Common Symptoms

Mar 11, 2021 | Desiree Ahrens | @ahrensdesiree | Comments (2)

For some patients who have had COVID-19, symptoms of the disease may last long after the infection is over. mss_0001869691Dr. Vanichkachorn, Medical Director of COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program (CARP) talks about common features of Post-COVID Syndrome.

It can take up to three weeks to recover from a COVID-19 infection. Mayo Clinic defines post COVID-19 syndrome as symptoms that continue four or more weeks after the start of a COVID-19 infection, either by symptoms or by a positive COVD-19 test. Some people with post COVID-19 syndrome may recover in a few weeks. For others it may take several months. Unfortunately, some people may have chronic symptoms that never go away.

Common symptoms include: 

  • Severe fatigue or tiredness, sometimes lasting days after activity 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Headache 
  • Troubles thinking 
  • Muscle or joint pain 

 Other less common symptoms include: 

  • Troubles sleeping 
  • Rapid heartbeat 
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss 
  • Altered taste or smell 
  • Tingling
  • Numbness 

Summary of Video

COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program (CARP)

  • CARP is not just for folks getting back to work, but anyone wanting to get back to normal activities
  • Anecdotally, patients enjoy the CARP program and are recovering

Common features:

  • Most defining feature is profound fatigue
    • Patients have reported taking 4-5 hour nap after doing laundry
  •  Shortness of breath
  • Headaches

Connect with other long-haulers talking about living with long-term symptoms, and supporting one another in the online Post-COVID support group. Follow the Newsfeed for the latest information on post-COVID syndrome.

Interested in more newsfeed posts like this? Go to the Post-COVID Recovery blog.

Anyone having a problem with fever for weeks after a negative test. I’ve had fever 1 to 2 degrees higher than my normal for weeks now. O2 sats 99. Lungs clear.


I have exactly the same s/s. So far no one can explain etiology.

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