Covid 19 What ligering side effects are you having.

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  1. SGBARRACUDA

    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    Tested positive December 15. I was sick as a dog for about 10 days. Then I felt good. But I kept testing positive 3 more times. It took till January 12th to get a negative result. Now I feel great. BUT I still have no sense of smell and about half of my taste buds. I can stick my nose in a jar of Vicks Vapor rub and nothing. So who has some lingering side effects?
     
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    I bet, here, I could not get tested on my death bed
     
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    I know some that have lasting repiratory symptoms ie shortness of breath.
     
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      SAME HERE , BUT NOT THAT BAD .
       
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      • ZMan67S

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        December 3rd Covid a week at home, then the hospital for a week with double pneumonia.
        A month later and I'm back to normal, but still no smell and only partial taste.
        On the positive side though, I've lost 25 pounds.
        I went back to the doctor a month after my hospital release for a chest x-ray. No permanent lung damage.
         
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          Shortness of breath....Already lost most my taste....something else...
           
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          was before Thanksgiving my house got hit with it. still only partial taste, no sense of smell, fatigue, headaches, stomach issues. just want it all to go away already.....
           
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          I lost more than half the vision in my left eye from this bug. 9 months later and I have only gotten half of the loss back. It’s still like looking through an ice cube on that side and the eye strain headaches aren’t any better.

          At least I survived it....
           
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            UNEMPLOYMENT but I haven't had the flu.
            Its still lingering.
             
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              My 44 year old son in law had it about two months ago. He says everything still smells like burnt toast.
               
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              Good lord, I didnt know the after effects were so bad! Im still Covid free (knock on wood) and I face 4-5 customers a day in and out of homes, masked up and all, asking if anyone is infected before I go inside. Beside you all, Only 1 immediate friend has had it. He said he knew something was up when he couldnt taste a peanut butter cookie he was having for breakfast...? Went straight to his doctor and got a swab and found he had it Dec 26. Im still waiting for the turn to get a shot, and Im a "critical infrastructure worker", supposed to be after the seniors get all their shots but that has gone from 75 to 65...and Im sure it will go to 55 then. I may just go to the VA and get it as a vet as they are shooting arms like a machine gunner. I dont get this slow ass deployment of this vaccine: We had 90 privates in a line in boot camp and we got 3 shots in each arm with 6 guns walking the gauntlet and it took about 10 minutes total! Take a step, stop...pop-pop...take 2 more steps..pop pop...take 2 more steps pop pop...then stand on your right leg, pull your left wastband down and get an Ice cold shot of something high in your left cheek. F that one hurt! Then you got dressed and RAN a mile back to the barracks.
               
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                So far we've been very fortunate. Haven't gotten it. Yet. We mask up every time we have to go out in public now. From all the reading and personal experiences I've heard, I honestly believe everyone will eventually get it. I hope I'm wrong.
                 
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                  I talked to the woman that drew my blood. She said it’s been 3 months and everything still smells like a cigarette to her.
                   
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                  Interesting thread and many similar symptoms. Strange it effects taste and smell. My whiskey tasting hobby wouldn't be fun any more. LOL
                   
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                  I test my ability to smell every morning. I stick my nose in a jar of Vicks. So far nothing.
                   
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                    Had it about a month ago. Minimal taste and smell yet. I can taste hot sauce, though. The strangest thing is that I can smell things, like peppermint oil, but when I try to smell it a second time, there’s nothing! Beer tastes like water, so that has been a blessing, as I have cut way back. I asked God for help with that and I guess He used COVID for that! Like RRR, I think everyone will get it eventually and they will continue to chase it with vaccines, like the flu.
                     
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                      My thoughts exactly except substitute whiskey for coffee. One of the great joys in life is that first cup of coffee, or in my case espresso.
                       
