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  1. My teens (16 & 18) did fine. Dd got Pfizer on her 16th birthday. Just a sore arm with first shot. Felt fatigued, achy, headache for about a day after her second shot.
  2. Ds had J&J back in April. He had fatigue, low fever, body aches, and headache for about 48 hours after then was fine.
  3. That’s gross…..our dentist and staff have always worn masks when working with patients…..long before Covid even existed. I don’t even remember the last time I saw a dentist or hygienist without a mask, maybe as a kid?
  4. I would maybe fly depending on if I lived with or was visiting someone high risk, and where I was flying…..flying into Florida or Louisiana? No. Other places with lower cases, maybe. Since it’s only a two hour flight, are there multiple flights available each day? Could you fly at a less busy time of day?
  5. Since you’re vaccinated and so far tested negative, I wouldn’t be super worried. It also depends on if you’re in a high transmission area too. I had a very sore throat in June, went to urgent care and tested negative. Dh just went through this this week. Woke up Weds with cold symptoms. He was tested yesterday, and got negative results today. The nurse at the testing site said they’ve had some breakthrough positive tests, but the vast majority of positives are in unvaccinated….. there are also regular colds going around as well. We’re in an area with about 300/100,000 cases right now. Hopefully your test tomorrow is also negative and your sore throat gets better quickly. It really stinks having to worry about this for every respiratory symptom…..it’s so stressful.
  6. I’m so sorry you’ve experienced this, but I feel the exact same way about my life over the last 25 years…..also had mono in my mid-twenties that seems to have set off a parade of AI stuff afterwards and life has not been how I thought it would be.
  7. My dc go to different local colleges….one is staying virtual for fall quarter, the other is going to hybrid classes with no more than 50% of the students on campus at a time.
  8. I’m also nearly 49 and have thyroid disease. I’ve had severe premenstrual anxiety for many years, usually about 5 days before my period starts. I also tried just about everything else. I take xanax for about 5 days each month. It helps a lot. I’ve never needed to increase my dose or become dependent on it because I don’t take it every day. I’ve been doing this for close to 15 years. A good friend is taking CBD gummies and having good results with those.
  9. I did have a mild/scratchy sore throat after my second Pfizer. My dd did as well. (And she had her vaccine over a month after mine). It didn’t worsen or any other symptoms develop and cleared up in a few days.
  10. Our Kias aren’t newer….2014 Sedona and a 2013 Soul. We would absolutely buy Kias again, they have been extremely reliable and nice to drive. We’ve only had Toyota’s in the past, which were great, but we saved a lot with Kias and really don’t feel like we sacrificed anything (except maybe resale value, but we drive our cars forever).
  11. I was sick for a little over a week….mine stayed upper respiratory (headache, very sore throat, severe congestion). I did go for a Covid test even though I’m vaccinated, and they tested for flu as well, both were negative. The NP I saw said there is a non-Covid respiratory bug going around, and they’ve seen a lot of it.
  12. My sister, cousins and I ‘smoked’ candy cigarettes—both the gum and white sticks types, chewed Big League Chew, ate the ‘tobacco’ beef jerky, had the wax lips. These were all very popular in the early/mid 1980’s. We also had bubble gum cigars. None of us ever became smokers or tobacco chewers.😂 The candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars are still available at a little candy store in Seaside, OR. My kids have ‘smoked’ them every time we go there.....and I always buy myself a couple boxes as well.
  13. The two unvaccinated are from the same household. Their parents are vaccinated, the parent are just not sure yet that they want their teens to get it. Thankfully all her other friends are vaccinated or have at least one shot so far.
  14. None of this group have seen the two currently positive for at least 3 weeks, so no exposures there, and the two positive are quarantining with their family.
  15. Congratulations!! That sounds wonderful and how kind of you to share it with your family.
  16. Dd gets her second shot this week, so she won’t be fully vaccinated until about June 7th, so we haven’t done anything indoors yet. But that’s a good idea.....😊 It’s still a quarantine for 10 days after the positive test (or longer with symptoms), but I don’t think most people are actually contagious probably even for 10 days, especially without symptoms. Dh also mentioned she’s probably at a greater risk driving to and from this event (she’s a newly licensed driver)... 😳😳 I think that was supposed to make me feel better.....I’m not sure I’ll survive the teen/young adult years.
