to the Dr. that I didn't expect to be sick this long he told me flat out that my recovery time will probably be twice that of everyone else. My illness will be "more" of everything. Now that I know how that looks and feels, I am going back to being cautious. I am honestly happy for everyone who is at low risk (and to be honest, a little jealous ;) ) and I wish that was my reality but I guess this means fewer city trips for me and a lot more outdoor adventures going forward.
So sorry, Katherine. I hope you feel better soon. I have so many mixed feelings these days. Locking up 90 year olds so they don't catch this has been painful to watch (not mention some days as long as 14 hours or so of Alexa support - no Mom, do not leave your room, no Mom, tell your friend to leave your room, you have covid). I'm all for letting them loose and letting things run it's course, as is the current scenario at my Mom's AL. And then I have to follow up those thoughts with... as long as no one dies. If anyone dies (and no one has, to my knowledge, at my Mom's AL), it's going to be hard to process through. I'll also add that the 1st time my mother had covid the man down the hall died but they said it wasn't covid (I'm not sure I believe that). But this round 10 of 12 plus who knows how much staff, have weathered thru things well (although it's not over yet) and doesn't speak to the entire facility, only my mother's memory care unit. Yesterday we got our 2nd booster as we are traveling to France and Ireland in 2 weeks. Then we are locking down as there is a grandbaby due in September that I hope to be able to be with my daughter for. And then who knows, we're back in lockdown mode, I think. Or we may travel some while my daughter is on maternity leave (3 or 4 months) and just isolate or test before we see them again. We just have to juggle the lives we are living with what is going on with covid. And realize this is so much harder for someone at higher risk. I hope you feel better soon and like to think that since we've had it, the next time will be a little easier, our bodies know how to fight better. Maybe just chance, but this booster so far is not much more than a sore arm ( but has been less than a day since we got it).
 

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... In a different direction, did you ever wonder why a simple drug like Aspirin, even with it's side effects, has been around so long? It's cheap, not flashy and is common everywhere. It's taken for granted, and not enough emphasis is placed on it. I had a doctor tell me once. "If I'm stranded on a desert island, and I can take just one drug with me, that's the one I'm taking." ...
Gee, that sounds sort of familiar. I think I remember one or two or ALL of the pandemic experts (that were recognized by their peers prior to COVID) saying something to the effect of, if they only had one tool to use against COVID it would be the vaccines.

Imagine where we would be if a whackjob fringe group had been around when aspirin was developed, and we had allowed them the platforms from which they could ridiculously and ignorantly deny its efficacy to the extent that the COVID vaccines have been?

<eyeroll>
 

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Just back from urgent care. My lung issue is actually an RA flare from covid in the connective tissues and joints in my chest - the lungs themselves are clear. But for those of us who are high risk, especially immunocompromised, we are truly on a different ride than everyone else. When I mentioned to the Dr. that I didn't expect to be sick this long he told me flat out that my recovery time will probably be twice that of everyone else. My illness will be "more" of everything. Now that I know how that looks and feels, I am going back to being cautious. I am honestly happy for everyone who is at low risk (and to be honest, a little jealous ;) ) and I wish that was my reality but I guess this means fewer city trips for me and a lot more outdoor adventures going forward.
Oh boy, I understand that envy/jealousy!

Sending good thoughts for your recovery, Katherine.
 

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I have an appointment with a specialist on Wednesday and they want a negative pcr test taken within three days of the visit for him to see me
they want me to drive to the clinic for the test. The problem, with road repairs it is a three hour round trip.
the local hospital won’t give me the test, the local walk in clinic won’t give me the test, the local doctor I had lined up to see won’t test me without a script from the specialist, and the specialist thinks I should drive there for the test.
I have an appointment at Walgreens but they warn sometimes it takes longer for test results.
why is it so hard to get a pcr test?
 
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I just don't understand how so many are still so misinformed.

* One staff member at my Mom's AL thinks he just got covid because he vaccinated
* Someone else asked if my mother would test positive because she vaccinated
* People still don't seem to understand the difference between rapid test and pcr's
* Hot tub talk with another guest and my BFF who was on a respirator for over a month (calls her intubation scar her reminder of how lucky she is to be alive), other guest asks her if she vaccinated after she recovered (vaccines weren't available when she caught - actually, she went to ER on Saturday, her vaccine was scheduled for Monday - that close). But other guest then said she wasn't going to vaccinate because it might give her covid. How do people believe this?