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                        I had it bad in November and was in the hospital as some here know...I had the usual symptoms like body aches, awful headaches, cough, lost taste and smell, dizzy, nauseous, and eventually pneumonia and low oxygen...scary stuff. After I recovered I have some side effects, some which I’m still figuring out months later. Some days I feel great! Then I get a day or 2 where I feel lousy, have a cough, or I feel like I have phlegm in my through to clear but nothing ever comes out....I take musinex and cough drops for it and it helps and after a day or 2 it’s gone, then reappears. I take vitamin C & D, zinc, turmeric, and a men’s daily vitamin too. My smell and taste was only gone for a few days and that was awful....I’m so glad it came back! My wife had a mild case of the China flu but she lost her smell and taste for a lot longer, her sense of smell is still not all back and she had it the same time I did but I was sick for a month.

                        Think she’s gonna get me into a specialist doctor to look these symptoms over and learn more. She’s looking into some vitiman that are supposed to help too and I’ll try them out, she has done lots of research and is a RN and she probably saved my life by making me go in to the hospital. Doctors say they are learning more everyday from this and it affects everyone different and the recovery is like that too....some it takes only a short time and some take months to fully recover and they really don’t know how long they can go on for. I pray a lot for my loved ones and friends so they don’t get this, it’s nasty and I hope you all here stay safe as well as recover quickly. Most days I feel good, but the ones where I feel “off” get me worried all over again cause this all started with a cough for me.
                         
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                          A friend who had Covid with no taste and smell said chugging liquor was an easy thing to do.
                          I've enjoyed an almost nightly toddy for years. Since I was sick though, I've had no desire for a drink.
                          Perhaps a rare positive Covid side affect??
                           
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                            I’m in the same boat. I started getting sick the Wednesday before thanksgiving. By Friday I couldn’t taste and tested positive on Monday or Tuesday. Taste at about 40-50 percent on some things, 20 percent on others, but yet a Snickers Bar taste the same as always. If I stick my nose in a bottle of white vinegar I get about half a sniff, then nothing. I live on a hillside so I notice harder breathing a lot easier unloading groceries and it’s to cold to walk and I’m afraid to go to Planet Fitness till we are past this. I hear some go six months without taste or smell and I hear some may go forever.
                             
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                            I think I lost close to 30 lbs when I was sick, wasn’t hungry and hard to eat when you can’t taste, that’s gross and I’m glad it came back. After a month I finally got hungry and needed to eat so I ate a lot lol....but also better with lots of eggs and fresh fruit. I needed to lose some weight anyway, unfortunately I put much of what I lost back on but I’m currently working on eating less and better, less snacking and more salads, spending time on the treadmill which also helps my lungs get back to normal since the pneumonia. Exercise is definitely helping with some of this and that’s good. I have never been one to work out since I stay fairly active, so it’s baby steps for me.

                            The news never talks about how being overweight can also put you at greater risk of getting the China flu and getting a lot more sick while having it. But I know many people of all types, sizes, fit, not fit, and all ages who all had it differently....so don’t think anyone really knows.
                             
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                            I would have some Captian on the weekends and since I got sick early November I haven’t had a drop and no desire to yet, it’s been almost 3 months, but that’s probably a good thing but there are times I miss it. We’ll see how it goes maybe it’s a positive thing to quit lol....but I rarely got crazy with it. And I rarely drink beer but actually had one a few days before I got sick...it was Coors and no desire for one of them either lol

                            BTW, no mixed Captian drinks means no soda pop for me either since I drink mostly water. I had a little sprite when in the hospital and last week had a 7up and I didn’t even like that and only drank half the can. Cutting pop out is definitely a good thing!
                             
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                              I agree same think here no soft drinks and still a limited appetite with smaller meal portions. I don't miss it and together probably why I've kept the 25 pounds off that I loss. All good, feeling better than I have in a long time.
                               
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                                that’s good! Hope we can catch up at the Mopar show this year with ya
                                 
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                                  Keith you are lucky you have a smart woman looking after you. I hope everyone that has side effects will be able to put it behind them soon.
                                   
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