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Old 11-26-2020, 06:01 AM   #1
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i caught the rona 11/9. not too bad, a few headaches, uncomfortable breathing for 2 days(tightness in chest/right side only). 99-101 fever intermittent. feel like a champ this week. BUT, i still have zero taste/smell.. i've already lost 13 lbs, and i was already lean. can't make myself eat b/c i can't taste/smell. how long will this last????
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:16 AM   #2
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Like so much other symptoms it seems to vary person to person. My wife tested positive first week of august. She’s just now getting her sense of smell back, and still can’t taste some things. My buddy tested positive last week and already has his smell and taste back.
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:18 AM   #3
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i caught the rona 11/9. not too bad, a few headaches, uncomfortable breathing for 2 days(tightness in chest/right side only). 99-101 fever intermittent. feel like a champ this week. BUT, i still have zero taste/smell.. i've already lost 13 lbs, and i was already lean. can't make myself eat b/c i can't taste/smell. how long will this last????


My loss of smell/taste lasted about 3 days was all. My wifeís lasted 2 weeks and still isnít fully back after 2.5monfhs. My mom never lost hers. My Dad never lost his.

That element of the virus is such a wild card on timing. So, there isnít really a correct answer to give. Everybody is different.

I completely understand the difficulty. You almost feel like you have to force yourself to chew/swallow. Just keep on pushing through is the best I know to say. Maybe try some liquid stuff like milkshakes and smoothies. I found those type things easier to consume and they helped keep weight on me.


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Old 11-26-2020, 06:31 AM   #4
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I had it about he same time 10/20/20 and my smell and taste are at 50%. Some things I can taste and smell better than others. Some things I cant smell at all..

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Old 11-26-2020, 07:21 AM   #5
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I caught it back in May. Went through the family with very little impact. I had a fever for about 5 days and breathing issues, but I also have asthma. Lost my sense of smell and taste for about a week. After six months, I would say that have regained about 80% of both back. Family continues to suffer as I do most of the grilling and cooking - they shall persevere!
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:54 AM   #6
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I've got it too. It's basically been like a cold for me. My taste and smell are slowly returning. I had hoped I would be able to fully enjoy my Thanksgiving meal but oh well
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:27 AM   #7
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My mom had it back in late October she still hasn’t got her taste back. I caught it from her and I felt bad for a few days. I never had trouble breathing but had every other symptom they list it seemed like, but after three or so days I felt fine. It took me two or three weeks to get my taste and smell completely back
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:42 AM   #8
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My wife has it right now, so far my 3 daughters and I are clear. My wife has not lost her sense of taste nor smell. My little sister had it and never lost her sense of taste and smell either. My twin sister had it and is now going on her fourth month of no taste and smell. So yes, with what everyone else has said, it varies from person to person.

My wife's fever would spike to 103 (that's way to high btw) but we could control it with Tylenol and Ibuprofen. She is having massive headaches that are hard to control, and coughing spells. As of this morning she has been fever free for 36 hours.

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Old 11-26-2020, 10:18 AM   #9
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My daughter got it the first week she went off to school in late August. No symptoms other than smell or taste and she still does not have it back today. I started reading on it recently and everything I found says you basically have to teach your nose how to smell again. Most articles say start with different essential oils like lemon or citrus and go from there. We have not tried anything yet but I have told we should try it. If anyone has found something that has worked or has a medical treatment I would love to hear it.
The only benefit I have seen is between the dog and I we have tested her plenty. Her mother will leave the room but she doesnít bat an eye.
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:47 AM   #10
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Smell came back within a week or two, but only when I was cooking. Taste never went away, but was altered, like a metallic taste. That took a bit longer to get over. All in all, I lost around 20#.

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Old 11-26-2020, 10:52 AM   #11
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In my case I went 12 days before I went into the hospital and got my appetite back when they started giving me steroids.
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:17 AM   #12
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I had it a couple weeks ago and Iíve since tested negative, I only ever had a sore throat and congestion as well as the lack of taste or smell. The taste and smell for me only lasted for about a week, I have friends whoíve had it and havenít been able to taste or smell for several weeks and Iíve heard of it lasting for months for some people.


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Old 11-26-2020, 11:17 AM   #13
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The wife lost her taste and smell for about 10 days, I never lost it.
However, on a lighter note, I love watching the TikTok videos of these folks testing the theory and posting it, lol. To watch a guy eat garlic paste out of the tube is impressive, as it Wasabi filled Oreos, lol.

Good luck with it, get ahead of any breathing issues with an inhaler or breathing treatments.
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:10 PM   #14
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I have dropped 20lbs on the Covid diet!

I have gotten some of my taste and smell back but its just different now. I don’t crave sweets like I used to and water has a taste. Weird I know but water has a certain appeal now.
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:38 PM   #15
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I testing positive Tuesday night. Lost taste and smell Wednesday and still don't have it. I have fever and no energy

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Old 11-26-2020, 02:20 PM   #16
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How do you know it is Rona? Are you testing positive or going by symptoms?
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