  17. Honestly, I think it’s me being anxious more than anything else. And I will need to get over that. Dh is fine with her going, and he works in public health and takes Covid very seriously. Dh, ds, and I are a month past our second shots, so we’re fully vaccinated. I think we’re only higher risk due to being overweight. I have some autoimmune issues, but don’t think they make me have a higher risk, since I don’t take steroids or immunosuppressants. My parents that we see frequently have also been vaccinated. Our main circle of frequent contacts have all been vaccinated. There’s also a decent chance the weather will be nice then, and they’ll watch the movie with the outdoor projector in friend’s backyard.
  18. Yes, the currently positive teens were diagnosed over a week ago, so when this event occurs, they will be 5 weeks past their positive test. They currently don’t have symptoms any longer and only had very mild ones to begin with.
  19. This is pretty much what dh says, too. The two currently positive will be better, and dd is vaccinated anyway. I would have preferred to ease back in a little more, but my concerns may be more anxiety based than science based. ETA: health anxiety and a pandemic have made for a rough year. I am so thankful for the vaccines. It will get easier for me, and I will chill out.
  20. Yes, two currently have Covid. It’s not at their house, but they would be attending. ETA: the two tested positive last weekend. Their whole family was positive, but they are no longer ill.
  21. My dd(16) and I are in a disagreement over her plans to have an indoor movie night with friends next month at a friend’s house. She will be fully vaccinated by then (our whole household is vaccinated). There would be 8 teens total watching a movie in an average sized family room. Two besides dd are fully vaccinated. One will be partially vaccinated. Two will not be vaccinated because their parents won’t let them, and two currently have Covid right now. This event is planned 3 weeks from today. I don’t think this is a great idea because of the lack of space, ventilation, and likelihood of sharing food. Dd thinks I’m being unreasonable because she is vaccinated. Maybe I am. She has been really good and patient during this whole pandemic and only seen her friends rarely and masked/distanced/outdoors or online. She has seen no one other than our household indoors. I know she’s had a hard time, but this set up makes me really anxious.
  22. I’m also still trying to make sense of it in my mind. We have been very cautious this whole time, pro mask and pro vax. We are all fully vaccinated except dd who just turned 16 and will get her second shot next week. Currently some stores/restaurants are still requiring masks, but I expect this will continue to decrease over the following weeks. Dh works in public health and has been learning about and discussing Covid every single day since the pandemic began in meetings with local and state health departments and has listened in on CDC meetings. We were just discussing how we will “re-integrate” back into our area which will be pretty much re-opened in a month. I feel very nervous about it, even though we’re all almost fully vaccinated. We do agree that the CDC’s recommendations were too early and should have required higher vaccination rates before mask mandates were lifted....especially here where we still have 250+ cases/100,000. However, Dh thinks my health anxiety is fueling my nervousness about not needing a mask anymore more than my actual risk. He in completely comfortable with vaccinated people not wearing masks in most settings. He trusts the vaccines to work as designed and any spread from vaccinated people will be negligible overall. Here, the anti-mask/anti-vax crowd already have not been masking for months and will continue not to do so. My teen son was yelled at by an apparent anti-masker yesterday just for wearing his mask into the grocery store. When I see someone masked here, I assume they are either already vaccinated or not able to be vaccinated, or have some other health condition, since these seem to be the only people still masked. I suppose if the purpose of me wearing a mask is to protect others from me, then it is probably not necessary to continue to wear one anymore once vaccinated in most settings. In our state, we have a surplus of vaccine at this point. Anyone over 16 could have easily been fully vaccinated by now if they wanted to. I admit I will be uncomfortable without a mask, but that’s probably more psychological than anything else. I will gladly still wear a mask in medical settings or if I were to be around vulnerable people or worked with children. I’ll continue to mask in businesses that request it, but dh may be right that once dd is fully vaccinated, we can start to live more normally again, but it’s going to take me some time to feel comfortable again without a mask.
  23. I had the headache after the first shot, but surprisingly not after the second.
  24. I had myalgia, fatigue, and felt warm (but no fever) about 6 hours after my second shot that lasted about 24-36 hours. I didn’t feel great, but it wasn’t severe either. I got it on a Friday, so I was able to rest over the weekend, but I could have worked if I had to. My arm became very sore on day 3 after my shot and lasted for about a day. On day 5, I woke up with a red, mildly itchy rash around the injection site. It cleared completely by day 7.
  25. Even assuming it’s not Covid, I truly cannot understand the thinking of someone that exposing your family to a ‘bad cold’ is in any way acceptable either. I had hoped this kind of careless and thoughtless behavior would have changed, but apparently not. People are just as selfish as ever. Sorry you were exposed to something and hope you all stay well.
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