There is still so much that we don't know, but cripes, there is stuff we do know. Such a shame it is muddied by so much misinformation.
 

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I have an appointment with a specialist on Wednesday and they want a negative pcr test taken within three days of the visit for him to see me
theyvwant me to drive to the clinic for the test. The problem, with road repairs it is a three hour round trip
the local hospital won’t give me the test, the walk in clinic won’t give me the test, the local doctor I had lined up to see won’t test me without a script fro the specialist, and the specialist thinks I should drive there for the test.
I have an appointment at Walgreens but they warn sometimes it takes longer for test results
Uggg... have you had covid recently (that you know of)? They really shouldn't be looking at PCR test results like that. OTH, I have had good success with PCR tests (at Walgreen's and our local testing center here) coming back sooner than expected. I hope your Walgreen's test is soon.
 

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So sorry, Katherine. I hope you feel better soon. I have so many mixed feelings these days. Locking up 90 year olds so they don't catch this has been painful to watch (not mention some days as long as 14 hours or so of Alexa support - no Mom, do not leave your room, no Mom, tell your friend to leave your room, you have covid). I'm all for letting them loose and letting things run it's course, as is the current scenario at my Mom's AL. And then I have to follow up those thoughts with... as long as no one dies. If anyone dies (and no one has, to my knowledge, at my Mom's AL), it's going to be hard to process through. I'll also add that the 1st time my mother had covid the man down the hall died but they said it wasn't covid (I'm not sure I believe that). But this round 10 of 12 plus who knows how much staff, have weathered thru things well (although it's not over yet) and doesn't speak to the entire facility, only my mother's memory care unit. Yesterday we got our 2nd booster as we are traveling to France and Ireland in 2 weeks. Then we are locking down as there is a grandbaby due in September that I hope to be able to be with my daughter for. And then who knows, we're back in lockdown mode, I think. Or we may travel some while my daughter is on maternity leave (3 or 4 months) and just isolate or test before we see them again. We just have to juggle the lives we are living with what is going on with covid. And realize this is so much harder for someone at higher risk. I hope you feel better soon and like to think that since we've had it, the next time will be a little easier, our bodies know how to fight better. Maybe just chance, but this booster so far is not much more than a sore arm ( but has been less than a day since we got it).
I hear you. We became first time grandparents this year and between vacation trips and seeing our granddaughter we have been *so careful*, just so that we didn't miss any travel and/or god forbid, bring it home to the baby. And those precautions worked. We went to that wedding and we knew the risks. When we got sick I figured "oh well". We had no upcoming trips until later this month so no big deal. I never, in a million years, expected to be ill for a week+. I have to go back to the office on Monday even if I am not 100%. My boss is of the mind that the pandemic is over, it's just a cold blah, blah, blah. He was mad when I got my second booster "it's not going to help!". It will be interesting to see how he feels about it on Monday because it was an awful time for me to miss a full week of work and it really inconvenienced him. But I couldn't even get out of bed for two days, and the next two days just getting dressed and going downstairs was an accomplishment. I tried to do some work but I was so fatigued that even the mindless work took a lot of energy. I kept nodding off. It has been a mess.

I also agree about retirement facilities. My mom is moving into one in November and I just don't see how they can function and keep everyone healthy. On the other hand what kind of life is it where you are isolated? They are such a high risk group I don't know what a good solution looks like. My mom's independent living facility has three "restaurants", about 500 residents, tons of social groups. How in the world can you minimize risk in that setting? My daughter works at a camp for kids. All that I can say is that this summer has been crazy, with outbreaks among both staff and campers. Parent's are furious that their kid got sick at camp. Do they live under a rock? What did they expect would happen when they sent their kid off to a group setting for a week? This school year will be more of the same. I really hope that at some point people can stop getting covid. If we have to do 4 seasons of this every year I don't know how staffing shortages and supply chain issues will ever get resolved.

After my experience I realize that *I* am going to have to continue to be more vigilant than the average person. I don't want to do this multiple times a year. I am more likely to contract things because of my medication, and I am more likely to have a difficult time with the illness. No thanks. I realize that for the majority covid isn't a big deal (although even for those folks I can't imagine being blasé about being sick multiple times a year), but I just hope for a little understanding from others who don't have to mitigate and also less skepticism about how this affects people in the high risk group.
 

