Who here has personally caught covid?

My girlfriend just tested positive and that means I'm likely positive as well. As the title states, has anyone here actually caught covid? I've only met one other person to have it and he had mild symptoms but it's been 2 months and he still can't taste/smell much. I'm 21 and pretty healthy, so I'm not too concerned if I am positive but just want to hear some other people's stories. The media likes to make a story out of everything so I don't trust them too much.

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  • Associate 1 in IB - CB
Feb 12, 2021 - 12:31pm

I caught it from my GF in a similar situation: she got it so I knew that meant I must have it too.

Ended up losing smell/taste for 1-2 weeks (varying degrees) around a week after I first saw her. Felt tired and a slight headache for 2 days. Otherwise completely fine. Never coughed. Actually did job interviews while in peak COVID symptoms and was able to skirt by without anyone noticing.

She however, was bedridden for a few days and had much worse nausea/fatigue/couching (although still not too bad). Hits everyone different.

Don't over stress it man. Take vitamin C every morning and hydrate religiously in preparation. I also took Zinc but that might have been bullshit. Try to prep your body. That preparation is what settled me down mentally.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 12, 2021 - 12:41pm

Everyone in my house had it back in November (all 19-21 years and decently fit and healthy). My personal symptoms were a very sore throat and a bad cough for a week and that was it. No fever or anything. Didn't even lose smell or taste. A couple of my flatmates only lost smell and taste and no other symptom. No one had fevers at any point. Don't stress odds are both of you will be fully fine in a week or two. Like the other commenter said, hydrate regularly and take vitamin C and D (or if you are in a sunny location and have access to a garden/balcony you can just sit in the sun to soak up natural vitamin D). It is more a mental battle than a physical battle. If you want you can buy a pulse oximeter off Amazon to measure your blood oxygen to ensure you have peace of mind. Hope you and your girlfriend get well soon!

  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Comm
Feb 12, 2021 - 12:46pm

I'm 25 and had it recently. I felt a little foggy for a day or two but otherwise had no symptoms. No cough, no sore throat, nothing. Nobody else in my house got it either as I was careful to isolate for a while. If you are young, healthy, and in good shape I really don't think there's anything to worry about...

Feb 13, 2021 - 8:17am

I'm 25 and had it recently. I felt a little foggy for a day or two but otherwise had no symptoms. No cough, no sore throat, nothing. Nobody else in my house got it either as I was careful to isolate for a while. If you are young, healthy, and in good shape I really don't think there's anything to worry about...

What made you get the test if these were your symptoms ?


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  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Feb 12, 2021 - 1:39pm

My wife and I had it at the start of December.

I am 28 and I had a nasty fever (103) for a couple days and I started recovering soon after. I was back to 90% by the end of two weeks and 100% after about a month.

My wife is 26 and she was completely out of commission of 3 straight weeks. A nasty fever pretty much the whole time. A nasty cough that turned into pneumonia. Pneumonia got so bad we took her to the hospital because we thought she was having a stroke. Complete loss of taste and smell and chronic fatigue. She is barely starting to get close to 100% recovered.

We are both healthy and in shape.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 12, 2021 - 1:54pm

20, just got out of my 2 week quarantine. Felt slightly congested for a few days, and had a headache for one day. Developed a cough, and a sore throat for a little bit, but was otherwise entirely fine. 

Feb 12, 2021 - 1:58pm

Yep. In week 2 of it. 

Last week I felt like I had the flu and a cold combined. Lost my taste and smell on day 3-4 and it stayed gone for another 3-4 days. Still only like 50%-75%, depending on what I'm tasting or smelling, so the whole thing is a bit surreal. I still have a headache, a cough, and nasal congestion but I can function as a human being - which is good, because my finance got it a week after me and she's in the first week shit at the moment. 

Never any danger, fever, or breathing/heart problems, but it definitely isn't any fun.

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  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Comm
Feb 12, 2021 - 2:18pm

Girlfriend who I live with (both 25) got it around Thanksgiving, so knew I likely had it. Personally had very minor symptoms that only lasted for 2-3 days max. Felt tired/groggy, minor sore throat for a day, and lack of appetite but that was it. Powered up on emergen-c, vitamin d and zinc supplements, and quality h2o and was good to go.

She on the other hand was couch-ridden for a good week. She could barely eat anything, lost smell and taste, overall body fatigue, sore throat, cough, and high fever at the start. So it really does affect everyone differently.

Edit: Nurse read my girlfriend's heart rate so incorrectly at the CityMD on 14th, she had to go to Lenox to make sure she wasn't having blood clots. Ambulance, fire department, NYPD all came to the clinic. Scared everyone, but turns out my my girlfriend already had an elevated heart rate before getting tested and the nurse didn't realize.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Feb 12, 2021 - 2:48pm

Thanks for responding everyone, sounds like it really varies based on each person! I'm not too nervous, hoping this blows away after a week and I can stay in a relatively normal schedule.

Of course, I'm eating all my junk food now in case I lose taste. I wanna have candy and chips now while I can enjoy.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Feb 15, 2021 - 11:43am

That was my thoughts exactly. Still haven't had any symptoms and a different test said negative, so wondering if test 1 was a false positive? Taking a 3rd test today and gonna go with the 2/3 majority.

Feb 13, 2021 - 9:23pm

I got it in the summer - basically asymptomatic. 

How did you know you got it or to test for it if you were asymptomatic?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Feb 13, 2021 - 12:48pm

My girlfriend (24 yo) caught it earlier last year. She had a nasty fever, persistent cough, and chest tightness / difficulty breathing. Never lost sense of taste or smell though. Luckily the symptoms were gone after maybe 5 days. I assumed that meant I had it as well and quarantined (never went in for a test) but I never developed any symptoms, so hard to say if I just didn't catch it or if my case was super mild

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 13, 2021 - 1:16pm

At least twice, and probably got it again recently. A girl I just met off a dating app convinces me not to use a condom. Hard to say no to a rave booty after a long dry spell. Her ass was so phat it make my pee pee go boing boing boing

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Feb 13, 2021 - 6:04pm

Plot twist. Dude is actually a virgin - girls don't like guys who say "it make my pee pee go boing boing boing" lol

Feb 13, 2021 - 5:14pm

My brother was one of the original cases in March 2020. He was 40 at the time. He was pretty ill for a week. His daughter (my 4-year-old niece) tested positive in Jan 2021 and was asymptomatic. 


  • Analyst 3+ in HF - RelVal
Feb 14, 2021 - 12:20am

Tested positive last summer. Felt a little queasy for a day, then really terrible for 1-2 days (103 fever, could barely get out of bed), then afterwards felt pretty fatigued for a week or 2 after but could pretty much go about my at home life (but wasn't working and generally felt tired), then pretty much back to 100% after that. Never lost taste/smell. My girlfriend also got it and was similar, but wasn't as bad for her the first couple days. We're 27/26. For what it's worth, my 96 year old grandma also got it, had a fever for 1 day, and never had a symptom after that. To me, that says there's no real way to predict how it'll affect someone. 

Feb 14, 2021 - 12:24am

Thought I had it because I could not get out of bed the Monday after Halloween (Saturday). I was freezing cold and had a piercing migraine while my whole body ached. I slept under 3 sheets and a sleeping bag in bed that day and was still super cold (I was about to write my will on my phone that day). The day after I was back to normal.

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