Have You Had Covid 19?

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Ghost of Barry Endean, Jan 14, 2021 at 12:35 PM.


Have you had Covid 19

  1. Yes, tested positive

    6 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I had an antibody test that showed I had had it

    0 vote(s)
  3. I think so but not tested

    5 vote(s)
  4. No (unless I had it asymptomatically)

    23 vote(s)
  1. Just a little poll. If you have had it, a description of your symptoms might be interesting.
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not had it.

    My symptoms are frustration, boredom and concern for the future.
  3. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Had a very sore throat back in Feb 2020 which lasted more than a week or two. Bit wheezy and also a spell when I was exhausted but this co-coincided with moving a lot of furniture about. I've not really been 100% since to be honest but improving. Strange for me as I've only had 1 day of sick in the last 10 years.
    I've been bloody careful, pretty much shielding as I'm the only support for my elderly folks, one with Parkinsons.

    So In all likelyhood looking back I probably had it.
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  4. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Me and the Mrs had something similar to flu last February which was very unpleasant for about 3/4 days, we then began to feel better except for a niggly cough that lasted for a further week or two.

    The symptoms seemed similar to flu, but neither of us thought that that is what we had, we just thought it was just some sort of bug that we had picked up. You have to remember that back in February Covid had not really been prevalent in the public eye, so at the time we did not even consider that that might have been what it was.

    However, we do now wonder if our mystery illness might well have been Covid?
  5. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    No. I haven't been out since Palace away.
    (Not literally, but this is not a million miles from the truth.)
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  6. Yes. Ticked "tested positive" as no tests available for public back then but my wife tested positive at work and we had same symptoms at same time for 3 weeks in March/April.
    Mildly ill (sore thoat, cough, temperature) for 3 days before 10 days or so of fever, total lethargy, no apetite, worst headaches I've ever had, lost taste and smell, breathing worsened, living on painkillers every 4 hours. Then about a week of slow recovery day by day.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021 at 4:49 PM
  7. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Hope you're both feeling back to normal now? Any symptoms that lingered for little longer, or any long-term things you noticed? Tired more easily etc?

    Reason I ask is got identified as a close contact before Xmas and now haven't had a sense of smell for over 3 weeks. Had a test a week after symptoms that returned as inconclusive. Another test a week later came back negative.
  8. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Don’t think so, but I’ve just done a test (as part of a study) so I’ll let you know in due course.
  9. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I had my fifth negative test last week. It confirmed that I am a massive hypochondriac
  10. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Hey, just 94 more failed tests and then you're guaranteed to get it next time!
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  11. Both 100% back to normal. Taste and smell took a few weeks. It wasn’t pleasant but the worst but was the worry. When we were still feeling awful after 10 days, with lots of websites showing how the virus destroys your organs, it does start to play with your mind.
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  12. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Same here. Collected by a courier from my house who was not wearing a mask
  13. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

  14. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Had it just before Christmas confirmed by positive test (was probably the new variant as I'm a virus hipster). Complete loss of taste and smell for 3-4 days, hard to get out of bed and very tired by end of day. Felt recovered then went for a run after a few days and legs were like jelly and was breathing hard after about 200m. Hard to know if any longer term effects as it pretty much took up the whole of my Xmas break so not sure if just generally a bit fatigued.

    Taste and smell seems to have recovered, but both wine and beer have tasted a bit off since I've had it! Haven't noticed anything else tasting different.
  15. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    I think I’ve had it but obviously, not 100%.

    Remember feeling really fatigued (this would’ve been the very start of last year) to the point that keeping my eyes open and head up at my desk at work was an effort, and walking home from the station completely sapped all of my energy away. Very achey joints and feeling exhausted. It only lasted 3-4 days but was nothing like any bugs I’d had before.

    I’ve had two tests since COVID came into the public eye. One when I had a loss of taste for a day or two (negative), and a second this week - we have a community test site in town due to the higher numbers here, and as I’m going into the office a couple of days a week I think I’ll get regularly tested to be on the safe side. Negative again, with a turnaround time of approximately 25 minutes for a result.
  16. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    All four members of our family have had 7 tests each, as part of the ONS Covid Survey. All negative. Tests were initially weekly and are now monthly.
  17. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    No tests and pretty certain not had it. But as a precaution I am taking Pfizer medication to keep up with the Jones’s
  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    My wife has had quite a number of tests due to her work, all negative.
    My teenage son lost his sense of taste in mid November but tested negative, the sense returned 3 days later. My wife had one of her tests that week.
    I did an antibody test in September and that indicated that I'd not had it before.
  19. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Not personally but my sister did in November.
  20. Scalexman

    Scalexman Reservist

    My wife and I had it rough, but not bad enough to be hospitalised. We’re both over 50. My dad, who’s approaching 80, also had it.
    Temperature for 4 days, sleepless nights for 10 nights, VERY dry mouth (no one seems to have mentioned that one?). I only lost taste and smell for 4 days, but it hasn’t come back fully, I don’t think. Very tired for a couple of weeks after.
    Would recommend paracetamol every 4 hours, Night Nurse before bed (amazing discovery!) and plenty to drink, which was hard. Get out of bed if you can and make sure you eat something.
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  21. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    A ‘no’ as expected. I’d throw in a gag, but there was enough of that doing the test.
  22. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Suspect I had it in March. I had a dry cough and called work to say I was WFH, as it seemed like another swine flu/sars/bird flu scare. I was told I had to isolate for 14 days.

    I was shocked it was just a little cough. I'd only brought it up because I was conscious about being seen coughing in public at a time of heightened awareness.

    Then about 2 days later I went down hard. 2 days in bed, flu like symptoms. Slept for probably 30 of the 48 hours.

    I recovered quite fast, but the first time I went for a run (I'd done a half marathon on feb 28th) I was wheezing after 3k.

    Took me a while to get back but I feel I'm at full capacity now.

    So not tested but seems likely it was COVID.
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  23. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Any bed-wetting symptoms? ;)
  24. Yes we lived on paracetamol and night nurse for 2 weeks.
  25. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Were your other accounts affected?
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