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Shellback Squid

(8,992 posts)
Thu Feb 1, 2024, 10:17 PM Feb 2024

Have you had Covid more than once and how was your recovery each time?


12 votes, 5 passes | Time left: Unlimited
twice?
9 (75%)
thrice?
1 (8%)
more?
2 (17%)
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Have you had Covid more than once and how was your recovery each time? (Original Post) Shellback Squid Feb 2024 OP
Have had it at least twice. edisdead Feb 2024 #1
I had it once Tom Kitten Feb 2024 #2
I'm not sure Jarqui Feb 2024 #3
never BlueWaveNeverEnd Feb 2024 #4
Twice. Both times my recovery has gone well. ificandream Feb 2024 #5
3x JCMach1 Feb 2024 #6
Never. I was PCR tested 2x weekly for almost 2 years and Maru Kitteh Feb 2024 #7
Still... 2naSalit Feb 2024 #8
Both times were mild, and I recovered from the initial illness quickly. Ms. Toad Feb 2024 #9
Once, a week before I planned to get my booster. :( Mild. nt Quixote1818 Feb 2024 #10
Thank you for the feedback, I know it's very personal Shellback Squid Feb 2024 #11
4 Xs jcgoldie Feb 2024 #12
Not once yet *knocks on wood* Xolodno Feb 2024 #13
thank you for the responses , I had it once (at least) and was very mild, voice sounded higher pitched Shellback Squid Feb 2024 #14

Tom Kitten

(7,367 posts)
2. I had it once
Thu Feb 1, 2024, 10:30 PM
Feb 2024

But it's taken a year to get back to feeling like I did before. Long covid, I guess. Little to no energy. Sleeping or tired most of the time. Headaches. I had vertigo once and that was scary, hadn't have that happen to me before but that was early. Feeling more normal though.

Jarqui

(10,172 posts)
3. I'm not sure
Thu Feb 1, 2024, 10:44 PM
Feb 2024

I think I'm fighting my 5th bout
I thought it was gone and then we all got pneumonia.
I do not know whether they're linked

JCMach1

(27,667 posts)
6. 3x
Thu Feb 1, 2024, 11:31 PM
Feb 2024

2020 pre-vaccine almost killed me permanent heart and lung damage plus a host of other issues including brain fog.

2022- Omicron, little more than a bad cold.

2023- whatever was going around. Caught in UK vacation in the Tube. Took paxlovid. Was a worse version than 2022. Took months to get back to my new normal.

I have had full vaccine and 2 boosters. Basically only saved me from hospital on x2 and x3

Maru Kitteh

(28,433 posts)
7. Never. I was PCR tested 2x weekly for almost 2 years and
Thu Feb 1, 2024, 11:34 PM
Feb 2024

after we stopped doing routine PCR screening, I've tested every single time I've had any stuffy nose, aches, GI, anything.

Never had it.

2naSalit

(88,997 posts)
8. Still...
Fri Feb 2, 2024, 12:08 AM
Feb 2024

Thankfully, never had it. Nobody in my family has had it except my mom and it killed her back in pre-vaccine days. Many of my friends and neighbors have had it, some two and three times.

Ms. Toad

(34,764 posts)
9. Both times were mild, and I recovered from the initial illness quickly.
Fri Feb 2, 2024, 12:18 AM
Feb 2024

I was positive for 14 days the first time - but minimal symptoms (no fever, scratchy throat for a couple of days, mild cough for about a week). I was positive for no more than 41 hours the second time, and symptom-free in about the same time (my throat felt funny, I had a fever for a few hours). I took Paxlovid the second time - and had (likely) rebound COVID for about a week (much worse than the initial bout. (I tested negative - but the timing was right for a rebound.)

But I got long COVID aftter the first (pancreatitis, gall bladder crud, immune deficiencies, and gut dysbiosis). It took about 15 months for most symptoms to resolve. I'm still catching far more respiratory illnesses than usual - so immune deficiencies may still be around (they won't test again unless they need to treat symptoms - like frequent and lengthy respiratory illnesses.) Gut dysbiosis is manageable, but not completely gone at 20 months.

So far, no new symptoms of Long COVID after the second bout in December - but gut dysbiosis may be a bit worse. And I'm just at the point where the long-COVID symptoms hit after the first round. I.e. the jury is still out.

jcgoldie

(11,698 posts)
12. 4 Xs
Fri Feb 2, 2024, 01:57 AM
Feb 2024

Each time less intense than the last. Most recently tested positive was fine the next day. Less debilitating than your average cold... and didn't even lose taste or have phantosmia as I had following all the others.

Xolodno

(6,506 posts)
13. Not once yet *knocks on wood*
Fri Feb 2, 2024, 04:17 AM
Feb 2024

When the vaccine came out it was specific to elderly, health issues such as the heart. Well, that qualified me, only problem is, as soon a new batch was available in our area, the reservations booked up quickly.

Then I had a thought, a community 40 minutes away was a GOP stronghold. I looked over there, sure enough, plenty availability and booked an appointment. Since then, get them regularly along with my flu shot. I wasn't always keeping up with my flu shots in the past, but every once in a great while, it took me down hard. The last two times prior to Covid, I was out of work for a week. In one case, I was deaf in one ear for a week after I recovered. That's when I realized, I can't mess around anymore.

Shellback Squid

(8,992 posts)
14. thank you for the responses , I had it once (at least) and was very mild, voice sounded higher pitched
Fri Feb 2, 2024, 11:41 AM
Feb 2024

and a runny nose, resolved quickly after paxlovid

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