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Sedona

(3,774 posts)
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:38 AM Mar 2020

Let's get some baseline CV19 numbers for DU

What is your Covid 19 status? Please answer for yourself only.
If someone in your household has tested positive please indicate in comments.

Please keep kicked



172 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Time expired
I've not been tested and asymtomatic
152 (88%)
I've not been tested and I have symptoms
14 (8%)
I've been tested and awaiting results
4 (2%)
I tested positive
0 (0%)
I tested negative
2 (1%)
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Let's get some baseline CV19 numbers for DU (Original Post) Sedona Mar 2020 OP
Kicking. dchill Mar 2020 #1
40 year old Stepson is/was symptomatic, no tests available htuttle Mar 2020 #2
Not tested, but not necessarily asymptomatic either. I always have GI issues, GreenPartyVoter Mar 2020 #3
I can relate DownriverDem Mar 2020 #30
Daughter has fever of 103 Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #4
Great idea nt lostnfound Mar 2020 #5
I am fine as is everyone I know. 12 cases in my county Amishman Mar 2020 #6
I do ultrasounds keepthemhonestO Mar 2020 #7
I also do ultrasounds. Frightening times for us, isn't it? n/t Tess49 Mar 2020 #39
Yes it is! keepthemhonestO Mar 2020 #49
You, too! Tess49 Mar 2020 #50
k/r patricia92243 Mar 2020 #8
I was swabbed March 17 - still no results. I called the doctor patricia92243 Mar 2020 #9
Keep it kicked! coeur_de_lion Mar 2020 #10
I have a slight sore throat Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #11
Never tested, BUT... TryLogic Mar 2020 #12
I've always referred to Vit D as "God's drug'. Since we make it ourselves. oldsoftie Mar 2020 #16
"healthy lifestyle advice" is something we need to hear a lot more of right now! flibbitygiblets Mar 2020 #27
kicking bill Mar 2020 #13
My 33 year old son had symptoms two weeks ago--low grade fever, dry cough mtngirl47 Mar 2020 #14
I think lost sense of smell indicates need for increased vitamin A. TryLogic Mar 2020 #22
Also reported symptom of Covid 19 mtngirl47 Mar 2020 #25
My nose is not even congested. This is neurological. The virus goes through McCamy Taylor Mar 2020 #45
A friend of many of my friends died of it yesterday. Our areas first death. oldsoftie Mar 2020 #15
No test and no symptoms Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #17
My RN daughter was exposed by a co-worker (another nurse) at work on Mar 12. MojoWrkn Mar 2020 #18
I have not been tested but I believe I had it 2 months ago when I lost my sense of smell. joanbarnes Mar 2020 #19
This is very good. With a large enough sample, this might get ad buy. ancianita Mar 2020 #20
I may not be a good part of your statistical sample. I live in France. GoneOffShore Mar 2020 #21
Feeling good. Nitram Mar 2020 #23
I have symptoms... but I've had them for years wyldwolf Mar 2020 #24
Low grade fever Dave in VA Mar 2020 #26
I was exposed and briefly had mild symptoms, Liberty Belle Mar 2020 #28
Got over symptoms a couple of weeks ago, was not tested. klook Mar 2020 #29
How about I've not been tested and I'm paranoid. milestogo Mar 2020 #31
A humidifier in your bedroom turned on at night might help. luvtheGWN Mar 2020 #61
Symptomatic (albeit lightly) and not been tested wysimdnwyg Mar 2020 #32
My 19 year old nephew has it Mira Mar 2020 #33
kick TomSlick Mar 2020 #34
I checked the second one, but I have frequent sinus infections. at least 4 per year. 3Hotdogs Mar 2020 #35
cough. but it's getting better finally orleans Mar 2020 #36
I was symptomatic starting on March 11, generalbetrayus Mar 2020 #37
Flu shots only 30% effective this year. I got the shot and caught flu 3 times. McCamy Taylor Mar 2020 #44
The waiting is yeti g longer and longer. First they said 3-5 days now it's 10 days. mostlyalurker Mar 2020 #38
I'm not in the proper tax bracket to know anyone who has been tested pecosbob Mar 2020 #40
I tried to laugh but i ended up getting pissed off instead. Well put! Canoe52 Mar 2020 #42
I have been sick on and off since late January Meowmee Mar 2020 #41
Tested/waiting but the test has 40% false negative so flipping a coin would be as good. McCamy Taylor Mar 2020 #43
Zero tests, seemingly asymptomatic household Stryst Mar 2020 #46
None of your business. James48 Mar 2020 #47
In my defense... Sedona Mar 2020 #48
Answering the poll is optional and no one is using their real names. Kaleva Mar 2020 #52
I'm pretty sure I had it 3 weeks ago when gldstwmn Mar 2020 #51
I'm good.. stillcool Mar 2020 #53
I'm good and am paranoid plus. SammyWinstonJack Mar 2020 #59
I'll. Be tested Wed. cate94 Mar 2020 #54
keep this up Demonaut Mar 2020 #55
All clear here, just a touch of the usual sinuses OldBaldy1701E Mar 2020 #56
the poll is expired, can you add time? We have not been tested, and have no symptoms Celerity Mar 2020 #57
Not sure onlyadream Mar 2020 #58
so far so good no symptoms yellowdogintexas Mar 2020 #60

