question for Covid recovered people
for people who have recovered from Covid…
how do you know that you had Covid? self diagnosis by symptoms? or by your doctor? via a PCR test? how were you confirmed as having Covid?
were other illnesses ruled out? eg the flu.
previous to the onset of ‘covid’, had you taken any flu or covid vaccines within the previous year?
I was scheduled to get the J&J mid-May but I got the “WIV live unattenuated virus vaccine” first. I feel like I had a very typical experience. The wife brought it home, and she tested positive by a Binax now test first. I got a 101 fever 3 days after my wife’s symptoms started, it was the first one I have had since college 20 years ago. The whole family took PCR tests and all 5 of us got positive results. My 8 year old had some symptoms, the youngest two were completely asymptomatic. I was completely fine with just OTC NAC + vit D after about 5 days.
Even though the chance of 5 false positives + clinical symptoms is really low, we decided to get the antibody IgM/IgG test two weeks ago. That showed up (+) for everyone too, 4 months later. That pretty much seals the deal for us.
FWIW I did get a flu shot in January, not that it’s great in preventing it. I had to get a tetanus shot and the people at the clinic were really selling it hard, so I figured why not.
A ways down this Karl Denninger article he discusses the steps he went through to confirm whether he had Covid. None of what you mentioned may be enough if you want to know for sure.
I got Covid about a month ago at a remote mining camp I work at. Two rooms share a bathroom and the guy next to me had been coughing for several days. Turns out he went for a rapid test at camp and was positive. Several close contacts including me were tested. I was negative on that test (maybe too early on in the virus cycle) but one other guy was positive and was isolated. The main spreader was double vaxed. AZ and then Moderna I believe. I’m not vaxed and am not going to.
By the time I got home a few days later I was starting to feel flu like symptoms. Hit it hard with the outpatient FLCCC IMask+ protocols including 0.4mg/kg doses of IVM (pony paste) daily for about 4 days. Felt immediate improvement on taking that first dose.
In hindsight I would continue the big doses a bit longer as the cough remained for a couple of weeks. Periodically took smaller IVM doses and gargled and took nasal sprays.
My wife and I share a 600′ foot apartment and she didn’t get anything. About 2 weeks after going through that we went for a PCR gargle test and I was positive and my wife was negative.
We have both been taking D3 and K2, Vit C, Zinc etc since the start of Covid. Neither of us have ever taken flu shots.
As an aside. My wife had some spots come up on her chest a couple of days ago that she thought might be shingles. Took some IVM and the stinging disappeared immediately and they have almost gone now. I had a similar experience with a cold sore a couple of months ago. Gone the next day. Miracle drug as Dr Kory said.
An interesting thing we have both noticed when taking IVM is slightly blurred peripheral vision particularly when first getting up out of bed. It’s nothing alarming and stops pretty quick. I read someone else from the tribe mention this side effect so when it happened I wasn’t really surprised.
We are both booked in for anti body testing next week.
No PCR tests in our house, symptomatic diagnosis. No “vaccines “ either.
I went to an outdoor concert ~25k in attendance. Pretty certain I caught it at set break in the extremely humid and smelly bathroom
Three days later mild fever, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, malaise and elevated pulse/BP for duration of infection. Under five days to end of sickness following FLCCC protocol. Horse paste for the win.
Never had a sickness in my life that felt like this.
My wife (and I suspect I) had it in Jan 2020 (maybe Nov/Dec 2019). My memory is spotty. I just know it was right about the time Covid thing started. There was no PCR. There was no Antibody test. Nothing.
My wife went down for about 4 days. Not incapacitated but in bad shape. She had the classic symptoms. Loss of taste. Prolonged 103 fever. Cough. Pain when breathing. I was about about a gnat’s hair from taking her to ER as she’s a brittle asthmatic and, having been through this denial before (when she ended up intubated for respiratory failure), this is something I don’t screw around with. She convinced me to wait until the morning. The next morning, her fever had broken and she looked to be on the mend. She was up and around in 24 hours. She said it was the worst thing she’s ever experienced.
