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Old 06-02-2021, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default Have you had a covid test?

I developed a very minor cough a few days ago, pretty sure it wasnít covid but thought I would get out of the house for a test and I was curious

So booking was easy and I had a range of options, home, walk-in in, drive in, opted for walk in, got there for 9am yesterday and there was no one else but me and the staff, directed in, asked if I had a test before and as I didnít a young man guided me through the process of taking my own test...Now the swab was tiny, no where near the cotton bud size I was expecting, you swab the back of your throat for 5 seconds each side then put it up you nose for 10 secs, then into the vial, break the stick, seal it up in a bag, the guy scanned the bar code and I put it in the bin, and off I went, got the result just after midnight...negative

Now I had heard horror stories of how awful the test is, but it was one of the easiest tests I have ever had in my life ...
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I have had two, the first was fine because I wasn't too sick but second time everything was swollen and inflamed so they had to force the swab through a closed swollen angry nostril, it was very painful, swab came out with blood on it. (both tests turned out to be negative)
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I think i went a bit far when I did the self test as it took a couple of hours for my nose and throat to settle back down again.
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I think i went a bit far when I did the self test as it took a couple of hours for my nose and throat to settle back down again.
It's normal to feel uncomfortable or have a slight headache for about an hour after the test.
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I think i went a bit far when I did the self test as it took a couple of hours for my nose and throat to settle back down again.
Really? I just twirled the swab around, I wasnít scraping away like cleaning the oven
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I have had two, the first was fine because I wasn't too sick but second time everything was swollen and inflamed so they had to force the swab through a closed swollen angry nostril, it was very painful, swab came out with blood on it. (both tests turned out to be negative)
Yeah I can imagine if you had a cold or sore throat it would be uncomfortable but most of the horror stories I hear are from those who are being regularly tested at work and have no symptoms ...so much drama for such a tiny swab
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No and I'm terrified of having to get one, the nose part especially
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...because of the complexities of nasal passages and much varied gagging reflexes etc...the experience wonít ever be a one size fits all, type thing...as most most things arenít...
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Really? I just twirled the swab around, I wasnít scraping away like cleaning the oven
The nose one had me constantly sneezing and filled up with phlegm and the throat one had me wretching to the point I nearly threw up. I had to go and buy a toilet roll and some wet wipes on the way home, to clear myself out and clean myself up has I was covered in more snot than a 6 year old manc.
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Nope...thankfully never had symptoms. Not really even had my usual winter cold this year....think its because my son has been out of school so much and I've not been in work I've avoided germs this year. Pretty glad really as I would dread having one.
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Not had one but am considering it as I have a sore throat developed overnight. Eek!
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...because of the complexities of nasal passages and much varied gagging reflexes etc...the experience wonít ever be a one size fits all, type thing...as most most things arenít...
I canít see how anyone would gag on this swab itís tiny, and you are swabbing the sides not the middle of your throat, I have a bad gag reflex and it was no problem
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I canít see how anyone would gag on this swab itís tiny, and you are swabbing the sides not the middle of your throat, I have a bad gag reflex and it was n9 problem
I think the process has changed a bit, in the early testing they had a long swab that they pushed up right through your nose and into the back of your throat. I think those are the ones people were mostly complaining about...
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I think the process has changed a bit, in the early testing they had a long swab that they pushed up right through your nose and into the back of your throat. I think those are the ones people were mostly complaining about...
I did wonder if the process had changed as the swabs they showed on the news in the early days looked very big

Or maybe the swabs are different at different test centres
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How do I do it? Is there a helpline to ring? Or do you ring your docs?
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...yeah as TS said, it would have varied depending on when the test was done as well...I definitely didnít experience the smaller buds....but they are much more comfortable now, I know ...as I said, one size doesnít always fit all for various reasons...
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I've looked on the website and it says this....

Use this service to order a test if you have at least one of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms:

a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

I have none of these just a slight sore throat.
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