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How long after fever/chills started did you test positive?

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FishFingerSandwiches4Tea · 03/10/2022 05:50

Obviously might not be covid, but I've woken in the night with fever and chills and wondering when to test. Anecdotally have heard people feeling unwell for a few days before testing positive and don't want to waste tests.

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Pollywoddles · 03/10/2022 05:55

It took my husband three days to test positive after those symptoms.

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FishFingerSandwiches4Tea · 03/10/2022 05:58

@Pollywoddles thanks for your reply. Did he get much more ill? At the moment they're the only symptoms for me.

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Imissmoominmama · 03/10/2022 05:59

I tested positive the first day.

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Imissmoominmama · 03/10/2022 06:00

But I also had a temperature and a cough. It hit me with all it had! I’m on day three now 🙄.

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ElsaPink · 03/10/2022 06:12

3-4 days from the onset of symptoms for me. He

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Dollydea · 03/10/2022 06:14

I tested positive the day after symptoms started, but it took almost a week before DH tested positive after feeling ill.

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monkeyblonde · 03/10/2022 06:26

Who's testing anymore?!

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ChakaKhanfan · 03/10/2022 06:29

I had temp and sore throat for four days before testing positive. I then felt really weak for two days before testing negative four days later.
I only tested because of my job,

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PalatineHill · 03/10/2022 06:34

I hate the fact that most people aren’t testing. Long covid is a growing problem and covid isn’t going to be just a bad cold for everyone. Tests should be available free or at least subsidised.

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OhamIreally · 03/10/2022 06:38

I think there's flu going around now. I had what seemed like classic Covid- sore throat, cough headache. I was off work for a week- I have never had a full week off sick before. Tested 3 times over the course of the week and negative each time.
I've heard others say the same.

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KangarooKenny · 03/10/2022 06:41

I was positive before I got the chills

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FishFingerSandwiches4Tea · 03/10/2022 07:05

monkeyblonde · 03/10/2022 06:26

Who's testing anymore?!

Me... lost a family member to it last year and have other vulnerable relatives 👍

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FishFingerSandwiches4Tea · 03/10/2022 07:06

I've tested, it's positive. Apart from the chills I've just got backache so far

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FredaFox · 03/10/2022 07:08

Poor you
I've not known anyone get covid for ages but there are definitely bugs going round. No masks and probably less hand washing and the bugs are coming back

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FishFingerSandwiches4Tea · 03/10/2022 07:41

@FredaFox inevitable with the time of year I guess. Just hoping this bout provides some immunity and I'll be safe for a few weeks afterwards at least 🤞

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TheIsaacs · 03/10/2022 13:44

Same day. I felt fine Thursday, then Friday I started with a strange taste in my mouth Friday morning and by Friday tea time I had a cough, fever and shivers so I tested and it was faintly positive.

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Jules912 · 03/10/2022 14:47

Both times symptoms started in the afternoon and first positive test the morning after ( though second time didn't test before then as was home with a sick child anyway).

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ElizabethBennetismybestfriend · 03/10/2022 15:36

Tested positive this morning. Fever, aches splitting headache. Should be going on holiday today.😥

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RainStalksMyWashing · 03/10/2022 16:02

monkeyblonde · 03/10/2022 06:26

Who's testing anymore?!

Clearly the people on this thread are. Along with others. Hope this helps. OP wish you better.

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warofthemonstertrucks · 03/10/2022 16:02

4 days

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Jumperoo56370000 · 03/10/2022 16:04

FishFingerSandwiches4Tea · 03/10/2022 07:05

Me... lost a family member to it last year and have other vulnerable relatives 👍

@FishFingerSandwiches4Tea - me too. Certainly don’t want to give it to my elderly parent who is having cancer treatment.

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FishFingerSandwiches4Tea · 03/10/2022 17:11

@ElizabethBennetismybestfriend oh no, what rotten timing. Hope you get well soon

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krisskrosses · 03/10/2022 17:48

About 4 days

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VerifiedBot2351 · 03/10/2022 17:49

Two days for me.

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whydoesitalwayshappentome · 03/10/2022 19:42

I had a sore throat at 23.00 last Tuesday and was testing positive at 01.00 the next morning. I tested because I work in healthcare.

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