htuttle

(23,738 posts)
2. 40 year old Stepson is/was symptomatic, no tests available
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:42 AM
Mar 2020

He seems to be on the mend finally, but has been on self-quarantine for the last week and this week. It got pretty bad last weekend.

GreenPartyVoter

(72,416 posts)
3. Not tested, but not necessarily asymptomatic either. I always have GI issues,
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:46 AM
Mar 2020

a stuffy, drippy nose that veers into sinus infections, and a frequent sore throat. I’m assuming, this being Maine, that my odds of getting Covid are lower than in a large metropolis, but since I work in a school, have a kid home from our state’s largest campus, have a hubby who continues to make house calls, and have been out for groceries and to the doctor that I should keep an eye on things.

keepthemhonestO

(252 posts)
7. I do ultrasounds
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:18 AM
Mar 2020

I work in a private practice had all my normal allergy stuff starting runny nose and a headache, also had a dry nagging cough for 1 week. Our office is very strict now which I am thankful for and said eventhough you don't have a fever don't come in. Somehow they managed to get their hands on some tests and tested me though out in the parking lot. It took exactly 1 week to the day to get result back btw. Testing Tuesday morning had to stay home until results came back the following Tuesday morning.

patricia92243

(12,623 posts)
9. I was swabbed March 17 - still no results. I called the doctor
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:57 AM
Mar 2020

yesterday and they called the Department of Health who said they had not got anything from the lab yet. So much for living in a small town.

Turin_C3PO

(14,279 posts)
11. I have a slight sore throat
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:26 AM
Mar 2020

and itchy eyes which I chalk up to seasonal allergies. The pollen count is high right now. I’ll be watchful, though, and take my temperature every morning.

TryLogic

(1,741 posts)
12. Never tested, BUT...
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:14 AM
Mar 2020

A visitor to our home (Colorado) January 17 - 19 had all the symptoms except it never developed into pneumonia. She (female mid 40s) had a fever for about 48 hours, felt sick, very fatigued, weak, had a horrible dry chest based cough, said she felt/heard a crackling sound in her chest when she took a breath; no runny nose. She had been at a conference in Denver attended by people from all over the world and had been in airplanes and airports a week before arriving at our house. After two days, with rest and some herb tea, she improved enough to travel home to Maine.

About 3 days after she left my wife an I (in our 70s) both developed some flu/cold like symptoms. It was obvious we had been exposed so we had started taking immune support supplements before our visitor left. I had a mild soar throat, a mild headache, fatigue for about a week. My wife had a lot of fatigue and was in bed for most of two days.

