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How long were you/ your child ill with Covid-19

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ShouldWeChangeTheBulb Wed 23-Sep-20 20:28:03

My DS became ill on Friday with a mild cough. We had him tested and he has tested positive.
We are on day 6 now and he’s just developed a temperature.
I’m interested in knowing the progression and how long symptoms lasted for other people?
Also if someone else in the household caught it how long after the first person did they show symptoms? Our household are all okay at the moment thankfully.

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Galaxxy Wed 23-Sep-20 20:31:19

DP has been ill with it for 25 weeks

Galaxxy Wed 23-Sep-20 20:34:20

Sorry. That was unhelpful. I'm sure your DS will be over it quickly. My friends DP had it (nurse) and was sick with coughing, temp and fatigue for about 2 weeks, tired for 2 weeks then fully recovered. My friend and her DD never caught it, or of they did they were asymptomatic. Hope he's well soon and you escape it. Must be a worry.

wherestheotherone Wed 23-Sep-20 20:37:15

My dc was ill for about 2 weeks but it got worse then better. I was ill for about 3 weeks but the fatigue lasted into months and even now I get days where I'm just exhausted. I had it mid March.

wherestheotherone Wed 23-Sep-20 20:39:21

DC about 2 weeks and like you've said got worse before better. I had it for 3 weeks but the exhaustion lasted months and even now if I over do it I get dizzy, exhausted and ache everywhere. Each wee I feel a bit stronger. We had it mid march.

shoofle Wed 23-Sep-20 20:40:47

I was ill in bed (not with post viral fatigue but actively ill eg temperatures, cough, headaches, breathlessness, pleurisy, numb limbs) for the best part of three months. Six months in and still not fully recovered.

Egghead68 Wed 23-Sep-20 20:44:48

Ill 3 months then fatigue and occasional mild relapses ongoing (6 months total so far).

ShouldWeChangeTheBulb Wed 23-Sep-20 21:13:06

Bloody hell. Kind of regret asking now.
Has nobody had mild symptoms?

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whirlwindwallaby Wed 23-Sep-20 21:17:35

I had the fatigue and aches on and off for two weeks, felt a bit feverish for a couple of days early on. I was sent home from work for a third week because I was still coughing but I was otherwise fine. Couldn't smell anything for two weeks.

whirlwindwallaby Wed 23-Sep-20 21:19:13

Could've worked through with the same symptoms if I didn't have sick leave and there wasn't a pandemic IYKWIM?

shesellsseashells99 Wed 23-Sep-20 21:26:56

Omg. Hope your ds is ok. But I keep reading posts where their child has mild cough and tests positive. I wonder how many kids are in school and are positive ! My son had mild cough. Tested this morning, waiting for results.

nannytwins Wed 23-Sep-20 21:29:15

I was off work with fairly mild symptoms for 2 weeks.
But 6 months later I still have symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, some neurological symptoms too.
It's not great and I have come across a fair few people who have had a relapse in symptoms around 6 months after testing positive.

ShouldWeChangeTheBulb Wed 23-Sep-20 21:41:08

After my experience I would 100% say you can’t tell the difference between a cold and Covid. His cough was productive and not continuous. He had a blocked nose and sore throat too.

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Kitcat122 Wed 23-Sep-20 22:07:07

We had it as a family. Hubby slightly ill for a week. Teen daughter quite poorly for 3 weeks. 2 younger children slightly sore throats for a few days. Me still not 100% 6 months on. One child didn't get it or asymptomatic.

KnobChops Wed 23-Sep-20 22:10:05

DD had a cough for a few weeks. DH and I were mildly unwell for one evening a week apart. I got a bit short of breath a week later.

SometimesItRains Wed 23-Sep-20 22:10:17

OP there’s another thread tonight asking for people’s experience of mild Covid - if this thread is making you anxious, you might find that a good balance to the replies on this one

SometimesItRains Wed 23-Sep-20 22:12:18

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/coronavirus/4031934-In-such-depressing-times-whos-been-tested-recently-had-it-mildly-and-wants-to-share-their-experience

JacktomyDaniel Wed 23-Sep-20 22:13:20

DD age 3 very unwell for 3 days. Mega high temp. No other symptoms and recovered well.
Grandad sadly died after 8 days.
Great uncle still recovering 5 months on but getting there.
Gran had a mild cough and no other symptoms. Well within a week.

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