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Respiratory issues post-COVID

Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 | Last Active: Jun 10 11:45pm | Replies (7)

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God Bless You. I hope some of my information helps you.

I had double pneumonia & asthmatic bronchitis & sinus infection with the first case of COVID. I was later diagnosed with long COVID.....fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, chest pain, high heart rate & thick phlegm in the back of my throat & my joints ached more. I had COVID again last year....not as severe...but the fatigue worsened with it and I was diagnosed with chronic asthma last summer.....very humid here....along with pneumonia in one lung, asthmatic bronchitis and sinus infection that lasted 2 1//2 months during the summer. I had never had pneumonia in my life until COVID.

A rescue inhaler (Albuterol --prescription) helps greatly with shortness of breath. I also was put on a nebulizer 3 times a day with Albuterol as well. Once I got past the hot, humid summer, I was able to stop the nebulizer and only use my Albuterol Rescue Inhaler. Have you had your heart checked? Please do so if you haven't. My 02s were normal as well and my Echo stress test was normal. It was all from COVID. It eventually calmed down and I am so grateful.

The shortness of breath from the initial COVID in 2022 hung around for about 3 months due to me having pneumonia. The fatigue was brutal and I still battle that. I have had to learn to pace myself. I take naps so I can function during the day.

I wondered the same thing about all that phlegm in my throat, but, that wasn't the case of it going into my chest per the Pulmonologist and having a PFT test done by her.

Nobody has been able to diagnose the phlegm....I had a culture done. If I eat salty or sweet foods, it gets worse. If I get a sinus infection it gets worse. It is better some days than others, but, it never goes away completely. I gargle with warm salt water, drink hot lemon ginger tea, use Colgate Peroxdyl mouthwash and I scrape my tongue in the mornings.

Praying for you. Hugs & Blessings...

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Thank you. It's helpful to know I'm not the only one going through this. Having post-COVID certainly makes me feel isolated and alone....and crazy! Hope you heal completely and soon. Wishing you all the best.