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1 hour ago, Marisawright said:

The one I read seemed to be saying they wouldn't test you unless you had either a fever or a respiratory infection (and you yourself said so, in an earlier post).  Maybe it was out of date.

I was just summarising - but decided to copy the recent guidelines after you quoted all the states


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1 hour ago, Marisawright said:

The one I read seemed to be saying they wouldn't test you unless you had either a fever or a respiratory infection (and you yourself said so, in an earlier post).  Maybe it was out of date.

It's just the terminology. I'd argue that respiratory inflection symptoms includes cold and flu symptoms. Not many people get 'just' a runny nose when they have a cold. To me if I get a cold, often accompanied with a low grade temp and sore throat it's time for a COVID test. I took my son with these symptoms a few weeks ago and they tested him. 

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2 hours ago, ali said:

I was just summarising - but decided to copy the recent guidelines after you quoted all the states

Well, as I posted before, this is what I found on the WA Covid website - note the word "acute" which would discount anyone with mild symptoms".  If they have more lenient criteria elsewhere then they should remove this one. 

You may be tested if you:

  • present with a fever of 37.5°C or above
    or
  • have had a fever in the last few days (for example, night sweats or chills), without a known source
    or
  • have acute respiratory symptoms (for example, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat)
    or
  • have acute loss of smell or taste. 

...and the point is, I was trying to be nice to the GP and say she wasn't being complacent, she was following what she's been advised.  If the WA government is indeed accepting people with mild symptoms for testing, then I think the GP was wrong

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My experience is you don't get the spanish inquisition.

If you want a test just confirm you have symptoms.

I was simply asked whether i had symptoms today. I said yes.


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Off topic, but for those with iPhones the latest IOS (14) has significantly better battery life than 13.7.  And appears to have better performance.

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4 hours ago, Marisawright said:

Well, as I posted before, this is what I found on the WA Covid website - note the word "acute" which would discount anyone with mild symptoms".  If they have more lenient criteria elsewhere then they should remove this one. 

You may be tested if you:

  • present with a fever of 37.5°C or above
    or
  • have had a fever in the last few days (for example, night sweats or chills), without a known source
    or
  • have acute respiratory symptoms (for example, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat)
    or
  • have acute loss of smell or taste. 

...and the point is, I was trying to be nice to the GP and say she wasn't being complacent, she was following what she's been advised.  If the WA government is indeed accepting people with mild symptoms for testing, then I think the GP was wrong

Acute in medical terms just means new, spontaneous onset symptoms as opposed to ongoing and chronic. A new event. Deterring people who have chronic cough, post nasal drip etc....

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3 minutes ago, HappyHeart said:

Acute in medical terms just means new, spontaneous onset symptoms as opposed to ongoing and chronic. A new event. Deterring people who have chronic cough, post nasal drip etc....

In that case the GP has no excuse 

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29 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

In that case the GP has no excuse 

I agree lol 

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it is interesting that they are finding covid germs in the sewerage systems but no people who have been tested. Probably a fair proportion of people get it and never get tested or just dismiss the symptoms as something else.  Hate to say it but the very fact that you have to isolate until the test results are through will put many people off being tested.

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On 18/09/2020 at 23:53, The Pom Queen said:

I never understand that, why can’t they do everything at once. I know the machines have to be set different but surely it must be easier to do a full body scan.

Because Medicare know it's cheaper and easier for them to do everything at once and so they demand a discount - which the service providers refuse to give and so schedule each appointment separately so as to get every last cent out of Medicare. Of course as the separate appointments are more expensive for the service providers they don't actually make a bigger profit by doing this, but they do have a bigger turnover figure which makes them feel better.

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14 hours ago, starlight7 said:

it is interesting that they are finding covid germs in the sewerage systems but no people who have been tested. Probably a fair proportion of people get it and never get tested or just dismiss the symptoms as something else.  Hate to say it but the very fact that you have to isolate until the test results are through will put many people off being tested.

