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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.

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
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