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Tested positive. Random symptoms ?

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Itstimeslikethesewegiveandgive Sat 02-May-20 12:03:57

Anyone else
Positive test. No temp, no fever , no cough, no flu.
Mild sore back at kidney area, Red puffy almost swollen looking cheeks, blocked and runny nose-feels like a head cold but no headache as such. One day of the mildest sore throat.
So far that’s all. No wonder this spreads so wildly. I had no idea I had it. Most people wouldn’t expect with these symptoms? Was still working.. tested just incase really as it’s rife at work. And it’s split with a mix of people really unwell, one in ICU now- and the rest have random symptoms and some have none at all but are testing positive?!
One persons only symptom is constant sickness!

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Slippersflippers Sat 02-May-20 12:23:09

I’ve had muscle aches the past few days, overnight last night I had a headache and kept waking up bathed in sweat. Today I’m slightly shivery, slight headache. I’ve got an occasional itchy cough. No other real symptoms.

DH still goes out to work so we would be eligible for a test for the family. DH had a few days of the same aches and fatigue. Teen kids have no symptoms.

I’m not sure I feel unwell enough to even bother testing. I guess it would be useful if I did though.

crazycatgal Sat 02-May-20 12:35:29

A couple of days ago I started with a bit of back and abdominal pain, aches, dizziness, shivers, feeling lethargic and a sore throat. I don't have a cough or temp so would feel a bit of an idiot getting a test but on the other hand I'm a teacher going to school and wouldn't want to infect anyone if I had it.

LadyPenelope68 Sat 02-May-20 12:55:01

People with severe symptoms and critical workers are struggling to get tests, yet you booked a test with no symptoms, out of interest basically?? Unbelievable.

Realitea Sat 02-May-20 13:11:09

LadyPenelope68, I don’t think that’s the case. All employers get access to testing now for their staff to prevent it spreading, especially those who are asymptomatic. They’re just as important to be tested as they could spread it and not even know they are
It’s now not that hard to get a test at all
I’ve been tested and I’m not an essential worker, it was part of kings college research to see who in the community is carrying it

LeFluffyPants Sat 02-May-20 13:12:12

Perhaps the OP is a critical worker though? She does says it’s rife at her work!

Fascinating OP and yes no wonder it spreads so fast with many people having such random symptoms! How long ago did you test positive? I really hope it stays mild for you and passes quickly x

Mrhodgeymaheg Sat 02-May-20 13:37:05

People with severe symptoms and critical workers are struggling to get tests, yet you booked a test with no symptoms, out of interest basically?? Unbelievable.

No you are. You have no idea what this persons circumstances are and where they work. If they work in a hospital or a care home, it's likely they will be tested if they are suspected or there may be random tests for monitoring purposes. This is to protect other people.

What this boils down to is there haven't been enough tests for everyone and that is the governments fault. Direct your judgement and blame to the correct person.

Itstimeslikethesewegiveandgive Sat 02-May-20 13:38:50

My employer arranged the test. After discovering a huge amount of staff testing positive, who had none of the usual expected symptoms. I work directly with covid patients and vulnerable people who need to be protected from workers carrying this virus. How can we do that without testing?
And it’s not an issue in my area to get a test at all. Key workers can book a test, as can their families if they are positive.

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Itstimeslikethesewegiveandgive Sat 02-May-20 13:43:44

@LadyPenelope68 actually, does that mean you would rather I didn’t get tested, because then I wouldn’t know that I have it. And in turn, a lot of people could die.

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Itstimeslikethesewegiveandgive Sat 02-May-20 13:46:34

@crazycatgal I would not hesitate to get a test. There are so many people around me testing positive. With symptoms like yours

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Layladylay234 Sat 02-May-20 13:55:36

Can I ask, how did you all get tests? My partner has come down with symptoms and he's been travelling for work so is eligible. But when I log on, it says there are 72 spaces at local centre over next 5 days, but none come up once I click on it

mindutopia Sat 02-May-20 14:41:17

That's really interesting to hear. I hope it continues to be mild for you and you make a speedy recovery. I had a cold/lower respiratory tract infection in late February/early March, which left me unusually wheezy for several weeks. At the time, I didn't really think much of it. It was clearly a cold than then went to my chest. I didn't have a dry cough (though I did eventually when I became wheezy). And I didn't have a fever. I did have 'hot flashes' for probably about 10 days. Not a fever (as far as I know, though I don't carry a thermometer around with me), but I would randomly just feel hot and faint and sweaty, and then it would pass. I work in Central London in an infectious diseases clinic (but in clinical research). We had all the warning posters up, but none of the criteria fit me (didn't have a dry cough, didn't have a fever, had not recently returned from any high risk countries). I have had colleagues who then tested positive shortly after, but I really had never considered that I might have had it until recently. In retrospect, it would seem highly unusual that I hadn't been exposed - regularly on the tube, long train journeys, patient contact, probably quite high risk settings. I'm not a key worker, but I will pay for an antibody test eventually once I'm convinced there is a good enough one available.

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