Last week I tested negative twice after a 10 day covid bout,all seemed fine and I didn't go out at all until Thursday for a birthday lunch for 2 .friday I went shopping wearing a mask and apart from being at home with my husband no contact with anyone else. Yesterday I tested positive again, what on earth is going on I can only think I have infected myself with covid laying dormant in my system ,it's a bit of a puzzle
Covid positive result again after a w... - Lung Conditions C...
Covid positive result again after a week of negative
I can't solve your puzzle, I just hope you are soon OK xx
Apparently covid "viruses" can lay dormant in your system 🤔. My daughter has had covid 3 times and her doc reckons she is reinfecting herself! Have not read any information regarding this but presume doc has?
Hope you clear with a negative test soon. Best wishes. Dawn.xx
Nothing about covid surprises me anymore. From what I’ve read, I believe it is a manmade virus originating in the lab in Wuhan. It seems to behave in a way no other virus ever has, and be capable of affecting any part of the body in all sorts of weird ways. I really hope you get a regularly negative test result soon, as it’s putting your life on hold
I've always believed that and it's very worrying. I also wonder about the accuracy of testing kits.
I don't feel I know enough about covid to comment, but I hope you shake it off very soon. xxx
Oh, dear. Hope you recover quickly xx
Bummer. hope you are on the mend again soon!
Unfortunately wearing a mask won’t prevent you catching it. It lessens the risk. It’s a bit like the vaccines really. The more you wear it the less likely you are to catch it, like the more vaccines you have the lower your chances of catching it.
Masks work by stopping the virus spreading quite so far if you are carrying it and you sneeze or cough, but they don’t block the virus entirely. So if someone nearby spread it in to the air and you happened to walk through the “cloud” of virus, some of it can get through the mask and reinfect you, particularly if you’re vulnerable to it.
That’s why people who know they are contagious and still go out really should be wearing masks. That’s why we had mass-masking, to try to ensure that people who were unaware they had it were taking precautions.
Sadly some people will knowingly go out whilst having the virus and not take precautions to protect others (i.e. wear a mask). Others just don’t test or test negative and so can spread it unknowingly.
So there is a chance that you could just be very unlucky and have caught it a second time, as well as the fact that it could have just laid dormant for a while and reinfected you.
It's possible that I could have picked it up as was in shop for 45mins prior to that had been indoors at home sine 20th Dec.had 5 jabs and antivirals but if you are the unlucky one it's what it is . Originally my son stayed overnight on17th and felt unwell on 19th tested positive that day
Hope you shake this off and get better soon x
Pretty uncertain all round really but going on my symptoms I can justify it is still causing havoc in my system. Keep trying different brands of tests too but it's a lottery
Sorry you having to shield again. Also been told that some of the testing kits show a negative result but when a pcr test is done it shows a positive. Not sure how good these testing kits are. Good luck x
When self testing started, and HCP were on mandatory testing to attend work, they were instructed that fragments of the virus would remain in their systems for a period but they were not infectious after x days.
I’m so sorry, but I can’t recall the number of days infectious/dormant fragments.
Birthday lunch? And what no vaccines?
I have had 5 vaccine jabs
I suggest your experience is highly relevant in understanding vaccine take up - have you talked to clinicians about this? I think someone needs to study your immuno system!
I would test again.may be false positive x
Did ur doc prescribe paxlovid? It is typical with this drug.
Hi it was molnupiravir (lagevrio)apparently similar outcome to paxalovid so not surprised after doing a Google search.the NHS called me after I sent results in from LFT positive.
I have to wonder if the new positive results also mean one is contagious again.
Possible and I am not taking any chances of infecting anyone else
Sorry to hear this. I don't have any constructive advice but I hope you don't feel too ill. Take care of yourself. xx 🙂👋
Oh no, I really hope that you feel better soon x
Yes a lot better today thanks, lateral flow test was a very faint line today so here's hoping for a negative result
That is a real puzzle B0xermad but I think covid is very complex and we don’t really know all there is to know about it. I really wish you well and hope you test negative again very soon. Xxx❤️
I was amazed at the result yesterday and as I was due to see my little grandchildren I wanted to be safe for them so I did another one an hour later from a new box ,same result. weird.no real symptoms just a voice change and a bit achy that's it 🥰
Thinking of you and hoping you will feel better soon. Xxx