We took elderberry extract, triple doses of vitamins A&D, a probiotic, drank lots of water and herb tea. I sprayed my nose and throat with a nasal spray containing grapefruit seed extract (which is anti-microbial). I also used a homeopathic anti-cold/flu medicine. I take/need no pharmaceutical chemicals and have no ill-health "conditions" -- because I make a serious effort to be healthy and have done so for years. I suggest that vitamin D with support from the other health products and a healthy lifestyle is a bit of a wonder drug. Except for the healthy lifestyle advice, we never hear about any of this from the so-called health care community, which is really a disease management industry serving the pharmaceutical companies.

oldsoftie

(12,829 posts)
16. I've always referred to Vit D as "God's drug'. Since we make it ourselves.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:39 AM
Mar 2020

I've been taking it for years.
I dont believe our bodies make any other vitamin, so that is enough for me to think it might be a little important

flibbitygiblets

(7,220 posts)
27. "healthy lifestyle advice" is something we need to hear a lot more of right now!
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:34 PM
Mar 2020

Eating a healthy diet, including immunity-boosting foods, herbs and spices. Exercise and lung-strengthening activities.

We USED to have a first lady who emphasized the importance of food as medicine. She was ridiculed by the right, and much worse. Now we have a useless boob with an inane "cause" that seems intended to rub her husband's cyber-bullying in our faces.

It's up to us to keep ourselves as healthy as possible, and that means eating as much healthy food as we can. (I realize not everyone can do this, but it bears repeating anyway. This is the worst time to be consuming junk food, especially those most at risk.)

If anyone's wondering "what can I do to help?" consider it a patriotic duty to eat as healthy possible.

mtngirl47

(994 posts)
14. My 33 year old son had symptoms two weeks ago--low grade fever, dry cough
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:31 AM
Mar 2020

Hospital tested for flu and said he had Influenza B.

He's better now, but during that time he lost sense of smell and taste, so we figure he had it.

Thankfully he stayed away from me and others.

McCamy Taylor

(19,240 posts)
45. My nose is not even congested. This is neurological. The virus goes through
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:56 AM
Mar 2020

The cribiform plate into the olfactory part of the brain.

oldsoftie

(12,829 posts)
15. A friend of many of my friends died of it yesterday. Our areas first death.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:37 AM
Mar 2020

He was 64. No idea how he caught it

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,517 posts)
17. No test and no symptoms
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:48 AM
Mar 2020

Been monitoring self obsessively

Had a co-worker who sits (moderate distance) next to me at the office get sick but later tested positive for Flu. Was really worried though because his husband had just been in China around January/February. His husband smartly voluntarily self-isolated immediately when he got back.

MojoWrkn

(139 posts)
18. My RN daughter was exposed by a co-worker (another nurse) at work on Mar 12.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:08 PM
Mar 2020

My daughter was swabbed yesterday. The other nurse went on a cruise in Feb and subsequent to that went to Colorado (another hot spot) and then came home and went to work within days. She was asymptomatic but exposed everyone on her floor to include patients!

joanbarnes

(1,725 posts)
19. I have not been tested but I believe I had it 2 months ago when I lost my sense of smell.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:58 PM
Mar 2020

Its been here far longer than they admit. Came over on airplanes from China. The lack of testing protected no one and the growing numbers now are a false distraction.

wyldwolf

(43,875 posts)
24. I have symptoms... but I've had them for years
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:49 PM
Mar 2020

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I check for fever daily because I've gotten paranoid... kinda like discovering fleas on your dog suddenly makes you itch.

Dave in VA

(2,057 posts)
26. Low grade fever
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:26 PM
Mar 2020

Been running a temperature between 99 and 100 for four days. Stuffy nose and fatigue, too. Called doctor yesterday. Said he didn't think it was serious, but if fever gets worse or difficulty breathing to go to the ER. He started me on Tamiflu 2X/day for 5 days. Took my flu shot back in October. Hoping for the best.

Liberty Belle

(9,554 posts)
28. I was exposed and briefly had mild symptoms,
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:39 PM
Mar 2020

self-quarantined and now they are gone, thankfully. My healthcare system's nurse told me I would not be tested unless I developed severe breathing problems in which case I should go to the ER. I only had a slight sore throat, swollen glands, maybe a day or so of low-grade fever, and feel fine now so could've been something else.

