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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:41 PM

I'm on my way out now for a rapid covid test

Last edited Fri Jul 23, 2021, 09:29 AM - Edit history (1)

We have been fully vaccinated since April and I've always been super careful. Until I wasn't, the last few weeks we eased up a little.

Now we're sick with weird cold plus symptoms. I'm going for the rapid first because I have a work obligation on Sunday. It will also give me a regular result in 48 hours.

Wish me a negative please...

Thanks

ETA - the rapid test was negative! Thanks everyone 😊

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Reply I'm on my way out now for a rapid covid test (Original post)
Unwind Your Mind Jul 2021 OP
iemanja Jul 2021 #1
Ms. Toad Jul 2021 #2
haele Jul 2021 #3
LisaL Jul 2021 #6
LisaL Jul 2021 #4
UpInArms Jul 2021 #5
Meowmee Jul 2021 #7
frazzled Jul 2021 #8
niyad Jul 2021 #9
AngryOldDem Jul 2021 #10
Treefrog Jul 2021 #11
Unwind Your Mind Jul 2021 #27
multigraincracker Jul 2021 #12
Demovictory9 Jul 2021 #13
KS Toronado Jul 2021 #14
Duppers Jul 2021 #18
KS Toronado Jul 2021 #19
murielm99 Jul 2021 #15
beaglelover Jul 2021 #16
mac2766 Jul 2021 #17
wnylib Jul 2021 #21
LisaL Jul 2021 #22
LisaL Jul 2021 #23
BigmanPigman Jul 2021 #20
Nay Jul 2021 #24
BigmanPigman Jul 2021 #25
Nay Jul 2021 #26
StarryNite Jul 2021 #28

Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:42 PM

1. Best of luck to you.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:48 PM

2. Good luck! n/t

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:49 PM

3. There is a summer cold going around, plus pollution from the fires.

We've had sniffles and general blah for a couple weeks, negative COVID result when tested a week after first symptoms.
Hope you get a negative result.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:51 PM

6. Lots of covid is going around too.

Our cases are rapidly increasing.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:49 PM

4. Go get tested.

I recently got tested (relaxed my covid protocols a little, got a haircut, traveled a bit (within the state, but still) and so on).
Mine was thankfully negative. It actually gave me an answer in 15 minutes (it as a rapid antigen test, not a PCR test).

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

5. Luck to you, friend

Stay safe

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:53 PM

7. Wishing you don't have it

Get two tests because false negs happen

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:07 PM

8. My husband had a bad cold, cough, plus fever

about 6 weeks ago. He went and got swabbed at the hospital after 2 days of fever, so it should have been pretty accurate. He was negative.

There are a lot of summer colds going around where we are right now.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:11 PM

9. Wishing you a negative!

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:17 PM

10. Good vibes heading your way.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:18 PM

11. Let us know.

What vax did you get, if you donít mind the question?

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 09:30 AM

27. We had the Moderna

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:26 PM

12. Doesn't hurt to get tested.

Last year I had a fever and not feeling well, so I went to the ER. 3 test for COVID, all negative. I felt so relived. It was killing about 8% of folks my age. It was only Sepsis, that kills 50% no matter what your age is. Getting to the ER right away helped save my life.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:28 PM

13. good luck

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:31 PM

14. As quickly as the Delta variant appears to be ballooning country wide.......

We should all start wearing masks again, bought some n95 masks yesterday.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:52 PM

18. +100

TY!

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Response to Duppers (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:17 PM

19. Thank you, right after I posted above, I done this to spread the word.....

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:35 PM

15. I understand.

My husband thought he could go back to his regular restaurant and have coffee with all the other old farts. He brought home a cold or flu virus. I was sick and he was sicker. I was furious, too. It is too soon to relax.

I have asked him nicely to mask up again. I will stop being nice soon.

We have to go to a visitation this afternoon. A wonderful friend and Democrat died. It was not covid. We have to be masked!

The funeral home owner is a Democrat, too. I hope he is strongly encouraging masks.

Our colds went away in about ten days. I hope the same is true for you. Take care and stay safe.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:41 PM

16. It's probably just a summer cold.

One of my work colleagues and her son (both fully vaxed) felt like crap earlier this week and both got a COVID test.....both negative.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:52 PM

17. I started feeling sick on Saturday (6 days ago)...

 

Stuffy sinus, sneezing, achy, no fever. Checked my temp a couple of times a day and Monday I had a very slight fever, but it came down later that day. Still sneezing and have very dry sinus's and a bit achy, but I feel much better. I thought about going in for a rapid test but haven't felt like leaving the house. Luckily I started a 2 month vacation on Monday, so I don't have to go anywhere.

The person that I work most closely with fell ill on the same day. He's in his early 30's, I'm in my late 50's. He started feeling much better by yesterday.

My wife has started feeling a bit sinus'y and she's started sneezing.

Since the two of us came down with the sickness at the same time, and my wife only 4 days after me, I don't believe it's Covid.

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Response to mac2766 (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:18 PM

21. The incubation period for delta is

much shorter than the alpha version. Alpha is 7 to 14 days. Delta is 3 to 5 days.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:29 PM

22. Yep.

Delta's incubation period is shorter yet it's able to achieve much higher virus load during that time.

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Response to mac2766 (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:29 PM

23. Delta's symptoms in fully vaxxed people could resemble that of common cold.

Including runny nose.

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:18 PM

20. There is cold/flu going around. Hopefully

that is what it was. I had a 4 day fever with aches/chills, etc and also am fully vaxxed. It last about a week but no congestion, difficulty breathing, loss of smell so I didn't take the test. Last Summer I had the same thing and got tested since there were no vaccines yet.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:37 PM

24. That was me, too, a week ago. I had a chill to start, then aches and a very low fever --

98.6 to 99.8. (My usual body temp is 97.6.) It felt like a very mild cold. I didn't go get a test either. It truly felt like a mild summer cold. I'm fine now, but the hubs caught it, though.

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Response to Nay (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:55 PM

25. I'm so paranoid that when I get a normal

cold I think it may be Covid. I wonder how long we will have that thought in our heads whenever we get sick.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 06:26 PM

26. Oh, yeah, I can relate. I don't think I will ever stop thinking 'COVID' when I get sick. nt

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Response to Unwind Your Mind (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 09:45 AM

28. Great news!

Thank you for the update.

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