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Not well today

rubin16
rubin16 Member Posts: 235 Pioneering
edited December 2021 in Coffee lounge
I had a tickly cough all day yesterday which got worst, so I did a covid test which came back negative. I went bed early to try sleep it off but had a fever in the night and couldn't get warm even though I was too hot and sweating. This morning I have woken up feeling really rough, still have a bad cough and feels like a bad head cold.

I was meant to go out with my nan today to sort out my grandads money at the bank, however I feel too ill so had to cancel as don't want to pass on my cold to my nan. I'm just sat here with my quilt round me today. I hope it clears up soon.
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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,085 Pioneering
    Hi @rubin16 Sorry you are not feeling well today and hope you soon feel better. Take care. 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,007 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you feel better soon
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,317 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry your not feeling well and hope your better soon lots of hot lemon and chill doing nothing 
  • Libby_Scope
    Libby_Scope Posts: 710

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    Sorry to hear that you're feeling under the weather @rubin16 :( - I had a cold a few weeks ago and it did clear up after a few days, so hopefully it's the same for you. I found that lots of sleep, rest, warm foods/drink and honey helped.

    It sounds like that was the right decision to not go to the bank, and I'm sure there will be plenty of other times that you can go with your nan :) 

    Make sure you rest up and look after yourself.

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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    Thanks for your messages,

    I have taken some paracetamol and seem to be feeling abit better as the day is going, I was worried at first that I might have covid, however I don't go anywhere to catch it and did a test which was negative. I just have a bad head cold. I have stopped coughing now which is a relief I just keep sneezing now and I'm wrapped up with my quilt around me feeling sorry for myself on my computer.

    Hopefully its gone by tomorrow as I have an appointment with a Autistic charity that want to help me do activities and try make friends which I'm very nervous for, but have to go out my comfort zone if i'm ever going to gain some independence.
  • Libby_Scope
    Libby_Scope Posts: 710

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    I'm glad you did a test and I hope you gained a lot of reassurance from it :). I'm glad the coughing has stopped, I know when I had my cold, I was up all night coughing as it was so tickly and frustrating! Hopefully you will overcome the cold pretty soon and it won't hang around for too long. It's great that you're resting, as you will be letting your body recover :) 

    What a great attitude @rubin16 and that's really exciting that you've made an appointment :) these things always seem initially nerve-racking, but when you're there, I'm sure you will enjoy it and will want to go back. Please keep us updated on how it goes! 
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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,085 Pioneering
    Hi @rubin16 How are you feeling today, any better? Take care.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

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    Hope you're feeling better today @rubin16
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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    Hi,

    I'm feeling much better today, I still have a cold and sounds grim but its all coming out of me now. I took another covid test this morning just to be sure which was again negative so going to get ready now and goto my appoinment with this local autistic charity.

    Thanks again for everyones messages.
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 764

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    Really glad to hear you're recovering, and that you had another negative test @rubin16, take things steady today and keep the fluids up. 

    Hope the appointment goes well! :)
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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    I just got back from the appointment and it went really well, glad I went. They just showed me round the building and had a chat about what I like doing and what i'm looking to get out of them. They said to give them a try next thursday as theres a gaming group each thursday, so going to go again next week and hopefully start to socialise and make new friends, it also gets me out for a few hours a week which normally I'm too scared to do. I'm going to give it a try as I want to have friends and be able to socialise more and pick up some social skills which at the moment i'm lacking.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,007 Disability Gamechanger
    @rubin16 that sounds great well done for going
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

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    That sounds very encouraging @rubin16, well done :) 
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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,085 Pioneering
    Hi @rubin16 Well done for going.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,078 Disability Gamechanger
    Our next door neighbour had a cold at the start of the week then it became a constant cough, although she feels otherwise ok she did a PCR test yesterday and is waiting for the result now.
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,358

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    Hi @rubin16. I'm glad to read you're feeling a bit better.
    If you haven't already done so, it may be worth you ordering a PCR test. The LFT are meant to be used when non-symptomatic as they aren't as reliable. Sadly testing negative on a LFT isn't a guarantee you don't have Covid-19 and the guidance is that if you have symptoms such as your cough and fever, you are supposed to isolate until you've taken a PCR test to confirm. 
    Hopefully it is just a cold, there is a lot of it about at the moment, but you can never be too certain! :)
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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    I never knew that to be honest, but just to be sure I've just ordered a PCR test from the gov website, I think its just a bad cold that I have as I am starting to feel better, but just to be sure I will now self isolate until I have the all clear from the PCR test.

    I don't go anywhere to catch covid to be honest, as I hardly leave my room apart from going to my nans so i'm certain I don't have covid, but just to be sure and to advoid passing it on to family and anyone else I will now wait for the results of the PCR test.

    Thanks for the advice, I never knew that the tests at home wern't accurate and hopefully I don't have covid and its just a case of having a bad cold which I think it is.
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 764

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    Hi @rubin16 I'm glad we could help, fingers crossed for a negative PCR, and well done for getting it sorted so quickly.

    Also, I'm really pleased to hear you're keen on joining the gaming group, it's a great way of connecting people from all sorts of backgrounds, and it's good fun at the end of the day!  

    Let us know how it goes :)
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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    I'm very annoyed this morning, I recieved my PCR test and completed it this morning it said to post it back using a priority post box and to search the royal mail website for one near me. So I did and found one 0.5 miles away so I plucked up the courage to go out in the pouring rain to get to the post box before 12pm pickup. It was abit of a walk and I got quite wet but got to where they said the post box was and, no post box. I searched everywhere and there wasn't one anywhere. I gave up and posted it in a normal post box on the way back home.

    I sent a complaint via email to royal mail this morning to update their website to stop sending people to post boxes that don't exist, now I'm soaked and cold for no reason, and posting it in a normal post box means they won't get the test till tuesday so have to wait longer.

    Sorry to rant just needed to get it off my chest, in other news I feel good again although now self isolating till I get the results of the test back.
  • Ross_Scope
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    That sounds inconvenient @rubin16, having been out in the rain myself this morning I can empathise with your struggle. Hopefully they can respond to your complaint the clarify the situation. 

    Best of luck for the outcome of the test, and it's positive to hear that you feel better again now.
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