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Has anyone got their sense of smell and tatlste back yet?

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isitorisntit Sat 28-Mar-20 18:17:43

Day 15 for me. Another downturn day after feeling perkier yesterday.

No smell or taste since Fri 20th (day7).

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Luc1nda Sat 28-Mar-20 18:22:52

Can't this kind of thread be posted in the Coronavirus board?

isitorisntit Sat 28-Mar-20 18:29:38

@Luc1nda I tried. My phone will not change location.

I hope you're OK 😊

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yesterdayhasgone Sat 28-Mar-20 18:30:18

My dd has got it back, but only partially.

isitorisntit Sat 28-Mar-20 18:33:01

@yesterday how long did she lose it for in the end?

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pippishortsocks Sat 28-Mar-20 18:39:11

No, but then I won't get it back until the Autumn when all the pollen has buggered off.

Sleepsleepmeepmeep Sat 28-Mar-20 18:39:56

Day 15 from first symptoms and 7 days from loss of smell/ taste?
Whats it like?

Didntwanttochangemyname Sat 28-Mar-20 18:51:00

I got it back today! It's lovely to be able to taste the wine again!
It took 16 days from my first symptoms, it's felt like a very long time!
I hope yours comes back soon flowers

isitorisntit Sat 28-Mar-20 19:26:10

@sleep what's what like?

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isitorisntit Sat 28-Mar-20 19:27:25


Hooray. How are you feeling? What were your other symptoms like?

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Igglepigglesgrubbyblanket Sat 28-Mar-20 19:34:59

I'm partially getting mine back today. I'm 15 days since first symptoms and it's been about 6 days since I noticed a complete loss of sense of smell. I can now smell a few different things and there's a bit of flavour on some things now too

Utini Sat 28-Mar-20 19:36:23

For me it took about a week and a half before I started to notice smells again, then a few days to come back fully.

Didntwanttochangemyname Sat 28-Mar-20 19:50:49

@isitorisntit I think I had the classic 'mild' case, started with a scratchy throat, then a whopping migraine, and a day spent in bed feeling achey. Tight chest, burning lungs, then after 2/3 days of that I started to feel a bit more human, but it took about 10 for me to get back to normal.
I hope you feel better soon!

isitorisntit Sat 28-Mar-20 20:08:44

@igglepiggle almost same time line as me.

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yesterdayhasgone Sat 28-Mar-20 20:37:03

She lost it for about 10 days isitorisntit

isitorisntit Sun 29-Mar-20 10:46:12

I wish you all a speedy recovery.

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myself2020 Sun 29-Mar-20 11:07:49

about 10 days - not much other symptoms though, but the loss os smell was incredible

Popfan Sun 29-Mar-20 12:59:08

I was convinced I didn't have cv as I literally had a bit of a scratchy throat followed by a temp for 24 hours or so (last Monday). Then I lost my sense of taste yesterday. No other symptoms. My DS and DH both fine. If this is cv I'm probably about day 8?
I was thinking I'd be able to end my self isolation on Tuesday 're the 7 days guidance for me (since the temperature) although obviously DH and DS need to do the 14 days as I have no temperature or anything.
Do you think this will still be ok with the no taste thing or do I need to wait till it comes back? What have the rest of you done?

PolaDeVeboise Sun 29-Mar-20 13:14:29

I got the aches and cough about 12 days ago, and lost my sense of taste last Sunday night. It's started to partially come back, but comes and goes. I went out after 7 days.

isitorisntit Sun 29-Mar-20 16:28:38

I can smell! Only a few smells and they have to be strong and right under my nose, but oh my goodness, it's nice not to be so 'nosenumb'. No real sense of taste yet, only salty and sweet.

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tensmum1964 Sun 29-Mar-20 23:37:19

I havent had any other symptoms but have had no sense of smell or taste for about a week. My temp ranges from 37.4 to 37.6 but I don't feel.unwell. Do you think its possible that I either have or have had the virus? There is so much confusion out there about this.

callmeadoctor Sun 29-Mar-20 23:58:38

FGS how do any of you know this is CV, scaremongering at its best...........................

callmeadoctor Sun 29-Mar-20 23:59:26

And presumably you are all on social media telling all your mates?

yesterdayhasgone Mon 30-Mar-20 06:53:38

Out of all the possible symptoms I wouldn’t have thought telling people about losing the sense of taste and smell is scaremongering. More reassuring when you hear other people have it and get better.

Booboostwo Mon 30-Mar-20 07:17:54

I know it’s CV because my doctor who examined me for breathlessness told me so. He may be wrong but he probably isn’t. Loss of taste and smell has now been recognized as a CV symptom and interestingly for some asymptomatic people it may be the only symptom they have. What is your problem with all of this callmeadoctor?

Day 14 here and I am getting glimmers of smells.

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