Finally have COVID1
Thought I was immune as everyone seemed to be getting it except for me I even didn't catch it when my wife had it. Now I got it. Feels like bad cold. Hope I don't get worse. All vaxxed up.
YankeeTarheel wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:13 pm Been fighting it for 2 1/2 weeks now. I had 2 Moderna vax, + 3 Moderna boosters. Thought I was immune, too.
Woke Sunday over 2 weeks with a bit of a sort throat. Got worse all day. That evening I took a 15 minute test and it went pos after about a minute. Immediately on Paxlovid. After 5 day course I felt better and tested neg. Next morning? I tested pos in about 2 minutes again--ARGH! Then I started to really get sick. Every time I tried to sleep I'd feel I couldn't breathe. I was put on Symbicort a, steroid inhaler, Prednisone, Nasocort, Sudafed, Albuterol, and a couple of kinds of cough med. And....another 7 day course of Paxlovid. I'm doing much better now, and may take an 8th day of Pax. But still barely, barely Positive. Can't seem to kick it and I still feel like I have a head cold, but an ebbing head cold.
Meanwhile, my wife is 6 weeks past having her left hip replaced, and SHE got it from me. Luckily, one 5 day course of Paxlovid and she was fine again.
I personally blame TOS. He just HAD to play politics to make hated governors, both Dem and GOP, look bad. And so, it spread and spread, and mutated, when, had TOS simply followed the pandemic control manuals, probably 100,000 would have died rather than 1.1 million Americans
"Stay negative, folks!"TrueTexan wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:34 pm Wife and I have had symptoms of head congestion runny nose and cough. Well we did a COVID test and both negative. So we just have common colds thank goodness.
It's also deadly. There have been a lot of "mysterious deaths" of otherwise healthy people getting a blood clot or similar getting a heart attack or stroke out of the blue, who had Covid. Remember: It MIMICS a respiratory disease, but actually isn't.Bisbee wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:41 pm Get well soon you guys. Long Covid is a thing and really saps your energy & motivation.
Everyone's different. I've just finished the 2nd round of Paxlovid. FIrst was 5 days, 2nd was 8 days. 1st downer is a constant taste of metal + burnt orange peel. Unpleasant but tolerable. Main downer: Can't drink my nightly bourbon/rum/tequila. No good info on Paxlovid interaction with booze, other than a suggestion that it has an effect on liver function would make you get drunk faster on less alcohol.Wino wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:47 am Get well soon. My neighbor had a bad experience with Paxlovid, gut related - said cure worse than disease. Lots of fully vaxxed getting breakthru covid. Truly surprised I've avoided. (knock on wood)
Paxlovid did great things for my wife. So far seems to be reducing my snot and chest congestion.Wino wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:47 am Get well soon. My neighbor had a bad experience with Paxlovid, gut related - said cure worse than disease. Lots of fully vaxxed getting breakthru covid. Truly surprised I've avoided. (knock on wood)
wings wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:59 pm Covid + booze = a really bad time. Fuck - covid vaccine + booze = a really bad time. Don't drink and expose your system to Covid spike proteins.
I'm waiting for some of this mythical asymptomatic Covid. Sounds wonderful by comparison.