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Who has had anti-virals (sotrovimab) and what happened next?

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OvertiredandConfused · 19/08/2022 18:12

Started feeling unwell last Saturday (cold symptoms). Tested negative on four consecutive days, despite getting progressively worse with classic omicron symptoms, then positive test on Wednesday. I have MS and had been told I was eligible for antivirals. Very impressively this was arranged and administered within 24 hours of my positive test.

Just wondering who else has had this and what happened next.

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Cookerhood · 19/08/2022 20:39

DH had oral anti virals which I think is different, but what do you mean, what happened next? He just got very mild Covid, if that's what you mean. I don't think there was any follow up or anything as it wasn't needed.

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OvertiredandConfused · 20/08/2022 06:51

Thanks.

I just wondered how covid progressed, how long people were sick, how sick, when they tested negative. The infusion centre couldn’t answer any of those questions and I’m curious.

I had covid about a year ago and, although I avoided hospital I was really quite unwell. Off work for 4 weeks completely and another 2 weeks phased return. Even the idea of coughing like that again is distressing!

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TinaWeymouthsBass · 20/08/2022 09:34

My dh had paxlovid they worked really well within a couple of doses he was symptom free and testing negative on day 5, he is immunosuppressed and was really poorly before the antivirals, I honestly think if they gave them to everyone over 50 who tested positive they would save the NHS a fortune on admissions as well as saving lives.

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ApolloandDaphne · 20/08/2022 09:39

My CEV friend got them when we had Covid at the same time. She had almost no symptoms and it cleared very quickly. I was a little more unwell but not too bad.

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Cookerhood · 20/08/2022 11:07

DH tested negative after 5 days on the antivirals & he did then go positive again a few days later, which I don't think is unusual. In fact he was still testing positive on PCR almost 3 months later. However he had a very mild illness, no idea what it would have been like without the antivirals.

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Dizzywizz · 20/08/2022 13:01

Hope you’re feeling ok @OvertiredandConfused . I have just tested positive (symptoms from Tuesday but negative until today), I have MS too.

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OvertiredandConfused · 20/08/2022 18:12

I’ve tested negative today. Still feel a bit rough and definitely have cold symptoms, but much better than I did on Wednesday and Thursday. I haven’t slept during the day today.

@Dizzywizz I recommend trying to get the antivirals, I’m sure they made a big difference.

@Cookerhood interesting your DH went positive again. Did he feel worse again? Not sure I want to repeat test! I’ve had a minor op postponed - have to be 7 weeks clear.

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Dizzywizz · 20/08/2022 18:47

@OvertiredandConfused thanks, I’m waiting for a call to arrange the antivirals. Glad you’re feeling a bit better

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Cookerhood · 20/08/2022 18:54

@OvertiredandConfused no he didn't, but he didn't feel.ill.in the first place. I think the same happened to Joe Biden!

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