Boo: I have paxlovid rebound. I am “screamingly positive” for COVID, much like in this article. It happens.
Yay: the rebound symptoms are mild, as promised. Think “severe allergies.” No one has yet reported serious symptoms during the rebound, and more importantly paxlovid reduces hospitalizations by 90% during the initial course of COVID.
I have to stay isolated for another five days and retest. I’ll live! (Literally)
If you don’t have any risk factors they say you probably don’t need it. I took it because of my asthma and history of difficult flu. That may well have been a super-great decision. I don’t have a control Tom. 🤪
🌠 for anyone who finds themselves facing the “paxlovid or not?” question.