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Anyone else with symptoms thinking of getting tested privately for Covid 19

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user000000000001 · 16/03/2020 23:42

I have mild symptoms and am self isolating for 7 days. I am thinking of getting tested privately as I just NEED to know if this is it or not to put my mind at rest either way. It costs about £375. I’m not loaded but can stretch to this as a one off. Anyone else thinking of getting it done? I admit I suffer with health anxiety and can become quite obsessive with things.

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bemoreeverything · 16/03/2020 23:44

Instead of wasting money getting tested just follow the advice. FOURTEEN days. Not 7.

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Mamato2gorgeousboys · 16/03/2020 23:45

What difference would it make to you if you knew for sure? As long as you’re feeling better, that’s all that matters. I, personally, wouldn’t spend £375 on a test.

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ShowYourself · 16/03/2020 23:46

What if it’s negative but you then develop more severe symptoms, will you have a repeat test? Is it even legit? Those are the things I’d be asking myself. Flowers

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user000000000001 · 17/03/2020 10:33

Sorry, when I started self isolating and took advice from 111 website on Saturday evening, the advice was still 7 days, I realise this was updated to 14 days yesterday. I just have an overwhelming urge to know if it is or not. I don’t know why. I live with my (very) elderly father in law and my father also has CoPD, Diabetes T2 and high blood pressure. Luckily, I can isolate away from my dad but not so easy in terms of my father in law. We have two young children in the household. I feel like if we know if it is or not we can be more proactive in seeking help for him maybe? He is 91.

The test is from a legitimate private clinic. I don’t know what I would do if it was negative and them developed symptoms again in a couple of weeks.

Sorry about my ramblings. I guess I just don’t like feeling so helpless and out of control with what’s happening around me, and feel like I need to proactively do something.

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