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Ms. Toad

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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.

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