Has anyone had COVID-19 on here?

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LifeMatters Mon 11-May-20 18:28:09

Did you have COVID-19? Or do you know someone who has/had the virus?

I don't know anyone to have had it and I just want to see if people on here had it and what is it like really?

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TKAAHUARTG Mon 11-May-20 18:35:13

I live in the US where there is more testing. I have known many people get negative tests but have maintained that false negatives are frequent so they definitely did have it. And on here people will maintain they definitely had it even though many have had no access to testing. It is impossible to say a lot of the time. There are still plenty of other bugs going around. (Especially late last year, when people are still convinced it was CV)

CoronaLonaSad Mon 11-May-20 18:59:00

I've had it (positive test etc..). In my case it was a long slog - mild but long! Main symptoms were fatigue, cough, chills, aches and pains, lack of smell and taste, indigestion, trouble catching my breath. It went on 6 weeks with points of flare up.

DH had it - he had a temperature and fatigue and cough for two weeks, followed by another week or two of slowly decreasing fatigue.

DS (6) had a temperature (of 40) for two days then was absolutely fine.

DS (8) was just a bit out of sorts for a couple of days but otherwise fine.

olivehater Mon 11-May-20 19:07:08

I didn’t get tested. But just before the lockdown my whole family went down. Pretty convinced we had it. I know you get flamed for saying that but I digress...

DH had a temperature for a day then developed a cough and breathlessness ( said it was like breathing through a straw) he was ill mildly for a total of 3 weeks, kept starting to get better then relapsing a bit. He has asthma.

DS ( 4) had a cough for a few days then got a high temp of 40 for about two days, breathing heavy. Then suddenly improved. And was better the next day.

DD 6 and DD1 both had mild cough for a few days. The eldest I might not have noticed it if everyone else wasnt ill.

I had fatigue and then a cough, mild temp for a day and tight chest for about a week.

Nanalisa60 Mon 11-May-20 19:07:49

I have not had it I don’t know anyone who has had it, and no one I know knows anyone who has had it!!

thecatneuterer Mon 11-May-20 20:03:07

There are lots of threads on this board for people who have/have had it to discuss it. The Lungs thread and the +30 and +40 threads spring to mind. They tended to be for the people who had it badly and/or for a long time. There was one specifically for people who had it mildly too ... I cba to do an advanced search but they are probably fairly easy to find.

Chosennone Mon 11-May-20 20:09:53

My MIL has tested positive. Had the test as is a carer of the elderley in care home. She has no symptoms what so ever yet. Will be interesting to see if she does. She was tested last thursday and feels fine. She is early 60s. Good health but on blood pressure tablets.

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Comefromaway Mon 11-May-20 20:10:48

I don’t know. Ds & I had something, cough that lasted nearly 3 weeks, tiredness, and my asthma was bad for a couple of weeks (I hadn’t had a new inhaler for two years) but we weren’t tested and the dr said Ds had a minor chest infection.

His symptoms started during half term a couple of days after he’d been to London on the train.

A colleague of dh’s was very poorly the week of lockdown but again he wasn’t tested and they wouldn’t take him into hospital despite severe breathing difficulties.

Another colleague of dh’s had a neighbour who died. A friend of dh’s has had it and tested positive and an elderly neighbour told me that her friend has died.

And my Dd did an online college class with an actress who has had it. She caught it from her husband who caught it from the cast member of a West End show who tested positive.

ComtesseDeSpair Mon 11-May-20 20:27:11

A friend tested positive a couple of weeks ago - he had fatigue and a dry cough but no fever and other than feeling generally run down (which he still does) didn’t feel especially unwell. His wife was also tested but was negative and has had no symptoms at all despite them both living in a one bedroom flat with no ability to isolate from each other.

A couple of other friends have had more typical Coronavirus symptoms including fever but recovered in about a week. Not tested, though.

77wasmyyear Mon 11-May-20 22:37:58

My next door neighbour is in hospital just now with it and a few people in our area have died with it.

Realitea Mon 11-May-20 22:50:19

I know quite a few who have had it. A nurse, a barber, hospital workers, a retail worker, one of the ladies I clean for.. and I know six who have died from it. You can probably guess.. I live near a certain racecourse.

My ds is a university student in a big city and we are quite sure he had it. He didn’t get much of a cough though at first. He was really unwell with a temp of 39.8 for three days and very sore throat and headache. He couldn’t do anything but sleep. He came back on the fourth day. This is before Corona was big news, around February. After he came back, my daughter then got a bad cough and temperature. I just had a three day mother of all migraines which I’ve never had before. Dh had nothing. One month later, ds developed a dry continuous cough and he still has it now. I wonder if it was covid and his immune system is still reacting to the initial infection.

Dowser Fri 16-Apr-21 18:19:20

No and I won’t either

usernotfound0000 Fri 16-Apr-21 18:23:26

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dottiedaisee Fri 16-Apr-21 18:25:59

Yes about 80 including myself.

psychomath Fri 16-Apr-21 18:27:46

This is an old thread confused

Bluntness100 Fri 16-Apr-21 18:28:52

You probably need to state you want to know only if the person tested positive...

CrunchyCarrot Fri 16-Apr-21 18:30:59

Yes, but asymptomatically. I only know because I tested positive for antibodies later on. My partner had Covid and also had antibodies. I thought I had just not caught it but apparently I did.

MGMidget Fri 16-Apr-21 18:51:19

In a blood test I was found to have the antibodies but don't know when I had it (no obvious symptoms that I can remember).

HolmeH Fri 16-Apr-21 19:05:35

How do you now know anyone?! I think practically all my friends have & us 🙈 it ranged from asymptomatic to pretty unpleasant amongst us (ages 28-45) but no-one needed hospital.

Heysiriyouknob Fri 16-Apr-21 19:11:04

I don't know anyone personally. But I know very few people. Just pil, Dh and I, kids, SIL and her family. Elderly father and his friends.

I don't know anyone at the school well enough as dd only started there last sept, she's never had to isolate. No one on Dh team at work.

We live in West Midlands, Dh work is in London, dad in London.

Heysiriyouknob Fri 16-Apr-21 19:11:47

Shit didn't realise it was a zombie thread.

Muchtoomuchtodo Fri 16-Apr-21 19:14:36

I had a positive antibody test last summer so I must have had it - but I didn’t know that I had and nobody else in the house has been unwell. Neither dc has antibodies either - they’ve been in a clinical trial have both tested negative for antibodies 3 times,

cptartapp Fri 16-Apr-21 19:22:24

I had a positive antibody test too but God knows when I had it.

chickenbreast Fri 16-Apr-21 19:52:15

I still don't know anyone personally who has had covid. One pupil in dds class had it but that's all.

Campervan69 Fri 16-Apr-21 19:57:42

DH and I caught it off his work partner in January. We were both pretty ill with it for at least 2 weeks. Still got aches and fatigue even now. Most people my age I know who have had to continue working for whatever reason rather than being furloughed or able to work from home have caught it. Symptoms vary but a couple hospitalised.

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