It's also the case that some people with COVID have had no symptoms at all and have only been found because they're a very close contact (e.g. living in the same household) otherwise they would never have been tested.

The existing tests are supposed to be very unpleasant which is another thing that will be putting people off. A simple blood or saliva test would be more popular - but you can only substitute such a test if it's as accurate and apparently that's not the case.

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2 minutes ago, Ken said:

It's also the case that some people with COVID have had no symptoms at all and have only been found because they're a very close contact (e.g. living in the same household) otherwise they would never have been tested.

The existing tests are supposed to be very unpleasant which is another thing that will be putting people off. A simple blood or saliva test would be more popular - but you can only substitute such a test if it's as accurate and apparently that's not the case.

My 90 year old bed bound uncle and his 88 yr old type 1 diabetic sister both tested positive and neither had any symptoms. I think they might be worth a genetic study as both were in the very highly vulnerable category! 
 

The test  is unpleasant, having a stick thrust up your nose and down your throat but it’s over quickly and a few coughs and sneezes is all that usually happens. I had a sore throat and cough, pretty sure it was a cold caught from one of the granddaughters but went to be tested at the drive though and it was remarkably slick and quick. 

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1 hour ago, Quoll said:

My 90 year old bed bound uncle and his 88 yr old type 1 diabetic sister both tested positive and neither had any symptoms. I think they might be worth a genetic study as both were in the very highly vulnerable category! 
 

The test  is unpleasant, having a stick thrust up your nose and down your throat but it’s over quickly and a few coughs and sneezes is all that usually happens. I had a sore throat and cough, pretty sure it was a cold caught from one of the granddaughters but went to be tested at the drive though and it was remarkably slick and quick. 

My friends mother is ninety with dementia. She broke her hip, and caught covid in the hospital. She was completely symptomless. But lucky they caught it or she could have spread it through her old people's home. 

Being old doesn't mean you will die from it, and being young doesn't mean you will survive it. We have so much to learn.

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Nearly there! Don't drop the ball now guys! Vaccines are weeks away. Stay safe!

 

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1 hour ago, Ken said:

It's also the case that some people with COVID have had no symptoms at all and have only been found because they're a very close contact (e.g. living in the same household) otherwise they would never have been tested.

The existing tests are supposed to be very unpleasant which is another thing that will be putting people off. A simple blood or saliva test would be more popular - but you can only substitute such a test if it's as accurate and apparently that's not the case.

It's not that different from an MRSA test. Most people who attend hospital regularly will have had one of those. It's not something you would do for fun, but it's not like donating a kidney.

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Nearly there! Don't drop the ball now guys! Vaccines are weeks away. Stay safe!

 

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On 18/09/2020 at 19:46, Drumbeat said:

She sounds fabulous 👍

She is!   She is always open to suggestions, will research from a medical point of view, and if she feels it is worth pursuing, will back you 100%.   Having a Naturopath for a husband I guess broadens her mind on the medical front.   She has done extra studies on Nutrition, is a strong believer that medication isn't always the answer and that adopting a Real Food diet and avoiding commercially produced crap can often help with  many health issues.   2 friends of mine who had Type 2 Diabetes are patients of hers too, and through her suggestions, they too adopted a lowcarb diet and both have reversed their T2Diabetes.   A measure of her as a person too, is that she works 3 days a week now as a GP, and spends a whole day every week volunteering as a Counsellor for Lifeline.   Her specialism being Mental Health issues, and this is her way of paying back.  The downside is that she is so popular, getting an appointment with her quickly isn't possible that often as everyone would prefer to see her at the practice.

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......Just trying to be helpful so don't shoot me down if my personal views do not coincide with yours! :animal-dog:

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On 18/09/2020 at 19:53, Dusty Plains said:

Since we are talking about health care experiences:

Today I was given the all clear from my cardiologist. My heart is now in perfect rhythm and so I have had my meds reduced and the cardiologist does not want to see me for the next seven months. Its been a long journey.