Me? Nothing. At worst, I had a very mild runny nose or maybe a scratchy throat, but that’s it. I have always had a pretty good immune system, though. I just don’t get that sick. I get, maybe once or twice a year, drainage -> sore throat -> cough that lasts, maybe 1 wk. Then it’s gone.
When the antibody tests became available, I went to my doctor to get see if I had had it. He wouldn’t use the antibody test on me because he said it was so unreliable (he was only using it on people with active Covid to validate it).
So, can I prove we had it? No. Where I live has been a hot spot, and for two years I worked in retail (essential employee) where I had to talk to customers daily with a counter between us and handing items back and forth to one another. I’ve definitely been exposed to it as a result. My last checkup my doc asked me if I had “gotten the plague” yet to which I told him I hadn’t. He told me to not bother with the vaccine because if I had not had it by then, I was not going to get it.
My wife and I are 68.
I do not get the flu vaccine as I see no need. My wife does.
I believe my family of four all got covid in late January/early February 2020. We had an int’l student friend return from Iran after xmas break earlier in January. (interestingly, she was scheduled to return to Canada on the flight that was shot down but because it was her birthday, had changed to the next flight out. We were very worried for her.) I had seen this friend on the bus, hugged her to welcome her back and then shortly thereafter, everyone in the family had a cold simultaneously–never happened before. I remember thinking it was odd that my daughters complained of not being able to smell or taste. This was before anosmia was a thing. Hell, covid was barely a thing back then. Seemingly everybody at the college had a cold that spring and our Iranian friend confirmed to me later that her mother had tested positive in Iran.
About a week after the cold, my husband got a bad cough and flu-like symptoms. I banished him to the guest room, called our doc and asked if this might be the “Chinese virus.” Luckily he didn’t advise to take him to the hospital so we stayed off the radar and in a week he was better. Then I got what I now know was long covid: horrible pain in my lower back for 2 days, dizziness, burning in the upper chest, low O (measured at 91%), brain fog and then over the next 5 months a horrible, oozing, rash on my foot and leg, no sweating under my arms, ER visits for a corneal cyst, a Baker’s cyst, and then tested for low filtration levels for my kidneys. The rash was the most worrisome. I reckon it was micro clotting and endothelial cell damage. I finally took IVM in the fall and all the symptoms went away, except for the kidney issue.
My doc, who is paranoid and yet sympathetic, believes we all had covid. We have searched for a test that measures memory T cells but none is available in CA. I have written our Province’s Medical Director and had an email dialog where I suggested the superior strength of natural immunity and why it is not being measured or counted as part of their covid strategy and why I can’t get tested.
No, I and my daughters have not gotten the vaccine. At this point, even more than our health, it’s a civil rights/health rights issue for me. What a nutty situation we are in! The powers that be have removed my ability to prove that my natural immunity counts. All in all, I feel lucky that we got covid early and had a fairly easy go of it.
Does anyone have advice about where in Canada I can get a test for natural immunity? And what is the name of the correct test? Also, what can long haul do to the lymphatic system? Thanks for any information.
In the USA, a grocery store chain called Kroger had rapid antibody tests. That’s how I confirmed that I did have coved about eight weeks earlier.
If you simply search “Covid Antibody Test Canada” you should come up with a bunch of results, including tests you can order.
Long haul info here: https://www.skirsch.io/
I was dealing with Bronchitis that an urgent care doc diagnosed, for weeks (covid PCR test was Neg). When I wasnt recovering I called my PCP and he wouldnt see me without another covid test. This one came up positive. I didn’t get care from my PCP I got care and meds from one of the FLCCC docs. I appreciate FLCCC sooo much! Throughout the 2 months I struggled to get to feeling 100% I kept taking IVM just in case though I found out the protocol had been updated and was only taking half the dose. Woops.
Once covid was confirmed I strictly followed all recommendations for meds and supplements. Unfortunately my son also became covid positive. It took me 9 days to feel recovered although I still had an infrequent productive cough then terrible vertigo which resolved after I took another 5 days of IVM. I wonder if the first test was a false negative?
My son (34yo) recovered to being 100% in 10 days or so with the same meds and supplements.
I wish the covid tests would tell you which varient you have. How are they reporting the Delta numbers anyway?
Hope this helps.