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Old 07-31-2022, 04:07 PM   #141
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After a total of four jab, late Friday night I tested positive for Covid with a home test from CVS. Started with dry scratchy throat, became a mild cough, mild runny nose, not a high fever (99). Am planning to call the doctor on Monday and ask her advice. I have of course self isolated. Who has got Covid after two vaccines and two boosters and how was it medically treated? How long did it last? Be well, all.
I had it, started 11 days ago, had 2nd booster 3 days prior to symptoms (4 shots all Moderna)
Day 1 Scratchy Throat
Day 2 Coughing, Night time chills
Day 3 Woke up felt better but runny nose, cough with phlegm and night sweat, Tested Positive (tested Day 1 and 2 was negative also PCR negative on day1) but isolated anyway
Day 3 had Plaxlovid prescription but waited to fill it
Day 4 felt 90% better just runny nose, decided did not need Plaxlovid
Day 5 felt normal maybe a little tired
Day 6-Tested Negative by Quickview but Positive by BianixNow
Day 7-10 Negative by Quickview but Positive by BianixNow
Day 11 Negative by BianixNow stopped isolation.

Wife never had symptoms and was always tested negative.
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Old 07-31-2022, 05:59 PM   #142
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I guess this would be my day two. I basically feel like I have the flu, but no stomach or intestinal issues. I am hoping I feel at least somewhat better tomorrow. I do not plan on getting the antiviral unless things go south.
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Old 07-31-2022, 07:37 PM   #143
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I tested positive for COVID June 20th after feeling like I had the flu the day before. Had body aches the night of the 19th severe enough that I couldnít sleep. I had body aches for 3 days and started feeling better on the fourth day. Iíve had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and one booster.
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Old 08-01-2022, 07:23 AM   #144
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I am sure we had the same thing. Every muscle and bone in my body was aching the last two days, along with a headache. Cat napped off an on last night but the body aches made it very difficult. After my last cat nap early morning, I noticed that the aching all over had subsided and the headache is better, but not completely gone. Thank goodness! My head is still somewhat congested and I am sure I will be blowing my nose regularly. I am hoping I am over the hump!
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:35 AM   #145
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I had it, started 11 days ago, had 2nd booster 3 days prior to symptoms (4 shots all Moderna)
Day 1 Scratchy Throat
Day 2 Coughing, Night time chills
Day 3 Woke up felt better but runny nose, cough with phlegm and night sweat, Tested Positive (tested Day 1 and 2 was negative also PCR negative on day1) but isolated anyway
Day 3 had Plaxlovid prescription but waited to fill it
Day 4 felt 90% better just runny nose, decided did not need Plaxlovid
Day 5 felt normal maybe a little tired
Day 6-Tested Negative by Quickview but Positive by BianixNow
Day 7-10 Negative by Quickview but Positive by BianixNow
Day 11 Negative by BianixNow stopped isolation.

Wife never had symptoms and was always tested negative.
I have not tested positive. I would rather not take Plaxlovid either. I have no symptoms or anything, but I'm thinking if I do get it in the next month before the new BA5 vaccine rolls out, I'll reject Plaxlovid. I don't need one more med to mess with my kidneys.
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Old 08-01-2022, 09:40 AM   #146
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That is one reason I am not taking Plaxlovid right now. Plus, I read that at least one person had a rebound effect after the first five day treatment with Plaxlovid, and actually felt worse. I have not taken anything and seem to be getting better on my third day. Although I might have been better off yesterday taking something for the muscle and body aches.
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That is one reason I am not taking Plaxlovid right now. Plus, I read that at least one person had a rebound effect after the first five day treatment with Plaxlovid, and actually felt worse. I have not taken anything and seem to be getting better on my third day. Although I might have been better off yesterday taking something for the muscle and body aches.
I took Paxlovid and would do it again. I did have "rebound" positive test but no symptoms. The second positive test hung around for quite a while...and of course when I was overseas. No worries though; being retired, I wasn't in a rush to get home.
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I don't have Covid. I had J&J for first dose and first booster. Yesterday, I had Moderna for booster #2. Headaches, every muscle and joint has a dull pain, deep inhale is not good. I knew that these are all potential side effects. Just letting you know my experience.
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All Moderna, 2 shots and 1 booster. Age 64. No reaction to vaccines.

Had congestion about 2 months ago after a cruise, and since I had a stack of free test kits. I took one. Strong Covid sample line.

It lasted 6 days. Felt like a mild to moderate cold. Congestion was the only sympton most of the time, plus 2 days of physical exhaustion in the middle.
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I am on day 6 since first symptoms and I feel almost back to normal. Still a little head congestion, that is all. I retested today and am still positive. Using the free government Roche test kit. My question is how long did it take for you to retest negative. I assume I have the BA 5 strain. I am very tired of isolation.
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I am on day 6 since first symptoms and I feel almost back to normal. Still a little head congestion, that is all. I retested today and am still positive. Using the free government Roche test kit. My question is how long did it take for you to retest negative. I assume I have the BA 5 strain. I am very tired of isolation.
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Thanks! Today is my day 7. I still tested positive yesterday. I think I will wait till Monday morning to test again.
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Thanks! Today is my day 7. I still tested positive yesterday. I think I will wait till Monday morning to test again.
Still testing positive, but how do you feel? I understand isolating to protect others but am also concerned about the actual recovery.
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Still testing positive, but how do you feel? I understand isolating to protect others but am also concerned about the actual recovery.


I feel good! Probably 95%. I have a little sinus congestion with some drainage. Not unlike allergy issues. However, the achy body and fatigue is gone. Hoping it will all be gone in a day or two.
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Tested positive today, saw urgent care outdoors and declined Paxlovid. Feels like a cold. Double vaxed and boosted with Moderna. Probably picked up on the way back home from Europe starting Tuesday.
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Best wishes MRG! From what I understand, the new variants have a 3 to 5 day incubation period. You probably did catch it on your trip home.
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A good friend just returned from a Mediterranean cruise, about 3 weeks. She tested positive the day after landing at home. Vaxxed and double boosted. She got paxlovid and her symptoms improved within 2 days. Tested negative 4 days later. Her husband had COVID shortly before their trip and did not catch it again.
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Tested positive after getting home from California Saturday, felt like I was beaten with a ball bat. No fever, minor runny nose, no trouble breathing, just body aches. I figured I'd get it sooner or later, I'm unvaxxed. DW tests negative, she's unvaxxed, also. I'm supposed to have 6 month checkup on Wednesday, will call to get medical advice/cancel appointment.
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