When did you have COVID-19?

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Hello everyone,

How are you today?

Many cases of "long" or "long-haul" COVID-19 have been discovered in the past months that the virus has been present in the US. "Long Covid" or "Long-haul" Covid referes to the long-term symptoms that patients who have had COVID-19 experience over time (more than 20 days)

And you, when were you infected by COVID-19? How long have you had COVID symptoms?

Feel free to share your experiences in the comments below, your voice is important!

Take care,
Courtney

Beginning of the discussion - 1/19/21

When did you have COVID-19?


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My sister had it in mid November and it was strange because she had just been tested for a work thing and it had come back negative. Then about a week later she started feeling under the weather and had a horrible cough. She isolated at home and did a home test which of course came back positive! It took her a few weeks to be back on her feet, but still today she's dealing with the after effects.

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My boyfriend got it first in September and then I got it from him. We live together so it was inevitable.

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I was diagnosed with covid February 8th 2021 because of my Asthma it damaged my lungs I'm still recovering because I have pneumonia in both lungs  it horrible the way this disease ravage the body

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@mamalove58 I had it in October and now I have lung damage too. Did they give you anything to help your breathing afterwards? I didn't have asthma or anything before but they gave me an inhaler to use when my breathing is bad that looks like the one my niece uses for her asthma.

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I tested positive April 8, 2021. My husband and I had our 1st dose (Pfizer) 3-12-21 & our 2nd dose    4-06-21, So when I tested positive, I was asymptomatic, the only symptom I had was fatigue.  I was in to see my doctor a couple days before and she wrote it off as low iron due to my anemia and my Crohns. She made an appointment for me to have a Monoclonal antibody therapy infusion.It did help me feel better a few days after I had it. I also had to quarantine for a week. Luckily, my husband didn't test positive nor did he get sick. 

Here is a little information about it.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized two monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments for emergency use: etesevimab and bamlanivimab or casirivimab and imdevimab. These treatments could help your immune system respond more effectively to the virus that causes COVID-19, reducing the chances that your symptoms will get worse. It did help me feel better a few days after I had it. I also had to quarantine for a week. Luckily, my husband didn't test positive nor did he get sick. 

God is good. 

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I had Covid in December 2020.  I've had shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, brain fog, and extreme thirst ever since.  I had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in April.  Absolutely no side effects.  Not even a sore arm!!  Was hoping for the symptoms to go away or at least subside but no such luck.  Waiting for my insurance to ok an echocardiogram and a stress test.  Already had a neg pulmonary function test.

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I think you will most likely believe that I am not correct with the following information.  However, it is true, I had the test to determine if I had Covid 19 and I tested H with  score of >20 when a negative test bench mark is <1.  I actually had Covid in May 2019.  Yes, I typed 2019 and it was a very mild case.  I have further found out that eating a great amount of Garlic and Onions will increase your immune system and I do eat a lot amount of garlic and onions.