I have Covid :(

posted 2 weeks ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Newbee

Where/how do you think you got infected?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I’m so sorry, bee. I was in the same boat. We were SO careful. Masks everywhere. Zero gatherings, zero restaurants, NOTHING. I got it (in a mask) at the grocery store. 

I’m a little over 3 weeks into symptoms. The first few days were fairly mild. Then there were a few tougher days. By day 9 or so, I felt better. We’re at just over 3 weeks in, and I still have fatigue, a cough, reduced sense of taste, and very minimal sense of smell. 

Make sure you rest. I really can’t overstate it. For me at least, I still get so tired so easily, and that’s fairly normal. Stay hydrated. Sleep on your stomach! I took baby aspirin to help with the risk of blood clots. 

I know it’s hard, but most people recover fine (even if it takes a long time!). And there’s always the chance it may be mild. My husband felt like he had a cold for a few days, and that was it. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

So sorry, lady. Hoping you have a speedy recovery. What I’m hearing from my medical colleagues is that if you are going to get really ill, it will happen on day 7 or 8, if it doesn’t happen by then you’ll be on the mend. That’s anecdotal of course, but my one friend was just diagnosed and her doctor told her the same thing. 

My friend who has it says she’s okay during the day but feels worse at night. A very weird experience. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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@melearenee:  I had it, and came out of quarantine January 2nd. I too was careful; however, my fiancé and I are both essential workers, and I’m surprised we didn’t get it sooner. I still cough up mucus, and have an occasional stuffy nose, but I’m doing much better. The symptoms seem to come and go. I’ve read studies stating symptoms can last for months. Feel better soon! 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I haven’t had it (knock on wood), but several of my coworkers have and they said that symptoms came and went – sometimes they would feel great for a day or two and then be hit with extreme fatigue again. It is definitely different for a lot of people, and not everyone has the same experiences. I very much hope you are able to recover quickly and without incident!

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Worker bee

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@melearenee:  Oh, I’m so sorry! Yes, my husband and I both had it! We live in Californis which is totally shut down so we were only going to the grocery store or walking the dog, both masked. The day before Thanksgiving, my husband was riding his bike and crashed. He was treated in the ER. On December 6 he had a fever and a cough and tested negative for COVID. Four days later I developed a sore throat and got tested a couple of days after that. I was positive so he retested. His test was positive as well, indicating that his first test was a false negative. Both of us had very mild cases. I had shortness of breath and a sore throat and was very tired for about a week. He had a fever for two days and a cough that lingered for about two weeks. I’m 59 and he’s 65 but we’re both in very good health. We had already planned for virtual holiday celebrations and we weren’t seeing anyone so his false negative test didn’t infect anyone. At first, getting a positive result was shocking. We don’t go anywhere or see anyone! To be perfectly honest, now that we’ve had COVID, it feels liberating. We’re currently out of town helping our daughter and son-in-law with our granddaughter. We both still intend to get the vaccination. We’ve just moved further down the line for when we’re eligible.

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Buzzing bee

Oh no, I’m so sorry! We are having our own Covid issues. My SIL is living with us and coparenting. Well, last week we found out someone in the father’s household has covid. My SIL got tested and had a positive result. My husband and I subsequently got tested and it was negative – though it was the rapid test so we can’t be totally sure – and my SIL is staying elsewhere so we don’t get infected. Honestly, it’s been blissful not having her around, but it only lasts until Friday. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I’m so sorry bee. I hope you and the others on here have a smooth recovery and I hope you’re through the worst of it. How scary, not to mention completely miserable

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I’m recovering from it right now. My recovery has not been liner. Some days I feel great, others it’s a struggle to get up the stairs. I’m on day 11 right now. I felt like I had a terrible sinus infection. 

plus I’m filled with rage for the anti masker who got me sick. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m so sorry, bee! My Fiance and I both just got the okay to come out of quarantine after contracting it a couple weeks back. We are both essential workers but had been extremely cautious – no gatherings whatsoever, very minimal and distanced trips to the grocery store, etc – yet a COVID denier at work gave it to me and I in turn gave it to my Fiance.

Initially, I had a mild sore throat. I got tested the next day and was positive but just barely. That day both my Fiance and I had terrible headaches, body aches, and very mild fevers. I went back for a test the next day and my levels had jumped quite high with my Fiance also testing positive at nearly the same levels. Over the next few days it felt like I had a sinus infection which I am, unfortunately, used to. My Fiance meanwhile had sinus pressure and ear aches. Though we never got fevers again, we had some mild fatigue and eventually lost our sense of taste and smell – though those both returned within about 5 days. I also experienced random boughts of nausea around Days 7-8 but that quickly went away as well. Thankfully we never experienced shortness of breath or chest issues which I am incredibly relieved about.

While everyone is different and I am absolutely not a doctor, I can share what worked for us:

– Staying hydrated!

– We rested as much as we needed but also made ourselves walk around our house for a bit every day + do some light stretches. We’d also sit in the backyard in the sun for at least an hour daily (living in SoCal, we were able to do this).

– Teas (chamomile, ginger, green tea) and Theraflu were lifesavers.

– Zinc, Vitamin C tablets, and multi-vitamins daily

– Tylenol for headaches

– Cough drops as needed

– 1 Bayer baby aspirin (I believe they were 81 mg) at night to avoid the risk of blood clots. This was actually recommended by my doctor.

Also:

– If you have congestion, bring a pot of water to a boil, add about a teaspoon of Vicks VapoRub, then turn it off and put a towel over your head while you inhale the steam.

– If you can, try to cook yourself some hearty, dynamic meals. Lots of veggies including bell peppers, spinach/greens, chiles, etc. Again, I’m no doctor but my Fiance and I always felt better after a good meal.

 

Getting a COVID diagnosis is scary – and upsetting for those who have been cautious! – so I completely understand any anxiety you may be feeling. I hope something I’ve offered here helps you even in the slightest and I’m wishing you a speedy recovery!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: USA

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@melearenee:  I haven’t gotten it but just wanted to say I hope you only have a mild case and recover really soon!!

On the bright side I guess you’ll have the natural immunity before the shot is available! LOL. 

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Worker bee

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@melearenee:  I wish you the best! I forgot to mention that both my husband and I lost our sense of smell for a few days but it came back! It was very weird. Take care!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I have friends and aquaintances who have caught it. One friend still can’t taste or smell. Another has persistant leg weakness and feels crappy at night. A family friend’s young relative has organ damage (not sure what type). It’s craziness. I wish you well, bee

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