@Anonymous me too, every two months, don’t know if I should do more often
Did an at-home kit that DH's work sent us.
2x, but DH has been tested like 10x which I figure covers us because he does the grocery shopping/has more exposure.
Me x 1. DD x 2. DS x 1. DH never.
Tested every week (work)
Who hasn't by now?
Twice- both precautionary, didnt think I had it either time.
Me - twice. Once when DD went to spend a week at a friend's house over the summer. Another time when DD had to quarantine when a classmate tested positive.
DD - 6 times. Once to go stay with friend over the summer, twice for school, 3 times when she quarantined and will go again this weekend because someone at her sports facility tested positive.
DH - never. He doesn't go out much.
Monday will be my first time. I have to get one before I have a procedure done.
A handful of times, including once for an in-hospital procedure. That was definitely more uncomfortable than the other times (they put it much further up your nose) but also not actually painful and over in 3 seconds.
Interesting! I’m in healthcare: the deep one requires 30’seconds of insertion. The bilateral anterior nostril one requires 15 seconds per side
It was in May, maybe I’ve just forgotten. I also would have said the others are just a couple of seconds. Maybe that really just means I thought it was unpleasant but not a big deal
2x due to hospitalization. Horrible experience both times.
What made them so bad?
@Remage Swab is inserted into nasopharynx, a cavity behind the nose (ie, really far up). Very painful, especially because they leave it there for 15 seconds and the countdown is excructiating.
Same. Caused a burning, searing pain in my eye of all places. I bled. It was really deep. And the countdown was 30 sec for me!
Yes, got a bad cold in august and the paranoia got the best of me.
Twice--once required as part of pre-op, once before my doc would treat a sinus infection.