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Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

Post by Mountaineer » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:49 am

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Interesting about the pinkeye. I wonder if that’s on the list official symptoms. I’ve woken up with it a couple times this month and wondered about it.
Our daughter is a nurse in Washington state. She has been screening people for the virus at the clinic where she works. She says pinkeye is one of the COVID-19 symptoms.
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Post by dualstow » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:51 am

Thanks!

I see it can be spread by tears: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020040 ... covid-19#1
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Post by Vil » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:23 am

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Post by dualstow » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:47 am

It wasn’t easy to find this thread.

Adding mathjak and Tortoise to the list.
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Post by Tortoise » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:16 pm

Well, this isn’t the worst bug I’ve ever had, but it’s tenacious. I’m on day 6 and still feel low-key crappy. Getting a little bit better each day, but it’s a noticeably slower recovery than most seasonal bugs I get.

And the loss of taste and smell is apparently a real thing. With colds and flus, I usually lose my taste and smell only when I get extremely congested, but not this time. I’m barely congested at all, but I’ve had total loss of taste and smell since day 2. Weird.
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Post by dualstow » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:00 pm

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And the loss of taste and smell is apparently a real thing. With colds and flus, I usually lose my taste and smell only when I get extremely congested, but not this time. I’m barely congested at all, but I’ve had total loss of taste and smell since day 2. Weird.
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And, i mean this in a sincere way, not flippantly: if I lose my taste and smell, I’m going to eat raw garlic just to see if it burns.
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Post by Tortoise » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:49 pm

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And, i mean this in a sincere way, not flippantly: if I lose my taste and smell, I’m going to eat raw garlic just to see if it burns.
Tried it just now. Zero flavor or smell, but it still burns.
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Post by dualstow » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:54 pm

Tortoise wrote:
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And, i mean this in a sincere way, not flippantly: if I lose my taste and smell, I’m going to eat raw garlic just to see if it burns.
Tried it just now. Zero flavor or smell, but it still burns.
Interesting. I guess I don’t need to try that. Maybe I’ll eat a jalapen~o pepper.
(Waits...)
Your move, Tortoise.
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Post by sophie » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:28 pm

Interesting test, Tortoise.

From what I've heard, it can take a few months for smell/taste to return, but it eventually will. Sorry you're experiencing that! Is it making it hard to eat?
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Post by Tortoise » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:00 am

dualstow wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:54 pm
Interesting. I guess I don’t need to try that. Maybe I’ll eat a jalapen~o pepper.
(Waits...)
Your move, Tortoise.
I had some jalapeño potato chips the other day. Does that count? :P

Still just as spicy as before. Just zero flavor.
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Interesting test, Tortoise.

From what I've heard, it can take a few months for smell/taste to return, but it eventually will. Sorry you're experiencing that! Is it making it hard to eat?
A few months? Damn, I hope not.

Eating isn’t hard right now; it still satisfies my hunger. It’s just boring since I can only taste sensations like sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and savory — but no flavors.
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Post by Mountaineer » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:55 am

Tortoise, sorry you got the virus. Hope you fully recover soon, including the taste/smell part. Based on your test, at least the vampires and werewolves might leave you alone. ;)
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Post by dualstow » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:04 am

Tortoise wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:00 am
dualstow wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:54 pm
Interesting. I guess I don’t need to try that. Maybe I’ll eat a jalapen~o pepper.
(Waits...)
Your move, Tortoise.
I had some jalapeño potato chips the other day. Does that count? :P

Still just as spicy as before. Just zero flavor.
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It does count! Are you eating anything nutritious that you typically don’t like the taste of?
Are you mixing things with acceptable texture differences/similarities that would never go together by taste? e.g. green beans on cereal?
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:09 am

If you can't taste or smell anything, this is a PRIME OPPORTUNITY to shred up just eating really healthy food that you'd usually gag on. Bring on the unflavored chicken breast and spinach!
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Post by Smith1776 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:09 pm

That’s awful. Sorry to hear.

I once heard about a guy who lost his sense of smell and taste through injury. He said Tabasco sauce was really a life saver. It really maximized whatever was left of his senses when eating and made it more enjoyable.
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Post by l82start » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:03 pm

Smith1776 wrote:
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That’s awful. Sorry to hear.

I once heard about a guy who lost his sense of smell and taste through injury. He said Tabasco sauce was really a life saver. It really maximized whatever was left of his senses when eating and made it more enjoyable.
i have a family member who lost their sense of taste and smell due to advanced age (i think).. and they do the same, pocket size bottles of Tabasco and hot-sauce became great Christmas stocking stuffers..
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Post by vnatale » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:06 pm

I may not be here (or anywhere) if somewhere along the line my father had not lost his sense of smell.

Though he was in the army during World War II he was kept in the United States because (according to my mother) if gas had been used during battles he'd not have been able to smell it.

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Post by pp4me » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:17 pm

My son lost his sense of taste and smell about three years ago when a car hit his bicycle and knocked him unconscious. He has since lost so much weight he looks like he just came out of a concentration camp.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:35 pm

100% COVID negative despite being in a room for hours with someone who's currently getting broken off by it. My body is a fucking machine. Or I have antibodies from a year ago. One of those two.
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Post by dualstow » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:04 pm

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100% COVID negative despite being in a room for hours with someone who's currently getting broken off by it. My body is a fucking machine. Or I have antibodies from a year ago. One of those two.
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Post by mathjak107 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:06 pm

I saw today an article that said research is now showing that people who have had pretty bad cases of covid have been having bad react pions to the vaccine as already existing antibodies battle the vaccine ...they also said they may require only one shot
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:50 pm

I require zero vaccination shots. Much less the gene therapy one. My gene sequence is IDDQD.
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Post by Xan » Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:02 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
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I require zero vaccination shots. Much less the gene therapy one. My gene sequence is IDDQD.
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Post by Tortoise » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:04 pm

Finally resumed lifting weights last night, nine days after my first symptoms appeared. Based on how long the weakness and lightheadedness lingered over the past week, I thought I'd have to reduce the weight quite a bit, but surprisingly all of my strength had returned. I'm back to 100% now.

Still have absolutely zero smell or taste. I'll update this thread when it finally returns (or at least starts to return). Could be days, weeks, or even months from now.
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Post by Mountaineer » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:09 pm

Tortoise wrote:
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Finally resumed lifting weights last night, nine days after my first symptoms appeared. Based on how long the weakness and lightheadedness lingered over the past week, I thought I'd have to reduce the weight quite a bit, but surprisingly all of my strength had returned. I'm back to 100% now.

Still have absolutely zero smell or taste. I'll update this thread when it finally returns (or at least starts to return). Could be days, weeks, or even months from now.
You can continue to chomp on the garlic for the duration! Vampires beware! 😉
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Post by dualstow » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:40 pm

On the flip side of that, though, wash your armpits and chew some fennel seeds with honey for everyone else's sake. O0
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