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To make a thread for those who have just tested positive

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ContemplatingLife435 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:04:06

Thought I'd make a thread for those of us who just tested positive within the last week to help each other through our covid journeys thlsmile

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FlyLight Tue 27-Oct-20 15:16:32

Hello! Tested positive this morning. Totally lost all taste and smell and feel very wiped out but ok other than that!

Mammaaof Tue 27-Oct-20 15:17:24

Please can I join I'm awaiting a result 🙈

ContemplatingLife435 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:21:12

@Mammaaof I guess we'll let you off wink

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ContemplatingLife435 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:22:07

@FlyLight I also tested positive this morning and feel like im full of flu with the back pain of a chest infection and kidney infection/back period pain. Such fun!

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ContemplatingLife435 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:22:40

Feels like a kidney infection/back period pain that should say

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sunshineandshowers21 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:28:14

i tested positive a week ago and there’s no sign of things getting better. my whole body hurts, i’m burning hot yet shaking, i feel constantly sick and dizzy, i’m exhausted, i can barely catch my breath in between coughing. i also have the pain like i have a kidney infection. both my boyfriend and 13 year old had it but seem to be over the worst. luckily my 3 younger kids haven’t caught it.

AllForYOuu Tue 27-Oct-20 15:32:52

I tested positive 7 days ago. First day I felt awful aching bones, headache, metallic taste in mouth and felt generally weak witn no energy. Symptoms only lasted a day and now I feel okay, apart from the odd tired feeling. I have 3 days left and if I feel
Ok and return to work.
thanks everyone suffering hope you improve soon.

yarncakes Tue 27-Oct-20 17:05:38

Can I join too? I am also waiting for my results. X

Toddlerteaplease Tue 27-Oct-20 17:20:02

Tested positive from a random test done at work on Saturday. Turns out what I thought was a hormonal headache was actually Covid. Had no other symptoms. Since the T&T have marked it from onset of headache. I'm allowed out in 3 days instead of 8 as I originally thought. Phew!

Toddlerteaplease Tue 27-Oct-20 17:26:21

Work don't want me back till 10 days post test unfortunately. But being able to leave the house will be wonderful! It's only been two days and I'm going nuts!

NotExactlyMrsCurrentAffairs Tue 27-Oct-20 17:40:40

I tested positive on 22/10, Dh positive on 24/10.
Mostly mild symptoms here. Feeling very lucky! Just more tired than usual and lost my sense of smell. Dh had a brief temperature, no other symptoms at all.
DC both been ok no symptoms.

ContemplatingLife435 Tue 27-Oct-20 17:45:10

I've also had really cracked painful lips dontnkniw ifbits related and (TMI) but my period was almost 3 weeks late and even then lasted 3 days and was just bloody cm not even a proper bleed, im not pregnant as done a magnitude of different tests all negatuve so dunno if that's related either

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Woui Tue 27-Oct-20 17:48:50

I've had a night cough for a few days and have what feels like a kidney infection.. this thread has made me think !

Toddlerteaplease Tue 27-Oct-20 17:56:52

It's interesting that people are testing positive without the traditional Covid symptoms. I'd have never been tested for just a headache, and would have been merrily spreading it around.

lostinthoughts Tue 27-Oct-20 18:07:27

Can I join too? I was tested this morning after being told a close contact ha tested positive. I have felt tired, scratchy throat, achey, temp 37.6 and altered sense of taste. so symptoms are mild but enough to make me wonder....

Mammaaof Tue 27-Oct-20 18:30:35

@lostinthoughts mine started with feeling tired and just really strange, then I had scratchy throat and headache, throat has now turned into a bad throat, I'm off food haven't eaten for 2 days and then I had a temp! I'm awaiting results. I haven't had a bad throat for 12yrs since I had my tonsils out so it's the throat making me think maybe it is covid. X

YorkshireParentalPerson Tue 27-Oct-20 18:40:22

I'm waiting for my results. Felt a bit off over the weekend, had an intermittent cough on Sunday, woke up with a scratchy sore throat yesterday and increased coughing. Temperature of 37, but my normal temperature is 35.6, so raised for me. Went for a test yesterday and woke up this morning with much more coughing and intermittent loss of smell and taste! All of which I would normally have attributed to cold but have got tested, just in case! Guess I'll find out tomorrow.

Mikethenight2good Tue 27-Oct-20 18:41:36

My H tested positive after a work place test. He has NO symptoms to the point I wonder if they have it muddled.
Either way we are all isolating. Unfortunately we have seen a few people (within the rules) so have let them know.

Bolshybun Tue 27-Oct-20 18:47:13

I’m 10 days in and feeling much better. The lethargy and headaches have eased. Oddly my blocked nose is still a daily occurrence which I’ve had since the start. I’ve more of a cough now than I have all the way thorough! My taste and smell is still zero

Toddlerteaplease Tue 27-Oct-20 19:26:55

I was very surprised that I had to manually input all the places I've been to track and trace. I thought that was what we scanned bar codes for.

ContemplatingLife435 Tue 27-Oct-20 19:30:24

I'm just wondering what my health is going to be like once I recover and if ill have long covid or not (I really hope not)

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hannahwex Wed 28-Oct-20 00:50:50

Hi I tested positive this morning
My symptoms started a week ago
Ear ache, head ache feeling a bit run down
Mild cough like needing to clear my throat
Do feel a bit more breathless now but I have been keep an eye on my oxygen levels and they have been ok

YorkshireParentalPerson Wed 28-Oct-20 08:39:34

My result had come back negative, so just a cold for me. Feel shocking tho!

ContemplatingLife435 Wed 28-Oct-20 09:00:36

@hannahwex can I ask how you're keeping an eye on your oxygen?

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