The person I interviewed on election night remains in the hospital on a ventilator, unfortunately.

klook

(12,196 posts)
29. Got over symptoms a couple of weeks ago, was not tested.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:05 PM
Mar 2020

So I have no idea if I had the covid-19 virus — I hope to find out some day. I had a fever for 5 days (as high as 102 at one point) and a dry cough, which isn’t entirely gone yet.

milestogo

(16,829 posts)
31. How about I've not been tested and I'm paranoid.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:44 PM
Mar 2020

I wake up with a dry, slightly uncomfortable throat in the morning and I cough once in a while. Normally I wouldn't think twice about it, but now I'm worried.

luvtheGWN

(1,336 posts)
61. A humidifier in your bedroom turned on at night might help.
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:19 PM
Mar 2020

I've been using one for many years.

About two months ago the owner of my hair salon had a wicked flu -- intense fatigue, fever for a day or two. She had never experienced anything like it but doc said it was this year's version of influenza.

Now her salon is closed for the duration, as are all non-essential businesses here. And my wristwatch stopped yesterday but nowhere to get it fixed. Talk about timeless!!!

wysimdnwyg

(2,234 posts)
32. Symptomatic (albeit lightly) and not been tested
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:46 PM
Mar 2020

Tuesday night I started feeling poorly, with some minor chest "heaviness" (I won't say it was difficult to breathe, but my chest felt "heavy&quot , and a very minor dry cough. By Wednesday morning, it had evolved into a fever (highest was 98.7 vs my normal of low 97s), but the other symptoms were still minor. I contacted my dr's office, and they said I did not yet reach the level where testing is warranted, but to call if the symptoms got worse (notably if my temp got over 100). Thankfully I feel a lot better today, with no fever and the remaining symptoms easily falling into the "could be allergies" category.

Mira

(22,384 posts)
33. My 19 year old nephew has it
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:11 PM
Mar 2020

He lives in Germany. Is basically strong and healthy. I hope for a good outcome.

3Hotdogs

(12,649 posts)
35. I checked the second one, but I have frequent sinus infections. at least 4 per year.
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:30 PM
Mar 2020

Main thing, right now, my breathing is unhindered and area around my eyes is not red.

I can't get tested.

generalbetrayus

(511 posts)
37. I was symptomatic starting on March 11,
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:42 PM
Mar 2020

but tested positive for influenza A. They said they would test me for COVID-19, initially, but changed their minds after I tested positively for influenza A. Symptoms lasted 10 days or so. And I had the flu shot last September.

McCamy Taylor

(19,240 posts)
44. Flu shots only 30% effective this year. I got the shot and caught flu 3 times.
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:52 AM
Mar 2020

Just got over Flu A when this hit me. I wonder if having flu close to the same time makes it worse.

mostlyalurker

(37 posts)
38. The waiting is yeti g longer and longer. First they said 3-5 days now it's 10 days.
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:53 AM
Mar 2020

I was tested on the 18th and still have no results. i started self quarantine as soon as my symptoms started but i have no idea if i’ve been blithely espousing people before I developed fever, cough, achiness and fatigue. i can’t believe it’s taking this long to get results.

Meowmee

(5,164 posts)
41. I have been sick on and off since late January
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:10 AM
Mar 2020

three docs and no test. Worse lung involvement started last week. I have been resting and doing what I can. One of my docs did bw last week and wbc is good so he thinks it is not covid. He said if I have an emergency for what he treats me for he can treat it without going to hospital.

There is a drive through test near us but by appt only. To be honest I am going to weather this out for now, I think I am feeling a bit better today. I could easily have another emergency and I would be scared to go to the hospital with everything going on. Most doctors are closed now. I am terrified of what things will look like in two weeks. I or my father can easily end up at the er without covid at any time. I wish we were in Canada right now. A lot of people are going to die because of dumpster, not only covid related.

Someone needs to make a cheap at home test that is fast. Available to anyone without rx etc. Then you order it online and test yourself etc.

I am just staying inside and hoping for the best. The weather has been terrible here for lung stuff, I was going for walks before I got worse and I think they made me worse.

My county is up to 2735 pos tests and 20 deaths.

McCamy Taylor

(19,240 posts)
43. Tested/waiting but the test has 40% false negative so flipping a coin would be as good.
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 04:50 AM
Mar 2020

I have never had anything like this. Cough nonstop. My chest and abdomen muscles ache! Sometimes I run out of strength to cough. Doing nebulizer treatments at home every 2 hours to keep my oxygen above 95 and then spend 10 minutes in the bathroom hacking up crap and gargling it out. Can not eat anything solid or I choke which sets off another round of coughing so bad I feel that I am going to die. Spent 15 minutes over a toilet attempting to cough up the tiny pieces of noodle that got caught in my right bronchus. Felt like I was trying to bring up a hair ball. Now I am only doing liquids. The family had crawfish ettoufee and collards tonight. I had collard broth and the liquid from the ettoufee.

