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      04-02-2020, 02:04 PM   #23
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Not sure how they are conducting tests in your region, but I know for a fact that the testing procedure depicted in this thread is exactly how it's being done throughout NY state.
From what I understand it's a little bit of both. I've seen both being conducted which is interesting. Wonder if one's more successful then the other.
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Not sure how they are conducting tests in your region, but I know for a fact that the testing procedure depicted in this thread is exactly how it's being done throughout NY state.
From what I understand it's a little bit of both. I've seen both being conducted which is interesting. Wonder if one's more successful then the other.
I hear you, like any technique practiced throughout all disciplines and fields, there will be variations.

As long as the results are desirable (and accurate in this case) then hopefully this testing process will help people in need.
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They swab the inside of your cheek and back of your mouth. Nothing goes up your nose lol.
totally incorrect in my case.

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Not sure how they are conducting tests in your region, but I know for a fact that the testing procedure depicted in this thread is exactly how it's being done throughout NY state.
Sort of, but that picture is way off, not that deep.

I just got this done this AM - main thing is IT ISN'T AS BAD AS THAT PICTURE LOOKS. I gotta admit I was cringing, but it was better than expected. Not fun, but I've had a lot worse - but no, that doesn't mean cystoscopy (and don't look that one up if you DK what it is). At least I was first in line so I didn't have to hang around the plague-crowd. All thanks to my admin being totally useless - cleaning lady has been gross sick for several weeks, but our complaints about it went unheard (several of us had been locking her out of our offices over it). She finally popped positive, and I have very fragile family so I wanted to be cautious. Not a very high bar to get auth for testing - basically that direct contact, plus my usual batch of vague 'is it allergy or is this one actually a cold' symptoms. Also pays to remember that as soon as you get it done, you are formally quarantined until the results come back (unless you are a congressman) - may want to make plans or arrangements if you carry a caseload or have ongoing projects at work.
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totally incorrect in my case.



Sort of, but that picture is way off, not that deep.

I just got this done this AM - main thing is IT ISN'T AS BAD AS THAT PICTURE LOOKS. I gotta admit I was cringing, but it was better than expected. Not fun, but I've had a lot worse - but no, that doesn't mean cystoscopy (and don't look that one up if you DK what it is). At least I was first in line so I didn't have to hang around the plague-crowd. All thanks to my admin being totally useless - cleaning lady has been gross sick for several weeks, but our complaints about it went unheard (several of us had been locking her out of our offices over it). She finally popped positive, and I have very fragile family so I wanted to be cautious. Not a very high bar to get auth for testing - basically that direct contact, plus my usual batch of vague 'is it allergy or is this one actually a cold' symptoms. Also pays to remember that as soon as you get it done, you are formally quarantined until the results come back (unless you are a congressman) - may want to make plans or arrangements if you carry a caseload or have ongoing projects at work.
Guess it depends on who's doing the "pushing".

Now I mentioned when I posted this that my wife had something similar done for chronic migraine treatment.

It's called a Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block. They went back as far as the picture showed...but it was also X-Ray guided.

That didn't work, now she is on to Botox. 39 injections mixed between the scalp, neck, shoulders. I cringed watching them hit her temples and the spots behind her ears.
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Yeah I wasn't really looking very close, but it can't have been as far back as that pic - is shows right near the earlobe, which on me is about 5" (or most of a standard swab handle). I bet they just got the scale off on the drawing to show more detail. Subjectively it is like having a sort of rough swipe of the back of your nose. Main thing is, don't put yourself in danger out of concern, it really isn't that big a deal. I wouldn't want to do it every morning, but it isn't as bad as, say, having to drive a Prius for a DD.

And hope the Botox works - I've had several patients that did really well with that. Also some that got a lot out of alpha-stim (more as an augmentation, not really a primary Tx). She must be tough - I almost put it in gear and drove off, and that was a swab; if it were a needle I'd have had to be strapped down.
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