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Gee, that sounds sort of familiar. I think I remember one or two or ALL of the pandemic experts (that were recognized by their peers prior to COVID) saying something to the effect of, if they only had one tool to use against COVID it would be the vaccines.

Imagine where we would be if a whackjob fringe group had been around when aspirin was developed, and we had allowed them the platforms from which they could ridiculously and ignorantly deny its efficacy to the extent that the COVID vaccines have been?

<eyeroll>
Well, well, well. Sue, It's always a pleasure I must say. I've missed our episodes of, donner et prendre. Okay, not really however, it seems you're doing well and for that I'm glad. Keep up the good work. :thumbup:
 

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Misinformation is big business. Contributions, book sales, herbal remedies, seminars, t-shirts, coffee mugs.

How many of you really believed that Alex Jones brings in $70-80 million dollars a year. I think that is underestimating his revenue, but the point is, it is easy to make stuff up that is untrue. Newspapers are still written at the 4th grade level.
 

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I hear you. We became first time grandparents this year and between vacation trips and seeing our granddaughter we have been *so careful*, just so that we didn't miss any travel and/or god forbid, bring it home to the baby. And those precautions worked. We went to that wedding and we knew the risks. When we got sick I figured "oh well". We had no upcoming trips until later this month so no big deal. I never, in a million years, expected to be ill for a week+. I have to go back to the office on Monday even if I am not 100%. My boss is of the mind that the pandemic is over, it's just a cold blah, blah, blah. He was mad when I got my second booster "it's not going to help!". It will be interesting to see how he feels about it on Monday because it was an awful time for me to miss a full week of work and it really inconvenienced him. But I couldn't even get out of bed for two days, and the next two days just getting dressed and going downstairs was an accomplishment. I tried to do some work but I was so fatigued that even the mindless work took a lot of energy. I kept nodding off. It has been a mess.

I also agree about retirement facilities. My mom is moving into one in November and I just don't see how they can function and keep everyone healthy. On the other hand what kind of life is it where you are isolated? They are such a high risk group I don't know what a good solution looks like. My mom's independent living facility has three "restaurants", about 500 residents, tons of social groups. How in the world can you minimize risk in that setting? My daughter works at a camp for kids. All that I can say is that this summer has been crazy, with outbreaks among both staff and campers. Parent's are furious that their kid got sick at camp. Do they live under a rock? What did they expect would happen when they sent their kid off to a group setting for a week? This school year will be more of the same. I really hope that at some point people can stop getting covid. If we have to do 4 seasons of this every year I don't know how staffing shortages and supply chain issues will ever get resolved.

After my experience I realize that *I* am going to have to continue to be more vigilant than the average person. I don't want to do this multiple times a year. I am more likely to contract things because of my medication, and I am more likely to have a difficult time with the illness. No thanks. I realize that for the majority covid isn't a big deal (although even for those folks I can't imagine being blasé about being sick multiple times a year), but I just hope for a little understanding from others who don't have to mitigate and also less skepticism about how this affects people in the high risk group.
So sorry you have to go back to work in person, and for not having an understanding boss. Hope he doesn't blame you if some of your coworkers or himself gets sick with COVID.
 

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So sorry you have to go back to work in person, and for not having an understanding boss. Hope he doesn't blame you if some of your coworkers or himself gets sick with COVID.
Thank you for your kind words. He's otherwise a good guy but he has had it with covid, that's for sure. He's been minimizing my issues with my medication and this last week was probably a reality check. Turns out that my doctor was right afterall. Hopefully he will be quieter going forward!
 

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Uggg... have you had covid recently (that you know of)? They really shouldn't be looking at PCR test results like that. OTH, I have had good success with PCR tests (at Walgreen's and our local testing center here) coming back sooner than expected. I hope your Walgreen's test is soon.
I hope I'm not talking out of turn but @rapmarks recently shared that she's newly facing a serious health issue. It stands to reason that others who will be in the same facility in which she's seeing the specialist on Wednesday will also be dealing with compromised health putting them at high risk for COVID complications, so it doesn't sound unreasonable that the facility asks all patients to get the COVID test that returns the most reliable results.

I do agree, though, that they should not be forcing their patients to jump through hoops and be inconvenienced by the tests. They should be making it as easy as possible, and any of rapmarks' suggestions for getting tested closer to home should be allowed.
 

