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People who tested positive, how are you feeling?



  • Registered Users Posts: 613 ✭✭✭ RetroEncabulator

    I had it at the start of 2020 when it was just arriving. In fact, I think I had it a few weeks before the first case but I fobbed it off as a very bad flu and everyone was convincing me it was flu.

    Symptoms I had then were basically headaches, aches, very tired, horrendous cough which turned into pneumonia and I needed antibiotics and steroids.

    Got 3x Pfizer jabs in the meantime, last one was back in December 2021 though.

    This recent bout of COVID was mostly in my nose/sinuses and upper throat. It didn't really turn into even a runny nose, just ached and hurt a lot.

    That was coupled with body aches, especially in my joints and then I started getting like tingly / burning sensations just down the left side of my chest and into my arm and down my leg, but weirdly only on my left side.

    I was really hot, but I wasn't sweating. Kinda like dry heat - felt like a radiator for a few days.

    Then it just went away and faded out but I'd positive antigen tests coming up until about 16 days after the first one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 _Fluffy_

    People who tested positive recently, how quickly after first symptoms developed did you test positive? Thanks in advance!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,548 ✭✭✭ Alkers

    Was almost 4 days for me but only tested on 2nd and 4th days, didn't leave house in between

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,049 ✭✭✭ The Continental Op

    ...... wrong thread ;-(

    Wake me up when it's all over.

  • Registered Users Posts: 613 ✭✭✭ RetroEncabulator

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,002 ✭✭✭ budgese

    My husband and two friends all came down with symptoms on Tuesday. One friend tested positive same day, his brother and my husband tested positive two days later. I had no symptoms to speak of but was testing daily because my husband has it. Tested positive Christmas day morning and felt fine until the afternoon. I have a cold but that's it.

    Catch evolve transfer

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,548 ✭✭✭ Alkers

    I am negative again today and feeling fine, covid was not bad at all for me this my second time

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,440 ✭✭✭✭ Snake Plisken

    I have never had Covid but went to bed on Tuesday night with a headache behind my eyes and aches and pains plus a bit of a cough. Tested yesterday with some HSE tests I had and T line came up strong and C line a bit more faded, did a second test to be sure and same positive result. Had a rough enough night last night with aches and pains high temperature and cough, ended up vomiting my dinner up so that wasn't good. I'm taking paracetamol and resting hoping it doesn't last long. Covid app doesn't seem to give option to say you tested positive do we just ring GP or is there a HSE hotline? Could do with a cert as I'm on two days holidays but obviously want to keep them.

    Never thought I'd catch it but there you go.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,856 Mod ✭✭✭✭ shesty

    Ring your GP.Or ring work and say you'd like to change your leave days to 2 uncertified sick days.You'll need a cert anyway if you go over that.HSE won't give you anything.

  • Registered Users Posts: 400 ✭✭ Hippodrome Song Owl

    Still plenty of employers granting Covid leave with a HSE confirmation text.

    @Snake Plisken you can report positive antigen tests here:

    It will of course depend on your employer's policy whether they will replace your holiday leave with covid leave. HSE won't issue a cert though

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,440 ✭✭✭✭ Snake Plisken

    Thanks rang go who sent me to the HSE I registered positive and got text back I then forwarded that back to my GP who gave me a medical cert for work.

    Feel a good bit better today compared to yesterday so hoping I have a better night then last night

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,567 ✭✭✭ Sheep breeder

    The four of us had it a month ago and mild symptoms, got over it quickly. But now myself and one of the children are struggling to sleep at night when go to bed and awake till 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning and then fall asleep since we tested clear, and still getting aches and pains in the joints and the other girl has still no taste, wife is fully recovered, one of the children picked it up in hospital first.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,154 ✭✭✭✭ martingriff

    Got Covid for the first time, tested positive yesterday in an antigen test. Feeling tired and congested in my nose. Did not think it was Covid but as I was going to the doctor I just on a whim decided to test myself and yes it was positive.