I was unusually tired and wondering if it was my thyroid or age, common activities like riding a bike 12 miles or mowing the lawn made me feel fatigued, I didn't connect it at the time.I will say I had an experience similar to Dragonbits-
Had flu symptoms in early March before any known cases of Covid in my state - I'm normally sub-normal temp at 97.5 and my temp was elevated to 101 for 3 days which is very unusual for me. Not coughing but sore all over and hard to be comfortable in any position laying down. Had a conventional nasal swab test for the flu virus which was negative- but I didn't believe it. My wife had it a few days after me although her fever did not last as long. (I am 66 she is 61)
As time went on we became more suspicious (based on symptoms and timing) that what we had was indeed Covid. So about 3 weeks ago I had my doc write an order for an anti-body test from Labcorp (they use the highly-rated Abbott test above) and it came out positive for the antibodies. My wife subsequently went to Quest (no doctor order - paid cash about 120$) which came out positive for the antibodies. I think they use the Abbott test also-
As we have related this to our friends more have re-thought flu symptoms they had in Feb and March and wondering if they had the virus also- they are headed out to get tested.
I will say you feel like you have more options (and less anxiety) if you know you have the antibodies. We are still very careful around our friends and family (it is probably still possible for us to transport the virus from someone who is infected if we failed to use the correct protocols).
FYI I am on TRT and also take several supplements, some of which may have mitigated the severity of the virus for me-
My siblings are all asking if I can donate plasma...
fyi, the data on test is from independent verification by NIH and NCI (National Cancer InstituteThe Abbot test specificity is tried only on 1070 people. No guarantee this is a random sample that represents the US population at all. Also that is data from manufacturer not validated by an independent agency.
The FDA page lists tests granted emergency approval based on manufacturer data. It is NOT a validation of those tests. Medical users (CDC etc) of those tests report a too high rate of false positives. Are we supposed to believe manufacturers with obvious financial bias or the actual users?
I know high dose melatonin fights cancer. I actually posted a thread on it. What I'm wondering is, how does that high dose melatonin affect your sleep?I might’ve had it too. But also no coughing or lung issues. Last time I had a cold or flu was 6 years ago. I’m glad I’m taking megadoses of melatonin. I take 20 mg a night. New research shows melatonin can prevent Corona type viruses from attaching to lung tissue.