No sense of smell. Opened a Mexican Coke and all I tasted was sugar water. Can’t smell the wisteria in full bloom. Can’t sleep due to the cough. Sometimes it feels as if there a hedgehog or cockle burrs in my airway trying to drive me crazy.

Can’t talk without coughing.

My throat and upper airways feel like someone has slathered them in menthol flavored Vaseline.

And I make this creepy whistling sound from my left bronchus when I cough as if it is half the diameter it is supposed to be.

I do not smoke I have excellent health and no underlying lung disease. My elderly patients with weak lungs and hearts and neurological issues are toast if they get this no matter what it is.

And I am only at day five. I hear the really bad complications may not set in until day 8 or later. My family cringes every time they hear me go into one of my face turning blue coughing spells. I have seen pertussis patients who did not cough this much. And then I hear that there may be new mutations showing up in Brazil and I think “I may have to do this again?”






Stryst

(714 posts)
46. Zero tests, seemingly asymptomatic household
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:20 AM
Mar 2020

Five adults (four working, me on VA/SSI). North DFW area.

James48

(4,470 posts)
47. None of your business.
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:43 PM
Mar 2020

That's a medical condition status question, and your poll reveals who voted which way.

Am I the only person who thinks that it is an improper question to link test status with to names?

What if this question asked HIV status instead of Covid-19 testing status? Would you feel the same way disclosing?

Kaleva

(36,553 posts)
52. Answering the poll is optional and no one is using their real names.
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:27 PM
Mar 2020

Think of it as a bunch of RPCs (Role playing Characters) taking part in an adventure (an on line pol)l.

gldstwmn

(4,575 posts)
51. I'm pretty sure I had it 3 weeks ago when
Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:25 PM
Mar 2020

there was zero testing available here. I'm better but I still have days where I feel like I'm running a low fever and am a little short of breath.

cate94

(2,829 posts)
54. I'll. Be tested Wed.
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 12:30 AM
Mar 2020

I have mild symptoms and self quarantine. Hoping to get a neg. test so I can have a small social life. People I’d been in contact before sore throat and head ache.

OldBaldy1701E

(5,329 posts)
56. All clear here, just a touch of the usual sinuses
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:23 PM
Mar 2020

I am not symptomatic, and I went to the doctor right after this started because of one mild symptom that was determined not to be anything. We in this house also just finished a two week voluntary quarantine because one roommate went to London and returned right as they announced the travel restrictions there. He has nothing and neither do myself nor my beloved. Stay safe everyone!

Celerity

(44,444 posts)
57. the poll is expired, can you add time? We have not been tested, and have no symptoms
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:33 PM
Mar 2020

The government here is fucked (Sweden) They have stopped all comprehensive testing, and even if you have symptoms, they only test if you fall into a high risk category.

Do NOT believe the Swedish numbers. They are cooked. We have the worst response in the entire EU, and most of the schools under high school level are still open, and they have only banned crowds of 50 (until 2 days ago it was 500!!!) or more, plus no mandatory closure of bars and restos (you just have to have table service in them, which is fucking stupid).

onlyadream

(2,169 posts)
58. Not sure
Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:47 PM
Mar 2020

Hubby, my son and myself all had chest pain while breathing, which lasted less than a day, lingering dry coughs and very slight fevers, also sneezing. Could be a cold, but we’ve been inside for three weeks, only going out to shop (only me) and I purell, wipe down the cart and every thing I touch with a Clorox wipe, so catching something is really strange (even if just a cold). I guess someday we’ll all be tested and will find out.

yellowdogintexas

(22,367 posts)
60. so far so good no symptoms
Sun Mar 29, 2020, 01:59 AM
Mar 2020

we have stuck close to home since March 14 which was the last time I did anything social.
We have only been out to get groceries and that only twice.

Neither of us is feeling any differently than we usually do so that's good.

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