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How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 15, 2024 11:17AM
Woke up Tuesday, sniffly, scratchy throat. I'm Work From Home, so went as usual.
Felt worse and worse all day long..
After work, took a covid test....immediate positive!.
Took a heavy shot of Nyquil.
Slept in the spare bedroom.
Woke up in the middle of the night, my skin was on fire....
Worked the next day, kept a wet cloth to keep me cool...
Just more and more tired, but made it thru.
Last night, took a hot shower, then fill the tub with the hottest water I could take and soaked.

Nyquilled up again, woke up only once with my skin on fire...
Worked for a while and told my boss I'm taking the rest of the day off.

Not really feeling bad, just exhausted. I've been hit by a truck, so I know what that feels like. I feel like I got hit by a truck last week and am still recovering from that,

So my question? I went and said hi at a Super Bowl party on Sunday. Nobody else there has gotten sick. Have not been anywhere else this weekend.



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 15, 2024 11:53AM
It’s an evil SOB.
Glad you’re on the mend.
Keep it up!

We’ve been wondering too, if we got it. Nothing much to report, but same kind of symptoms.
We maintain social distancing whether we feel good or not.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: February 15, 2024 12:10PM
Feel better fast!
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 15, 2024 12:14PM
Heal up soon! I would highly recommend keeping a temperature gun in the bathroom, and don't get into the tub if it reads any more than 112º F.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 15, 2024 12:26PM
Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 15, 2024 12:29PM
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Rolando
Woke up Tuesday, sniffly, scratchy throat. I'm Work From Home, so went as usual.
Felt worse and worse all day long..
After work, took a covid test....immediate positive!.
Took a heavy shot of Nyquil.
Slept in the spare bedroom.
Woke up in the middle of the night, my skin was on fire....
Worked the next day, kept a wet cloth to keep me cool...
Just more and more tired, but made it thru.


Number 1 son came down with the same and similar time frames: all better now.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 15, 2024 12:51PM
Rolando, please don't take NyQuil while you have COVID.

Should you take NyQuil?



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Numo
Date: February 15, 2024 01:06PM
No Paxlovid? It’s supposed to dramatically reduce symptoms.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 15, 2024 01:43PM
Hope you feel better soon!

And Paxlovid worked really well for my wife.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 15, 2024 01:52PM
Heal up quickly. You can only do the best you can do. It sucks to be sick.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: February 15, 2024 02:39PM
Rolando, sorry you had to go through this.

Covid did its best to try to kill me late November 2020. Hospital gave me everything in their arsenal to battle the complications. I had to give my permission to be placed on a vent. My body responded to treatment. Recovered at home on supplemental oxygen and went back to work too soon. I should have been off another 6 months. I experienced ongoing problems for almost a year. Racing heartbeat, lower lung capacity, chronic fatigue.

I got vaccinated as soon as it was available in 2021. Boosted 90 days later. Boosted again in 2022. August of last year, I got Covid again. I knew immediately it was Covid. Home test was blazing positive. Verified by test at urgent care. They put me on Paxlovid and sent me home. Pax kept me out of the hospital and I recovered quickly.

Boosted again December 2023.

I’m pretty sure I have PTSD from what I experienced in late 2020/early 2021.

If any of you test positive and have underlying medical conditions, I strongly recommend Paxlovid. It may keep you out of the hospital.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2024 02:40PM by MacArtist.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again
Posted by: Black
Date: February 15, 2024 02:59PM
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MacArtist
Rolando, sorry you had to go through this.

Covid did its best to try to kill me late November 2020. Hospital gave me everything in their arsenal to battle the complications. I had to give my permission to be placed on a vent. My body responded to treatment. Recovered at home on supplemental oxygen and went back to work too soon. I should have been off another 6 months. I experienced ongoing problems for almost a year. Racing heartbeat, lower lung capacity, chronic fatigue.

I got vaccinated as soon as it was available in 2021. Boosted 90 days later. Boosted again in 2022. August of last year, I got Covid again. I knew immediately it was Covid. Home test was blazing positive. Verified by test at urgent care. They put me on Paxlovid and sent me home. Pax kept me out of the hospital and I recovered quickly.

Boosted again December 2023.

I’m pretty sure I have PTSD from what I experienced in late 2020/early 2021.

If any of you test positive and have underlying medical conditions, I strongly recommend Paxlovid. It may keep you out of the hospital.

