I consider myself very fortunate. I tested positive right before Christmas but I had no symptoms whatsoever. The first night after testing positive ( T1 for 65 years), I worried a lot but when I was fine the next day I did not worry any more. I had been boosted with Moderna.
Huh. Looks like the vaccine was a good choice. I took the vaccine mainly because I don’t want to end up in the hospital.
Even after both vaccinations and the booster, I still caught it. I believe it was the Omicron variant. At the same time, I had cedar pollen allergies going. So, I was also dizzy at times and coughed so hard, I nearly threw up. That went on even after I tested negative. The fever/severe body aches only lasted a day and a half. The weird thing was that at first my blood sugars were running low, perhaps because I wasn’t eating much. The higher blood sugars did not hit until about day four. Never hit the 250 mark, but they gave me a hard time for a few days.
It was like a mild cold, and happened 7 weeks after my aortic valve replacement surgery while Delta was the current virus de jour. Not vaccinated.
I have not been diagnosed with covid19, but experienced these symptoms with the Moderna vaccines all 3 times. The pharmacist said, that means your immune system is reacting strongly. Now we hear that the booster is not covering Omicron.
I’ve heard just the opposite. That it does help reduce the severity as shown by hospitalizations. Over 75% are unvaccinated.
I had terrible brain fog which lasted 4 additional months along with all of the other symptoms. Ugh.
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I am vaccinated and boosted and wore N95 high quality duck masks all the time, inside and out, but tested positive w/ both home antigen and lab pcr after flying from MD to CA w/ a change in Houston.
Self isolated for 5 days.
Mild symptoms of fatigue, light cough, muscle-ache, persistent slightly elevated blood sugar levels and a sore throat (eliminated by gargling w/ warm salt-water recommended by a doctor-friend).
Symptoms disappeared w/in 5 days, delayed return flight til 5 days w/ no symptoms and have since double tested negative w/ (free from my county) home antigen tests.
As is the general case w/ Omicron, this never entered my lungs.
Mainly asymptomatic … apart from raised blood glucose levels. (I WAS admitted to hospital as I’d had a fall and had ‘made a mess’ of myself.)
Vaccinated and boostered. My husband tested positive. He was mostly asymptomatic, a few sniffles. I waited until he tested negative, then I went today and tested negative. Yay! Now I can go visit my 89 year old vaccinated and boostered father without fearing he will get anything.
I work in the cleaning field (fires, mold, de-flooding, trauma/health concerns). I generally visit 10-15 job sites or homes a week. At the onset of all this two years ago bad flu-like symptoms in January (headaches, sore muscles, coughing, major congestion, runny nose…) than finally a fever in the end of February. The doc tested and said it appeared to be the flu (just started the isolating and masking shortly before) and prescribed Tamaflu. Three bottles later, several weeks later started feeling better but too tired for my garden. Finally planted some squash and cucumbers in May,barely anything to brag on.
My a1C increased from 6.8 in Oct (’19) to 7.1 in Jan, than 7.4 in May, 7.6 in Sept. I increased the insulin and slightly dropped carbs ended with a horrible hypoglycemic episode and laid in the floor in Oct (6 hours). Adjusted pump settings just to have an a1C of 7.9 in Jan, all the doc and her assistant/educator said is “something’s going on.” Almost never had an a1C over 7 in my 23 years. Lowered my carbs by 50% (no fruit, no bread for lunch, no more milk) mostly green veggies and readjusted the pump settings the a1C is now at 7.1-7.2. With her blessing got the Abbott antibody test, her and her staff and the doc that administered it said all my symptoms, especially the glucose levels indicate the probability. The results of the test said “no evidence or presence of antibodies but this doesn’t rule out the infection from COVID19.” Another doc said a 61 year old TYPE1 weight be hospitalized and automatically on a ventilator so I’m hesitant for any emergency room visits.
I still have sinus issues (but I fell from standing into a metal toolbox on the floor- woke with a black eye and a bloody nose) my new doc said it’s still healing. Whereas 2 years ago I eat something and the levels would slowly rise now they seem to leap up (just got back my CGM), the insulin doesn’t seem as efficient. Still have fatigue where I used to work 50-60 hours a week than garden/yardwork/small appliance repair and visit animal shelters now it’s so I can do is the 40-50 (thankfully we now have younger guys who like the hours) and care for my home.
As mentioned before here diabetics seem to have lingering problems with glucose levels but it’s not listed. As mentioned there’s no confirmation nor was there a test back than for a COVID infection so I clicked “did not have…” but in general I agree with the docs that by my symptoms probably.
Still bouts of fatigue (but I am 62 keeping up with 20 year olds), needed a handkerchief and got a frequent cough from sinus irritation, and really limit meat/protein now because even that now raises my levels horribly. I feel like a rabbit, bad for a country boy.
I was not diagnosed with COVID-19, but I did get a very bad cold with the symptoms I checked. I was not tested for COVID though.
Four years ago in a crowded senior exercise class (closed doors & windows) I & another person caught a lingering respiratory illness. Chills & aches at first, then v. tired, then sore throat, then persistent annoying cough, shortness of breath, much nasal & throat congestion, and finally the last stage of losing my sense of smell and taste. This lasted for at least 8 weeks. Doctor & lab tests could not identify problem, so I was put on 2 strong antibiotics. Mucous in lungs had to be mechanically removed (not painful) which gave great relief. To keep lungs clear I was also taught to use a cheap simple device 15’ each day using diaphragmatic deep exhalation, an “Acapella” from Glaxo Smith Kline. Maybe it was an early version of COVID? Or some other coronavirus? I’m Vaxxed and boostered, have had no flu or cold problems since that awful episode.
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I’m surprised you didn’t include a choice of high blood glucose, or ketones.