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Unwind Your Mind

(2,019 posts)
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:41 PM Jul 2021

I'm on my way out now for a rapid covid test

Last edited Fri Jul 23, 2021, 08:29 AM - Edit history (1)

We have been fully vaccinated since April and I've always been super careful. Until I wasn't, the last few weeks we eased up a little.

Now we're sick with weird cold plus symptoms. I'm going for the rapid first because I have a work obligation on Sunday. It will also give me a regular result in 48 hours.

Wish me a negative please...

Thanks

ETA - the rapid test was negative! Thanks everyone 😊

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I'm on my way out now for a rapid covid test (Original Post) Unwind Your Mind Jul 2021 OP
Best of luck to you. iemanja Jul 2021 #1
Good luck! n/t Ms. Toad Jul 2021 #2
There is a summer cold going around, plus pollution from the fires. haele Jul 2021 #3
Lots of covid is going around too. LisaL Jul 2021 #6
Go get tested. LisaL Jul 2021 #4
Luck to you, friend UpInArms Jul 2021 #5
Wishing you don't have it Meowmee Jul 2021 #7
My husband had a bad cold, cough, plus fever frazzled Jul 2021 #8
Wishing you a negative! niyad Jul 2021 #9
Good vibes heading your way. AngryOldDem Jul 2021 #10
Let us know. Treefrog Jul 2021 #11
We had the Moderna Unwind Your Mind Jul 2021 #27
Doesn't hurt to get tested. multigraincracker Jul 2021 #12
good luck Demovictory9 Jul 2021 #13
As quickly as the Delta variant appears to be ballooning country wide....... KS Toronado Jul 2021 #14
+100 Duppers Jul 2021 #18
Thank you, right after I posted above, I done this to spread the word..... KS Toronado Jul 2021 #19
I understand. murielm99 Jul 2021 #15
It's probably just a summer cold. beaglelover Jul 2021 #16
I started feeling sick on Saturday (6 days ago)... mac2766 Jul 2021 #17
The incubation period for delta is wnylib Jul 2021 #21
Yep. LisaL Jul 2021 #22
Delta's symptoms in fully vaxxed people could resemble that of common cold. LisaL Jul 2021 #23
There is cold/flu going around. Hopefully BigmanPigman Jul 2021 #20
That was me, too, a week ago. I had a chill to start, then aches and a very low fever -- Nay Jul 2021 #24
I'm so paranoid that when I get a normal BigmanPigman Jul 2021 #25
Oh, yeah, I can relate. I don't think I will ever stop thinking 'COVID' when I get sick. nt Nay Jul 2021 #26
Great news! StarryNite Jul 2021 #28

haele

(12,549 posts)
3. There is a summer cold going around, plus pollution from the fires.
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:49 PM
Jul 2021

We've had sniffles and general blah for a couple weeks, negative COVID result when tested a week after first symptoms.
Hope you get a negative result.

Haele

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
4. Go get tested.
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:49 PM
Jul 2021

I recently got tested (relaxed my covid protocols a little, got a haircut, traveled a bit (within the state, but still) and so on).
Mine was thankfully negative. It actually gave me an answer in 15 minutes (it as a rapid antigen test, not a PCR test).

frazzled

(18,402 posts)
8. My husband had a bad cold, cough, plus fever
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:07 PM
Jul 2021

about 6 weeks ago. He went and got swabbed at the hospital after 2 days of fever, so it should have been pretty accurate. He was negative.

There are a lot of summer colds going around where we are right now.

multigraincracker

(32,286 posts)
12. Doesn't hurt to get tested.
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:26 PM
Jul 2021

Last year I had a fever and not feeling well, so I went to the ER. 3 test for COVID, all negative. I felt so relived. It was killing about 8% of folks my age. It was only Sepsis, that kills 50% no matter what your age is. Getting to the ER right away helped save my life.

KS Toronado

(16,272 posts)
14. As quickly as the Delta variant appears to be ballooning country wide.......
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:31 PM
Jul 2021

We should all start wearing masks again, bought some n95 masks yesterday.

murielm99

(30,554 posts)
15. I understand.
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:35 PM
Jul 2021

My husband thought he could go back to his regular restaurant and have coffee with all the other old farts. He brought home a cold or flu virus. I was sick and he was sicker. I was furious, too. It is too soon to relax.

I have asked him nicely to mask up again. I will stop being nice soon.

We have to go to a visitation this afternoon. A wonderful friend and Democrat died. It was not covid. We have to be masked!

The funeral home owner is a Democrat, too. I hope he is strongly encouraging masks.

Our colds went away in about ten days. I hope the same is true for you. Take care and stay safe.

beaglelover

(3,331 posts)
16. It's probably just a summer cold.
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:41 PM
Jul 2021

One of my work colleagues and her son (both fully vaxed) felt like crap earlier this week and both got a COVID test.....both negative.

 

mac2766

(658 posts)
17. I started feeling sick on Saturday (6 days ago)...
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:52 PM
Jul 2021

Stuffy sinus, sneezing, achy, no fever. Checked my temp a couple of times a day and Monday I had a very slight fever, but it came down later that day. Still sneezing and have very dry sinus's and a bit achy, but I feel much better. I thought about going in for a rapid test but haven't felt like leaving the house. Luckily I started a 2 month vacation on Monday, so I don't have to go anywhere.

The person that I work most closely with fell ill on the same day. He's in his early 30's, I'm in my late 50's. He started feeling much better by yesterday.

My wife has started feeling a bit sinus'y and she's started sneezing.

Since the two of us came down with the sickness at the same time, and my wife only 4 days after me, I don't believe it's Covid.

wnylib

(21,146 posts)
21. The incubation period for delta is
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:18 PM
Jul 2021

much shorter than the alpha version. Alpha is 7 to 14 days. Delta is 3 to 5 days.

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
22. Yep.
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:29 PM
Jul 2021

Delta's incubation period is shorter yet it's able to achieve much higher virus load during that time.

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
23. Delta's symptoms in fully vaxxed people could resemble that of common cold.
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:29 PM
Jul 2021

Including runny nose.

BigmanPigman

(51,258 posts)
20. There is cold/flu going around. Hopefully
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:18 PM
Jul 2021

that is what it was. I had a 4 day fever with aches/chills, etc and also am fully vaxxed. It last about a week but no congestion, difficulty breathing, loss of smell so I didn't take the test. Last Summer I had the same thing and got tested since there were no vaccines yet.

Nay

(12,051 posts)
24. That was me, too, a week ago. I had a chill to start, then aches and a very low fever --
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:37 PM
Jul 2021

98.6 to 99.8. (My usual body temp is 97.6.) It felt like a very mild cold. I didn't go get a test either. It truly felt like a mild summer cold. I'm fine now, but the hubs caught it, though.

BigmanPigman

(51,258 posts)
25. I'm so paranoid that when I get a normal
Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:55 PM
Jul 2021

cold I think it may be Covid. I wonder how long we will have that thought in our heads whenever we get sick.

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