Five months ago I was in the back of an ambulance and subsequently admitted and discharged from five hospitals. I had five heart grafts (bypasses) recovered, went to a rehab hospital, then went into heart arrhythmia.  Then back in the ambulance to another hospital to be zapped by an AED ( defibrillator) . 

Amid all of the subsequent tests, procedures, rehab programs, relapses and re-admissions  etc,  I am now feeling pretty darn good as it turns out.

Cheers

Good to hear that you are firing on all cylinders again.   It must have been a scary experience though.

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......Just trying to be helpful so don't shoot me down if my personal views do not coincide with yours! :animal-dog:

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3 hours ago, Ken said:

It's also the case that some people with COVID have had no symptoms at all and have only been found because they're a very close contact (e.g. living in the same household) otherwise they would never have been tested.

The existing tests are supposed to be very unpleasant which is another thing that will be putting people off. A simple blood or saliva test would be more popular - but you can only substitute such a test if it's as accurate and apparently that's not the case.

My mum had to have the test recently prior to going into a care home.  I sat and watched it being done. A small stick was put in her mouth and moved about for a few seconds and then up a nostril for the same. The whole thing took less than 10 seconds. I know a few who’s had it and say it’s a tad unpleasant but no big deal and over in seconds. I can’t imagine they are so unpleasant as to put people off having them. A blood test would put more people off than your throat and nose getting a tickle. 

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On 19/09/2020 at 06:38, ali said:

You don't need permission from your GP you can just turn up and be screened at one of the covid clinics (one at RPH or Armadale) and they will determine if a test is necessary.  You can be assessed if you have a tempt 37.5 or above, documented history of fever in the last few days, respiratory infection,

Thanks Ali.   I will remember that if I get sick like that again.   I only had a cold with a temperature for less than 24 hours....  no other symptoms of Covid, so I didn't even consider getting a test until 3 weeks later I couldn't shift the clogged sinuses and chest rattling cough and went to my GP.   I asked about a Covid test but she felt it wasn't necessary.   Good to know I can just rock up at a centre though, so will bear that in mind.

 

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Feeling sorry for myself. Had to have a tooth removed on Thursday and I’m still in pain, I hope it settles soon. Painkillers don’t seem to be touching it for long 

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6 minutes ago, Quokka2005 said:

Feeling sorry for myself. Had to have a tooth removed on Thursday and I’m still in pain, I hope it settles soon. Painkillers don’t seem to be touching it for long 

Might be dry socket. I had it last year. Brutal. Took months to heal properly. Go back to dentists. 

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55 minutes ago, HappyHeart said:

Might be dry socket. I had it last year. Brutal. Took months to heal properly. Go back to dentists. 

That’s what I was thinking. Although it sounds like that would be sorer than what I have. I’m going to phone them first thing and see if they’ll take a look at it.   I’ve even started taking co-codamol

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16 minutes ago, Quokka2005 said:

That’s what I was thinking. Although it sounds like that would be sorer than what I have. I’m going to phone them first thing and see if they’ll take a look at it.   I’ve even started taking co-codamol

Same advice as HH. I had that and the dentist coated the hole again with something  and problem solved don’t leave it, insist on seeing the dentist  

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24 minutes ago, Quokka2005 said:

That’s what I was thinking. Although it sounds like that would be sorer than what I have. I’m going to phone them first thing and see if they’ll take a look at it.   I’ve even started taking co-codamol

salt water mouthwash.

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On 14/09/2020 at 20:58, HappyHeart said:

Hi Dom, all good thanks, how's you? 

You still SOR? Yes we are building our 2nd home in the South West. Exciting times. Where are you building and who with?! 

PS No Sun burn, just getting the base coat on. 🙈😊

I'm building in Ocean Hill, which is about 5 minutes from Mandurah. We're building with Shelford. 

Who are you building with?


No one can tell you exactly what you have gotta be

You've got to stand your ground and fight to save your life

It may be hard but ooh ooh it's the only way

Always remembering there ain't no second prize

There ain't no second prize

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5 minutes ago, simmo said:

salt water mouthwash.

I’ve been doing that 

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