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I hope I'm not talking out of turn but @rapmarks recently shared that she's newly facing a serious health issue. It stands to reason that others who will be in the same facility in which she's seeing the specialist on Wednesday will also be dealing with compromised health putting them at high risk for COVID complications, so it doesn't sound unreasonable that the facility asks all patients to get the COVID test that returns the most reliable results.

I do agree, though, that they should not be forcing their patients to jump through hoops and be inconvenienced by the tests. They should be making it as easy as possible, and any of rapmarks' suggestions for getting tested closer to home should be allowed.
More likely I am the one talking out of turn :) It is just so frustrating that rules are all over the map. Agree, as I recall @rapmarks is facing some serious health issues. But, again speaking out of turn, how much can she afford to put off treatment? I agree she'll likely be around other very serious ill people. My son-in-law/daughter's 2 year old niece is undergoing very extreme treatment for Ewing sarcoma. Her family and grandparents were all positive, she was the last of them to test positive. Because she was asymptomatic, they still did treatment (finishing up chemo and starting radiation). And they allowed her positive mother to stay with her, because the 2 year old was so upset when they tried to separate them.

In the hospital where where my daughter works, after 10 or 14 days they are no longer considered contagious. They do not retest. They are on the floor with other non-covid patients. They adjust policy all the time, but the 10/14 day thing has been in place for quite some time.

Obviously this specialist gets to make the call, but is that feasible or practical today? And I guess it doesn't matter how anyone but the specialist feels about this.

You can PCR test positive for a long time. I'll post an excerpt at the end so it's not so mixed in the middle of my comments.

Maybe they need a baseline (and should make things a lot more convenient for their patients) but then wouldn't a negative rapid test the day of a visit make a whole lot more sense?

And maybe if you PCR test positive they then fall into a different criteria? Maybe the question here is what will they do moving forward if she PCR tests positive on Wednesday? Is this a requirement for every visit?

More from the peanut gallery - isn't it crazy that in 2022, this is a review of 113 studies? Seriously?

OK... here's the excerpt from an article I found on the Verywellhealth.com website:

PCR tests are more sensitive, and are able to detect the presence of the virus earlier. But they can also detect the presence of COVID-19 well past the point of when it’s contagious.

"We found that after [people] recovered from any symptoms, we could occasionally detect very low levels of RNA, which was the target of the [PCR] test, for up to 12 weeks,” Alan Wells, MD, DMSc, medical director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical Laboratories, told Verywell.

According to a CDC review of 113 studies, COVID-19 is only contagious ranging from two to three days before symptom onset to eight days after.
 

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My wife I traveled to upstate New York for a wedding in late July, and and she got sick with covid just 2 days after we got back. It took me a week longer to catch it. She is back at work, but still testing positive 15 days later. I was pretty wiped out last week, but doing better this week. Tomorrow will be day 10 for me, i will test again then. My Dr said I was not a good candidate for Paxlovid, due to some of my other meds.
 

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My wife I traveled to upstate New York for a wedding in late July, and and she got sick with covid just 2 days after we got back. It took me a week longer to catch it. She is back at work, but still testing positive 15 days later. I was pretty wiped out last week, but doing better this week. Tomorrow will be day 10 for me, i will test again then. My Dr said I was not a good candidate for Paxlovid, due to some of my other meds.
I noticed I was sleeping way more, and when I did finally test negative 9 days later, I was still wanting to sleep. It was three days with the headache for me as my main problem. My wife had a cough starting the day we first tested her. She also had a headache for a couple of days. My wife still doesn't have her sense of smell and taste back to normal. One of my grand daughters had covid last November and she still doesn't have her sense of taste or smell back to normal.

Anyway, good to hear you are doing better.

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Well, Covid finally caught up with us as well. Hubby tested positive two days ago and I tested negative. Both of us are vax’d and double boostered.
Good news and bad news. Good news is that hubby’s case is pretty mild. He had gotten way sicker than this when he had the flu a few months ago and was sick for two weeks (and thought it was Covid) . Bad news is that we are in Ireland and were doing testing prior to boarding a cruise on Friday. Hubby will test again tomorrow to see if the infection is cleared but at this point it looks like the cruise is not happening. We stopped touring in Ireland as soon as we got the first positive test. Hubby has no symptoms at this point and we could start touring on Friday (10 days post symptoms) if we stayed on in Ireland (and found a place to stay) but at this point we would just try to fly home.
Pharmacist warned me it’s likely I’ll possibly get Covid next. So another reason to go home since I’d rather be sick at home than abroad. Or on a cruise ship.
 
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