Poll: Have you been tested for COVID-19?

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Have you tested for COVID?

  • Yes, and was positive

    Votes: 8 2.0%
  • Yes, and was negative

    Votes: 122 31.1%
  • No I have not tested

    Votes: 249 63.5%
  • No, but plan to soon

    Votes: 13 3.3%

  • Total voters
    392

ClonesTwenty1

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May 23, 2018
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I love doing polls and seeing where the CF community sits in different situations. How many here have tested? Were you positive? Negative? Are you encouraging people to test?
 
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cstrunk

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Mar 21, 2006
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I developed some kind of cold/sinus infection a little over 2 weeks ago so I went to a local free National Guard testing site, stood in the Texas sun for about an hour and 20 minutes, another 30 minutes inside, and then got tested. Saliva sample. Results 2 days later were negative.
 

ClonesTwenty1

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May 23, 2018
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I developed some kind of cold/sinus infection a little over 2 weeks ago so I went to a local free National Guard testing site, stood in the Texas sun for about an hour and 20 minutes, another 30 minutes inside, and then got tested. Saliva sample. Results 2 days later were negative.
I don’t think any of the test Iowa sites here are offering the saliva tests.
 

BDAL23

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Nov 16, 2019
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I got tested weekly for work. For 9 weeks I tested negative. On June 16 I tested positive. I had no symptoms when I tested positive. A day later I was very fatigued and my legs/hips ached. It was like I decided to start running 10 miles a day. 3 days after my test I lost all sense of smell and taste. Taste came back slowly over a few days. My sense of smell is still diminished.
At no time did I have any cold/flu like symptoms. My blood O2 levels did drop for about 3 days. It stayed as low as 92% for a couple days and then was back to normal.
I am still fighting the fatigue. I get tired very easily. I take Vitamin D to reduce the time for the fatigue to go away. My doctor said it’s not uncommon to experience fatigue for 2-4 weeks after symptoms. I’m at about 3 weeks now and feeling great except I need a couple naps.
At least in Arizona they are seeing less fevers and more people complaining of muscle pain, headaches, and extreme fatigue. Loss of taste and smell too.
For this poll I have no idea how to vote.
I have 9 negative tests and 1 positive.
 
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Clonefan32

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Nov 19, 2008
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I've heard if you donate blood they do antibody testing. Is there any truth to that?
 

1100011CS

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Oct 5, 2007
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Marshalltown
I got tested weekly for work. For 9 weeks I tested negative. On June 16 I tested positive. I had no symptoms when I tested positive. A day later I was very fatigued and my legs/hips ached. It was like I decided to start running 10 miles a day. 3 days after my test I lost all sense of smell and taste. Taste came back slowly over a few days. My sense of smell is still diminished.
At no time did I have any cold/flu like symptoms. My blood O2 levels did drop for about 3 days. It stayed as low as 92% for a couple days and then was back to normal.
I am still fighting the fatigue. I get tired very easily. I take Vitamin D to reduce the time for the fatigue to go away. My doctor said it’s not uncommon to experience fatigue for 2-4 weeks after symptoms. I’m at about 3 weeks now and feeling great except I need a couple naps.
At least in Arizona they are seeing less fevers and more people complaining of muscle pain, headaches, and extreme fatigue. Loss of taste and smell too.
For this poll I have no idea how to vote.
I have 9 negative tests and 1 positive.
I tested last month and was negative. I have a watch that reads my O2 levels and didn't realize that is considered low. May need to get tested again:eek:
 

cdface

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Oct 28, 2014
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tested Monday, with the nasal swab at UIHC. didn't think it hurt much really, more just a discomfort for a few seconds (my dad said the same thing, but he got tested in Boone). got the result over MyChart after ~6 hours.
 

cmjh10

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Dec 5, 2012
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Iowa Falls
So it wasn't just the person I had do it. Thought I just got the most sadistic health care worker in the country. I swear he hit my brain.
I had to have both nostrils. I was crying when it was all done. Honestly, was a little pissed it was negative, I dont want to take that test again.
 

jdoggivjc

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Sep 27, 2006
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I was tested a few months ago now because my wife was presenting with nearly every symptom of COVID except for the fever, and stayed at the hospital for nearly a week as they tried to figure out what was going on with her. For several days the doctors thought she may have had a mutated strain that wasn’t showing up on tests. In the end it ended up being several different things not related to COVID that were making her present as if she did have it. I got myself tested to be sure, but ended up being negative. But that wasn’t much of a surprise - I haven’t left my house much since all this started, and not at all for nearly two months until my wife got sick.
 

cyclonespiker33

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Jan 19, 2011
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Got tested during lunch this last Monday at the Dallas County test Iowa site. It was a slight discomfort, especially in the back of the throat. I was fine after taking a drink and chewing some gum. Got the negative results 36 hours later.
 

mtowncyclone13

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Oct 10, 2012
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if they developed a saliva test i would take it. i figure i better be really sick to go get a brain poke for something that doesn't affect treatment wither way. i vomit during normal throat swabs and i've passed out during blood draws so my body is not designed not poking and prodding. one time i was getting a vein ultrasound done for my varicose veins (you have to hold you breathe and bear down) and passed out right on the tile floor. i woke up and they gave me some crackers and a kid's orange drink. i'm almost 40.
 

JP4CY

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Dec 19, 2008
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Testifying
Both nostrils and maybe those that say it hurt have ban sinus canals? I dunno, mine was just a sit still weird discomfort but not as bad as I assumed it would be.
 

Tri4Cy

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Apr 4, 2012
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I tested last month and was negative. I have a watch that reads my O2 levels and didn't realize that is considered low. May need to get tested again:eek:
Same. I don't think my garmin has ever shown me above 94% and my baseline is usually 90-92%.
 

isufbcurt

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Apr 21, 2006
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My daughter's test they didn't stick it way up in her nose instead they just went in a little ways. It was done at a Dr office and not Test Iowa so maybe that makes a difference.