Coronavirus Tales

Moggy wrote:

Neither of us are bad enough to need Paxlovid. Also too late for the wife and just about too late for me (treatment is supposed to start with 5 days of symptom onset).

My wife has a headache, I have a cough. Neither are bed ridden or debilitatingly tired. Thankfully!

What seems to be the best medicine is a good nights sleep, good nutrition, and just a little exercise (we both go for a short walk every afternoon). We're taking supplements as advised by our PCP and hope to be past it by the end of the week. I'll keep you posted.

The thing with paxlovid is it stops COVID from being "bad enough". During those first 5 days, everyone is feeling ok enough to think they don't need it. It is the next 5-20 days that matter. If you any comorbidities it is better to be on the safe side.

Stengah wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

Paxlovid is a readily available treatment that worked well for me. After 1-2 days treatment I didn't need medication for the fever, aches and cough.
You just have to ask for a prescription from your PCP or local urgent care.

There should be test-to-treat site near you that can prescribe and fill it all in one go.

Fair warning, when I and my MIL got Paxlovid for our Covid, we both got real bad Paxlovid mouth. It was like I constantly had asperin powder in my mouth. It lasted until I stopped taking the pills.

It was like I constantly had asperin powder in my mouth. It lasted until I stopped taking the pills.

I definitely had that too. It was an odd taste for sure that didn't effect the taste of food when eating but left an aftertaste when you weren't eating

Wife tested negative today!

Anyone have a vaccination database app they use? Right now I have about 7 cards between me, and my family so keeping track when I go to get a booster as to when my last one was, etc. it kind of a pain.

There are dozens in the app store but it just seems like the kind of data that I shouldn't just randomly give to some app.

farley3k wrote:

Anyone have a vaccination database app they use? Right now I have about 7 cards between me, and my family so keeping track when I go to get a booster as to when my last one was, etc. it kind of a pain.

There are dozens in the app store but it just seems like the kind of data that I shouldn't just randomly give to some app.

We got all of our shots at our Walmart Pharmacy. Their app tracks everything. That may not help if you went anywhere other than Walmart but not sure if any other places have apps or some sort of tracking like that as well.

Other drug store chains also track what they gave you and can print it out for you on request. Walgreens, CVS, etc.

farley3k wrote:

Anyone have a vaccination database app they use? Right now I have about 7 cards between me, and my family so keeping track when I go to get a booster as to when my last one was, etc. it kind of a pain.

There are dozens in the app store but it just seems like the kind of data that I shouldn't just randomly give to some app.

No, I've just been taking a picture of my card whenever it is updated (and only have the one to keep track of). However, I was just recently and pleasantly surprised to find that searching for "Covid" was all it took to pull up the photo.

My card disappeared between jab 2 and 3, but I was able to pull the info off my states department of health website.

Just got my bivalent jab—Pfizer, which means I’ve got the triple crown now with J&J and moderna previously.
The original shot really got me good for 24 hours or so. First booster was a complete non issue. Here’s hoping this one doesn’t run me down too much—I expect there’s only so much leeway for me to be sick in bed with a 7 week old baby.

I just got my bivalent this past Saturday. I already had the Pfizer hat trick, so this time got Moderna. All I had was a sore arm. I slept really late on Sunday, but that's not entirely unprecedented for me.

I got a booster on Friday when my child finished up her initial course. And I got my flu shot that day too. I was also coming off a sinus bug. I slept an awful lot this past weekend...

So far so good--just a bit of soreness in the arm that got the injection. Good thing too, as baby was uncomfortable working on a massive poo from around 6-8 this morning and the wife was exhausted from not sleeping well after we got up at 4, so I was on diaper/poo magician duty (doodie?)

farley3k wrote:

You are probably right.
And it makes sense to me during the flu/cold season but are folks just planning on wearing them from now on?

Yep.

Ok, collected them all - J&J, Moderna, and Pfizer.

Bummed that the recommended wait time for the new booster is 90 days after a COVID infection.
2 more months to go

Moggy wrote:

Wife tested negative today!

And i tested negative yesterday. Other than me having a slight "tickle cough", we're both good.

We plan on getting the new booster early December

fangblackbone wrote:

Bummed that the recommended wait time for the new booster is 90 days after a COVID infection.
2 more months to go :(

That is because recovering from infection is a booster in itself. The vaccine is just feeding your body dead virus bits so it can learn to defend against it. Getting the real thing has a pretty much similar effect.