NYC COVID testing nightmare
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 12:05 am
OP- how are you doing?? I hope you are doing ok!
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 1:42 am
This is very concerning. I feel like a lot of testers are not well trained. Do they even know the nose anatomy and what they're poking at??? This isn't a strept throat culture where you can clearly see what you're touching.
I had to get tested twice in the last few weeks (because I needed to have a procedure done at the hospital). The 1st time I barely felt a pinch and I'm sure she went deep enough (I felt it).
The second time, at a different place, was quite painful. I had pain inside in a spot I couldn't even reach to try to put counter pressure on for relief. B"h went away after a few hours. But it made me wary of the whole testing thing.
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 2:37 am
Why? ho why in the world did you get tested????? Banging head
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 2:54 am
amother [ Blonde ] wrote:
Why would an asymptomatic person even go for testing??? I hope you're not saying we should all test ourselves daily?

There are lots of reasons. I don't know what the current protocols are in the US, but where I live, you need a negative test before any medical procedure.

Also, if you were in close contact with a confirmed case, you need to stay home for 7 days and then test negative before you're allowed to go back to work/school.

Everyone in my family has been tested (some multiple times) because of this, even though none of us ever showed symptoms.

Op, I hope you are feeling OK, but even if you are, please see a doctor to check things out.
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 3:42 am
Mustard, your comment is so unhelpful. Please do the right thing and delete it.
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 9:53 am
OP here. I have been taking the anti inflammatory and antihistamine as instructed. I have an earache still this morning. I plan to go in for an exam. I don’t think I would without reading some of the posts here.

My post wasn’t a debate about testing or not. It was really a cautionary note about testing and the just test comments. I didn’t test for no reason and said that a few times. I have a family member that I need to care for who is in multiple high risk groups. We have been rotating care and it’s my turn.
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 3:38 pm
ra_mom wrote:
Don't go to the city places. I pass some of them and the people seem bored and incompetent.
Go to Dr. Lapin's urgent care or Asisa urgent care.

Good to know. Thank you.
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Post  Fri, Sep 25 2020, 5:12 pm
OP here. BH the test result was negative. I still feel worse than I did before the test. My sinuses are inflamed with drainage and painful. I will have to go to the ENT early next week if I’m not better. BH nothing worse.
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Post  Sun, Sep 27 2020, 7:03 am
I was thinking about you on Shabbos. Glad you tested negative, but--

Please see if you can make an ENT appointment today, many places can start that process online.

Refuah shleima!
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Post  Sun, Sep 27 2020, 7:20 am
Some people test because it is required by their employer to test regularly (ie every 2 weeks), others before a medical procedure or prior to visiting an elderly relative, some after returning from a hotspot or having had an exposure, etc.
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Post  Wed, Nov 11 2020, 6:59 pm
I went for a test because DH was sick & if I had it I could stop being so careful around him... it was negative. But I had a burst blood vessel in my eye the next morning. And I believe it was a PA doing the test.

I later tested for antibodies (also negative) and I hope I am done with testing.
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