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OK now I am starting to worry

Belizz

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Well I started having sore and burning throat last night, just that. And it disturbed my sleep and had burning throat whole night and whole day today (now it's 10:30 PM here, i live in Sweden).
I don't have any other flu or cold symptoms and I check my fever and it's normal. I am not too sure what is a normal when you check it underarm with a digital thermometer. But I get a result like 36.3 and I think I need to then add 0.6 or something to reach the accurate temperature they get from mouth or anal measurement? So basically I decided that I don't have fever since it's below 37. I don't have muscle pain, body aches or coughing or any headache. Just scratchy throat burning throat. It doesn't hurt when I swallow.

But I am getting scared, really. I got tested today and waiting for results. Probably will get it tomorrow or next day. What if I have it and my symptoms develop? I protect myself a lot and I am isolated usually. I live alone so don't have a chance of getting it from someone at home. I just met 3 people last friday, 5 days ago and before that didn't meet anyone for a long while.
One of them has antibodies other one is vaccinated. The third person I dont know well but he is other two's friend and he seemed to be alright and we sat outside. but he was sitting beside me. They are not sick right now or anything.
I have high vitamin D levels like around 50+ but I have also pCRP high (8). But still I am so scared. Can't help but panicking even though all those people who I know got Covid had normal flu like symptoms and got 100% better in at most 1 month or so at home.
 

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What’s your vaccination status? Regardless, with normal temperature, no breathing issues and I presume no symptoms related to being able to smell, it sounds very doubtful. People still get colds, Gerd, sinus issues etc.

You‘ll be fine either way. I know you’ll be anxious for the next day or two, but you will be fine anyway the test comes back.
 

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What’s your worry? Is it having COVID?
Whoops. Just read the COVID part.
It could be also many other things besides that.
 

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Thanks guys, yes I am worried about Covid but also as mentioned above it can be anything else. I have Acid Reflux problem and chronic post nasal drip since my 20s.
I sneeze often normally and I remember having some type of throat burning in the last year more than a few times.
We will see if I have additional symptoms in following days, just hope I dont have those. I hate anxiety.

What’s your vaccination status?
I am not vaccinated yet but plan to schedule it soon. Then I will be more relaxed probably.
 

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A nurse friend today warned me that I actually may need to do the test again as it can be a false negative because I had the previous test too early.

I will have it tomorrow again to make sure. I still don't have fever and body aches/headache but I developed all other cold symptoms. Runny stuffy nose, cough etc. And I don't feel weak.
Today is the 6th day of my symptoms and as it's getting closer to 8-10 day mark, I am getting anxious. I hope this doesn't develop into something worse.
 

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Have your test done first before you worry. Be happy it is not getting any worse. I know of some people who had it and didn't even know they had it. Happened to have gotten tested just for the sake of getting tested. They showed no symptoms at all. That can happen too. I do think those who run in to the worst problems with Covid have something wrong with them already. I am not saying everybody. But the vast majority of people. Just because Covid came about, that does not mean the normal, boring flu just vanished. Simply think people with the normal flu are getting positive results. Because the tests are picking up a virus. Most of these people are better in no time at all. Which tells me it was not Covid.
 

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Ohh thanks Cuchculan, that is a good point there. Interesting.

I know that there are very mild cases out there even with Covid only cases. My cousin had only one night of mild fever, that's all.
He didn't even have any symptoms.
I'm at 6th day today but can't keep it off my mind that from one of these days on it has a chance to get worse. After the 10th day I think I am officially safe. I hope it doesn't get worse.
I will post results here. Probably will have them tomorrow.
 

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I did say there is the posh Covid and the more serious Covid. When it first began all these big named people seemed to claim they had mild Covid. ( Posh Covid ) They were better in no time at all. I honestly found it hard to believe they had Covid. If you look at the more serious Covid the people are ending up in hospitals. They need treatment. My mind is split over this one. A virus is a virus to me. Take any other sort of virus out there. It would effect everybody in the exact same way. So Covid goes against all the normal virus rules. Some people have just a little bit of it. Not enough to harm them. Whilst others are dying from the same virus. Granted most deaths are the elderly or already sick people. So why are we all not getting one version of this virus or the other version? Posh version seems to be trendy. A few days of one symptom or another and the person is fine again. Either we have very mild strains of it out there that the lucky people catch or we have people with great immune systems that fight a virus that there is no cure for. Hence there a lot of people baffled by Covid. The way it acts. We do hear different things from the experts. But these are always changing too. As they say, they are learning as they go along.
 
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