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Re: COVID recovery

Post by MN teleMARKer » Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:29 am

I, along with my family, had it early November. I’m training for a marathon now and have been back country skiing all winter. Other than being a bit wiped out for a week (maybe an understatement), symptoms weren’t bad for any of us. My wife and older son did each have low grade fevers one night, and we all lost our sense of taste and smell (temporary), but we all recovered without issues. Colds that I have had in the past effected me more than COVID.

To note.... the symptoms two of my co-workers (healthy, active guys in their late 20s) had from the second vaccine shot were much worse than the symptoms my family had from COVID itself.

I realize that it might be crap-shoot, but I’m glad we had COVID and can move on.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by ker0uac » Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:56 am

I had it in November. Noticeable symptoms - mild fever, lethargy, cough - lasted for ~2 days. About a week later, it was if nothing had happened.

If you look back in history, we introduced new seemingly harmless things into our lives despite a lack of studies on their long-term consequences. Most adults smoked in the 50s and 60s despite lack of final LT studies. Most constructions used asbestos despite lack of final LT studies. Most first-aid kits had mercury in it despite lack of final LT studies. We have legalized weed despite lack of LT studies. Heck, some of the ingredients used by the food industry haven't been tested for LT consequences! The current epidemic of heart disease was caused by the food industry. So, if you are really concerned about the unknown LT consequences of covid-19, don't worry, there's very little we know about the LT consequences of most of the government-sanctioned things you do or use in your life.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by AccidentalColoradan » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:06 am

I'm a 24 year old guy, fairly healthy, no underlying chronic conditions or anything,

I had it for the first time way back in March (presumed positive due to the there being no tests available but the symptoms fit and I had already had the flu that winter). Body aches, chills, high fever, etc. for about a day, bad sore throat for a week. Ended up losing about 15 pounds in the months following despite no real changes in diet or exercise level. No proof the wight loss was related, but I and my doctor couldn't figure out another cause. Fast forward to late November, despite being as cautious as possible (although my work has me going into multiple strangers' houses each day, most of whom will not put on a mask for the time I'm there) I caught it a second time. The symptoms were the same, but more intense and lasted longer this time. I've been getting random chest pains and sharp pains when I breathe in for the last couple weeks, and am noticeably slower and more winded when hiking now.

I'd say take it seriously even if you're young and think it's no big deal. And don't just assume you can catch it once and "move on." You can definitely catch it again and it's always mutating. Taking some basic precautions for yourself and others doesn't mean you're living in fear or being a sheeple.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by ker0uac » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:24 am

Also, the emotional distress caused by being constantly fed information about the virus can itself trigger psychosomatic symptoms that emulate those that you were told are from covid. Since March, whenever anyone wakes up feeling a little off, the first thought that comes to mind: "Oh s**t, I caught covid", as if prior to covid, our bodies were bulletproof. I went on a 13mile/5000ft hike on Saturday then biked for 22 miles yesterday. I am feeling some body aches today and feeling tired. Oh s**t, maybe it's from the LT consequences of the virus, or maybe I am just tired bc I made myself tired and I am about to hit my 40s and I have been deprived of a normal life for the last 12 months?
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by greenonion » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:45 am

CaptCO wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:32 pm
ltlFish99 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:58 pm
I have known a few people who had it.
One reports some lingering fatigue after exercise, etc. One is still mildly I'll, but also has other health issues.
Fortunately I have not had it.
For reasons I will not boor people with, I am a hand washing freak. I am not quite OCD about it as I once was, but still very diligent. I have not dined at a restaurant in a long time, only takeout for quite a while.
I do attend indoor meetings about 3 times a week, but we all, always utilize masks and stay away from each other. We also cap the meetings at the recommended maximum number of people.
I hike quite often and do not wear a mask while hiking. When passing others, I simply get off to the side of the trail as do other people.
When I am next in line, i will get the vaccine.
I am 61 and enjoy several different types of outdoor activities. I have damaged certain aspects of my health with other activities for a long time.
I do not believe that I have seriously compromised my health, but do NOT want covid and will continue to be very careful.
Hmm wish you the best fish. I’m very lucky in that I’m 25 and active. Not obese or allergy prone etc etc. I had every covid symptom in the book late February - 3/1 or so. Continued working for a week or two whilst having mild flu symptoms and never got anyone sick. Fast forward 3 weeks I got my first snowflake on longs, and believe I now have enough antibodies that it doesn’t matter anymore. I think I did 100 peaks or something last year, not bragging just stating you can overcome it
Be careful, Alec. I think covid antibodies are only supposed to last something like 5 months. Note AccidentalColoradan's experience possibly getting it twice. Glad you recovered well, and hope you (or anyone else) don't get it again.
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Re: COVID recovery

Post by crossfitter » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:55 am

greenonion wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:45 am

Be careful, Alec. I think covid antibodies are only supposed to last something like 5 months. Note AccidentalColoradan's experience possibly getting it twice. Glad you recovered well, and hope you (or anyone else) don't get it again.
This is not true. Every study on this that has come out says "covid antibodies found to last X months" which immediately gets warped into "covid antibodies only last X months". We had this at 3 months too. Somehow this magic virus defies every bit of science we know about immunology, until we keep discovering it acts exactly like every other virus.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/we ... at-least-6

Antibodies also aren't the be-all-end-all of immunization. You have memory T-cells that ramp up production of antibodies in the future as-needed. You don't keep all of your antibodies for everything you have ever been in contact with at all times.

It would be nice if people followed the science on this.
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