I had a relatively mild bout of it as far as physical symptoms go a few summers ago (about a week of really being "sick" and a few nights of extreme fever symptoms) but it was like it took a piece of my brain away, was completely unable to see any point in living for at least a month afterwards.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 15, 2024 03:05PM
Should have mentioned earlier, both wife and I were immediately put on Paxlovid and symptoms dissipated within a day or two. Any anti-vaxxers lie to you -- ignore them!!!
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: February 15, 2024 04:37PM
Are the boosters formulated for the current strain ?



"he is going to start WW3!!!!"
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 15, 2024 04:43PM
This is 2021.
I want your post back.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 15, 2024 04:58PM
Thank you for all the good wishes and concerns. I should have mentioned I am double vaxxed. Took Paxlovid the first time. It really did help.

Just not hitting hard this time. Except I am exhausted.



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: gadje
Date: February 15, 2024 05:04PM
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Rolando
Thank you for all the good wishes and concerns. I should have mentioned I am double vaxxed. Took Paxlovid the first time. It really did help.

Just not hitting hard this time. Except I am exhausted.

I hope you get better soon.
Double vaxxed may not be good enough.

04/03/2021 Pfizer
05/21/2021 Pfizer (so now I was double vaxxed)
12/03/2021 Pfizer
01/19/2023 Pfizer
11/21/2023 Moderna

So, it seems like I get a new shot about once a year after the initial double vaxxed status. This will become like the flu. Get your yearly shot or else...
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 15, 2024 05:08PM
Wrong side. Glad you’re on the mend.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 15, 2024 05:14PM
had it a couple times in the last year.
like a mild head cold. symptoms gone in a couple of days.
but neg test took 5 or 6 days.
PCP said not to get the Rx, but would have scribed if I wanted.
I think cleaning the cat helped.

didja at least get a discount?



!#$@@$#!

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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 15, 2024 07:27PM
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Numo
No Paxlovid? It’s supposed to dramatically reduce symptoms.


Spousal unit and I went to our nephew's super-spreader wedding very late last summer, and we've been multiply vaxxxxxed. Jumped on the Pax per our PCP's, and I was down for 16 days, while the other human lasted for 22. I've been on the dark side of 70 for awhile, and she hits it in a few months, so we ain't spring chickens.

Surprisingly, w/ my myriad of nasty health issues, we were astonished that she got hit noticeably harder than I did, but with nothing to compare it to, it's kinda hard to quantify how much, if any, the Pax helped. All we know is that it dragged on way longer than we would've liked, once we knew we caught the crud. She seems to have finally made a full recovery, but my neuro crud took a hit that I haven't gotten back to where I was before the wedding. Step-uncle Dave didn't fare as well in the pre-vax days, having passed away in June 2020, early on in the ravage. Dave was only a few months older than me. We've been all kinds of extra-careful since the beginning.

Sorry you hit.
Just rest and take care of yourself until you shake it off.
And stay away people until you do!
Drinks lots of fluids (other than NyQuil).
Hope you get ALL better fast so you can get back to work......
y'know, to the important stuff.
==
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: gadje
Date: February 15, 2024 09:30PM
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Speedy
Wrong side. Glad you’re on the mend.

It was a political issues in 2020, 2021, maybe 2022, but 2024? Seriously?
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: February 15, 2024 09:40PM
Rolando, you must have some undiscovered vector continually hitting you. Me and my immediate fam to this day never had Covid.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 15, 2024 11:09PM
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Carnos Jax
Rolando, you must have some undiscovered vector continually hitting you. Me and my immediate fam to this day never had Covid.
That’s the thing with new viruses.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 15, 2024 11:37PM
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gadje
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Speedy
Wrong side. Glad you’re on the mend.

It was a political issues in 2020, 2021, maybe 2022, but 2024? Seriously?

Yes, sadly it still is.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 16, 2024 06:02AM
....like an STD.....you can catch it but that doesn't mean you can't catch it again.....


.....get well soon....!!



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Re: How the hell did I get it again?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 16, 2024 11:54AM
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NewtonMP2100
....like an STD.....you can catch it but that doesn't mean you can't catch it again.....


.....get well soon....!!

Probably more fun leading up to getting a STD than Covid. smiley-laughing001

Edit: Is any organization collecting data on those who test positive? I'd be curious to know about age demographic and various pre-existing conditions.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2024 11:56AM by macphanatic.
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