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Old 10-01-2022, 01:54 PM   #481
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My symptoms were gone by Wednesday, and I tested negative yesterday morning. 100% back to normal, taste and all.

Wife is still testing positive with the very faintest of lines on her rapid test, but her cardio has almost completely recovered. Her sense of smell and taste is coming back slowly.

Glad we had our shots, that could have been so much sh*ttier.
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:28 PM   #482
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Originally Posted by JohnnyB View Post
Well, latest follow-up with my neurologist basically confirms that I seem to be one of the very rare people who have quite bad neurological responses to the virus. Looks like I will need to keep wearing masks and being extra careful about exposure to covid. Probably going to have to look at career changes to try to be remote-only.

Honestly, it's just kind of a relief to know that everything I experienced neurologically and cognitively in the last 16 months or so has an explanation. It has been the hardest period of my life dealing with the effects of first the vaccine and then the virus itself, but at least I can now with some confidence say what the source of the issues has been and know that others have had similar experiences, even though there is no explanation of what makes me vulnerable to the virus.

My biggest fear at this point I suppose is that while most people seem to recover, there may be potential of much longer-term health consequences. The Spanish flu apparently resulted in Parkinson's for some people who got it, and some research suggested the same for bird flu. It seems too early to tell for covid, but hopefully it's not also the case.
I got it in January and it took months to get back to 'normal.'
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Old 10-03-2022, 05:11 AM   #483
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I got it in January and it took months to get back to 'normal.'
Glad you're back to 'normal' and sorry you've been hit hard by it too. Have you had any helpful medical advice along the way that made much of a difference to it?

I'm 11 months now from getting covid and still substantially affected, and am 16 months out from getting the vaccine and still affected by it too. All day yesterday I had a burning sensation in my arm with little muscle spasms and twitching in my face and arm. It still even wakes me up at night sometimes with the sensation of burning in the nerves of my arm, and all those symptoms just started from the vaccine. Actually getting covid caused an experience like a very bad concussion that lasted for about 7-8 months and was pretty incapacitating for all kinds of cognitive activities as well as seemingly impacting personality. I'm now much better than a few months ago, but it pretty much wiped out my life for most of a year and still left symptoms that hit me daily.

I know people go through much worse health challenges, but this has been the toughest I've had. Wouldn't wish it on anyone, and unfortunately I've found there just isn't much medical guidance.

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I got it in January and it took months to get back to 'normal.'
You sure don't seem normal
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